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The Southern Cross

Bearing the Savior's story

Author: Charles H. A. Dall
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

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

Author: Charles H. A. Dall

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Text Information

First Line: Bearing the Savior's story
Title: The Southern Cross
Author: Charles H. A. Dall



The tune FARMER is marked by dramatically ascending melodic phrases and energetic rhythms in its opening lines. Sing in harmony throughout, possibly reserving unison for the third stanza. Use solid organ accompaniment; accompany with brass if possible. Presumably, the source of FARMER is John Farmer…

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The Cyber Hymnal #9336
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