Drawn to the Cross which Thou hast blest

Drawn to the Cross which Thou hast blest. Geneviève Mary Irons* (1855-1928). Written in 1880, this hymn was published in the Sunday Magazine in October of that year, entitled ‘Consecration of Self to Christ’, and in Irons’s manual for Holy Communion, Corpus Christi (1884). It was included without an author’s name in the Congregational Church Hymnal (1887), and in the Primitive Methodist Hymnal (1887, music edition 1889), from which it passed into MHB. Later British books to include it were BHB (1962), New Redemption Hymnal (1986) and the Song Book of the Salvation Army (1986). It has been popular in USA, especially with Lutherans, which would have surprised and pleased the author...

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