17. Take Up Thy Cross

1 Today, tomorrow, evermore,
Through cheerless nights without a star,
Not asking wither or how far,
Rejoicing though the way be sore.

Take up thy cross,
And follow me,
Take up thy cross,
And follow me.

2 Though some there be who scorn thy choice,
And tempting voices bid thee stay,
Today while it is called today,
If thou wilt hearken to my voice, [Refrain]

3 I promise only perfect peace,
Sweet peace that lives through years of strife,
Immortal hope, immortal life,
And rest when all these wanderings cease: [Refrain]

4 My yoke is easy; put it on!
My burden very light to bear;
Who shareth this My crown, shall share
On earth the cross, in heaven the crown: [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Today, tomorrow, evermore
Title: Take Up Thy Cross
Refrain First Line: Take up thy cross
Language: English
Publication Date: 1890
Source: "The Quiver"
Tune Information
Name: [Today, tomorrow, evermore]
Composer: Fred A. Fillmore


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