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525. 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' piercèd feet,
Joyful, I'll cast my golden crown,
And His dear Name repeat.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Must Jesus bear the cross alone
Author: Thomas Shepherd (1693)
Publication Date: 1899
Topic: Christian conflict; Cross: Bearing; Patience (4 more...)
Tune Information
Name: MAITLAND
Composer: George N. Allen
Meter: C. M.



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