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826. Lift High the Cross

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First Line: Come, Christians, follow where our Savior trod
Title: Lift High the Cross
Author: George William Kitchin (1887)
Alterer: Michael Robert Newbolt (1916, alt.)
Refrain First Line: Lift high the Cross, the love of Christ proclaim
Meter: 10.10 with refrain
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Baptism; Discipleship; Eternal Life (5 more...)
Copyright: © 1974 Hope Publishing Company
Tune Information
Composer: Sydney Hugo Nicholson (1916)
Composer (descant): Richard Proulx (1985)
Meter: 10.10 with refrain
Key: C Major
Copyright: © 1974 Hope Publishing Company; Desc. © 1985 Hope Publishing Company

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This majestic hymn celebrates the paradox that for Christians a means of painful death has been transformed into a symbol of renewed life; a sign of defeat has become an emblem of victory. With the cross traced on our foreheads at Baptism we are marked as Christ’s own forever.

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