Hallelujah for the Cross (Hymn)

Hallelujah for the Cross
Horatius Bonar (1882)

The cross, it standeth fast—
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
Defying every blast—
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
The winds of hell have blown,
The world
its hate hath shown,
Yet it is not overthrown—
Hallelujah for the cross!


Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Hallelujah for the cross;
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
It shall never suffer loss!

It is the old cross still—
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
Its triumph let us tell—
Hallelujah, hallelujah!

The grace of God here shone
Thru Christ,
the blessèd Son,
Who did for sin atone—
Hallelujah for the cross!


’Twas here the debt was paid—
Hallelujah, hallelujah!
Our sins on Jesus laid—
Hallelujah, hallelujah!

So round the cross we sing
Of Christ, our offering,
Of Christ, our living King—
Hallelujah for the cross!

I came across the words to his hymn, and, while I had never heard it, wanted to post it.  It has such great words.  I like the thought that no matter how hard the world may try, it can never defeat the cross.  I wish I knew the tune, but I can sing it still: “Hallelujah for the cross!”

5 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks, Ben

    Memories again!

    I used to love belting this one out 🙂 My favourite line may very well be “It shall NEVER suffer loss!!”



  2. yay! Ann knew this! I loved the words, too, Ben . . .and that we can sing it out even if we don’t know the tune. 🙂
    God bless you and these wonderful hymns!


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