Desiring to know Christ crucified. 1 Cor. 2. 2

J. Berridge                         C.M.

Some wise men of opinions boast,
And sleep on doctrines sound;
But, Lord, let not my soul be lost
On such enchanted ground.

[Good doctrines can do me no good,
While floating in the brain;
Unless they yield my heart some food,
They bring no real gain.]

O may my single aim be now
To live on him that died;
And nought on earth desire to know,
But Jesus crucified!

[Disputings only gender strife,
And gall a tender mind;
But godliness, in all its life,
At Jesus’ cross we find.]

Lord, let thy wondrous cross employ
My musings all day long,
Till, in the realms of purest joy,
I make it all my song.

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