Keeping up my tradition of posting a hymn on Good Friday, here's today's:
up thy cross," the Saviour said,
"If thou wouldst My
Take up thy cross with willing heart,
follow after Me."
up thy cross; let not its weight
Fill thy weak soul with vain
His strength shall bear thy spirit up,
And brace thy
heart and nerve thine arm.
up thy cross; nor heed the shame,
And let thy foolish pride be
Thy Lord refused not e'en to die
Upon a cross, on
up thy cross, then, in His strength,
And calmly sin's wild deluge
'Twill guide thee to a better home,
It points to glory
o'er the grave.
up thy cross, and follow on,
Nor think till death to lay it
For only he who bears the cross
May hope to wear the