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Performer: Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver Album: Kept and Protected (1997) Words and music: Johnson Oatman Jnr Transcribed: Guitar Picker - www.gospelmusic.org.uk I'll Trade the Old Cross for a Crown Capo: 2nd fret A A E A I shall not bear the cross through yon City, A7 D A When the burdens of life are laid down. E A A7 When I knock on the portals of heaven, D E A I will trade the old cross for a crown. Though the cross oftentimes has been heavy, And all fortune on me begins to frown. But how happy I'll be over yonder, When I trade the old cross for a crown. Chorus: A E A A7 And I will trade the old cross for a crown, D A E A When the burdens of life I lay down. E A A7 When those pearly gates for me shall swing open, D E A I will trade the old cross for a crown. Every cross that I bear for my Saviour, Will at last one day when He calls me lay down. And all my sorrow will then be forgotten, And that's when I'll trade the old cross for a crown. Chorus D E A D A Oh and I will trade the old cross for a crown.Home