Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken

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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 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 man, 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 Haste thee 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.

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #438

Author: Henry Francis Lyte

Lyte, Henry Francis, M.A., son of Captain Thomas Lyte, was born at Ednam, near Kelso, June 1, 1793, and educated at Portora (the Royal School of Enniskillen), and at Trinity College, Dublin, of which he was a Scholar, and where he graduated in 1814. During his University course he distinguished himself by gaining the English prize poem on three occasions. At one time he had intended studying Medicine; but this he abandoned for Theology, and took Holy Orders in 1815, his first curacy being in the neighbourhood of Wexford. In 1817, he removed to Marazion, in Cornwall. There, in 1818, he underwent a great spiritual change, which shaped and influenced the whole of his after life, the immediate cause being the illness and death of a brother cler… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, I my cross have taken, All to leave and follow Thee
Title: Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken
Author: Henry Francis Lyte (1825)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Jesus, I my cross have taken, p. 599, i. Another form of this hymn is "Soul, then know thy full salvation," in Laudes Domini, N. Y., 1884. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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