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Must Jesus bear the cross alone

COVERED BY ELVIS

Shine On Me - (Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone)


recording date elvis: friday, 31 March 1972; Concert
first release:


originally by: The Wiseman Sextet

recording year: 1923
originally written by: Shepherd;Beecher;Allen
catalognumber: 1093
label: rainbow




The hymn, "Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone?" originally read "Shall Simon bear the cross alone, and other saints be free." Thomas Shepherd, the author, used his hymn after preaching about Simon Peter, who was believed to have been crucified upside down. Later, the hymn was altered to refer to Jesus. The hymn was written in 1693. Henry Beecher added further verses in the 19th century. George Allen provided the music usually associated with the hymn in 1844, although it is sometimes also sung to the tune of "Amazing Grace."
The Wiseman Sextet made what was probably the first recording of "Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone" in July 1923. The number was titled "Shine On Me," based on the "Shine On Me" chorus used during the last minute of the recording. It was released as a single on Rainbow 1093.
Elvis's concert version was sung as a medley together with "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" and "Nearer My God To Thee."


Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone
performed by:
The Wiseman Sextet

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Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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