Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone Lyrics
1 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.
2 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.
3 Upon the crystal pavement, down
At Jesus’ pierced feet,
Joyful, I’ll cast my golden crown
And His dear name repeat.
4 O precious cross! O glorious crown!
O resurrection day!
Ye angels, from the stars come down
And bear my soul away.
Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone
“Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone” is a hymn that was written in 1693 by Thomas Shepherd.
This song asks a very important question, “Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?”.
And it goes on to say that we too have a cross for ourselves.
As long as we are on this earth, we will have a cross to bear.
A cross that cannot be shared with anybody else.
No one bears it on behalf of someone else.
Parents cannot bear their children’s cross nor vice versa.
Following Christ means bearing your cross too.
The Christian life is never easy. There is a cost to following Christ. For some it might mean leaving their parents.
For some it might mean losing their jobs. And in other cases, it might mean losing your life too.
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