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634. Take Up Your Cross

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.

Text Information
First Line: Take up your cross, the Savior said
Title: Take Up Your Cross
Author: Charles W. Everest, 1814-1877
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: LM
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Ordinary Time 12, Year C; Ordinary Time 13, Year A; Ordinary Time 22, Year A (19 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: O JESU, MI DULCISSIME
Meter: LM
Key: d minor
Source: Clausener Gesangbuch, 1655



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TAKE UP THY CROSS (United Methodist Hymnal 415)
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TAKE UP YOUR CROSS (Lift Up Your Hearts 326)
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