The second oldest college in America, it was founded at the request of the Anglican Church. The article by J. You might wonder if the idiom always has a religious aspect to it. In fact, the article reported this:. All is not rosy for young Stockwell.
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He has the same hair and much the same brooding handsomeness of Dean. You would find a heavier cross to bear on turning back than you have to bear in going forward, to say nothing of what you would find when you came to the City of Destruction.
It was undoubtedly a favorite expression of religious men, and it was used in a poem collected by Reverend John Newton, Rector of St. Mary Woolnoth and St.
a cross to bear
He attributes the poem to the late Dr. Lord, we return thee what we can! Our heart shall sound abroad, Salvation, to the dying Man, And to the rising God! It was used in to refer to the act of suffering troubles patiently. It was, however, in a letter to Catharine of Aragon 16 December — 7 January , written by Dutch Renaissance humanist, social critic, and theologian Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus 27 October — 12 July — also known as Erasmus of Rotterdam — that the idiom is found.
Yes, We All Have Our Cross to Bear
This is a requirement of our licensing agreement with music Gracenote. I didn't know where to look for you last night I didn't know where to find you I didn't know how I could touch that light That's always gathering behind you I didn't know that I would find a way To find you in the morning But love can pull you out of yesterday As it takes you without warning I want to be a long time friend to you I want to be a long time known Not one of your memory's used-to-be's A summer's fading song It's from me, it's to you For your eyes It's a weight, a wonder that is wise I am here, you are there Love is our cross to bear I know I'll think of us upon that hill With the golden moon arising And the stars will fall around us still While the love is realizing And so it is until we meet again And I throw my arms around you You can count the gray hairs in my head I'll still be thankful that I found you.