382. "Take Up Your Cross," the Savior Said

1 "Take up your cross," the Savior said,
"If you would my disciple be;
Forsake the past, and come this day,
And humbly follow after me."

2 Take up your cross; let not its weight
Pervade your soul with vain alarm;
His strength shall bear your spirit up,
Sustain your heart, and nerve your arm.

3 Take up your cross, nor heed the shame,
Nor let your foolish heart rebel;
For you the Lord endured the cross
To save your soul from death and hell.

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

Text Information
First Line: "Take up your cross," the Savior said
Title: "Take Up Your Cross," the Savior Said
Author: Charles W. Everest, 1814-77 (alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1982
Topic: Commitment; Cross-bearing; Love and Obedience
Tune Information
Name: NUN LASST UNS DEN LEIB BEGRABEN
Meter: LM
Key: G Major
Source: G. Rhau, Newe deudsche geistliche Gesenge, 1544
Copyright: Arrangement: Copyright 1969 Concordia Publishing House.



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TAKE UP THY CROSS (United Methodist Hymnal 415)
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