Author: Henry F. Lyte Hymnal: Concordia #171 (1918) Hymnal Title: Concordia Lyrics: 1 Jesus, I my cross have taken,
All to leave and follow Thee;
Destitute, despised, forsaken,
Thou, from hence, my All shall be:
Perish ev'ry 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 them, 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.
4 Haste, then, on from grace to glory,
Armed by faith, and winged by prayer;
Heav'n's eternal days before thee,
God's own hand shall guide thee there.
Soon shall close thy earthly mission,
Swift shall pass thy pilgrim days,
Hope shall change to glad fruition,
Faith to sight, and prayer to praise. Topics: The Christian Life Following Christ Tune Title: AUTUMN
Jesus, I my Cross have Taken