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.