Everyman’s
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.

Introduction

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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