561. Take up your cross, the Saviour said

1 Take up your cross, the Saviour 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,
nor let your foolish pride rebel;
your Saviour once accepted death
upon a cross, on Calvary's hill.

4 Take up your cross, and follow Christ,
think not till death to lay it down;
for only those who bear the cross
may hope to wear the glorious crown.

Text Information
First Line: Take up your cross, the Saviour said
Title: Take up your cross, the Saviour said
Author: Charles William Everest (1833, alt.)
Meter: 8 8 8 8
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Church in the World: Discipleship: Call; Calling and Response; Calmness and Serenity (27 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Baker (1854)
Meter: 8 8 8 8
Incipit: 33351 22355 54534
Key: F Major

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