Take Up Thy Cross! The Saviour Said
Artist: Church of Monett
Take up thy cross! the Saviour said,
If thou wouldst My disciple be;
Take up thy cross with willing heart,
And humbly follow after Me.

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.

Take up thy cross! nor heed the shame,
And let thy foolish pride be still;
Thy Lord did not refuse to die
Upon the cross on Calv'ry's hill.

I take my cross and follow Thee,
My Lord and Master Thee to own;
In time and in eternity,
Thee e'er to serve and Thee alone. Amen.