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;
Thy Lord for you accepted death
Upon a cross, on Calvary's hill.
4 Take up your cross, then, in Christ's strength,
And calmly every danger brave:
It guides you to abundant life
And leads to victory o'er the grave.
|First Line:||Take up your cross, the Savior said|
|Title:||Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said|
|Author:||Charles William Everest (1833; alt.)|
|Scripture:||Matthew 10:38; Luke 14:27|
|Composer (attr.):||Freeman Lewis (1825)|
|Harmonizer:||John Leon Hooker (1984)|
|Copyright:||Harmonization © 1984 John Leon Hooker. All rights reserved. Used by permission.|