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Cross of Christ 123b

Tune: Leonard P. Breedlove, 1844
Alto: Miss Minnie Roundtree, 1902
Lyrics: Southern Harmony, 1835 (1st Verse); Reginald Heber, 1827 (2nd Verse)
Meter: Common Meter Double (8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6)
The cross of Christ inspires my heart
To sing redeeming grace;
Awake, my soul, and bear a part
In my Redeemerís praise.
O, who can be compared to Him
Who died upon the tree?
This is my dear, delightful theme,
That Jesus died for me.

A glorious band, the chosen few,
On whom the Spirit came,
Twelve valiant saints, their hope they knew,
And mocked the cross and flame;
O God, to us may grace be givín
To follow in their train.
Thru peril, toil and pain they climbed
The steep ascent to heavín.