Hymn 296B - Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?

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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.

How happy are the saints above,

Who once went sorrowing here!

But now they taste unmingled love

And joy without a tear.

O precious cross! O glorious crown!

O resurrection day!

Ye angels, from the stars come down,

And bear my soul away.

And when these failing lips grow dumb

And mind and mem’ry flee,

When Thou shalt in Thy kingdom come,

Jesus, remember me!