Take up the cross and follow me

Written by: Margaret Okubo

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.