From the cross uplifted high

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1 From the cross uplifted high
Where the Saviour deigns to die,
What melodious sounds I hear,
Bursting on my ravished ear:
"Love's redeeming work is done,
Come and welcome, sinner, come.

2 "Sprinkled now with blood the throne;
Why beneath thy burdens groan?
On My piercèd body laid,
Justice owns the ransom paid:
Bow the knee, and kiss the Son,
Come and welcome, sinner, come.

3 "Spread for thee, the festal board
See with richest dainties stored;
To thy Father's bosom pressed,
Yet again a child confessed,
Never from His house to roam,
Come and welcome, sinner, come.

4 "Soon the days of life shall end;
Lo, I come, your Saviour, Friend,
Safe your spirits to convey
To the realms of endless day:
Up to My eternal home,
Come and welcome, sinner, come."

Amen.

The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895

Author: Thomas Haweis

Haweis, Thomas, LL.B., M.D., born at Truro, Cornwall, 1732. After practising for a time as a Physician, he entered Christ's College, Cambridge, where he graduated. Taking Holy Orders, he became Assistant Preacher to M. Madan at the Lock Hospital, London, and subsequently Rector of All Saints, Aldwincle, Northamptonshire. He was also Chaplain to Lady Huntingdon, and for several years officiated at her Chapel in Bath. He died at Bath, Feb. 11, 1820. He published several prose works, including A History of the Church, A Translation of the New Testament, and A Commentary on the Holy Bible. His hymns, a few of which are of more than ordinary merit, were published in his Carmina Christo; or, Hymns to the Saviour. Designed for the Use and Comfor… Go to person page >

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From the Cross uplifted high. T. Haweis. [Passiontide.] First published in his Carmina Christo, &c., 1792, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines, ad based on St. John vii. 37. Its use in Great Britain is very limited, but in America it is given in many collections. In the Dutch Reformed Hymns of the Church, N. Y., 1869, it is attributed to “Harvey,” in error, and the text is slightly alterd. Original text in Hymns and Songs of Praise, N. Y., 1874. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #139

A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d76

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #412

Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver #d66

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d245

Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d75

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #299

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Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #299

Chapel Hymns #d157

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Chapel Melodies #36

Choral Harp for Sunday Schools #d40

Christian Hymnal #d117

Christian Hymns to be used by the Children of God. 2nd ed. #d59

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Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for public worship #295

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Christian Praise: hymns and tunes for the use of the Baptist churches #295

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Church Chorals and Choir Studies #147

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d289

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #343

Family and Social Melodies #d101

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Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #158

Gloria in Excelsis #d174

Gospel Hymn and Tune Book #d97

Gospel Hymns #d125

Happy Voices #d45

Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d71

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #223

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #249

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #338

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #338

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #136

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #242

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #242

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #408

Hymns for Social Worship. 6th ed. #d64

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #455

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Hymns for the Sick-Room #41

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #351

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d97

Hymns of Grace and Truth. 2nd ed. #d84

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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #473

Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d67

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In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #387a

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In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #387b

Jubilant Voices #d42

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Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient & modern (Abr. ed.) #300

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Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #632

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Life-Time Hymns #219

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Many Voices; or, Carmina Sanctorum, Evangelistic Edition with Tunes #165

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d48

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #602

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New Manual of Praise: for Sabbath and Social Worship #263

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Our New Hymnal #233

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #348

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Precious Gems No. l #112

Prison Hymn Book #d88

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d213

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #641

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H252

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