The United Methodist Hymnal


Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone

1.	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.

2.	How happy are the saints above, 
	who once went sorrowing here! 
	But now they taste unmingled love, 
	and joy without a tear.

3.	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.

WORDS: Thomas Shepherd, 1855
MUSIC: George N. Allen, 1844
Theme: Commitment; Jesus Christ: Cross; Jesus Christ: Love of; Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace: Personal Holiness