Take Up Your Cross (Lyrics)

Catholic Songbook: Catholic Mass Songs Lyrics Compilation
Catholic Mass Songs Lyrics

F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

1. Take up your cross, the Savior said, if you would my disciple be;
Deny yourself, the world forsake, and humbly follow after me.

2. Take up your cross, let not its weight fill your weak spirit with alarm;
His strength shall bear your spirit up,
Shall brace your heart and nerve your arm.

3. Take up your cross, then in his strength, and ev’ry danger calmly brave,
To guide you to a better home, and vict’ry over death and grave.

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 glorious crown.

5. To you, great Lord, the One in three, all praise forever more ascend;
O grant us here below to see the heav’nly life that knows no end.

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