Number: 393
Title: Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said
Composer: alt. Attr. Freeman Lewis, 1825 Harm. John Leon Hooker, 1984
Author: Charles William Everest, 1833;
Scripture: Matthew 10:38 Luke 14:27
Theme: Life in Christ

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;
    The 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.