Beneath the cross of Jesus 
I fain would take my stand, 
the shadow of a mighty rock 
within a weary land; 
a home within the wilderness, 
a rest upon the way, 
from the burning of the noontide heat, 
and the burden of the day. 

Upon that cross of Jesus 
mine eye at times can see 
the very dying form of One 
who suffered there for me; 
and from my stricken heart with tears 
two wonders I confess: 
the wonders of redeeming love 
and my unworthiness. 

I take, O cross, thy shadow 
for my abiding place; 
I ask no other sunshine than 
the sunshine of his face; 
content to let the world go by, 
to know no gain nor loss, 
my sinful self my only shame, 
my glory all the cross. 

Joyful Harts Music Library

  • Beneath the Cross of Jesus 832:19

Beneath the Cross of Jesus