By the Cross of Christ, a hymn

By the cross of Christ which brought us nigh
to God that we might see,
the coming fullness of all hope,
we know this joy will be.

By the love of God who did not withhold
such gift of life to those
who suffered long the death they chose,
this faith we’ve come to know.

Now all the power manifest to worldly eyes and hearts,
turned some to flesh, led dark to light;
God himself new life imparts.

Those he offended, Christ will shame
when in pow’r he returns,
but you who hope, abide in love;
His child he will not spurn.

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