Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.@Mark 8:34
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856-1932)

Ina D. Ogdon, 1916.

Charles H. Gabriel (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ina D. Ogdon (1872-1964)

Tho’ your heart may be heavy with sorrow and care,
You may others to gladness beguile,
If a face like the light of the morning you wear,
And carry your cross with a smile!

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Carry your cross with a smile,
Carry your cross with a smile;
You may others from sadness to gladness beguile,
If you carry your cross with a smile.

Let the well by the wayside that flows unto all
Strength impart for each step of the mile;
Let your faith the great promises often recall,
And carry your cross with a smile!

Refrain

For the work that you faithfully, willingly do,
You shall reap a reward after while;
Only grace in your service can glorify you,
So carry your cross with a smile!

Refrain