Bear the cross for Jesus

Take up the cross for Jesus

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Take up the Cross for Jesus]
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1 Take up the Cross for Jesus,
And His disciple be,
And fight beneath His standard,
For Him right valiantly.

Refrain:
Bear the Cross for Jesus!
His disciple be!
And beneath His banner
Battle manfully.

2 Take up the Cross for Jesus,
And be a soldier true,
Remembering the sorrow
That he has borne for you. [Refrain]

3 Take up the Cross for Jesus,
And bear it bravely on,
And cease not in your service,
Till sets for thee life’s sun. [Refrain]

4 Take up the Cross for Jesus,
Despising all the shame,
Resolved whate’er oppose you,
His kingdom to proclaim. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.5 #36

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

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First Line: Take up the cross for Jesus
Title: Bear the cross for Jesus
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

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Triumphant Songs No.5 #36

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