Take Thy Cross

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.

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

Josephine Pollard USA 1834-1892. Born at NYC, NY, one of seven children and daughter of an architect, she attended an exclusive girls school, Spingler Institute, and was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church. She was a founding member of the professional women’s club, Sorosis. She never married. She became an author, poet, and hymnist, writing many children’s books and for children’s magazines, including Harper’s, Scribner’s, and the New York Ledger. She wrote 44 books, mostly religious, for children, but also about history, birds, sports and games, and adventure stories. She also wrote 100+ hymn lyrics as well. She worked as an editor for the Sunday School Times and for the Methodist Book Concern, where she edited… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Brother, take thy cross and bear it
Title: Take Thy Cross
Author: Josephine Pollard
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Take thy cross
Copyright: Public Domain



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