Advent Hymnals

494. THE CROSS THAT HE GAVE

Christ in Song,

1.
The cross that he gave may be heavy,
But it ne'er outweighs His grace;
The storm that I fear may surround me,
But it ne'er excludes His face.

Chorus:
The cross is not greater than His grace,
The storm cannot hide His blessed face;
I am satisfied to know
That with Jesus here below,
I can conquer ev'ry foe.

2.
The thorns in my path are not sharper
Than composed his crown for me;
The cup that I drink not more bitter
Than he drank in Gethsemane.  [Chorus]

3.
The light of his love shineth brighter,
As it falls on paths of woe;
The toil of my work groweth lighter,
As I stoop to raise the low.  [Chorus]

4.
His will I have joy in fulfilling,
As I'm walking in his sight;
My all to the blood I am bringing,
It alone can keep me right.  [Chorus]

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Title The Cross That He Gave
Key E♭ Major
Titles The cross is not greater than His grace,
First Line The cross that he gave may be heavy
Author undefined
Year 1908
Composer Ballington Booth
Hymnal -
Tune The cross that he gave may be heavy
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Christ: Cross of Christ
Texts Galatians 6:14
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