If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.@Matthew 16:24
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Henry W. Beecher (1813-1887)

Stanza 1: Thomas Shepherd, Penitential Cries, 1693, alt. Stanza 2: Apparently from a missionary collection published in Norwich, England, early 19th Century. Stanza 3: The Oberlin Social and Sabbath School Hymn Book, by George N. Allen, 1844. Stanzas 4-5: From the Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes, by Henry W. Beecher (New York: AMS. Barnes and Burr, 1855).

Maitland George N. Allen, in The Oberlin Social and Sabbath Hymn Book, 1844 ( pdf nwc).

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George N. Allen (1812-1877)

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.

Upon the crystal pavement down
At Jesus’ piercèd feet,
Joyful I’ll cast my golden crown
And His dear name repeat.

O precious cross! O glorious crown!
O resurrection day!
When Christ the Lord from Heav’n comes down
And bears my soul away.

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Christ Fainting under the Cross
Gustave Doré (1832-1883)