The sign of the cross I triumphantly bear

The sign of the cross I triumphantly bear

Author: Carl Olof Rosenius
Tune: ACK, SALIGA STUNDER
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1 The sign of the cross I triumphantly bear,
Though none of my kindred that emblem may wear.
I joyfully follow the champions of right,
Who march on to glory with weapons of might.

2 The Pillar that guides us through peril and strife,
The Rock that is cleft, giving waters of life,
Is Christ and His cross. By His Spirit and Word
The heart He refreshes, our Saviour and Lord.

3 O Shepherd, abide with us, care for us still,
And feed us and lead us and teach us Thy will,
And when in Thy heavenly fold we shall be
Our thanks and our praises we'll render to Thee.

Source: Sunday School Book: containing liturgy and hymns for the Sunday School (Rev. and Enl. Ed.) #145

Author: Carl Olof Rosenius

Rosenius, Carl Olof. (Nysätra, Sweden, February 3, 1816--February 24, 1868). Lutheran. Son of a state church preacher with pietist convictions. University of Uppsala, 1838-1839. Tutor at Lenna. Lay preacher and evangelist. Editor of Pietisten, 1842-1868, a monthly which played a major role in the revival and free church movement. In order to stem the tide of separation and keep the revival within the state church, Rosenius and his friends organized "Evangeliska Fosterlandsstiftelsen" (Evangelical National Foundation) in 1856. In his activities as a lay preacher Rosenius was often accompanied by the singer-hymnist, Oscar Ahnfelt, and his lyrics were published in the latter's Andeliga Sånger (Spiritual Songs). Author of "Var jag går" (Wher… Go to person page >

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Author: Carl Olof Rosenius

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