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1 To bear the blessed Saviour's Cross,
And follow him in all his ways,
To be content with gain and loss,
Requires the aid of heav'nly grace.
2 First it is pleasing news to hear:
Ye weary souls come unto me,
Your minds I will refresh and cheer,
And of your burthens set you free.
3 But when the Saviour's cause requires
To walk the straight and narrow road;
This proves a cross to their desires,
To those who hate the ways of God.
4 But they who truly love the Lord,
It is their aim and full design,
To look to God and trust his word,
And never murmur or repine.
5 They imitate their glorious head,
And cleave to him their mighty friend;
Oft Satan makes them feel afraid,
Yet they endure unto the end.
6 May I be truly one of those,
That follow Jesus ever more;
Though world and Satan still oppose,
May I not yield unto their pow'r.Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CCLXXXIX