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(VERSE 1)

‘Take up your cross’, the Saviour said,

‘If you would my disciple be;

Deny yourself, forsake the world,

And humbly follow after me.’


(VERSE 2)

Take up your cross - let not its weight

Fill your weak spirit with alarm;

His strength shall bear your spirit up,

And brace your heart, and nerve your arm.


(VERSE 3)

Take up your cross, nor heed the shame

Nor let your foolish pride rebel;

Your Lord for you the cross endured

To save your soul from death and hell.


(VERSE 4)

Take up your cross, then, in his strength,

And calmly every danger brave;

He'll guide us to a better home,

And lead to victory o'er the grave.


(VERSE 5)

Take up your cross and follow Christ

Nor think till death to lay it down;

For only they who bear the cross

May hope to win the glorious crown.


(VERSE 6)

To you, great Lord, the One in Three,

All praise for evermore ascend;

And grant us in our rest to see

The heavenly life that knows no end.




CCLI Song Number: 3972917

‘Cronk Ny Merrieu’ © Copyright 2000 Three Legged Music Limited

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Take Up Your Cross


Words: slightly adapted from C. W. Everest (1814-1877)

Music: ‘’Cronk Ny Merrieu’ by Howard J. Prior

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