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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?

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.

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?

"O 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.

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?

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.

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?

The lyrics and music to the Gospel song, "Take Up Thy Cross" are by Alfred H.Ackley. This song has been performed by the Wilburn Brothers and by Bill Anderson.