Words: Stanza 1: , 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 (New York: AMS. Barnes and Burr, 1855).

Music: Mait­land, , in The Ob­er­lin So­cial and Sab­bath Hymn Book, 1844.

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.