Clark Mountain Musings: Oh, who like thee!

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Oh, who like thee!

From "The Cross-Bearer: A Vision" Entry III

Published by The American Tract Society, 1861

Chapter I The Model Cross-Bearer

“OH, WHO LIKE THEE!”

How beauteous were the marks divine,
That in thy meekness used to shine,
That lit thy lonely pathway, trod
In wondrous love, O Son of God!

Oh, who like thee, so calm, so bright,
So pure, so made to live in light?
Oh, who like thee did ever go,
So patient through a world of woe?

Oh, who like thee so humbly bore
The scorn, the scoffs of men, before?
So meek, forgiving, godlike, high,
So glorious in humility?

Ev’n death, which sets the prisoner free,
Was pang, and scoff, and scorn to thee;
Yet love through all thy torture glowed,
And mercy with thy life-blood flowed.

Oh, in thy light be mine to go,
Illuming all my way of woe!
And give me ever on the road,
To trace thy footsteps, Son of God!

Arthur Cleveland Cox
1818-1896

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