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Stand, soldier of the cross

Stand, soldier of the cross

Author: Edward Henry Bickersteth
Published in 60 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Stand, soldier of the cross,
Your high allegiance claim,
And vow to hold the world but loss
For your Redeemer's name.

2 Arise and be baptized
And wash your sins away;
Your league with God be solemnized,
Thy faith confessed today.

3 No more your own, but Christ's,
With all the saints of old,
Apostles, seers, evangelists,
And martyr throngs enrolled.

4 O bright the conqueror's crown,
The song of triumph sweet,
When faith casts every trophy down
At our great Captain's feet.

5 All glory to the Son,
Who comes to set us free,
With Father, Spirit, ever One,
Through all eternity. Amen.

Source: Worship Supplement #762

Author: Edward Henry Bickersteth

Bickersteth, Edward Henry, D.D., son of Edward Bickersteth, Sr. born at Islington, Jan. 1825, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A. with honours, 1847; M.A., 1850). On taking Holy Orders in 1848, he became curate of Banningham, Norfolk, and then of Christ Church, Tunbridge Wells. His preferment to the Rectory of Hinton-Martell, in 1852, was followed by that of the Vicarage of Christ Church, Hampstead, 1855. In 1885 he became Dean of Gloucester, and the same year Bishop of Exeter. Bishop Bickersteth's works, chiefly poetical, are:— (l) Poems, 1849; (2) Water from the Well-spring, 1852; (3) The Rock of Ages, 1858 ; (4) Commentary on the New Testament, 1864; (5) Yesterday, To-day, and For Ever, 1867; (6) The Spirit of Life, 1868;… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Stand, soldier of the cross
Author: Edward Henry Bickersteth
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Stand, soldier of the Cross. Bishop E. H. Bickersteth. [Adult Baptism.] Written for the first edition of his Hymnal Companion 1870, No. 291, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. It was also given in his Two Brothers, &c, 1871, p. 238. On its adoption by the Society for Promoting Church Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871, stanzas ii., iii., were slightly altered by the author.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

SILVER STREET

Although this tune is widely attributed to Isaac Smith and was published in Smiths Collection of Psalm Tunes, London, ca. 1780, Smith does not claim to be the composer. The tune also appeared in other books of similar or earlier date. Southern Harmony, 1835 attributes the tune to J. Street. - From T…

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