JESUS, I MY CROSS HAVE TAKEN

A few mornings ago I was taking my morning walk, endeavoring to get this old knee and the leg overall in better shape.  Suddenly, the Lord brought to mind a song that I have not heard in a long time:  In the Cross of Christ I Glory  

  1. In the cross of Christ I glory,
    Tow ‘ring o’er the wrecks of time;
    All the light of sacred story
    Gathers round its head sublime.
  2. When the woes of life o’ertake me,
    Hopes deceive, and fears annoy,
    Never shall the cross forsake me,
    Lo! It glows with peace and joy.
  3. When the sun of bliss is beaming
    Light and love upon my way,
    From the cross the radiance streaming
    Adds more luster to the day.
  4. Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure,
    By the cross are sanctified;
    Peace is there that knows no measure,
    Joys that through all time abide.

-John Bowring 1825

Take up the Cross of Jesus.

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