Cross Of Jesus Cross Of Sorrow

Song based on the Bible verse:
Galatians 6:14
But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Song written by:
Original in English: William J. Sparrow-Simpson

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Cross of Jesus cross of sorrow
Where the blood of Christ was shed
Perfect Man on thee did suffer
Perfect God on thee has bled

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Here the king of all the ages
Throned in light ere worlds could be
Robed in mortal flesh is dying
Crucified by sin for me

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O mysterious condescending
O abandonment sublime
Very God Himself is bearing
All the sufferings of time

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Evermore for human failure
By His passion we can plead
God has born all mortal anguish
Surely He will know our need

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This all human thought surpassing
This is earth’s most awful hour
God has taken mortal weakness
God has laid aside His power

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Once the Lord of brilliant seraphs
Winged with love to do His will
Now the scorn of all His creatures
And the aim of every ill

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Up in Heaven sublimest glory
Circled round Him from the first
But the earth finds none to serve Him
None to quench His raging thirst

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Who shall fathom that descending
From the rainbow circled throne
Down to earth’s most base profaning
Dying desolate alone

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From the Holy Holy Holy

We adore Thee O most High
Down to earth’s blaspheming voices
And the shout of Crucify

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Cross of Jesus cross of sorrow
Where the blood of Christ was shed
Perfect Man on thee did suffer
Perfect God on thee has bled