268. "Take Up Thy Cross," the Savior Said

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1 “Take up thy cross,” the Savior said,
“If thou wouldst my disciple be,
take up thy cross with willing heart
and humbly follow after me.”

2 Take up thy cross, let not its weight
fill thy weak spirit with alarm;
his strength shall bear thy spirit up,
and brace thy heart, and nerve thine arm.

3 Take up thy cross, nor heed the shame,
and let thy foolish pride be still;
the Lord refused not e'en to die
upon a cross, on Calv'ry's hill.

4 Take up thy cross and follow Christ,
nor think till death to lay it down,
for only they who bear the cross
may hope to win the glorious crown.

Text Information
First Line: "Take up thy cross," the Savior said
Title: "Take Up Thy Cross," the Savior Said
Author: C. W. Everest (1833)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Call and Response; Jesus Christ: Teachings
Tune Information
Composer (melody): F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Meter: LM
Key: G Major

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