Cross Before Crown


Tune: Gute Baume Bringen = bringing good trees

('Christian, dost thou see them?')

Luke 9 v.23-26


Jesus said to people

Even unto all

If anyone will come

After me, I some

Words [to say], If come after me

Let this bearing be

Of you, take up your cross

Daily, to self loss


For whoever will save

Their life, path will pave

Unto loss, but whoso

Lose their life, this know

Losing life for my sake

They shall save it, take

Of my own life, and live

With power I give


For what advantage is

If gain whole world, this

No benefit, if such

Lose themselves thus much

Or they may be off cast

World's pleasures not last 

But in self-denial

Partake Christ's life full


For whosoever shall

Be ashamed, know well

Of me of my words, they

Shall find in that day

When I return, shall come

Take my people home

I shall too be ashamed

[Of they] Who have me disdained

  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 13th, 2023 03:09
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in format. Some extra words added to the short lines, so as to make sense.
  • Category: Spiritual
  • Views: 18


  • Doggerel Dave

    Good write, orchi............................................. even if I cannot make head nor tail out of any of it...............................🙂

  • 8 more comments

  • Goldfinch60

    Good one Orchi.

    • orchidee

      Thanks Gold.

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