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“Take Up Thy Cross”


I walked one day along a country road,
And there a stranger journeyed, too,
Bent low beneath the burden of His load:
It was a cross, a cross I knew.


“Take up thy cross and follow Me.”
I hear the blessèd Savior call;
How can I make a lesser sacrifice,
When Jesus gave His all?

Alfred Henry Ackley was born this date (1/21/1887) in Spring Hill, PA.  He was a cello player, attended schools in NY and London, and worked with Billy Sunday.  He wrote hundreds of songs/poems among which is the well-known, “He Lives.” 

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