Bearing His cross [He] went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha.@John 19:17
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Christ Carrying the Cross
Girolamo Romanino (1485–1566)

Robert Harkness, in Songs of Salvation, edited by French E. Oliver (Los Angeles, California: Oliver & Harkness, 1921) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Robert Harkness (1880–1961)

I see my Savior with thorn crowned head,
Bearing His cross for me;
Thorn pierced His brow, as by soldiers led,
Bearing His cross for me.

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Bearing His cross for me,
Bearing His cross for me;
Wonderful Savior, what anguish He bore,
Bearing His cross for me.

I see Him pass thro’ the city gate,
Bearing His cross for me;
On midst the taunts and the people’s hate,
Bearing His cross for me.

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I see Him burdened with this world’s sin,
Bearing His cross for me;
Willing to suffer, all hearts to win,
Bearing His cross for me.

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