210. Bear the Cross

1 O brother, will you bear the cross
For Jesus everywhere,
Count all things gained for Him but loss
And all His favor share?

Refrain:
Bear the cross, bear the cross,
Ever stand by the cross alone;
Bear the cross, bear the cross,
For the blood-stained cross we own.

2 The glorious cross I love to bear
For Christ my blessed Lord;
Nor in the conflict will I fear—
He doth all grace afford. [Refrain]

3 How sweet will be the cross to you
When all is left behind,
When all things lost but Christ in view
Within thy heart enshrined! [Refrain]

4 Yes, Lord, for Thee I do forsake
All friends and earthly store;
I’ll suffer with Thee at the stake,
Rejoicing evermore. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O brother, will you bear the cross
Title: Bear the Cross
Author: B. E. W. (1911)
Meter: 8.6.8.6.6.8.6.7
Scripture: Luke 9:23
Topic: Steadfastness
Source: The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (267); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Bear_the_Cross); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (259)
Refrain First Line: Bear the cross, bear the cross
Tune Information
Name: [O brother, will you bear the cross]
Composer: Barney E. Warren (1911)
Meter: 8.6.8.6.6.8.6.7
Key: C Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Bear_the_Cross); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (259); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (267)






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