Scripture Verse

Peace through the blood of His cross. Colossians 1:20


Words & Mu­sic: John H. Stock­ton (1813–1877) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this song was writ­ten, or where to get a good pho­to of Stock­ton (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


The Cross! the Cross! that blood-stained Cross!
The hal­lowed Cross I see!
Reminding me of pre­cious blood
That once was shed for me.


Oh, the blood! the pre­cious blood!
That Je­sus shed for me,
Upon the Cross in crim­son flood,
Just now by faith I see.

That Cross! that Cross! that hea­vy Cross,
My Sav­ior bore for me,
Which bowed Him to the earth with grief,
On sad Mount Cal­va­ry.


The crown! the crown! the glo­ri­ous crown!
The crown of vic­to­ry!
The crown of life! It shall be mine
When I shall Je­sus see.


My tears, un­bid­den, seem to flow,
For love, un­bound­ed love,
Which guides me thro’ this world of woe
And points to joys above.