351. "Take Up Your Cross," the Savior Said

1 “Take up your cross,” the Savior said,
“if you would my disciple be;
deny yourself, the world forsake,
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 nerve your heart, and brace your arm.

3 Take up your cross, heed not the shame,
nor let your foolish pride rebel;
your Lord for you the cross endured,
and fought the powers of death and hell.

4 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
Paraphraser: Charles W. Everest, 1814-1877
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: L.M.
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: DISTRESS
Meter: L.M.
Key: d minor
Copyright: Public Domain



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