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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."

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          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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