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Bearing His Cross for Me

I see my Savior with thorn crowned head

Author: Robert Harkness
Tune: [I see my Savior with thorn-crowned head]
Published in 15 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I see my Savior with thorn-crowned head,
Bearing His cross for me;
Thorn-pierced His brow, as by soldiers led,
Bearing His cross for me.

Refrain:
Bearing His cross for me,
Bearing His cross for me,
Wonderful Savior, what anguish He bore,
Bearing His cross for me.

2 I see Him pass thru the city gate,
Bearing His cross for me;
On midst the taunts and the people’s hate,
Bearing His cross for me. [Refrain]

3 I see Him burdened with this world’s sin,
Bearing His cross for me;
Willing to suffer, all hearts to win,
Bearing His cross for me. [Refrain]

Source: The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #107

Author: Robert Harkness

After attending a revival meeting by Reuben Torrey and Charles M. Alexander, Harkness became Alexander’s pianist. He came to Christ shortly thereafter (on a bicycle, he said), and made several round the world tours with Torrey and Alexander. Harkness was especially well known for his program The Music of the Cross, and as the author of correspondence courses in hymn playing. He wrote over 2,000 hymns and Gospel songs in his lifetime. (hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I see my Savior with thorn crowned head
Title: Bearing His Cross for Me
Author: Robert Harkness
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Bearing His cross for me
Publication Date: 1921
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #11998
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
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The Cyber Hymnal #11998

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #107

Include 13 pre-1979 instances
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