In the cross of Christ I glory (John Stainer)

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  • CPDL #15591:        (Sibelius 4)
Editor: John Henry Fowler (submitted 2007-12-03).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 18 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Based on the edition from the Cyber Hymnal™. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: In the cross of Christ I glory
Composer: John Stainer
Tune: Oxford
Lyricist: John Bowring

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 87. 87

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1887

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Original text and translations

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1.
In the cross of Christ I glory,
Towering 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 lustre 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.

5.
In the cross of Christ I glory,
Towering o’er the wrecks of time;
All the light of sacred story
Gathers round its head sublime.