“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” —Matthew 16:24
Sung in Common Meter (C.M.) to the tune of “Hudson” or “New Britain.” Familiar hymns sung to Hudson and New Britain are “At the Cross” (without the refrain) and “Amazing Grace” respectively.
If Any Man Follow Christ
by Jon Cardwell
If any man come after Me
Let him deny himself,
And take his cross and follow Me,
The Lord said to the Twelve.
For whosever wills to save
His life for selfish gain;
Will find that he has lost it all,
Condemn’d to hellish pain.
Yet, he who does forsake his life
In love for only Christ,
Will find that he has gained instead
Blessed eternal life.
For what is profited a man
If the world he should gain?
To lose his soul for worldly things
Is not a bless’d exchange.
In glory shall the Son of man
Return, with angels too;
And judgment will be His reward
Upon all works men do.