Saturday, March 22, 2008

Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?

By Thomas Shepherd, G. N. Allen, and Henry Ward Beecher

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.

1 comment:

  1. I love the message of this 200-year-old hymn, so I thought I would post it for all my Christian readers. I suppose the rest of you will have to deal with it on this Easter weekend. At best, I hope it can convey what Christianity is truly about to EVERYONE.