Beyond the Cross

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Some of us stay at the Cross,

Some of us wait at the tomb,

Quickened and raised with Christ

Yet lingering still in the gloom.

 

Some of us bide at the Passover Feast

With Pentecost all unknown;

The triumphs of grace in the heavenly place

That our Lord has made our own.

 

If Christ who had died had stopped at the Cross,

His work had been incomplete,

If Christ who was buried had stayed in the tomb,

He had only known defeat.

 

But the Way of the Cross never stops at the Cross,

And the way of the tomb leads on

To victorious Grace in the heavenly place,

Where the Risen Lord has gone.

                                    ANNIE JOHHSON FLINT

 

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