The way of the cross
The way of the cross means sacrifice
as to God you yield your all
to be laid on the altar, the place of death
where fire will surely fall
This the way of the cross
Are you willing for this?
What does bearing the cross mean to you?
You who’ve given yourself, your all to God
To God are you wholly true?
As the voice of song and prayer we raise
How easy to say "we give all"
Till some rougher croess lies just before
and sterner is duty’s call
Do you falter then or true to death
Just die on the cross in the way,
Till the fullness of life from the loving one
Is filling you day by day?
This the plan of life, for you die to live,
One with Jesus crucified;
With the life alone to be lived through you,
Of the risen the glorified.
Look not at your gains or at your loss
But take heed to the will of God.
Let us look upon all things as worthless dross,
The steps of the Lord to follow.