Scripture Verse

The preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.@1 Corinthians 1:18
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Johnson Oatman, Jr.
(1856–1922)

Words: John­son Oat­man, Jr., 1901. Pub­lished in Pen­te­cost­al Hymns No. 3, ed­it­ed by Hen­ry Date (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Hope Pub­lish­ing, 1902), page 138.

Music: C. Aus­tin Miles (🔊 pdf nwc).

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C. Austin Miles
(1868–1946)

I did not believe the story
Of a resurrection day,
Then the grave so dark and gloomy
Filled my soul with deep dismay;
But I found one blessèd morning
Every doubt was cleared away,
As I stood beside the cross of Jesus.

Refrain

Yes, I found it at the cross,
I found it at the cross,
At the cross, the blessèd cross of Jesus;
There I found one blessèd morning
Every doubt was cleared away,
As I stood beside the cross of Jesus.

So altho’ I first drew near it
When the world seemed dark and drear,
Soon my heart was filled with singing
When I heard the words of cheer;
As the blessèd Holy Spirit
Whispered to me, Do not fear,
There is hope in yonder cross of Jesus.

Refrain

At the blessèd cross of Jesus,
There I saw my pathway clear,
At the blessèd cross of Jesus,
There He wiped away each tear;
There I buried every sorrow,
There I buried every fear,
As I bowed before the cross of Jesus.

Refrain

Now I take there all my burdens,
There I carry every care,
And I give them to the Master,
So no longer I despair;
Some sweet day my Lord will call me
To come meet Him in the air,
As I wait beside the cross of Jesus.

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