143. [Take up thy cross, the Savior said]

4 Take up thy 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.

6 Till all the world shall learn your love
and follow where your feet have trod,
till, glorious from your heaven above,
shall come the city of our God.

Text Information
First Line: [Take up thy cross, the Savior said]
Author (A): Charles W. Everest
Author (B): Frank Mason North
Publication Date: 1991
Notes: A. Take Up Thy Cross (United Methodist Hymnal #415); B. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life (United Methodist Hymnal #427)
Tune Information
Key: A Major
Source: William Gardiner's Sacred Melodies
Notes: Transposition (Hymnal version in Bb Major)

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