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The Crown Above the Cross

When the ills of life beset me

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the ills of life beset me,
And my heart is sore with loss,
Then I think of Christ, my Saviour,
As He bore His heavy cross;
And I Cry, “O shame upon you,
Coward heart, to shrink like this
‘Neath the burdens laid upon you!
What are loads like thine to His?”

Heart of mine, forget thy sorrow,
Think not of earth’s cares and dross,
But of Him who points the pilgrim
To the crown above the cross.

2 Christ, forgive my weak complainings,
Give me courage day by day,
For the trials that will meet me
All along my pilgrim way;
Lord, dear Lord, I do not ask Thee
Every cross to bear for me,
But the strength to bear them bravely—
Only that I ask of Thee. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #104

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the ills of life beset me
Title: The Crown Above the Cross
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Heart of mine forget thy sorrow
Publication Date: 1920
Copyright: Public Domain


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Hymns for Today #104

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