Hold Up the Cross

Hold up the cross, there the Savior of men

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Tune: [Hold up the cross! there the Savior of men]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hold up the cross! there the Savior of men
Became our redemption from sin;
Then herald the story again and again,
Of all that dear Savior has been.

Chorus:
Hold up the cross!
Hold up the cross!
The crucified Lord is the hope of the nations;
Hold up the cross of Jesus.

2 Hold up the cross! ‘tis the signet of peace,
The promise of ages fulfilled;
It means a dominion that never shall cease,
The blessing our Father has willed. [Chorus]

3 Hold up the cross! let the people behold,
And know that salvation may be
Abundant and free, to the young and the old,
Yea, all who are willing to see. [Chorus]

4 Hold up the cross! there is no other way
For sinners, by sinning enslaved,
To come from the bondage of darkness to day,
And be everlastingly saved. [Chorus]


Source: The New Make Christ King #78

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hold up the cross, there the Savior of men
Title: Hold Up the Cross
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Crowns #d42

Hymns of Glory No. 2 #d59

Inspiring Hymns #130

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Jubilant Voices for Sunday Schools and Devotional Meetings #79

Living Praise No. 2 #d51

Praise and Service #d60

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The New Make Christ King #78

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