Scripture Verse

Whosoever will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.@Mark 8:34
Fanny Crosby

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by (1820–1915).

Music: Schind­ler John R. Swe­ney (1837–1899) (🔊 pdf nwc).

John R. Sweney


On Calvary’s distant mountain
The cross of faith I see,
Where once the Lord of glory
Was crucified for me.


The cross of my Redeemer,
O may I still defend,
And through the grace He giveth
Be faithful to the end.

As on that cross extended,
He suffered, bled and died,
To sinful thoughts and pleasures
May I be crucified.


He bore that cross with patience;
Through sorrow dark and sin,
He bids me now, believing,
Take up my cross for Him.


Had I no foes to conquer
No cross on earth to bear,
A victor’s crown of triumph,
I could not hope to wear.