Scripture Verse

Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Revelation 2:10

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Fa­mous Hymns, ed­it­ed by Ed­win O. Ex­cell & Dan­i­el B. Tow­ner (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bi­ble In­sti­tute Col­port­age As­so­ci­a­tion, 1907), num­ber 112.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney
(1837–1899)

Lyrics

Be strong and courageous
Whate’er may befall,
We know our Redeemer
Will answer our call;
Tho’ sorrow and trials
Are weighing us down,
Yet hope looks away
From the cross to the crown.

Refrain

From the cross to the crown
Let us follow our Lord,
From the cross to the crown
Let us cling to His Word;
Tho’ sorrow and trials
Are weighing us down,
Yet faith leads us on
From the cross to the crown!

His cup of affliction
Was filled to the brim,
And are we not willing
To suffer for Him?
The robe of His glory
For us He laid down,
To show us the path
From the cross to the crown.

Refrain

This life is a conflict,
A battle with sin,
Yet trusting in Jesus
Thro’ grace we shall win;
The world may oppose us,
The tempter may frown,
Yet faith leadeth on
From the cross to the crown.

Refrain

Tho’ friends that are dearest
Have gone from our sight,
’Tis only to enter
The mansions of light;
Their warfare is over,
Their burdens laid down,
How short was their path
From the cross to the crown!

Refrain