Brother, take thy cross and bear it

Brother, take thy cross and bear it

Author: Josephine Pollard
Tune: [Brother, take thy cross and bear it]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Brother, take thy cross and bear it,
Dark and heavy though it be;
Jesus his command has given,
Take thy cross, and follow me.

Refrain:
Take thy cross,
Take thy cross,
Take thy cross whate'er it be;
Take thy cross,
Take thy cross,
Learn to bear it cheerfully.

2 Brother, take thy cross of sorrow;
Bear the heavy weight of pain;
Jesus bent 'neath such a burden,
Why should such as thou complain. [Refrain]

3 Brother, take thy cross and follow
Jesus through the shadows dim;
Thou wilt find thy burden easy,
If thou wilt depend on him. [Refrain]

4 Brother, take thy cross; for Jesus
Gives thee strength its weight to bear;
Trust him in the time of sorrow,
He will hear and answer prayer. [Refrain]

Source: Calvary Songs #91

Author: Josephine Pollard

Pollard, Josephine, born in New York, circa 1840, is the author of (1) "I stood outside the gate" (Lent), (2) "Joy-bells ringing, Children singing" (Joy) in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Brother, take thy cross and bear it
Author: Josephine Pollard
Refrain First Line: Take thy cross
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

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Calvary Songs #91

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