Photo © 1996 Mary Saxton [Griffin].
"The Cross and The Crown"
Words and Music by Dave Laborde and Larry Holder
Dedicated to Mike and Linda Ray, Missionaries to the Ukraine
Copyright © 1997 Dave Laborde and Larry Holder (admin. by Larry Holder Music)
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This song was written with my friend a college roommate, Dave Laborde.
The Cross and The Crown Words & Music by Dave Laborde and Lawrence Keith Holder Copyright (c) 1997 Dave Laborde and Larry Holder (admin. by Larry Holder Music) 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!