The Hymn of the Month
"Lift High the Cross"
And I, when I am lifted from the earth, will draw all people to myself. John 12:32
So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood. Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured. For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the cith that is to come. Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.
Then Jesus told his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. Matthew 16:24
Refrain: Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim Till all the world adore His sacred name.
1. Come Christians, follow where our Captain trod,
Our king victorious, Christ, the Son of God.
2. Led on their way by this triumphant sign,
The hosts of God in conqu'ring ranks combine.
3. All newborn soldiers of the Crucified
Bear on their brows the seal of Him who died.
4. O Lord, once lifted on the glorious tree,
As Thou hast promised, draw us all to Thee.
5. Let ev'ry race and ev'ry language tell
Of Him who saves our lives from death and hell.
6. So shall our song of triumph ever be:
Praise to the Crucified for victory!
Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:18