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292. Jesus, I my cross have taken

Jesus, I my cross have taken,
All to leave, and follow thee;
Naked, poor, despised, forsaken,
Thou, from hence, my all shalt be:
Let the world neglect and leave me,
They have left my Savior, too;
Human hopes have oft deceived me;
Thou art faithful, thou art true;

Perish earthly fame and treasure!
Come, disaster, scorn and pain!
In thy service, pain is pleasure;
With thy favor, loss is gain.
O 'tis not in grief to harm me,
While thy bleeding love I see,
O 'tis not in joy to charm me,
When that love is hid from me.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, I my cross have taken
Title: Jesus, I my cross have taken
Publication Date: 1854
Meter: 8, 7
Source: From Gregorian Chant
Language: English
Tune Information
Arranged by: Lowell Mason
Meter: 8, 7

MIDI file: Ripley.midi
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