My cross

God laid on me a cross to carry

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [God laid on me a cross to carry]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 God laid on me a cross to carry,
Which I felt more than I could bear;
But in the desert, faint and famished,
Lo! It was food and shelter there;
And then to my great grief and wonder,
The cross I bore in grief and pain;
Had straightway leaped upon my shoulder,
And became my cross again.

Refrain:
But some day, some glad day,
When I shall lay my burden down,
I’ll awaken in God’s presence,
To find my cross is changed into my crown.

2 I met a lion on my journey,
And lo! The cross was in my hand;
A trusty weapon and it laid him
In silence on the desert sands;
And then to my great grief and wonder,
The cross I bore in grief and pain;
Had straightway leaped upon my shoulder,
And became my cross again. [Refrain]

3 And so my cross becomes a blessing,
And lighter grows as years roll on;
I would not lose it, lest another
My weary back be laid upon;
For God who gave in tender mercy,
Well knew how much to lay on me;
And so I’ll bear it uncomplaining,
Until I His face shall see. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #35

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

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First Line: God laid on me a cross to carry
Title: My cross
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: But some day, some glad day
Copyright: Public Domain

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