Beneath The Cross Of Jesus

Thinking on Jesus Christ’s death on the cross often has me singing this beautiful hymn: 
1. 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.
2. 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 smitten heart with tears
Two wonders I confess
The wonders of redeeming love
And my unworthiness.
3. 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.

                       Lyrics: Elizabeth Cecelia Douglas Clephane
                                Music: Frederick Charles Maker

The Better Way: “God Forbid That I Should Glory Save In The Cross Of The Lord Jesus Christ” Galatians 6:14

See Also: The Cross of Jesus Christ

See Also: Surrendering Our Will

About Gail Slawson

I am a 74 year old wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. After 54 years of marriage, my husband and I have been richly blessed with 4 wonderful children and their wonderful mates and 19 precious grandchildren, five of whom are already with the Lord and 5 great-grandchildren. My husband and I are busy retirees and reside in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where we serve the Lord Jesus Christ through Bible Studies, as mentors in our church and telling others about Him "as we go." Mark 16:15
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3 Responses to Beneath The Cross Of Jesus

  1. Anita Archer says:

    This is one of those beautiful old hymns that we seldom hear any more. It has so much meaning. Thanks for posting it.


  2. Robert says:

    Greetings from Wordwise Hymns. Your blog caught my eye this morning because Elizabeth Clephane was born on this day in 1830. If you’d like to know more about her and her hymn, you can find it here:


  3. Gail Slawson says:

    Thank you for the link to your website “Wordwise Hymns”  I enjoyed looking at it very much and will save it to visit again! I love the old hymns and learning about their authors.


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