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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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Songs of Re­deem­ing Love, ed­it­ed by John Swe­ney et al. (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois & Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Cran­ston & Stowe and John J. Hood, 1882), num­ber 39.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

I have laid my burden down
Where the crimson waters flow,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me;
I have found a spring of joy
That the world can never know,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me.

Refrain

Praise the Lord! praise the Lord!
Hallelujah!
Still my happy, happy song shall be;
I have found a spring of joy
That the world can never know,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me.

I have laid my burden down,
And my troubled heart is still,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me;
I am learning there by faith
My Redeemer’s gracious will,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me.

Refrain

I have laid my burden down:
Oh, the peace that fills my soul!
There’s a blessing at the cross for me;
I was dead, but now I live,
Since my Savior made me whole,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me.

Refrain

I have laid my burden down,
And my Savior gives me rest,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me;
I can pillow now my head
On His gentle, loving breast,
There’s a blessing at the cross for me.

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