758. "Take Up Your Cross," the Savior Said

1 "Take up your cross," the Savior said,
"if you would my disciple be;
take up your cross with willing heart,
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 brace your heart, and nerve your arm.

3 Take up your cross, nor heed the shame,
and let your foolish heart be still;
the Lord for you accepted death,
upon a cross, on Calvary's hill.

4 Take up your cross, then, in his strength,
and calmly ev'ry danger brave:
it guides you to abundant life
and leads to victory o'er the grave.

5 Take up your cross, and follow Christ,
nor think till death to lay it down;
for only those who bear the cross
may hope to wear the glorious crown.

Text Information
First Line: "Take up your cross," the Savior said
Title: "Take Up Your Cross," the Savior Said
Author: Charles W. Everest (1833, alt.)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Temptation and Conflict; Christ--Invitation of; Conflict (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: BRESLAU
Meter: L.M.
Key: A Major
Source: As Hymnodus Sacer, Leipzig (1625), alt.



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