593. 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 ev'ry fond ambition,
All I've sought, or hoped, or known;
Yet how rich is my condition,
God and heav'n are still my own.

2 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.

3 Take, my soul, thy full salvation,
Rise o'er sin and fear and care;
Joy to find in ev'ry station
Something still to do or bear;
Think what Spirit dwells within thee,
What a Father's smile is thine,
What a Saviour died to win thee:
Child of heav'n, shouldst thou repine?

4 Haste then on from grace to glory,
Armed by faith, and winged by prayer;
Heav'n's eternal day's before thee,
God's own hand shall guide thee there.
Soon shall close thy earthly mission;
Swift shall pass thy pilgrim days;
Hope soon change to glad fruition,
Faith to sight, and prayer to praise.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, I my cross have taken
Author: Henry F. Lyte (1824, text of 1833)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 8. 7. 8. 7. D.
Scripture: Mark 10:29-30
Topic: Christian Life: Perseverance; Consecration; Forsaking the World (4 more...)
Language: English
Notes: See also DISCIPLE, #691
Tune Information
Name: CRUCIFER
Composer: Henry Smart (1867)
Meter: 8. 7. 8. 7. D.
Key: F Major



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