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We Stand Before the Cross

Author: F. Richard Garland

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Text Information

First Line: We stand before the cross in sorrow
Title: We Stand Before the Cross
Author: F. Richard Garland (2008)
Meter: 9.8.9.8.8.8
Language: English
Notes: This hymn may be reproduced and used in congregational worship from http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/we-stand-before-the-cross
Copyright: © 2008 F. Richard Garland

Tune

NEUMARK

Published in 1657 (see above) WER NUR DEN LIEBEN GOTT is also known as NEUMARK. Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) used the tune in its isorhythmic shape (all equal rhythms) in his cantatas 21, 27, 84, 88, 93, 166, 179, and 197. Many Lutheran composers have also written organ preludes on this tune. WER NUR DEN…

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