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396. Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken

1 Jesus, I my cross have taken,
All to leave and follow Thee;
Destitute, despised, forsaken,
Thou from hence my all shalt be:
Perish every fond ambition,
All I've sought, and hoped, and known;
Yet how rich is my condition,
God and heav'n are still my own!

2 Let the world despise and leave me,
They have left my Savior too;
Human hearts and looks deceive me;
Thou art not, like man, untrue;
And, while Thou shalt smile upon me,
God of wisdom, love, and might,
Foes may hate and friends may shun me;
Show Thy face, and all is bright.

3 Man may trouble and distress me,
'Twill but drive me to Thy breast;
Life with trials hard may press me,
Heav'n will bring me sweeter rest.
O 'tis not in grief to harm me,
While Thy love is left to me;
O 'twere not in joy to charm me,
Were that joy unmixed with Thee.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, I my cross have taken
Title: Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken
Author: Henry F. Lyte
Publication Date: 1980
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Cross: of Believer
Tune Information
Name: [Jesus, I my cross have taken]
Arranger: Hubert P. Main
Composer (attributed to): Wolfgang A. Mozart
Key: G Major
Source: Leavitt's The Christian Lyre, 1831



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