Gladly the Cross I'd Bear

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Gladly the Cross I'd Bear

Post by Guest » Sun Jul 31, 2005 8:01 pm

Need to find the lyrics of this hymn for a member of our Church Congration who has promised to donate money to Christian Aid if the lyrics can be found. I believe a line is "Gladly the Cross I'd bear for Jesus". Please email me at [email][/email] Many thanks. Angharad
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Gladly the Cross I'd Bear

Post by ejroby » Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:59 pm

This is not listed on the CCLI page, nor the Cyber Hymnal, which is the outstanding source online for hymns nor in my small collection of hymnals. In fact, all I could find are the old jokes about the hymn being confused by small children as "Gladly the cross-eyed bear", or also known as "Gladly my cross I'd bear".
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Gladly the Cross I'd Bear

Post by steveliu » Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:22 pm

This may or may not be it (although it's almost certainly the inspiration for "Gladly, The Cross Eyed Bear" :) )

It's a hymn called "Keep Thou My Way", words by Fanny Crosby, music by Theodore E. Perkins:

Keep Thou my way, O Lord, Be Thou ever nigh;
Strong is Thy mighty arm, Weak and frail am I;
Thou, my unchanging Friend, on Thee my hopes depend;
Till life's brief day shall end, Be Thou ever nigh.

Keep Thou my heart, O Lord, Ever close to Thee;
Safe in Thine arms of love, Shall my refuge be;
Then, o'er a tranquil tide, My bark shall safely glide;
I shall be satisfied, Ever close to Thee.

Keep Thou my all, O Lord, Hide my life in Thine;
O let Thy sacred light O'er my pathway shine;
Kept by Thy tender care, Gladly the cross I'll bear
Hear Thou and grant my pray'r, Hide my life in Thine.

Hope it helps :)

God bless,

Gladly the Cross I'd Bear

Post by Guest » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:45 pm

No, it's more direct than that.
I think its starts:

"Gladly the Cross I'd bear,
For him that diddly diddly dum"

(e.g. "for him that sits upon the throne")

Gladly the Cross I'd Bear

Post by Guest » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:54 pm

Try, Keep Thou my Way by Fanny Crosby.
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