I Have Taken Up My Cross

I have taken up my cross for Jesus

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [I have taken up my cross for Jesus]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

1 I have taken up my cross for Jesus,
I would follow in His footsteps here below,
Tho’ the way is often rough and narrow,
All the way with Him I mean to go.

I will never lay down the cross,
Tho’ on me the world may frown;
I will never lay down the blessed cross,
Until I’ve received my crown.

2 Tho’ the world should leave me and forsake me,
I shall be content for Christ will still abide;
Tho’ the pow’rs of evil may surround me,
In the shadow of His wings I hide. [Refrain]

3 O the hallowed cross has wondrous glory,
And I know that crucified with Christ am I;
If on earth I bear the cross for Jesus,
I shall live and reign with Him on high. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 2 #11

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have taken up my cross for Jesus
Title: I Have Taken Up My Cross
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I will never lay down the cross
Publication Date: 1917
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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