Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?
Words by Thomas Shepherd
Music by George N. Allen

Matthew 16:24
"Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me,
let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me."


          Must Jesus bear the cross alone,
          And all the world go free?
          No; there's a cross for ev'ry one,
          And there's a cross for me.

          The consecrated cross I'll bear,
          Till death shall set me free,
          And then go home my crown to wear,
          For there's a crown for me.

          Upon the crystal pavement, down
          At Jesus' pierced feet,
          Joyful, I'll cast my golden crown,
          And His dear name repeat.

          O precious cross!  O glorious crown!
          O resurrection day!
          Ye angels, from the starts come down,
          And bear my soul away.

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