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;
Christ's strength shall bear your spirit up
and brace your heart, support your arm.
3 Take up your cross, heed not the shame,
and let your foolish pride be still;
For Christ did not refuse to die
upon a cross on Calvary's hill.
4 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.
|First Line:||"Take up your cross," the Savior said|
|Title:||"Take Up Your Cross," the Savior Said|
|Author:||Charles W. Everest (1883, alt.)|
|Topic:||Cross of Believers; Discipleship; Lent(3 more...)|
|Name:||DEUS TUORUM MILITUM|
|Source:||Grenoble Antiphoner, 1753|