Take up thy cross and follow me

Take up thy cross and follow me

Author: Robert Lowry
Tune: [“Take up thy cross and follow Me”]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 “Take up thy cross and follow Me,”
O hear the blessed Saviour say;
If thou wouldst His disciple be,
Take up thy cross today.

Refrain:
Take up thy cross today,
Take up thy cross today;
O hear thy Lord, and trust His word;
Take up thy cross today.

2 Let not the world thy soul destroy,
When Jesus shows the better way;
O now believe Him, and with joy
Take up thy cross today. [Refrain]

3 Behold th’accepted time is now;
O flee the danger of delay;
Eternal life is thine if thou
Take up thy cross today. [Refrain]

Source: The Crowning Day : For use in Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #8

Author: Robert Lowry

Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister. At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at AVest Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >

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Author: Robert Lowry

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