309. 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 sorr’wing 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 heav’n 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 (v. 1): Thomas Shepherd (1693)
Author (v. 4-5): Henry W. Beecher
Author (v. 3): G. N. A.
Author (v. 2): Unknown
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Scripture: Matthew 16:24
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Must_Jesus_Bear_the_Cross_Alone); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (101)
Tune Information
Name: MAITLAND
Composer: George N. Allen (1844)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Must_Jesus_Bear_the_Cross_Alone); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (101)



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