If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.@Matthew 16:24

Erik G. Geijer, 1812 (Du bar ditt kors, O Jesu). Translated from Swedish to English by Emil A. Edlen in The Hymnal and Order of Service, Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church (Rock Island, Illinois: Lutheran Augustana Book Concern, 1899), number 72.

So Gehst Du Nun Caspar F. Nachtenhöfer, 1651 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Erik G. Geijer (1783–1847)

Thy cross, O Jesus, Thou didst bear,
Thy path to death extended,
To save the world, which everywhere
With hate and scorn offended.
Oh, love how deep, to bleed and weep
For Thine own persecutors!

Thy cross, Redeemer, Thou didst bear,
Our sins away Thou’st taken;
Thine own Thou wilt us still declare,
Though we have Thee forsaken,
And gone astray, yea, day by day,
Thy love is present with us.

Thy cross, O Savior, Thou didst bear,
Thy boundless might and glory,
Forever praised by angels fair,
And told in sacred story,
Thou laidst aside; naught shall abide,
Save by the love that bleedeth.

Thy cross to victory Thou didst bear.
Oh, grant that I, dear Savior,
May glory in the cross and share
Thy heavenly joy and favor!
Then shall my soul have reached its goal
Safe in Thy loving bosom.