Scripture Verse

Take up the cross, and follow Me. Mark 10:21


John M. Neale (1818–1866)


Words: John M. Neale, Hymns for Child­ren 1842.

Music: Mainz­er Jo­seph Mainz­er, 1841 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Joseph Mainzer (1801–1851)


With Thee, O Lord, begins the year,
With Thee, and with Thy sufferings here;
Thine own example makes it plain,
We too must suffer e’er we reign.

By giving up our will and way,
By self denial every day,
O help us thus to spend this year
And all the time Thou giv’st us here!

Thy way at first seems hard and rough;
Its end is joy and peace enough:
The land where days and years are o’er
And change and grief come nevermore.

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Fa­ther, Son, and Holy Ghost!