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Beneath the Cross of Jesus

Beneath the Cross of Jesus Lyrics and Music

The uplifting words and lyrics of the beloved hymn begin with "Beneath the cross of Jesus I fain would take my stand, The shadow of a mighty rock within a weary land" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Beneath the Cross of Jesus" hymn were written by its Scottish author Elizabeth Cecelia Douglas Clephane. The author of the hymn, Elizabeth Cecelia Douglas Clephane, was born on June 18, 1830 and died on February 19, 1869. The uplifting music that accompanies the "Beneath the Cross of Jesus" song of praise was composed by Frederick Charles Maker The composer of the music to the "Beneath the Cross of Jesus" hymn, Frederick Charles Maker, was born on August 6, 1844 and died on January 1, 1927. We have placed "Beneath the Cross of Jesus" in the category of Favorite Songs. Enjoy the uplifting lyrics of this popular Christian song and well-known church hymn.

Beneath the Cross of Jesus Hymn
Title: Beneath the Cross of Jesus *** Name of Composer: Frederick Charles Maker *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Elizabeth Cecelia Douglas Clephane *** Hymns Category: Favorite Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the reverent words of the "Beneath the Cross of Jesus" lyrics, Elizabeth Cecelia Douglas Clephane (June 18, 1830-February 19, 1869), was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and achieved fame as a Hymn writer.

Beneath the Cross of Jesus Lyrics

Beneath the cross of Jesus I fain would take my stand,
The shadow of a mighty rock within a weary land;
A home within the wilderness, a rest upon the way,
From the burning of the noontide heat, and the burden of the day.

O safe and happy shelter, O refuge tried and sweet,
O trysting place where Heaven's love and Heaven's justice meet!
As to the holy patriarch that wondrous dream was given,
So seems my Savior's cross to me, a ladder up to heaven.

There lies beneath its shadow but on the further side
The darkness of an awful grave that gapes both deep and wide
And there between us stands the cross two arms outstretched to save
A watchman set to guard the way from that eternal grave.

Upon that cross of Jesus mine eye at times can see
The very dying form of One Who suffered there for me;
And from my stricken heart with tears two wonders I confess;
The wonders of redeeming love and my unworthiness.

I take, O cross, thy shadow for my abiding place;
I ask no other sunshine than the sunshine of His face;
Content to let the world go by to know no gain or loss,
My sinful self my only shame, my glory all the cross.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Beneath the Cross of Jesus", Frederick Charles Maker (August 6, 1844-January 1, 1927), was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England and became famous as a Church organist, composer, conductor and musician.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Beneath the Cross of Jesus
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Elizabeth Cecelia Douglas Clephane (June 18, 1830 to February 19, 1869)
Nationality of Author: Scottish

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Frederick Charles Maker (August 6, 1844 to January 1, 1927)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Beneath the cross of Jesus I fain would take my stand, The shadow of a mighty rock within a weary land"
First Publication Date: 1872

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