1. "Take up thy cross," the Savior said,
"if thou wouldst my disciple be;
deny thyself, the world forsake,
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,
nor let thy foolish pride rebel;
thy Lord for thee the cross endured,
to save thy soul from death and hell.
4. Take up thy cross and follow Christ,
nor think till death to lay it down;
for only those who bear the cross
may hope to wear the glorious crown.
|First Line:||"Take up thy cross" the Savior said|
|Title:||Take Up Thy Cross|
|Author:||Charles W. Everest (1833)|
|Topic:||Sanctifiying and Perfecting Grace: Personal Holiness; Call to the Christian Life; Commitment(2 more...)|
|Source:||William Gardiner's Sacred Melodies, 1815|
|TAKE UP THY CROSS (United Methodist Hymnal 415)|
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