1 "If thou wouldst My disciple be,
Take up thy cross and follow Me;"
And where the Lord before has gone,
Fear not, my soul, to follow on.
There is no crown (There is no crown)
without the cross, (without the cross,)
No victor's palm without the dross; (without the dross;)
If I at last (If I at last)
the crown would wear, (the crown would wear,)
Then I the cross must surely bear.
(Then I the cross, the cross must surely bear.
2 If lonely seems the way I take,
If foes deride and friends forsake,
I'll think of Him who prayed for me
Alone in dark Gethsemane. [Chorus]
3 For us the cruel cross He bore,
For us the thorny crown He wore,
That crowns of glory ours might be
Throughout a long eternity. [Chorus]
4 Then joyfully the cross I take,
And humbly bear it for His sake
Until in death I lay it down,
And go to claim my golden crown. [Chorus]
Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #82
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Eternal Praise for the Church and Sunday School #29||There is no crown without the cross||"If thou wouldst My disciple be||Mrs. C. H. M.||1917|
|The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #82||No Crown Without the Cross||If thou wouldst My disciple be||[If thou wouldst My disciple be]||Mrs. C. H. M.||1916|
|Treasury of Song #d122||No crown without the cross||If thou wouldst my disciple be||Lelia N. Morris||1917|