Station 3: Simon of Cyrene Helps to Carry His Cross
As they led him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming from the country, and they laid the cross on him, and made him carry it behind Jesus.
Take Up Your Cross the Savior Said (Commotio Chamber Choir) Rebecca Groom - Director
1. 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.
2. Take up your cross; let not its weight fill your weak spirit with alarm; Christ’s strength shall bear your spirit up and brace your heart and nerve your arm.
3. 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.
4. Take up your cross, then, in Christ’s strength, and calmly every danger brave: it guides you to abundant life and leads to victory o’er the grave.
Compassionate God, you are the one who promises comfort to your people as they cry out, hearing our cries, seeing our anguish, knowing our pain, and acting on our behalf. Give us the grace to carry another’s burden, if only for a moment, that we might be drawn into the saving power of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.