I Saw the Cross of Jesus

1                          I saw the cross of Jesus,
when burdened with my sin;
I sought the cross of Jesus,
to give me peace within;
I brought my soul to Jesus,
He cleansed it in His blood;
and in the cross of Jesus
I found my peace with God.

2                          I love the cross of Jesus,
It tells me what I am –
a vile and guilty creature,
saved only through the Lamb;
no righteousness nor merit,
no beauty can I plead;
yet in the cross I glory,
my title there I read.

3                        I trust the cross of Jesus,
in every trying hour,
my sure and certain refuge,
my never-failing tower;
in every fear and conflict,
I more than conqueror am;
living, I’m safe, or dying,
through Christ, the risen Lamb.

4 Safe in the cross of Jesus!
There let my weary heart
still rest in peace unshaken,
till with Him, ne’er to part;
and then in strains of glory
I’ll sing His wondrous power,
where sin can never enter,
and death is known no more.