Sunday Hymnary: “Embrace the Cross” by Andy Gleiser, music by Ben Everson

oldhymnalBehold the cross where life eternal died,

God’s Lamb, the Christ, our final sacrifice.

No other blood removes iniquity.

No other man redeems humanity.

Take up your cross upon the Calvary road,

With steadfast faith, remain beneath the load.

Consider all the suffering Jesus knew.

Consider Him; His grace will carry you.

Embrace the cross,

And glory in its shame,

With all your heart, live worthy of His name.

O follow Christ, regardless of the cost,

Give everything to Jesus…

And His cross.

Proclaim the cross ‘til every nation hears

That for our sin the Son of God was pierced.

In Jesus’ name, go forth in Gospel might!

In Jesus’ love, present Christ crucified!

Lay down your cross, before the nail scarred feet,

Of Him who reigns in royal majesty.

Exchange your cross for Heaven’s great reward!

Exchange your crown for Jesus Christ the Lord!

Embrace the cross,

And glory in its shame,

With all your heart, live worthy of His name.

O follow Christ, regardless of the cost,

Give everything to Jesus…

And His cross.

Used by permission. You may purchase the song here and the album by Ben Everson here.

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