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237. 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 ev'ryone,
and there's a cross for me.

2 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.

3 Upon the crystal pavement, down
at Jesus' pierced feet,
joyful, I'll cast my golden crown
and his dear name repeat.

4 Oh, precious cross! Oh, glorious crown!
Oh, resurrection day!
Ye angels, from the stars come down
and bear my soul away.

Text Information
First Line: Must Jesus bear the cross alone
Title: Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone
Author: Thomas Shepherd, 1665-1739
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: Luke 14:27; Luke 9:23
Topic: Stewardship, Commitment; Struggle, Faith
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: George N. Allen, 1812-1877
Key: A♭ Major

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