Take Up Thy Cross

Take up thy cross, the Saviour said,
If thou wouldst My disciple be;
Deny thyself, the world forsake,
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 the cross endured
To save thy 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

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Posted on August 8, 2015, in Poems, Reflections and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Planting Potatoes

    good words – thanks for sharing!

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  2. It is easy to become a Christian…but following Him and denying ourselves…that’s hard. Thanks for the encouragement.
    clothethepopulation.wordpress.com

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