Take Up Your Cross
Scripture: Matthew 16:24
Time Signature: 3/4
Hymn Status: Public Domain (This hymn is free to use for display and print)
Verse 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.”
Verse 2: Take up your cross, nor heed heed the shame, And let your foolish pride be still;Your Lord refused not e’en to die Upon a cross on Calv’ry’s hill.
Verse 3: Take up your cross, then, in His strength, And calmly ev’ry danger brave; ‘Twill guide you to a better home, And lead to vict’ry o’er the grave.
Verse 4: Take up your cross, and follow Christ, Nor think till death to lay it down; For only he who bears the cross May hope to wear the glor’ous crown.