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To bear the cross a few days more

To bear the cross a few days more

Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 To bear the cross a few days more,
Will fit us for that happy day:
When all our suff'rings heretofore,
Shall be for ever done away.

2 The virtues strive to serve the Lord,
And seek his blessed will to do;
In yonder world is their reward,
For all their suff'rings here below.

3 Oft times they feel their souls enjoy'd,
When they have heav'nly things in view:
But soon their pleasures are destroy'd;
No joys are perfect here below.

4 We are but men and oft we fail;
What changes in this life take place;
When Satan, world and flesh prevail,
How soon it mars and breaks or peace.

5 With pain and sickness here oppress'd,
And such like evils interpose,
Our minds are griev'd, our hearts distress'd,
When we must war with such like foes.

6 No constant happiness is found,
As long as we on earth abide,
When sin besets us all around,
And we are tried on ev'ry side.

7 Lo here we seek, but there we find,
Where we in glory shall appear,
And perfect peace shall fill the mind,
And banish ev'ry doubt and fear.

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.) #CCXXXVI

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