Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone Thomas Shepherd (1665-1739)

Must Jesus bear the cross alone

And all the world go free?

No, there’s a cross for everyone

And there’s a cross for me.

How happy are the saints above

Who once went sorrowing here!

But now they taste unmingled love

And joy without a tear.

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!

When Christ the Lord from Heav’n comes down

And bears my soul away.

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