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[The cross that He gave may be heavy]

[The cross that He gave may be heavy]

Composer: Ballington Booth (1892)
Published in 118 hymnals

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Composer: Ballington Booth

Rv Ballington Booth United Kingdom 1857-1940 Born in Brighouse, England, the 2nd son of William Booth and Catherine Booth, founders of the Salvation Army, he became a Christian minister. In his teens he began preaching, singing and playing his concertina at open-air meetings sponsored by the Salvation Army. He became a Colonel in that organization at 23 and was positioned as a training officer. He later moved to Australia, followed by the U.S., and then Canada. He married Maud Charlesworth in 1886. Together they were assigned to the U.S., as the Salvation Army was becoming a world-wide organization. They became American citizens the following year, During the 1890s depression the Booths established shelters for homeless men. Altho… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [The cross that He gave may be heavy]
Composer: Ballington Booth (1892)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 55456 35422 34576
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Piano Solo

  • Sacred Transcriptions for Piano No. 1
    Composer/Editor Wilda Jackson Auld
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1941) pp. 24


Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #481

Sacred Selections for the Church #324

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #502


Small Church Music #5506


The Cyber Hymnal #865

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #160


Timeless Truths #163

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Yes, Lord! #240


生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #333

Include 109 pre-1979 instances
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