Christ My Song - 1080
The cross! The cross of Jesus Christ our Lord - "Jesus Christ and Him Crucified" (Hannah K. Burlingham/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
"Jesus Christ and Him Crucified."
2. Too long was I a votary of thine,
too long I toiled thy vain rewards to win;
too long I knelt at thy delusive shrine;
the cross exposed the subtle spell of sin!
3. Yes, by the cross of Jesus Christ my Lord,
the world itself is crucified to me;
and I hereby have died unto the world –
the cross my death, that Christ my life might be.
4. Lord Jesus Christ! 'tis mine henceforth to bear
thy dying deeply graven in my heart;
'tis mine ere long the crown of life to wear,
and, oh the joy, to see thee as thou art!
Hannah K. Burlingham, Wayside Songs, 1901, 133.