Take up thy cross, the Saviour said
- Tune: Breslau
- Meter: LM
- Style: Reformation
- Composer: Unknown from Hymnal: As Hymnodus Sacer - arranger: Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
- Lyricist: Charles William Everest (1814 - 1877)
- Church Year: Lent
- Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
- Performance Copyright © 2012 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.
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Hymn - Take up thy cross, the Saviour said - Lyrics
"Take up your cross," the Saviour said,
"If you would my disciple be;
Forsake the past, and come this day,
And humbly follow after me."
Take up your cross; let not its weight
Pervade your soul with vain alarm;
His strength shall bear your spirit up,
Sustain your heart, and nerve your arm.
Take up your cross, nor heed the shame,
Nor let your foolish heart rebel;
For you the Lord endured the cross
To save your soul from death and hell.
Take up your cross and follow Christ,
Nor think till death to lay it down;
For only those who bear the cross
May hope to wear a golden crown.