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388. O what, if we are Christ's

1 O what, if we are Christ's,
Is earthly shame or loss?
Bright shall the crown of glory be
When we have borne the cross.

2 Keen was the trial once,
Bitter the cup of woe,
When martyred saints, baptized in blood,
Christ's sufferings shared below.

3 Bright is their glory now,
Boundless their joy above,
Where on the bosom of their God,
They rest in perfect love.

4 Lord, may that grace be ours,
Like them in faith to bear
All that of sorrow, grief or pain,
May be our portion here.

5 Enough if Thou at last
The word of blessing give,
And let us rest in thine own home,
Where saints and angels live.

6 All glory, Lord, to Thee,
Whom heav'n and earth adore;
To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
One God forevermore.


Text Information
First Line: O what, if we are Christ's
Author: Henry Williams Baker (1852. a)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1917
Topic: The Christian Life: Cross and Comfort
Tune Information
Composer: Frederick A. Gore Ouseley (1801)
Meter: S. M.
Key: A♭ Major

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