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 Calv'ry's hill.
4 Take up your cross, then, in his strength,
And calmly ev'ry danger brave;
It guides you to a better home
And leads to vict'ry o'er the grave.
5 Take up your 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.
|First Line:||Take up your cross, the Savior said|
|Title:||Take Up Your Cross|
|Author:||Charles W. Everest, 1814-1877|
|Scripture:||Matthew 16:21-27; Mark 8:34; Luke 9:18-24; Luke 14:25-33; Hebrews 12:1-3|
|Topic:||Ordinary Time 12, Year C; Ordinary Time 13, Year A; Ordinary Time 22, Year A(19 more...)|
|Name:||O JESU, MI DULCISSIME|
|Source:||Clausener Gesangbuch, 1655|