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