Take up thy cross, the Savior said


Take up thy cross, the Savior 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 spirit with 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;
thy Lord for thee the cross endured,
to save thy soul from death and hell.

Take up thy cross then in his strength,
and calmly sin's wild deluge brave,
'twill guide thee to a better home,
it points to glory o'er the grave.

Take up thy cross and follow Christ,
nor think til death to lay it down;
for only those who bear the cross
may hope to wear the glorious crown.

To thee, great Lord, the One in Three,
all praise forevermore ascend:
O grant us in our home to see
the heavenly life that knows no end.


Words: Charles William Everest (1814-1877), 1833

MIDI: Breslau (As Hymnodes Sacer, Leipzig, 1625)

Meter: LM

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 165 Breslau  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869 094 Oxford  
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins)      
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 507 Breslau  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 556 Ombersley  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 263 Breslau  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 412    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885 563 Breslau  
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 351 Breslau  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter)      
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 551 Breslau  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 435 Breslau  
The English Hymnal, 1906 484 Breslau  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 623 Breslau, Hamburg, Nichomachus Gerasenus  
The Hymnal 1916      
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 243 Breslau  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 513 Affection, Ombersley  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
     
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 119 Das Leiden des Herrn  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 589 Breslau  
The Hymnal 1940      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 333 Breslau  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 554 Breslau  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 589 Breslau  
The Hymn Book 1971 176 Breslau  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 496 Breslau  
The Hymnal 1982 675 Bourbon  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 237 Breslau  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 076 Breslau  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 114 Breslau  
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 465 Breslau  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 431 Breslau  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 583 O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht  
Sing Glory, 1999 645 Breslau  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 935 Breslau  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 582 Breslau  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 626 Breslau  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 599 Breslau  

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