1 Faithful cross, above all other:
one and only noble tree!
None in foliage, none in blossom,
none in fruit thy peer may be:
sweetest wood and sweetest iron,
sweetest weight is hung on thee.
2 Bend thy boughs, O tree of glory!
Thy relaxing sinews bend;
for awhile the ancient rigor
that thy birth bestowed, suspend;
and the King of heavenly beauty
gently on thine arms extend.
3 Praise and honor to the Father,
praise and nonor to the Son,
praise and honor to the Spirit,
ever Three and ever One:
one in might and one in glory
while eternal ages run.
1 Crux fidelis inter omnes,
arbor una nobilis:
Nulla talem silva, profert,
fronde, flore, germine;
dulce lignum, dulces clavos,
dulce pondus sustinet.
|First Line:||Faithful cross, above all other (Crux fidelis inter omnes)|
|Title:||Faithful cross! above all other (Crux fidelis inter omnes)|
|Author:||Venantius Honorius Fortunatus (540-600?)|
|Translator:||John Mason Neale (1818-1866)|
|Topic:||Hymns and Spiritual Songs: Lent, Holy Week, and Easter|
|Composer:||Randall Giles (b. 1950)|
|Copyright:||© 1994 Paraclete Press|