The Cross-Bearing Road


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This track is included in our “King of the Night” CD Album.



For what do you sorrow, Rich Ruler, for what?

For what must you sadly go home?

For what have you bid such a somber farewell

And turned from the cross-bearing road?



Swiftly you came, eager to know what you could do to ransom your soul.

Slowly you turn, sadly you go; too costly was the cross-bearing road.


Rich Ruler, for what has your countenance fell?

Tell Me what takes your smile away?

Were the treasures in heaven an offer too small

To trade for your riches today?


What grieves you, Rich Ruler, what grips at your soul?

What pleasure is too hard to leave?

Tell Me what fleeting joy has imprisoned you now

While it is stealing the joy found in Me?


Who calls you, Rich Ruler, who calls you today

With an urgent and powerful plea?

What master has won your allegiance and love

And kept you from following Me?

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Sheet Music & Audio Formats

SATB a cappella ($6.00, may print 4), MP3 ($1.00)