381. Sing, My Tongue, the Ageless Story

1 Sing, my tongue, the ageless story
As the cross is lifted high!
Tell how Christ our Savior conquered,
When for us he came to die
As a victim in the battle,
Death's dominion to belie.

2 Adam tasted sin and sorrow,
Eating of the fearful tree;
All undoing our enchainment,
By the tree Christ sets us free,
Crushing hell's own tool of bondage
By his great humility.

3 Silence cloaked the earth and heavens
Round the hill of Calvary;
Nailed upon the tree of glory,
Christ endured his agony.
In his royal blood descending
Comes our peace, our liberty.

4 Cross triumphant! Cross transforming!
Ensign of humanity!
Faithful cross, above all others,
One and only noble tree:
Gracious wood and gracious iron,
Gracious burden borne on thee!

Text Information
First Line: Sing, my tongue, the ageless story
Title: Sing, My Tongue, the Ageless Story
Meter: 87 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 1994
Scripture: ;
Topic: Holy Week: Triduum; Holy Week: Good Friday; Holy Week: Veneration of the Cross
Copyright: By permission of the Dominican Friars of Toronto
Tune Information
Meter: 87 87 87
Key: d minor
Source: Mode III

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