Author: Henry F. Lyte Appears in 1,203 hymnals Matching Instances: 8 First Line: Jesus I my cross have taken Lyrics: 1 Jesus I my cross have taken,
All to leave and follow Thee,
Naked, poor, 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 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;
Oh! while Thou dost smile upon me,
God of wisdom, love, and might,
Foes may hate, and friends disown me,
Show Thy face, and all is bright.
3 Haste then on from grace to glory,
Armed by faith, and winged by prayer!
Heaven's eternal day's before thee,
God's own hand shall guide thee there;
Soon shall close thy earthly mission,
Soon shall pass thy earthly days,
Hope shall change to glad fruition,
Faith to sight, and prayer to praise. Used With Tune: [Jesus I my cross have taken]