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Hold it up to the World

Take the cross, take the cross, hold it up to the world

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Take the cross, take the cross, hold it up to the world]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Take the cross, take the cross, hold it up to the world,
With its banner of hope by the Saviour unfurled;
Hold it up, and the lost to its refuge may flee
Where the dear Saviour pleads: I am seeking for thee.

Hold it up to the world,
Hold it up to the world;
Falter never, hold it ever,
Hold it up to the world.

2 Lift it high, lift it high, let the friendless behold;
There are hearts that will weep when its story is told;
Lift it high, and the poor to its shelter may flee
Where the dear Saviour pleads: I have suffered for thee. [Refrain]

3 Take the cross, take the cross, and rejoice in the Lord;
Go ye forth, go ye forth in the strength of His word;
Hold it up, and the eye of the careless may see
Where the dear Saviour pleads: I was wounded for thee. [Refrain]

4 O the cross, blessed cross, with the blood crimson tide
Like a river of love flowing down from its side!
To the cross all may come; hold it up, and proclaim
Here is pardon and peace thro’ a Saviour’s dear name. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Kingdom: prepared for the use of young people's societies and adapter for prayer meetings, Sunday schools and the home #129

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of Joh… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Take the cross, take the cross, hold it up to the world
Title: Hold it up to the World
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Hold it up to the world



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)
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Chautauqua Carols #82

Gospel Music #d123

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Gospel Music #57

Royal Diadem #d123

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Songs of the Kingdom #129

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The Chautauqua Collection #15

The Wave of Sunday School Song #d107

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