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No cross to carry over there

What though our backs are bending at times

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [What though our backs are bending at times]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 What tho' our backs are bending at times beneath the load,
When oft the cross is heavy that we bear,
This thought should bring us comfort upon life's weary road,
There'll be no cross to carry over there.

Refrain:
There'll be no cross to carry over there,
Not a burden, not a sorrow, not a care;
Tho' here we faint and falter and bend beneath the load,
There will be no cross to carry over there.

2 Perhaps a cross of sorrow has almost weighed us down,
When skies are filled with clouds of dark despair,
'Tis then we hear Faith whisper, "Beyond the Cross the Crown,
There'll be no cross to carry over there." [Refrain]

3 If we would reign with Jesus above yon starry dome,
His cross while on our journey we must share,
But O, the joy of finding when we are safe at home,
There'll be no cross to carry over there. [Refrain]

4 So we will bear for Jesus His cross along life's way,
Until we reach those mansions bright and fair,
Then we'll sing hallelujah, because for endless days
There'll be no cross to carry over there. [Refrain]

Source: Worship and Service #104

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

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First Line: What though our backs are bending at times
Title: No cross to carry over there
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: There'll be no cross to carry over there
Copyright: Public Domain

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