Take up thy cross, the Saviour said,

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    CGS No.: 
    427

    Verse 1
    Take up thy cross, the Saviour said,
    If thou wouldst My disciple be;
    Deny thyself, the world forsake,
    And humbly follow after Me.

    Verse 2
    Take up thy cross; let not its weight
    Fill thy weak spirit with alarm;
    My strength shall bear thy spirit up,
    And brace thy heart, and nerve thine arm.

    Verse 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.

    Verse 4
    Take up thy cross then in His strength,
    And camly every danger brave;
    'Twill guide thee to a better home,
    And lead to victory o'er the grave.

    Verse 5
    Take up thy cross, and follow Christ,
    Nor think till death to lay it down;
    For only he who bears the cross
    May hope to wear the glorious crown.

    Verse 6
    To thee, Great Lord, the One in Three,
    All praise for evermore ascend;
    O grant us in our Hope to see
    The Heavenly life that knows no end.