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Hail the cross of Jesus

Representative Text

1 Hail the Cross of Jesus;
Lift it up on high:
Hail the mighty Signal,
Pointing to the sky!
Hail the Guide of pilgrims,
Through the desert drear!
Hail the Sign of Jesus,
Chasing far our fear!

2 God forbid we glory,
Save in that blest Sign--
Sign of Him who saved us
Through His love divine.
Hail the Cross of Jesus,
Lifted up on high!
Hail the mighty Signal,
Pointing to the sky!

3 Stands the Cross of Jesus
Foremost in the fight,
Drawing ever all men
By Its wondrous might.
Hail the Cross of Jesus,
Lifted up on high!
Hail the mighty Standard,
Pointing to the sky!

4 See! It moveth onward:
Gladly follow we:
Wheresoe'er It goeth
Should Christ's soldiers be.
Hail the Cross of Jesus,
Lifted up on high!
Hail the mighty Standard,
Pointing to the sky!

5 Lo! It reacheth Jordan,
Cleaves the surging wave,
Lighteth up the portals
Of the opening grave.
Hail the Cross of Jesus,
Lift It up on high!
Hail the guide of pilgrims,
Pointing to the sky!

6 Then, O then, what glory
Shines upon our eyes,
From the sunny pastures
Spread in Paradise!
Lo! the Cross of Jesus,
Pointing to the sky,
Hath His children guided
Home to victory.


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #137

Author: Caroline M. Noel

Noel, Caroline Maria, daughter of the Hon. Gerard T. Noel (p. 809, ii.), and niece of the Hon. Baptist W. Noel, was born in London, April 10, 1817, and died at 39 Great Cumberland Place, Hyde Park, Dec. 7, 1877. Her first hymn, "Draw nigh unto my soul" (Indwelling), was written when she was 17. During the next three years she wrote about a dozen pieces: from 20 years of age to 40 she wrote nothing; and during the next 20 years the rest of her pieces were written. The first edition of her compositions was published as The Name of Jesus and Other Verses for the Sick and Lonely, in 1861. This was enlarged from time to time, and its title subsequently changed by the publishers to The Name of Jesus and Other Poems. The 1878 ed. contains 78 piece… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hail the cross of Jesus
Author: Caroline M. Noel



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Heart and Voice #d89

Heart and Voice #d90

Hymn and Tune Book #d27

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Hymn and Tune Book for Schools and Colleges #76

Praise in Song #d64

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Select Songs No. 2 #233

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Sunday School Service Book and Hymnal #96

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #307

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Voices of Praise #137

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