God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.@Galatians 6:14
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856-1932)

Leonard S. Jenkins, in Rodeheaver’s Gospel Songs, by Homer A. Rodeheaver & Charles H. Gabriel (Chicago, Illinois: The Rodeheaver Company, 1922), number 32.

Charles H. Gabriel (🔊 pdf nwc).

We meet at the cross of Christ today,
The symbol of His giving;
And long for a fitting word to say,
How sweet the peace of living.

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Under the cross, the crimson cross,
Under the cross of Jesus;
Under the cross, the crimson cross,
Under the cross of Jesus!

We meet at the cross of Christ to sing
The sweetness of its story;
And still to the cross of Christ we cling,
Resplendent yet with glory—

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We meet at the cross of Christ to bow
In earnest, silent pleading;
We think of the thorns upon His brow,
And lo, our hearts are bleeding—

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We meet at the cross of Christ: O men,
Was ever love so eager?
We wait, as we search our hearts again—
O human love, how meager!

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We meet at the cross of Christ to wait
The fullness of His blessing;
We bring empty hands so late, so late—
And lips so late confessing—

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