I STAND BEFORE THE CROSS
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, and feel guilt deep within. I stand in shame of the debt I owe, The deadly cost of sin.
Verse 3: I stand before the cross of Christ. His gift was so complete. I stand for Him as he stood for me. His will I gladly meet.
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! Looking up at Jesus as He died.