1 Bearing the Savior’s story
O’er many leagues of flood,
’Neath Afric’s sky of glory,
In midnight prayer I stood,
While other constellations
The Southern Cross outshone,
And said, "Go teach all nations
The cross, that wins the crown."
2 "Take, Lord! oh, my defender!"
The grateful herald prayed,
"My uttermost surrender
Of heart and hand and head!"
"The cross of suffering, wear it,"
Came whispered o’er the sea:
"Fear not, for thou canst bear it:
Christ bore it once for thee."
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9336
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|The Cyber Hymnal #9336||The Southern Cross||Bearing the Savior’s story||FARMER||Charles H. A. Dall||76.76 D||<cite>Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith</cite> by Alfred P. Putnam (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1875)|