From the Manger to the Cross

Cat. #1102 (MFH #768) - As sung by Ollie Gilbert, Mountain View, Arkansas on March 12, 1970

Story in th Bible, it's sad but it's true
Like our Saviour lived on earth, we'er told
Found upon th pages of th Master's book of truth
Every word so precious to my soul

From th manger to th cross
Th rugged cross of Calvary
Th road that Jesus walked
For you an' me, all alone
By th world forsaken
Still he shed his blood for me
From th manger to th cross
Rugged cross of Calvary

No earthly treausures did he own
He sought no wealth or fame
Weary was th path he had to trod
Here he suffered many things
For this world an' knew him not
He died upon th cross, th Son of God