I Will Trade the Old Cross for a Crown Lyrics & Chords

By Johnson Oatman Jr. and John M. Henson

(D)I shall not bear the (A)cross through yon (D)city When the (G)burdens of life are laid (D)down. When I knock on the (A)portals of (D)Heaven I will (G)trade the old (A)cross for a (D)crown. Chorus (D)Yes, I’ll trade the old (A)cross for a (D)crown, When the (A)burdens of (E)life are laid (A)down. When the (D)pearly gates for (F#)me shall swing (G)open, (D)I will (G)trade the old (A)cross for a (D)crown. Tho’ the cross oftentimes has been heavy, And oft fortune on me seems to frown, But how happy I’ll be over yonder When I trade the old cross for a crown. Oft, my bark has been tossed on life’s billows, And each wave tries my vessel to drown. But no storm cloud can harm me forever When I trade the old cross for a crown. Ev’ry cross that I bear for my Savior Will at last, when He calls, be laid down, And my sorrows will all be forgotten When I trade the old cross for a crown.

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