Hold up the Cross

By the cross of Christ I linger

Author: F. G. Burroughs
Tune: [By the cross of Christ I linger]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 By the cross of Christ I linger,
Reading there the story old,
Traced in blood by God's own finger,
When His love to man was told.

Hold up the cross to a dying world,
Hold up the cross, hold up the cross;
Hold up the cross to a dying world,
Hold up the cross.

2 By the cross I'm lifted nearer
To the heart of Him who died;
Daily grows my vision clearer
To behold the Crucified. [Refrain]

3 By the cross of Christ my longing
For a crown is satisfied;
Thoughts of joy beyond are thronging,
As I stand the cross beside. [Refrain]

Source: The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School: a new collection of songs for worship #3

Author: F. G. Burroughs

F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs. Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: By the cross of Christ I linger
Title: Hold up the Cross
Author: F. G. Burroughs
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hold up the cross
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Glad Refrain for the Sunday School #3

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