Bear the cross for Jesus, bear the cross today

Bear the cross for Jesus, bear the cross today

Author: Francis A. Blackmer
Tune: [Bear the cross for Jesus]
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1. Bear the cross for Jesus,
Bear the cross to-day;
In His peoples' presence
Deign thy vows to pay.

Chorus:
Bear the cross, bear the cross,
Bear the cross for Jesus;
Bear the cross, bear the cross,
Bear the cross to-day.

2. Bear the cross for Jesus,
Bear the cross to-day;
Answer when He bids thee,
Speak, or sing, or pray. [Chorus]

3. Listen to the Spirit,
Teaching all His will;
If thou heed its whisp'rings
Joy thy soul shall fill. [Chorus]

Source: The Gospel Awakening: a collection of original and selected "hymns and spiritual songs" for the use in gospel meetings everywhere #50

Author: Francis A. Blackmer

Blackmer, Francis Augustus. (Ware, Massachusetts, February 17, 1855--October 8, 1930, Somerville, Massachusetts). Advent Christian musician. His parents, Augustus and Jane Blackmer, were among those caught up in the excitement of the Millerite Movement. One son, Fred, became an Advent Christian minister. Francis, with a talent recognized at an early age, consecrated his own life to Christian service as a musician. He was immersed in baptism at the Adventist campmeeting in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Elder Miles Grant. His early years were spend in central Massachusetts, his schooling at Wilbraham Academy. He was largely self-taught in harmony and musical composition. He wrote the words and music to his first gospel song, "Out on the f… Go to person page >

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First Line: Bear the cross for Jesus, bear the cross today
Author: Francis A. Blackmer

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