Take Up Your Cross (Lyrics and Chords)

 Song Title: "Take Up Your Cross" (Lyrics and Chords)
F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Category: Entrance, Lent

Verse 1
G                     C            D         Em7
Take up your cross, the Savior said, 
    D                        A        D
if you would my disciple be;
D7  G                        C          D
Deny yourself, the world forsake,
      G           C           D7    G
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,
Shall brace your heart and nerve your arm.

Verse 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.

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 glorious crown.

Verse 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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