393. Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said

1 Take up your cross, the Savior said,
If you would My disciple be;
Take up your cross with willing heart,
And humbly follow after Me.

2 Take up your cross, let not its weight
Fill your weak spirit with alarm;
Christ's strength shall bear your spirit up
And brace your heart and nerve your arm.

3 Take up your cross, heed not the shame,
And let your foolish heart be still;
Thy Lord for you accepted death
Upon a cross, on Calvary's hill.

4 Take up your cross, then, in Christ's strength,
And calmly every danger brave:
It guides you to abundant life
And leads to victory o'er the grave.

Text Information
First Line: Take up your cross, the Savior said
Title: Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said
Author: Charles William Everest (1833; alt.)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: ;
Tune Information
Composer (attr.): Freeman Lewis (1825)
Harmonizer: John Leon Hooker (1984)
Meter: LM
Key: f minor
Copyright: Harmonization © 1984 John Leon Hooker. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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