511. Take Up Your Cross

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;
the Lord for you accepted death
upon a cross, on Calv'ry's hill.

4 Take up your cross, then, in Christ's strength,
and calmly ev'ry danger brave:
it guides you to abundant life
and leads to vict'ry o'er the grave.

Text Information
First Line: "Take up your cross," the Savior said
Title: Take Up Your Cross
Author: Charles W. Everest, 1814-1877 (alt.)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2018
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Christian Life; Crown of Life; Obedience (2 more...)
Tune Information
Name: ERHALT UNS, HERR
Harmonizer: Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750
Meter: 8.8.8.8.
Key: e minor or modal
Source: Joseph Klug, Geistliche Lieder, 1543



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