The Cross Leads On

Be ye not discouraged, children of the King

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Be ye not discouraged, children of the King]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Be ye not discouraged, children of the King,
To the heav’nly breezes, wide your banners fling;
Though the foe be mighty and the struggle long,
Jesus shall be victor, right shall conquer wrong.

Chorus:
The cross leads on, the cross leads on!
To certain final victory the cross leads on;
Fear ye not to follow where Christ before has gone;
To certain final victory the cross leads on.

2 Desert places all shall blossom as the rose;
There’ll be joy and singing where salvation goes,
On the horses’ bridles there inscribed shall be,
Holiness unto the Lord eternally. [Chorus]

3 Yes the crowning day is swiftly drawing nigh;
Then shall lambs and lions down together lie,
Ev’ry knee shall bow, and ev’ry tongue confess,
To the pow’r and beauty of His Holiness. [Chorus]


Source: Light and Life Songs No. 4 #6

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Be ye not discouraged, children of the King
Title: The Cross Leads On
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The cross leads on, the cross leads on
Publication Date: 1916
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Light and Life Songs No. 4 #6

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