1. I walked one day along a country road,
And there a stranger journeyed, too,
Bent low beneath the burden of His load:
It was a cross, a cross I knew.
“Take up thy cross and follow Me,”
I hear the blessed Savior call;
How can I make a lesser sacrifice,
When Jesus gave His all?
2. I cried, “Lord Jesus,” and He spoke my name;
I saw His hands all bruised and torn;
I stooped to kiss away the marks of shame,
The shame for me that He had borne.
3. “Oh, let me bear Thy cross, dear Lord,” I cried,
And, lo, a cross for me appeared,
The one, forgotten, I had cast aside,
The one, so long, that I had feared.
4. My cross I’ll carry till the crown appears—
The way I journey soon will end—
Where God Himself shall wipe away all tears,
And friend hold fellowship with friend.
Source: 50 Favorites: and July 2013 index of supplement to Evening Light Songs #40
|First Line:||I walked one day along a country road|
|Title:||Take Up Thy Cross and Follow Me|
|Author:||A. H. Ackley (1922)|
|Meter:||10.8.10.8 with refrain|
|Refrain First Line:||Take up thy cross and follow me|
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|50 Favorites: and July 2013 index of supplement to Evening Light Songs #40||Take Up Thy Cross and Follow Me||I walked one day along a country road||[I walked one day along a country road]||Alfred H. Ackley||Luke 9:23||2013|
|Scripture Song Database #3214||Take Up Thy Cross||[Take Up Thy Cross]||Alfred H. Ackley||Mark 9; Mark 8:38||2008||<i>Cyberhymnal</i> (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/, 1996)|
|The Cyber Hymnal #6969||Take Up Thy Cross (Ackley)||I walked one day along a country road||[I walked one day along a country road]||Alfred H. Ackley|
|Timeless Truths #747||Take Up Thy Cross and Follow Me||I walked one day along a country road||[I walked one day along a country road]||A. H. A.||10.8.10.8 R||Luke 9:23||Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Take_Up_Thy_Cross_and_Follow_Me); Anonymous/Unknown, <i>The Blue Book</i> (26)|