The cross is on our brow

Representative Text

1 The cross is on our brow,
Redemption's awful sign:
Come Thou, O Holy Spirit, now,
To seal the work divine.

2 Thy sevenfold gifts impart,
O Comforter most sweet:
Inflame with zeal each lukewarm heart,
And guide the trembling feet.

3 With Pentecostal force
Thy presence let us feel:
With strength, Who art Thyself its source,
Inspire us as we kneel.

4 Confirm in us to-day
The work that Thou hast wrought:
Illume the souls with love's pure ray
Which Jesus' blood hath bought.

5 No earth-forged arms we bear:
Strength, weapons, all are Thine:
Accept each vow and hear each prayer,
Blest Trinity divine.

Amen.

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: W. Chatterton Dix

Most British hymn writers in the nineteenth century were clergymen, but William C. Dix (b. Bristol, England, 1837; d. Cheddar, Somerset, England, 1898) was a notable exception. Trained in the business world, he became the manager of a marine insurance company in Glasgow, Scotland. Dix published various volumes of his hymns, such as Hymns of Love and Joy (1861) and Altar Songs: Verses on the Holy Eucharist (1867). A number of his texts were first published in Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The cross is on our brow
Author: W. Chatterton Dix (1869)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Hymns from the Children's Hymnal; with a Service, for Sunday Schools #d195

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