6969. Take Up Thy Cross (Ackley)

1. I walked one day along a country road,
And there a stranger journeyed, too,
Bent low beneath the burden of His load:
It was a cross, a cross I knew.

Take up thy cross and follow Me.
I hear the blessèd Savior call;
How can I make a lesser sacrifice,
When Jesus gave His all?

2. I cried, Lord Jesus, and He spoke my name;
I saw His hands all bruised and torn;
I stooped to kiss away the marks of shame,
The shame for me that He had borne. [Refrain]

3. O let me bear Thy cross, dear Lord, I cried,
And lo, a cross for me appeared,
The one forgotten I had cast aside,
The one, so long, that I had feared. [Refrain]

4. My cross I’ll carry till the crown appears,
The way I journey soon will end
Where God Himself shall wipe away all tears,
And friend hold fellowship with friend.

Text Information
First Line: I walked one day along a country road
Title: Take Up Thy Cross (Ackley)
Author: Alfred H. Ackley (1922)
Refrain First Line: Take up thy cross and follow Me
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [I walked one day along a country road]
Composer: Alfred Henry Ackley (1922)
Incipit: 55565 43544 57654
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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