702. Take Up Your Cross

1 Take up your cross, the Savior said,
If you would my disciple be;
Deny yourself, the world forsake,
And humbly follow after me.

2 Take up your cross, be not ashamed!
Let not disgrace your spirit fill!
For God himself endured to die
Upon a cross, on Calvary's hill.

3 Take up your cross, which gives you strength,
Which makes your trembling spirit brave:
'Twill guide you to a better home
And lead to vict'ry o'er the grave.

4 Take up your cross, and follow Christ,
Nor think till death to lay it down;
For only they who bear the cross
May hope to wear the glorious crown.

Text Information
First Line: Take up your cross, the Savior said
Title: Take Up Your Cross
Author: Charles W. Everest, 1814-1877 (alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2019
Topic: Solemnities and Feasts: Holy Cross
Tune Information
Name: ERHALT UNS, HERR
Adapter: Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1740 (alt.)
Key: e minor or modal
Source: J. Klug's Geistliche Lieder, Wittenberg, 1543



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