Abraham Lincoln's Favorite Devotionals

February 7

Self-Denial for Christ

If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. Luke 9:23

Take up thy cross, let not its weight
Fill thy weak spirit with alarm,
My strength shall bear thy spirit up,
And brace thy heart, and nerve thy arm.

Take up thy cross, and follow me,
Nor think till death to lay it down;
For only he who bears the cross
May hope to wear the glorious crown.