Take up the cross, and follow Me.@Mark 10:21
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John M. Neale (1818-1866)

John M. Neale, Hymns for Children 1842.

Mainzer Joseph Mainzer, 1841 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Joseph Mainzer (1801-1851)

With Thee, O Lord, begins the year,
With Thee, and with Thy sufferings here;
Thine own example makes it plain,
We too must suffer e’er we reign.

By giving up our will and way,
By self denial every day,
O help us thus to spend this year
And all the time Thou giv’st us here!

Thy way at first seems hard and rough;
Its end is joy and peace enough:
The land where days and years are o’er
And change and grief come nevermore.

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!