I Will Trade The Old Cross For A Crown
I'll Trade the Old Cross for a Crown

I shall not bear the cross through yon City,
When the burdens of life are laid down.
When I knock on the portals of heaven,
I will trade the old cross for a crown

Though the cross often times 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


Chorus:
And I will trade the old cross for a crown,
When the burdens of life are laid down.
When those pearly gates for me shall swing open,
I will trade the old cross for a crown.


Every cross that I bear for my Saviour,
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.