1 “Take up your cross,” the Savior said,
“if you would my disciple be;
deny yourself, the world forsake,
and humbly follow after me.”
2 Take up your cross, let not its weight
fill your weak spirit with alarm;
his strength shall bear your spirit up,
and nerve your heart, and brace your arm.
3 Take up your cross, heed not the shame,
nor let your foolish pride rebel;
your Lord for you the cross endured,
and fought the powers of death and hell.
4 Take up your cross and follow Christ,
nor think till death to lay it down;
for only they who bear the cross
may hope to win the glorious crown.
|First Line:||"Take up your cross," the Savior said|
|Title:||"Take Up Your Cross," the Savior Said|
|Paraphraser:||Charles W. Everest, 1814-1877|
|Scripture:||2 Corinthians 12:9-10; Matthew 16:24-25; 2 Corinthians 4:7-12; Luke 14:27; Revelation 2:10; Luke 9:23-24; Hebrews 12:2; Mark 8:34-35|
|Key:||d minor or modal|