"Then Jesus told his disciples, 'If
any man would come after me, let him deny
himself and take up his cross and follow
Carry no purse; your sandals hold;
Follow my heart where I may lead.
Look to His hand in ev'ry need.
Put on your cloak -- the desert's cold.
Into the night I'll call your name.
Follow me close; lose not the way.
Prepare the cell -- I'm here to stay.
Follow me home -- your soul's my claim.
Onto the cross, we'll nail your will;
We'll keep the sinful self at bay.
We'll lift His Word to light the way.
We'll hold His Love -- Love is our
United in our family bond,
Within the cloister of the heart,
With hearts made pure, our prayer is
Of children's hearts, He is so fond!
Carry no purse; fasten your belt;
Follow my lead in sacrifice:
Serve with great love -- grace will
Ignite the flame -- Mercy will melt.
(c) Paul Buis, 2000
1. Matthew 16:24