Count It All Joy

Count it all joy to bear the cross of Jesus

Author: William Edie Marks
Tune: [Count it all joy to bear the cross of Jesus]
Published in 10 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Count it all joy to bear the cross of Jesus!
Just a little burden for the Master’s sake;
Soon there will be exceeding weight of glory
For His tried and faithful servants to partake.

Count it all joy, count it all joy,
Count it joy to serve the Lord from day to day;
Count it all joy to bear the cross of Jesus,
All things work for good to those who love the Lord.

2 Count it all joy when sorely tried and tempted!
He has promised grace to help in time of need;
Trusting in God, press ever on to conquer,
He will always prove to be a friend indeed. [Refrain]

3 Count it all joy when walking thro’ the valley!
Even in the night the Lord will give a song;
Jesus can turn thy sorrow into gladness;
Praise and honor unto Him for aye belong. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9791

Author: William Edie Marks

Born: July 1872, Delaware (probably Wilmington) Died: November 20, 1954, Wilmington, Delaware. Buried: Lombardy Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware. Marks was ap­par­ent­ly liv­ing in Wilm­ing­ton, Del­a­ware, in 1913. His works in­clude: Cream of Song, with Le­an­der Pick­ett & O. B. Cul­pep­per & (Lou­is­ville, Ken­tucky: Pick­ett Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1906) Tears and Tri­umphs No. 4, with Le­an­der Pick­ett & Ben­ja­min Butts (Lou­is­ville, Ken­tucky: Pen­te­cost­al Pub­lish­ing Company, 1910) Noted Hymns, 1927 (ed­it­or) Lyrics-- Christmas Joy Tasting the Joys Trying to Be More like Je­sus We Shall Hear Him Say, "Well Done" Music-- Best Thing I Ev… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Count it all joy to bear the cross of Jesus
Title: Count It All Joy
Author: William Edie Marks
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Count it all joy, count it all joy
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9791
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The Cyber Hymnal #9791

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