Take Up Thy Cross and Follow Me

I walked one day along a country road

Author: A. H. Ackley (1922)
Tune: [I walked one day along a country road]
Published in 24 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Sibelius
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1. I walked one day along a country road,
And there a stranger journeyed, too,
Bent low beneath the burden of His load:
It was a cross, a cross I knew.

Refrain:
“Take up thy cross and follow Me,”
I hear the blessed Savior call;
How can I make a lesser sacrifice,
When Jesus gave His all?

2. I cried, “Lord Jesus,” and He spoke my name;
I saw His hands all bruised and torn;
I stooped to kiss away the marks of shame,
The shame for me that He had borne.

3. “Oh, let me bear Thy cross, dear Lord,” I cried,
And, lo, a cross for me appeared,
The one, forgotten, I had cast aside,
The one, so long, that I had feared.

4. My cross I’ll carry till the crown appears—
The way I journey soon will end—
Where God Himself shall wipe away all tears,
And friend hold fellowship with friend.

Source: 50 Favorites: and July 2013 index of supplement to Evening Light Songs #40

Author: A. H. Ackley

Alfred Henry Ackley was born 21 January 1887 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the younger brother of B. D. Ackley. His father taught him music and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1914. He served churches in Pennsylvania and California. He also worked with the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team and for Homer Rodeheaver's publishing company. He wrote around 1500 hymns. He died 3 July 1960 in Los Angeles. Dianne Shapiro (from ackleygenealogy.com by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I walked one day along a country road
Title: Take Up Thy Cross and Follow Me
Author: A. H. Ackley (1922)
Meter: 10.8.10.8 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Take up thy cross and follow me

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #6969
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #747
  • Take_Up_Thy_Cross_and_Follow_Me.pdf (PDF)
  • Take_Up_Thy_Cross_and_Follow_Me.sib (SIB, Scorch)

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
50 Favorites: and July 2013 index of supplement to Evening Light Songs #40TextPage Scan
Scripture Song Database #3214
The Cyber Hymnal #6969TextScoreAudio
Timeless Truths #747TextScoreAudio
Include 20 pre-1979 instances



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