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.