Bearing his cross

Representative Text

1 Thro’ the gate of the city they led Him still
Bearing His cross;
Till He came to the summit of Calv’ry’s hill,
Bearing His cross;
As a sheep by the shearers is meekly led,
He endured it for us, and no word He said,
Bearing His cross.

Refrain:
O wonder of wonders, can it be
All for me, all for me?
O wonder of wonders, can it be
All for me?

2 Tho’ he knew what it meant, yet He turned not back,
Bearing His cross;
And He patiently trod all the weary track,
Bearing His cross;
Though the tree was so heavy, ‘twould not compare
With the burden of sin which He carried there,
Bearing His cross. [Refrain]

3 They had never been able to lead Him thus,
Bearing His cross;
If He had not been willing to die for us,
Bearing His cross;
For He laid down the life which He took again,
And the joy set before Him surpassed the pain—
Bearing His cross. [Refrain]

4 All the burdens are gone which He took that day,
Bearing His cross;
Nevermore will He travel that blood stain’d way,
Bearing His cross;
When we see Him in glory enthroned on high,
How we’ll thank Him that thus He went forth to die,
Bearing His cross. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Gospel Songs #79

Author: Ada R. Habershon

Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Through the gate of the city
Title: Bearing his cross
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Refrain First Line: O wonder of wonders
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

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Alexander's Gospel Songs #79

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Alexander's Gospel Songs No. 2 #46

Alexander's Hymns No. 2 #12

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Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #172

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Alexander's Male Choir #4

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Choice Hymns of the Faith #184

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Laymens' Missionary Movement Convention Hymnal #70

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Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #190

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The Greatest Hymns #294

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The Service Hymnal #460

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Victorious Life Hymns #39

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