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9700. Christ And His Cross Is All Our Theme

1 Christ and His cross is all our theme;
The mysteries that we speak
Are scandal in the Jew’s esteem
And folly to the Greek.

2 But souls enlightened from above
With joy receive the word;
They see what wisdom, power, and love
Shine in their dying Lord.

3 The vital savor of His name
Restores their fainting breath;
But unbelief perverts the same
To guilt, despair, and death.

4 Till God diffuse His graces down,
Like showers of heav’nly rain,
In vain Apollos sows the ground,
And Paul may plant in vain.

Text Information
First Line: Christ and His cross is all our theme
Title: Christ And His Cross Is All Our Theme
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Spiritual Songs 1707-09, Book II
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: ST. AGNES
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1866)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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