O Cross of Christ

Representative Text

1 O cross of Christ, immortal tree
on which our Saviour died,
the world is sheltered by your arms
that bore the crucified.

2 From bitter death and barren wood
the tree of life is made;
its branches bear unfailing fruit
and leaves that never fade.

3 O faithful cross, you stand unmoved
while ages run their course:
foundation of the universe,
creation's binding force.

4 Give glory to the risen Christ
and to his cross give praise,
the sign of God's unfathomed love,
the hope of all our days.

Source: Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #115

Text Information

First Line: O Cross of Christ, immortal tree
Title: O Cross of Christ
Source: The Stanbrook Abbey Hymnal, rev. ed.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1994
Copyright: © Stanbrook Abbey, 1974



ARDEN (Thalben-Ball)

ARDEN is a noble, singable, somewhat dramatic tune set to a fine accompaniment suited to harmony singing. Try having a soloist sing the words attributed to God in stanza 1. George T. Thalben-Ball (b. Sidney, Australia, 1896; d. London, England, 1987) composed ARDEN for the BBG Hymn Book of 1951, on…

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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Ancient and Modern #180a

Ancient and Modern #180b

Catholic Book of Worship III #368


Common Praise #115

One in Faith #676

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