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Hail the Sign, the Sign of JesusRev. Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
901Hail the signGeorge A. Sarvent (1843-?)8.5.8.5.8.8.8.5.

1Hail the sign, the sign of Jesus,
Bright and royal Tree,
Standard of the Monarch planted
First on Calvary.
Hail the sign all signs excelling,
Hail the sign all ills dispelling,
Hail the sign hell’s power quelling,
Cross of Christ, all hail!
2Hail the sign, the King preceding,
Key to hell’s domain!
Lo, the brazen gates it shatters,
Bars it snaps in twain!
Hail the sign all signs excelling,
Hail the sign all ills dispelling,
Hail the sign hell’s power quelling,
Cross of Christ, all hail!
3Hail the sign, on Easter morning
Breaking from the tomb;
In the hand of Christ dispelling
Sorrow, death, and gloom.
Hail the sign all signs excelling,
Hail the sign all ills dispelling,
Hail the sign hell’s power quelling,
Cross of Christ, all hail!
4Sign the Martyrs strength and refuge,
Sign to Saints so dear!
Sign of evil men abhorrèd,
Sign which devils fear!
Hail the sign all signs excelling,
Hail the sign all ills dispelling,
Hail the sign hell’s power quelling,
Cross of Christ, all hail!
5Lo, the Cross of Christ my Master
On my brow I trace;
May it keep my mind unsullied,
Doubt and fear displace,
Hail the sign all signs excelling,
Hail the sign all ills dispelling,
Hail the sign hell’s power quelling,
Cross of Christ, all hail!
6Lo, upon my lips I mark it,
Sign of Jesus slain;
Christian lips should never utter
Words impure or vain.
Hail the sign all signs excelling,
Hail the sign all ills dispelling,
Hail the sign hell’s power quelling,
Cross of Christ, all hail!
7Lo, I sign the cross of Jesus
Meekly on my breast;
May it guard my heart when living,
Dying, be its rest.
Hail the sign all signs excelling,
Hail the sign all ills dispelling,
Hail the sign hell’s power quelling,
Cross of Christ, all hail!
8In the Name of God the Father,
Name of God the Son,
Name of God the Blessèd Spirit,
Ever Three in One.
Hail the sign all signs excelling,
Hail the sign all ills dispelling,
Hail the sign hell’s power quelling,
Cross of Christ, all hail! Amen.
Galatians6:14But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

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