The standard of the cross

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1 See, on the mountain top
The standard of your God!
In Jesus' name 'tis lifted up,
In Jesus' name 'tis lifted up,
All stained with hallowed blood,
All stained with hallowed blood.

Then rally, oh, rally around the standard of the cross,
Then rally, rally, rally around, around the standard of the cross,

2 His standard-bearers now
To all the nations call:
To Jesus' cross, ye nations, bow;
He bore the cross for all. [Chorus]

3 Go up with Christ your Head;
Your Captain's footsteps see;
Follow your Captain, and be led
To certain victory. [Chorus]

4 All power to him is given;
He ever reigns the same:
Salvation, happiness, and heaven
Are all in Jesus' name. [Chorus]

5 Strong in the Lord of hosts,
And in his mighty power,
Who in the strength of Jesus trusts
Is more than conqueror. [Chorus]

Source: Joy to the World: or, sacred songs for gospel meetings #40

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: See, on the mountain top
Title: The standard of the cross
Author: Charles Wesley
Refrain First Line: Then rally, O rally
Copyright: Public Domain


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Joy to the World #40

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