Choose ye His cross to bear

Representative Text

1 Choose ye his cross to bear
Who bowed in Jordan's wave?
Clad in his armor will ye dare,
In faith, a watery grave?

2 All hail! ye blessed band,
Shrink not to do his will;
In deep humility this work
Of righteousness fulfill;

3 Tread in his steps, with prayer
Invoke his Spirit free,
And as he burst the gates of death
So may our rising be.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1090

Author: L. H. Sigourney

Sigourney, Lydia, née Huntley. This distinguished name stood at the head of the female poets of America a generation ago, and is still well remembered. Born in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1791, she conducted a school in the same town from 1809 to 1814, when she removed to Hartford, where she was married to Charles Sigourney in 1819. Most of her subsequent life was spent at Hartford, and she died there, June 10, 1865. Her first publication was Moral Pieces in Prose and Verse, 1815. This was followed by 58 additional works. A thorough exploration of these, or of such of them are poetical, would be necessary to trace her hymns with accuracy. They, however, are more numerous than important. Many have been used in the older collections; some are… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Choose ye His cross to bear
Author: L. H. Sigourney
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


DENNIS (Nägeli)

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) arranged DENNIS and first published it in The Psaltery (1845), a hymnal he compiled with George. Webb (PHH 559). Mason attributed the tune to Johann G. Nageli (b. Wetzikon, near Zurich, Switzerland, 1773; d. Wetzikon, 1836) but included no source reference. Nageli presumably pu…

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