Must He Bear the Cross Alone?

On that cold and bitter plain

Author: A. C. Martin
Tune: [On that cold and bitter plain]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 On that cold and bitter plain,
Our dear Savior there was slain;
Made to bear a cross of sin,
For a world of thankless men.

O dear friends, it was for you,
All this suff’ring He passed thru;
Has affection from you flown?
Must He bear the cross alone?

2 Oh, they nailed Him to the tree,
Cursed Him in His agony;
And the moment that He died,
They did pierce His blessèd side. [Refrain]

3 Then the sun no longer shone,
And the hoary hills did moan;
While the day that was so bright,
Slowly turned to darkest night. [Refrain]

4 Friends then laid Him in the tomb,
Midst the evening’s gathering gloom;
In the night’s lone silence gray,
Angels rolled the stone away. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12515

Author: A. C. Martin

Lived in Lingleville, Texas Gloria Martin, granddaughter Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: On that cold and bitter plain
Title: Must He Bear the Cross Alone?
Author: A. C. Martin
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O dear friends it was for you
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #12515
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The Cyber Hymnal #12515

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