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Take up the cross and follow me

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Take up the cross and follow me

I cry to Thee sweet Jesus
for my burden is too great
Take this cross away from me
for I cannot bear the weight.

My child the road to calvary I trod
on painful and  burning soles
I bore the cross upon a back
and  fell beneath its load.

I lay my life down my child
so that you might live
I left you the Holy spirit
This is only mine to give.

Bear up my child
 I walk beside you always
After the dark of night comes sunrise
At the end of the tunnel comes light.

For you my beloved the gates of Heaven are open wide
Angels will sweep you through in glorious Light
So live in me dear child
As I live in you.

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  1. Date: 9/18/2008 12:03:00 PM

    Awesome and uplifting write here, Margaret. See you have been out of the Soup for awhile and I hope you return soon.

  1. Date: 9/5/2008 9:07:00 AM

    This is excellent. I like the sincerity in the poem and the flow of the words. Reverence and honor are in its midst. It's always good to give thanks and praise. Great job and God bless always! ~Joseph

  1. Date: 7/29/2008 9:11:00 PM

    a very moving piece of poetry, enjoyed reading it.

  1. Date: 7/29/2008 8:03:00 PM

    I love this write, and you know, all we have to do is believe, and love Him, He will take care of everything else....Always, Christy

  1. Date: 7/29/2008 4:29:00 PM

    Blessings to you for sharing this inspirational message with us. It's good to see you back at The Soup, sharing your writing with us. Keep up the good writing! Karen

  1. Date: 7/29/2008 4:01:00 PM

    Hi Margaret - What a blessing to read your poetry - I have missed you dearly - My health issues are almost all behind me -hep c is gone and the back surgery is healing remarkably well - Your poem is beautiful and you are a shining light as always - So good to talk to you again