I'll Bear the Cross

Although a stormy road I tread

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Tune: [Although a stormy road I tread]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Although a thorny road I tread,
I’ll trust in Jesus all the way,
A home of rest is just ahead,
Where I will live with Him some day.

I’ll journey on beneath the cross,
Till Jesus bids me lay it down;
I’ll shout and sing ‘mid pain and loss,
Till called where waits my fadeless crown.

2 Although the clouds obscure my sky,
And sorrow’s waves around me rise,
With Him who whispers, “It is I,”
I’ll dwell some day, ‘neath fairer skies. [Refrain]

3 Although the thorns now pierce my feet,
Along a rough and dreary road,
There is a rest and joy complete,
In my Redeemer’s bright above. [Refrain]

Source: Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #161

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Although a stormy road I tread
Title: I'll Bear the Cross
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'll journey on beneath the cross
Copyright: Public Domain



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