The cross goes on before

With the cross of Christ before

Author: Will H. Ruebush
Tune: [With the cross of Christ before to lead]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 With the cross of Christ before to lead us,
Going forth at his command,
With his royal banner floating o’er us,
We will soon possess the land;
Tho’ the foe may oft-times press upon us,
With the gospel armor shod;
We will bravely march to realms of glory
In the kingdom of our God.

Refrain:
He leads us ever, then falter never,
Go tell his glory in song and story;
We never weary, tho’ days be dreary,
The cross of Christ goes on before.

2 We will never fear, nor doubt, nor falter,
When upon the battle field,
For our Captain leads the way to conquest,
All to him at last must yield;
We will march forever on and upward,
As a solid phalanx move;
Till as victors crowned with glory we assemble
In the courts above. [Refrain]

3 Let us then prove earnest, loyal soldiers,
In his cause the conflict brave,
Trusting fully in our great Commander,
Who for us his life blood gave;
Let us gird our loins today for battle
And go forward with the throng,
Till in heav’n at last we tell his glory
And his praise proclaim in song. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #108

Author: Will H. Ruebush

William Howe Ruebush (Will H. Ruebush) 1873-1956 Born: June 4, 1873, Sing­ers Glen, Vir­gin­ia. Died: October 6, 1956, Elk­ton, Vir­gin­ia. A vo­cal mu­sic teach­er ear­ly in his ca­reer, Rue­bush di­rect­ed an ar­my band in France in World War I. Af­ter the war, he led ma­ny ci­vil­ian or­ches­tras and bands, and taught at sev­er­al schools, in­clud­ing the Shen­an­do­ah Con­serv­a­to­ry of Mu­sic in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia. He com­posed ma­ny marches, in­clud­ing The Stone­wall Bri­gade March, Shen­an­do­ah, and the Al­ma Ma­ter Song for Tu­lane Un­i­ver­si­ty. Rue­bush spent most of his life in Day­ton, Vir­gin­ia, where he be­came pre­si­dent of the Rue­bush-Kieff­er Pub­… Go to person page >

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First Line: With the cross of Christ before
Title: The cross goes on before
Author: Will H. Ruebush
Refrain First Line: He leads us ever, then falter

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