Music for Lent: Bourbon
Enjoy this rendition of the hymn tune Bourbon (attributed to Freeman Lewis) played by Dave (I don't know his last name) on his Tennessee Music Box. Here are the words to the hymn I was thinking of today:
Take up your cross, the Savior said, if you would my disciple be; take up your cross with willing heart, and humbly follow after me.
Take up your cross, let not its weight fill your weak spirit with alarm; his strength shall bear your spirit up, and brace your heart, and nerve your arm.
Take up your cross, heed not the shame, and let your foolish heart be still; the Lord for you accepted death upon a cross, on Calvary's hill.
Take up your cross, then, in his strength, and calmly every danger brave: it guides you to abundant life and leads to victory o'er the grave.
Take up your cross, and follow Christ, nor think till death to lay it down; for only those who bear the cross may hope to wear the glorious crown.
(Charles William Everest)