I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord.@Philippians 3:8
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Norman Bearcroft (1926-)

Albert W. T. Orsborn, 1916-19.

Mother Machree, secular tune, arranged by Norman Bearcroft (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Albert W. T. Orsborn (1886-1967)

Many thoughts stir my heart as I ponder alone;
Many places attract me with charms all their own;
But the thought of all thoughts is of Christ crucified,
The place of all places, the hill where He died.

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O the charm of the cross! How I love to be there!
With the love that shines from it, what love can compare?
The seal of my ransom in Calvary I see,
All my sin, O my Savior, laid upon Thee!

’Tis the end of my sin and the source of all grace;
’Tis the word of God’s love to a prodigal race;
’Tis the greatest, the grandest gift God could impart,
Surpassing my reason, but winning my heart.

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For the sake of the Christ and the love of His cross
I have yielded my all and not reckoned it loss;
There’s a place in my heart which the Savior must fill;
No other can take it, and none ever will.

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