Take Up Thy Cross, the Savior Said

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Take up thy cross, the Savior said, If thou wouldst my disciple be

Author: Charles W. Everest (1833)
Published in 280 hymnals

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1 Take up your cross, the Savior said,
If you would my disciple be;
Deny yourself, the world forsake,
And humbly follow after me.

2 Take up your cross, be not ashamed!
Let not disgrace your spirit fill!
For God himself endured to die
Upon a cross, on Calvary's hill.

3 Take up your cross, which gives you strength,
Which makes your trembling spirit brave:
'Twill guide you to a better home
And lead to vict'ry o'er the grave.

4 Take up your cross, and follow Christ,
Nor think till death to lay it down;
For only they who bear the cross
May hope to wear the glorious crown.

Source: Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #702

Author: Charles W. Everest

Everest, Charles William, M.A., born at East Windsor, Connecticut, May 27, 1814, graduated at Trinity College, Hartford, 1838, and took Holy Orders in 1842. He was rector at Hamden, Connecticut, from 1842 to 1873, and also agent for the Society for the Increase of the Ministry. He died at Waterbury, Connecticut, Jan. 11, 1877 (See Poets of Connecticut, 1843). In 1833 he published Visions of Death, and Other Poems; from this work his popular hymn is taken:— Take up thy cross, the Saviour said. Following Jesus. The original text of this hymn differs very materially from that which is usually found in the hymn-books. The most widely known form of the text is that in Hymns Ancient & Modern, where it appeared in 1861. It was copied by the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Take up thy cross, the Savior said, If thou wouldst my disciple be
Title: Take Up Thy Cross, the Savior Said
Author: Charles W. Everest (1833)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Henry Baker (b. Nuneham, Oxfordshire, England, 1835; d. Wimbledon, England, 1910; not to be confused with Henry W. Baker) was educated as a civil engineer at Winchester and Cooper's Hill and was active in railroad building in India. In 1867 he completed a music degree at Exeter College, Oxford, Engl…

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A Church Hymn Book #124

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A Church hymnal #369

A Church of England Hymn Book #412

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d400

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #803

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #294

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #494

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Book of Hymns for the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Wisconsin and Other States #d236

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Catholic Book of Worship #d143

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Common Praise (1998) #431

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Complete Mission Praise #935

Divine Service Book for the Armed Forces #d201

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Dyer's Psalmist #312

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Evangelical Hymnal #357

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Evangelical Lutheran Worship #667

Fellowship Hymnal, with Worship Material and Services #d131

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Fellowship Hymns #138

Gather (3rd ed.) #801

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Gather Comprehensive #698

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Gloria Deo #294

Gloria in Excelsis #d639

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Glory to God #718

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #543

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Hymns Ancient and Modern, Revised #333

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