Pass On the Torch

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1 Pass on the torch, pass on the flame;
Remember whence the Glory came;
And eyes are on you as you run,
Beyond the shining of the sun.

2 Lord Christ, we take the torch from Thee;
We must be true, we must be free,
And clean of heart, and strong of soul
To bear the Glory to its goal.

3 O Lord of life, to Thee we kneel;
Maker of men, our purpose seal;
We will, for honor of Thy name,
Pass on the torch, pass on the flame.


Source: Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #544

Author: Allen Eastman Cross

Born: De­cem­ber 30, 1864, Man­ches­ter, New Hamp­shire. Died: Ap­ril 23, 1942, Man­ches­ter, New Hamp­shire. Cross at­tend­ed Phil­lips An­do­ver Academy, Am­herst Coll­ege and the An­do­ver The­o­log­ic­al Sem­in­ary. He pas­tored in Clif­ton­dale, Mass­a­chu­setts (1892-96); Spring­field, Mass­a­chu­setts (1896-1901); at the Old South Church, Bos­ton, Mass­a­chu­setts (1901-12); and Mil­ford, Mass­a­chu­setts (1916-25). His works in­clude: Pass on the Torch, 1929 Thunder Over Je­ru­sa­lem/, 1936  Go to person page >

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First Line: Pass on the torch, pass on the flame
Title: Pass On the Torch
Author: Allen Eastman Cross (1927)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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