Friday, 8 May 2015

Take Up Thy Cross

If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. 
- Matthew 16:24

"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 soul with vain alarm;
His strength shall bear thy spirit up,
And brace thy heart, and nerve thine arm.

Take up thy cross, nor heed the shame,
Nor let thy foolish pride rebel;
The Lord for thee endured the cross
To save they soul from death and hell.

Take up thy cross, then, in His strength
And calmly every danger brave;
'Twill guide thee to a better home
And lead to victory o'er the grave.

Take up thy cross, and follow Christ,
Nor think till death to lay it down;
For only he who bears the cross
May hope to wear the glorious crown.

Charles William Everest

I came across this hymn in one of our old hymn books the other day. I've never heard it sung, so I have no clue of the tune, but isn't it absolutely lovely? The words are so beautiful.

Many blessings!
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P.S. This is sort of a 'bonus' post - I normally only post every second day... but I wanted to share this with you today. :)


  1. Yep, I do like that song. Here are two videos with two different tunes of this song. :D

    They both happen to be at a Catholic Mass. :P

  2. At least it's on Youtube, we recently pick a song to learn from the 'Redemption Hymnal'. I decided to look it up on the internet, I couldn't find anything, all the more reason to learn it.

    1. Haha it's funny how sometimes it's like that, isn't it! :)

    2. Sometimes it's good to know I know something google doesn't.

    3. Isn't it... makes you feel very all-knowing.

  3. I love the words. Great reminder. :)


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