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Hallelujah for the Cross!

The cross, it standeth fast

Author: Horatius Bonar
Tune: [The cross, it standeth fast] (McGranahan)
Published in 132 hymnals

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1 The cross it standeth fast -
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
Defying ev'ry blast -
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
The winds of hell have blown,
The world its hate hath shown,
Yet it is not overthrown -
Hallelujah for the cross!

Hallelujah, hallelujah,
hallelujah for the cross;
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
it shall never suffer loss!

2 It is the old cross still -
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
Its triumph let us tell -
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
The grace of God here shone
Thru Christ, the blessed Son,
Who did for sin atone -
Hallelujah for the cross! [Refrain]

3 'Twas here the debt was paid -
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
Our sins on Jesus laid -
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
So round the cross we sing
Of Christ, our offering,
Of Christ, our living King -
Hallelujah for the cross! [Refrain]

Source: The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #150

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Hymns of the Christian Life #515

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Redemption Hymnal #278

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Rejoice Hymns #318


Small Church Music #1977

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #26


The Cyber Hymnal #2114

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #150

Worship His Majesty #222

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #184

Include 123 pre-1979 instances
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