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440. I Have Left All the World to Follow Jesus

1 In this world I found no rest,
Sorrow filled my aching breast,
Till I turned to One who loved me best of all;
Oh, what sacred peace I find,
Since my all I have resigned!
I have left all the world to follow Jesus.

Refrain:
I have left all the world to follow Jesus,
Never backward to its follies will I turn;
Oh, I’m on my upward way,
And it’s brighter every day;
For I’ve left all the world to follow Jesus.

2 Oh, what wondrous joy He gives,
While His Spirit in me lives,
For it is my meat and drink to do His will;
He the treasure I adore,
Brightens all my way before;
For I’ve left all the world to follow Jesus. [Refrain]

3 I am wholly sanctified,
Walking closely by His side,
I will ever cling to Him, my all in all;
Sweetly doth His presence fill,
While I sink into His will,
For I’ve left all the world to follow Jesus. [Refrain]

4 Earthly treasures fade away,
As I travel day by day
Up the shining way that leads to glory bright;
Soon I’ll gain eternal rest
With the ransomed and the blest;
For I’ve left all the world to follow Jesus. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: In this world I found no rest
Title: I Have Left All the World to Follow Jesus
Author: D. O. T. (1911)
Meter: 7.7.11.7.7.11.11.11.7.7.11
Scripture: Luke 5:28
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Have_Left_All_the_World_to_Follow_Jesus); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (244); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (475)
Refrain First Line: I have left all the world to follow Jesus
Tune Information
Name: [In this world I found no rest]
Composer: Daniel O. Teasley (1911)
Meter: 7.7.11.7.7.11.11.11.7.7.11
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Have_Left_All_the_World_to_Follow_Jesus); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (244); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (475)



Media
MIDI file: I_Have_Left_All_the_World_to_Follow_Jesus.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Have_Left_All_the_World_to_Follow_Jesus)




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