Christ stilling the waves June 2013 111

The

Trumpeteer

The White Cross in the Vale

Advent candles whispering

Heaven’s Light is glistening

There’s a white Cross in the vale

Bethlehem candescent

Calvary resplendent

There’s a white Cross in the vale.

 

1.

Cross of lilies, Cross of poppies

Cross of beauty, Cross of white

Ever flowering, never failing

Cross of Jesus, Lord of Light.

 

2.

Cross of lilies, Cross of poppies

Cross of Him, to death delivered

Crimson bower, white enflowered

Cross of Jesus, now transfigured.

 

3.

Cross of lilies, Cross of poppies

Cross of life and love possessed

We beholding, God enfolding

Cross of Mary, Maiden blessed.

 

4.

Cross of lilies, Cross of poppies

Cross of peace and sweetest rest

We adoring, love outpouring

Cross of Jesus, Saviour blest.

 

Lenten preacher pleads it

‘Tis only faith perceives it

There’s a white Cross in the vale.

In the midst of life there’s death

In the midst of death there’s life,

There’s a white Cross in the vale.