655. "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, heed not 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 every danger brave:
he 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 they who bear the cross
may hope to win 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.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: Matthew 16:24-25; Mark 8:34-35; Luke 9:23-24; Luke 14:27; Hebrews 12:2
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: BOURBON
Harmonizer: Louisa McAllister (1958)
Meter: L.M.
Key: e minor
Source: Hesperian Harp, 1848



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