1 Faithful cross, above all other:
one and only noble tree!
None in foliage, none in blossom,
none in fruit thy peer may be:
sweetest wood and sweetest iron,
sweetest weight is hung on thee.
2 Bend thy boughs, O tree of glory!
Thy relaxing sinews bend;
for awhile the ancient rigor
that thy birth bestowed, suspend;
and the King of heavenly beauty
gently on thine arms extend.
3 Praise and honor to the Father,
praise and nonor to the Son,
praise and honor to the Spirit,
ever Three and ever One:
one in might and one in glory
while eternal ages run.
1 Crux fidelis inter omnes,
arbor una nobilis:
Nulla talem silva, profert,
fronde, flore, germine;
dulce lignum, dulces clavos,
dulce pondus sustinet.
Source: Wonder, Love, and Praise: a supplement to the Hymnal 1982 #737
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|Wonder, Love, and Praise: a supplement to the Hymnal 1982 #737||Faithful cross! above all other (Crux fidelis inter omnes)||Faithful cross, above all other (Crux fidelis inter omnes)||MONROVIA||Venantius Honorius Fortunatus (540-600?); John Mason Neale (1818-1866)||87.87.87||Acts 10:39||1997||Hymns and Spiritual Songs | Lent, Holy Week, and Easter|