Take Up Your Cross

Take up your cross, the Savior said,

If you would my disciple be;

Take up your cross with willing heart,

And humbly follow after me.

 

Take up your cross; let not its weight

Fill your weak spirit with alarm:

The strength of Christ shall bear you up

And brace your heart and nerve your arm.

 

Take up your cross, heed not the shame,

And let your foolish pride be still:

The Lord for you accepted death

Upon a cross on Calvary’s hill.

 

Take up your cross, then, in Christ’s strength,

And calmly every danger brave:

It guides you to abundant life

And leads to victory o’er the grave.

 

I will follow, I will follow you.

 

Musicians: Ryan Baggett (saxophone and percussion), Nick Dahlquist (electric and vocals), Lisa Goben (keys and vocals), Jonathan Olson (sound engineer), Luke Morton (guitar and vocals)

Words: Charles William Everest, 1833. Music: Luke Morton & Nick Dahlquist, 2018

Recorded live on Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at 11:00 service.