On With the Cross

On, through the Easter sunlight

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [On, through the Easter sunlight]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 On thro’ the Easter sunlight,
Waving His banner high,
Singing with joyful voices,
Jesus can never die.
Bound in his chains forever
Now lies our conquered foe;
On with a note of triumph,
God’s mighty pow’r to show.

On with the cross, it is shining clear and bright,
On till the lands afar see His blessèd light;
Shout! let the song of triumph
O’er the wide world now ring;
Hail to the risen Savior!
Christ, our mighty king.

2 Haste while the skies are glowing,
Tell of the Light of men,
Risen with life eternal,
Unto His own again;
Bursting the bonds of sadness,
Setting the captive free,
Bringing to earth new gladness,
Life’s blessèd jubilee. [Refrain]

3 On with the cross of Jesus,
Brighter than star or sun,
Waving His standard o’er us,
Praising the risen One;
Follow His hallowed footsteps,
Safe is the path He trod,
Leading from earth’s dark portals
Up to the throne of God. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8709

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as 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: On, through the Easter sunlight
Title: On With the Cross
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: On with the cross, it is shining
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8709
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The Cyber Hymnal #8709

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