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THE CROSS TRIUMPHANT, by            
First Line: Bow the head! For through the door
Last Line: Th' holy cross is passing by.
Subject(s): Victory


Bow the head! For through the door
Comes the choir with cross on high,
Bow the head in reverent awe,
Th' sign of victory passeth by.

Shining in the sombre light,
Down the aisle the cross draws nigh.
Bow the head! For in our sight
More than the cross is passing by.

Awful, agonizing prayer,
Cup of woe, and bloody sweat,
Bitter pain which none may share
In the hour that cometh yet.

Weary hours that drag along
In the Judgment Hall of shame,
Cruel mocking by the throng,
Once a race of holy fame.

Purple robe, and crown of thorn,
Scoffing worship each one brings,
All this patiently was borne
By the gracious King of Kings.

Dying on th' accursed tree,
Rising, victor o'er the grave,
Life and immortality
To a sin-sick world, He gave.

Sign of triumph, full, complete
Over Satan, death, and sin,
Saints and angels henceforth meet
Where the Saviour enters in.

Bow the head! Let all adore,
And loyal hearts be lifted high.
Bow the head in reverent awe,
Th' Holy Cross is passing by.





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