I STAND BEFORE THE CROSS (A)
Scripture: John 19:25
Time Signature: 4/4
Hymn Status: Partnership (An agreement between the hymn writer and R.J. Stevens Music, LLC.)
1. The hymn writer does not want this hymn and its arrangement altered in any way.
2. The hymn writer does not want this hymn accompanied with instrumental music.
Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16
Verse 1: I stand before the cross of Christ, Beneath His outstretched arms. I stand amazed at His loving grace, His care which never harms.
Verse 2: I stand before the cross of Christ, To eat this precious bread. I stand in tho’t of His body torn, That day of awful dread.
Verse 3: I stand before the cross of Christ, And drink this cup of blood. I stand forgiv’n by its saving pow’r, The fountain’s cleansing flood.
Verse 4: I stand before the cross of Christ, And hear Him say “forgive!” I stand redeemed by the sacrifice, And I shall always live.
Chorus: I stand before the cross. O, what an awful cost! I stand before the cross, Looking up at Jesus as He died!