Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Isaac Williams
1802–1865

Words: Jean B. de San­teüil, Clu­ni­ac Bre­vi­ary 1686 (Ex quo, sa­lus mor­tal­i­um). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Is­aac Will­iams, Hymns Trans­lat­ed from the Pa­ri­si­an Bre­vi­ary, 1839 (“Our Lord the Path of Suf­fer­ing Trod”) and the com­pil­ers of Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern.

Music: Ab­er Will­iam H. Monk, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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William H. Monk
1823–1889

Lyrics

For man the Sav­ior shed
His all aton­ing blood,
And, oh, shall ran­somed man re­fuse
To suf­fer for his God?

Ashamed who now can be
To own the Cru­ci­fied?
Nay, ra­ther be our glo­ry this,
To die for Him who died?

So felt Thy mar­tyr, Lord;
By Thy right hand sus­tained,
He waged for Thee the bat­tle’s strife,
And threat­ened death dis­dained.

Upon the gold­en crown
Gazing with ea­ger breath,
He fought as one who fain would die,
And, dy­ing, con­quer death.

Alone he stood unmoved
Amid his cru­el foes;
Oh, won­drous was the might that then
Above his tor­tur­ers rose!

Lord, give us grace to bear
Like him our cross of shame,
To do and suf­fer what Thou wilt,
For love of Thy dear name.

Jesu, the king of saints,
We praise Thee and adore,
Who art, with God the Fa­ther One
And Spi­rit ev­er­more.