The cross! The cross! (Benjamin Milgrove)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2013-01-26). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 53 kB Copyright: Personal
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Published: 1768 in 16 Hymns
Description: The general congregation (sometimes divided into men and women) should sing the Air, accompanying harmonies to be taken by the choir.
Original text and translations
The cross! The cross! O that's my gain,
Because on that the Lamb was slain;
'Twas there the Lord was crucified;
'Twas there for us the Saviour died.
What wondrous cause could move the heart
To take on Thee my curse and smart?
Well knowing that my soul would be
So cold, so negligent of Thee.
The cause was love. I sink with shame
Before thy sacred Jesu's name:
That Thou should'st bleed and slaughtered be,
Because, because Thou lovest me.