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"The Cross and The Crown"

Words and Music by Dave Laborde and Lawrence Keith Holder.

Dedicated to Mike and Linda Ray, Missionaries to the Ukraine

Copyright (C) 1997 and MIDI sequence (P) 1997 Lawrence Keith Holder
151 Charles Dr., Martin, TN 38237.

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The Cross and The Crown
Words & Music by Dave Laborde and Lawrence Keith Holder
Copyright (c) 1997 Lawrence Keith Holder

1. The glory of the crown
Won't preceed this cross I've found
On the road that led me to a hill called Calvary.
Oh, I long to see the throne,
But before I reach my home
I know the bearing of my cross is meant to be...

Chorus:
The cross is not a simple load to carry,
But I will not let the hardship slow me down,
For by the grace of God above
I am called to serve in love,
And the trail of the cross leads to a crown!

2. Let my life's aim ever be
To let the world see Christ in me
As I follow my Redeemer with a cross much like His own.
Then one day I'll lay it down
And replace it with a crown,
And gain eternal rest this world has never known...

(Repeat Chorus; add:)
Yes, by the grace of God above
I am called to serve in love,
And the trail of the cross leads to a crown!