"In the Cross of Christ I Glory"
                          by John Bowring, 1792-1872
                                  Text From:
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)

	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 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.

Notes: Hymn #354 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Gal. 6:14 Author: John Bowring, 1825 Composer: Ithamar Conkey, 1849 Tune: "Rathbun"
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