Every bird that upward springs

Every bird that upward springs

Author: John Mason Neale
Published in 8 hymnals

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Every bird that upward springs
Bears the Cross upon his wings;
We without it cannot rise
Upward to our native skies.

Every ship that meets the waves
By the Cross their fury braves;
We, on life’s wide ocean tossed,
If we have it not are lost.

Hope it gives us when distrest,
When we faint it gives us rest;
Satan’s craft, and Satan’s might,
By the Cross are put to flight.

That from sin earth might be free,
Jesus bore it; so must we;
Ne’er through faintness lay it down:
First the Cross, and then the crown!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #544

Author: John Mason Neale

John M. Neale's life is a study in contrasts: born into an evangelical home, he had sympathies toward Rome; in perpetual ill health, he was incredibly productive; of scholarly tem­perament, he devoted much time to improving social conditions in his area; often ignored or despised by his contemporaries, he is lauded today for his contributions to the church and hymnody. Neale's gifts came to expression early–he won the Seatonian prize for religious poetry eleven times while a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, England. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1842, but ill health and his strong support of the Oxford Movement kept him from ordinary parish ministry. So Neale spent the years between 1846 and 1866 as a warden of Sackvi… Go to person page >

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First Line: Every bird that upward springs
Author: John Mason Neale

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #544

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #544

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #365

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #325

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #325

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Hymns of the Spirit #585

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d128

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Vestry Harmonies #61c

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