A woman clinging to the cross is a symbol of faith. It is often accompanied by the verse Rock Of Ages Cleft For Me signifying that a person’s only hope when lost in a sea of sin is to cling to Christ’s cross.
Behold the pilgrim as he lies with glory in his view,
To Heaven he lifts his longing eyes and bids the world adieu. 1886
A woman holding a cross represents faith.
Such are as faithful in love shall abide with him.