294. Take Up Thy Cross

1 "Take up thy cross," the Savior said,
"If thou wouldst My disciple be;
Deny thyself, the world forsake,
And humbly follow after Me."

2 Take up thy cross; let not its weight
Fill thy weak spirit with alarm;
His strength shall bear thy spirit up,
And brace thy heart and nerve thine arm.

3 Take up thy cross, nor heed the shame;
Nor let thy foolish pride rebel;
Thy Lord for thee the cross endured,
To save thy soul from death and hell.

4 Take up thy cross and follow Christ;
Nor think till death to lay it down;
For only He who bears the cross
May hope to wear the glorious crown.

Text Information
First Line: "Take up thy cross," the Savior said
Title: Take Up Thy Cross
Author: Charles W. Everest, 1814-1877
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2011
Topic: The Christian Life: Dedication and Consecration; Consecration; Cross (1 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: B♭ Major
Source: William Gardiner's Sacred Melodies, 1815
Notes: Lower key (Ab), No. 308

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