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.