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Counted Worthy

V. Raymond Edman, But God!, (Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids; 1962), p. 131

Rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer&md;Acts 5:41.

If so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together&md;Romans 8:17.

This weighty burden thou dost bear, This heavy cross,It is a gift the Lord bestows,And not a loss;It is a trust that He commits Unto thy care,A precious lesson He has deigned With thee to share.

Rejoice that He so honors theeAnd so esteemsOf highest worth; the crown of thornsWith Him to wear,And all the suffering of that crownWith Him to bear,That by and by His glory, too,With Him thou'lt share.

- Annie Johnson Flint