Joyful Harts Music Library
The sound file is looped.
1. As the song plays the first time, make remarks emphasizing the sacrifice that Jesus made and the things He endured for us all. (During Verse 1 - 2)
2. Read Isaiah 53: 1 - 5 (During Verses 3 - 4)
3. Let the song end.
4. When the song restarts sing Verses 1 - 4 together.
5. Prayer and Meditation.
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.
O precious cross! O glorious crown!
O resurrection day!
When Christ the Lord from Heav’n comes down
And bears my soul away.
Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:
and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows:
yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.