Thy Cross O Jesus Thou Didst Bear


Thy cross, O Jesus, Thou didst bear,
And yield Thyself an off’ring
To save a sinful world which e’er
With scorn beholds Thy suff’ring,
O wondrous love
From heav’n above,
To bleed for thine accusers!

Thy cross, Redeemer, Thou didst bear,
When all had Thee forsaken;
My sins and guilt Thou borest there,
Thy love hath me o’ertaken!
Thou callest me
To come to Thee
And be Thy child forever.

Thy cross, O Saviour, Thou didst bear;
Thy boundless might and glory,
Forever praised by angels fair,
And told in sacred story.
Thou didst resign,
O love divine
That conquereth in dying!

Thy cross to victory Thou didst bear.
O grant that I, dear Saviour,
May glory in the cross and share
The heavenly joy and favor!
Then shall my soul
Have reached its goal,
Safe in Thy loving bosom.

Amen.