Advent Hymnals

543. LIFT! BROTHER, LIFT!

Christ in Song,

1.
When the cross seems hard to carry,
Lift!  brother, lift!
O'er the burden never tarry,
Lift!  brother, lift!

Chorus:
Lift the cross and clasp it tighter,
Lift!  brother, lift!
Lifting makes the burden lighter,
Lift!  brother, lift!

2.
Duty's call is self-denying,
Lift!  brother, lift!
Half the battle lies in trying,
Lift!  brother, lift!  [Chorus]

3.
When the evil seems the strongest,
Lift!  brother, lift!
Lift the hardest, lift the longest,
Lift!  brother, lift!  [Chorus]


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Title Lift! Brother, Lift!
Key E♭ Major
Titles Lift the cross and clasp it tighter,
First Line When the cross seems hard to carry
Author F. E. B.
Year 1908
Composer F. E. Belden
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Tune When the cross seems hard to carry
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Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Christ: Winning Souls; Living His Life: Winning Souls; Living His Life: Call to Activity
Texts Matthew 16:24
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