Way of the Cross

After Clarence Enzler

Take up thy cross

“Take up thy cross,” the Saviour said,
“If thou wouldst My disciple be;
Deny thyself, the world forsake,
And humbly follow after Me.”

Take up thy cross, let not its weight
Fill thy weak spirit with alarm;
His strength shall bear thy spirit up,
And brace thy heart and nerve thine arm.

Take up thy cross, nor heed the shame,
Nor let thy foolish pride rebel;
Thy Lord for thee the cross endured,
And saved thy soul from death and hell.

Take up thy cross then in His strength,
And calmly sin’s wild deluge brave,
’Twill guide thee to a better home,
It points to glory o’er the grave.

Take up thy cross and follow Christ,
Nor think ’til death to lay it down;
For only those who bear the cross
May hope to wear the glorious crown.

To Thee, great Lord, the One in Three,
All praise forevermore ascend:
O grant us in our home to see
The heavenly life that knows no end.


Jesus’ voice    These fourteen steps
that you are now about to walk
you do not take alone.
I walk with you.
Though you are you,
and I am I,
yet we are truly one­
one Christ
And therefore
My way of the cross
two thousand years ago
and your “way” now
are also one.
But note this difference.
My life was incomplete
until I crowned it
by My death.
Your fourteen steps
will only be complete
when you have crowned
them by your life.

Station 1

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