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747. Take Up Thy Cross and Follow Me

1 I walked one day along a country road,
And there a stranger journeyed, too,
Bent low beneath the burden of His load:
It was a cross, a cross I knew.

Refrain:
“Take up thy cross and follow Me,”
I hear the blessed Savior call;
How can I make a lesser sacrifice,
When Jesus gave His all? I cried,

2 “Lord Jesus,” and He spoke my name;
I saw His hands all bruised and torn;
I stooped to kiss away the marks of shame,
The shame for me that He had borne. [Refrain]

3 “Oh, let me bear Thy cross, dear Lord,” I cried,
And, lo, a cross for me appeared,
The one, forgotten, I had cast aside,
The one, so long, that I had feared. [Refrain]

4 My cross I’ll carry till the crown appears—
The way I journey soon will end—
Where God Himself shall wipe away all tears,
And friend hold fellowship with friend. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I walked one day along a country road
Title: Take Up Thy Cross and Follow Me
Author: A. H. A. (1922)
Meter: 10.8.10.8 R
Scripture: Luke 9:23
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Take_Up_Thy_Cross_and_Follow_Me); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (26)
Refrain First Line: “Take up thy cross and follow Me,”
Tune Information
Name: [I walked one day along a country road]
Composer: Alfred H. Ackley (1922)
Meter: 10.8.10.8 R
Key: F Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Take_Up_Thy_Cross_and_Follow_Me); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (26)



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