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The Cross Is Not Greater

The cross that He gave may be heavy

Author: Ballington Booth (1892)
Tune: [The cross that He gave may be heavy]
Published in 142 hymnals

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Full Text

1 The cross that He gave may be heavy,
But it ne'er outweighs His grace;
The storm that I fear'd may surround me,
But it ne'er excludes His face.

The cross is not greater than His grace,
The storm cannot hide His blessed face;
I am satisfied to know
That with Jesus here below,
I can conquer ev'ry foe.

2 The thorns in my path are not sharper
Than composed His crown for me;
The cup that I drink not more bitter
Than He drank in Gethsemane. [Chorus]

3 The light of His love shineth brighter,
As it falls on paths of woe,
The toil of my work groweth lighter,
As I stoop to raise the low. [Chorus]

4 His will I have joy in fulfilling,
As I'm walking in His sight,
My all to the blood I am bringing,
It alone can keep me right. [Chorus]

Source: Tabernacle Hymns Number Four: a choice collection of hymns and songs for every religious use #87

Author: Ballington Booth

Ballington Booth (July 28, 1857 – October 5, 1940) was an Officer in The Salvation Army and a co-founder of Volunteers of America. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The cross that He gave may be heavy
Title: The Cross Is Not Greater
Author: Ballington Booth (1892)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The cross is not greater than His grace
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #865
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #5506
  • PDF Score (PDF)
Timeless Truths #163
  • The_Cross_Is_Not_Greater.pdf (PDF)


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Small Church Music #5506Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #865TextScoreAudio
The New National Baptist Hymnal #115
Timeless Truths #163TextAudio
Include 138 pre-1979 instances