Christ and his Cross. 1 Cor. 1. 18-24; 3. 6, 7

I. Watts                                    C.M.

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.

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

The vital savour of his name
Restores their fainting breath;
Believing, they rejoice in him,
The Antidote of death.

[Till God diffuse his graces down,
Like showers of heavenly rain,
In vain Apollos sows the ground,
And Paul may plant in vain.]