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First Line: The cross stands firm; no blast of time
Last Line: I drink and live!
Subject(s): Jesus Christ


The cross stands firm; no blast of time,
No hurricane of earth's rude clime,
Can shake its heavenly steadfastness,
Or lessen its high power to bless.
I look and live!

The tidings from that tree of love
Are still God's message from above,
Telling, each hour, of cleansing blood,
And pointing to the upward road.
I hear and live!

Still does the Christ His grace reveal,
His well of living joy unseal;
Still telling of His love and light,
His meekness, majesty, and might.
I come and live!

Still waves life's tree its glorious wealth,
Laden with everlasting health;
With fruit and leaf divinely fair,
And immortality still there.
I eat and live!

Still from the rock the waters burst
To quench the weary spirit's thirst;
Who drinketh once will drink again,
Who drinketh shall not drink in vain.
I drink and live!





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