243. Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone

1 Must Jesus bear the cross alone
And all the world go free?
No, there's a cross for everyone,
And there's a cross for me.

2 How happy are the saints above
Who once went sorrowing here!
But now they taste unmingled love
And joy without a tear.

3 The consecrated cross I'll bear
Till death shall set me free;
And then go home my crown to wear,
For there's a crown for me.

4 Upon the crystal pavement, down
At Jesus' pierced feet,
Joyful I'll cast my golden crown
And His dear name repeat.

5 O precious cross! O glorious crown!
O resurrection day!
When Christ the Lord from heaven comes down
And bears my soul away.

Text Information
First Line: Must Jesus bear the cross alone
Title: Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone
Author: Thomas Shepherd
Meter: 8.6.8.6. (C.M.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 2008
Tune Information
Name: MAITLAND
Composer: George N. Allen
Meter: 8.6.8.6. (C.M.)
Key: G Major



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