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I AM COMING TO THE CROSS

 

W. McDonald (1870)                                       W. G. Fischer (1835-1912)

 

   I am coming to the cross;

   I am poor, and weak and blind;

   I am counting all but dross;

   I shall full salvation find.

            

            I am trusting, Lord, in Thee,

            Blessed Lamb of Calvary;

            Humbly at Thy cross I bow:

  Save me Jesus, save me now.

 

   Long my heart has sighed for Thee.

   Long has evil reigned with in;

   Jesus sweetly speaks to me-

   “I will cleanse you from all sin”.

 

   Here I give my all to Thee,

   Friends, and time, and earthly store,

   Soul and body Thine to be-

   Wholly Thine for evermore.

 

   Jesus comes! He fills my soul!

   Perfected in Him I am;

   I am every whit made whole,

   Glory, glory to the Lamb!

 

          Still I’m trusting, Lord, in Thee,

Blessed Lamb of Calvary;

Humbly at Thy cross I bow;

Jesus saves me saves me now.

 

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"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me."  (Galatians2: 20)

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 Author: William McDonald, 1870:

 

William McDonald wrote this hymn in 1870 while he was pastoring in the ci­ty of Brook­lyn, New York.  He felt the need to write a hymn that would satisfy those who desire heart pur­i­ty while at the al­tar. He planned for something sim­ple in ex­press­ion, true to ex­per­i­ence, and perfect in the full­ness of Love.  One day as he was sit­ting in his stu­dy, the lines of the hymn came rush­ing in­to his mind; and he be­gan to write, and in a few minu­tes the hymn was on pa­per. William G. Fischer composed the tune . The hymn was first sung at a Na­tion­al Camp meeting, held at Ham­il­ton, Mass., June 22, 1870. It has been trans­lat­ed into many lang­uag­es, and sung all over the world.  The words were first pub­lished in The Amer­i­can Bapt­ist Praise Book, 1871.  

 

 

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