• Lyricist: Alfred H. Ackley, 1922
  • Composer: Alfred H. Ackley, 1922har.
  • Subjects: Consecration, Sacrifice
  • Scriptures: Luke 9:23
  • Key: F
  • Meter: 10.8.10.8 R
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  1. I walked one day along a country road,
    And there a stranger journeyed too,
    Bent low beneath the burden of His load:
    It was a cross, a cross I knew.
    • Refrain:
      “Take up thy cross and follow Me,”
      I hear the blessed Savior call;
      How can I make a lesser sacrifice,
      When Jesus gave His all?
  2. I cried, “Lord Jesus,” and He spoke my name;
    I saw His hands all bruised and torn;
    I stooped to kiss away the marks of shame,
    The shame for me that He had borne.
  3. “Oh, let me bear Thy cross, dear Lord,” I cried,
    And, lo, a cross for me appeared,
    The one, forgotten, I had cast aside,
    The one, so long, that I had feared.
  4. My cross I’ll carry till the crown appears—
    The way I journey soon will end—
    Where God Himself shall wipe away all tears,
    And friend hold fellowship with friend.

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