I walked one day along a country road and there a stranger journeyed too
Bent low beneath the burden of his load it was the cross the cross I knew
Take up Thy cross and follow me I hear the blessed Saviour call
How can I make a lesser sacrifice when Jesus gave his all
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I cried Lord Jesus and He spoke my name I saw His hands all bruised and torn
I stooped to kiss away the marks of shame the shame for me that He had born
Take up Thy cross...