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Around the cross we stand

Around the cross we stand

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Around the cross we stand]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Around the cross we stand,
In Jesus’ gospel light,
A loyal Christian band
Preparing for the fight;
Our Leader is the King
Of earth and worlds above,
Whose praise uplifted nations sing,
Whose banner bright is love.

Around the cross we proudly stand,
While rings our war-cry “Loyalty!”
Unto our King’s command,
We’ll faithful prove to Him above,
For He alone to glory leads
Whose banner bright is love.

2 Within these sacred walls
Where He His truth imparts,
His voice like music falls
Upon each trustful heart;
And here the way of life
He traces for our feet,
And girds our spirits for the fight
With wisdom most complete. [Refrain]

3 The foe we shall not fear,
Upon the battle field,
For Jesus will be near,
To help us not to yield;
His love will keep us strong,
Until the strife is done,
Until we sing the victor’s song
And life’s bright crown is won. [Refrain]

Source: Calvary's Praises #182

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Around the cross we stand
Author: James Rowe
Copyright: Public Domain



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Calvary's Praises #182

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Crowns of Rejoicing #90

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The Victory #106

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