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610. "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 soul with vain 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 pride be still;
your Lord refused not e'en to die
upon a cross, on Calv'ry's hill.

4 Take up your cross, then, in his strength,
and calmly sin's wild deluge brave;
'twill guide you to a better home,
it points to glory o'er the grave.

5 Take up your cross, and follow on,
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 your cross," the Savior said
Title: "Take Up Your Cross," the Savior Said
Author: Charles W. Everest (1833; Mod.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Matthew 16:24
Topic: The Christian Life: Tribulation and Suffering; Christian Service; Crown of Life (1 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: QUEBEC
Composer: Henry Baker (1854)
Meter: L.M.
Incipit: 33351 22355 54234 22222
Key: E♭ Major



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