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