1 Jesus left a home of dazzling splendor,
For this sinful world with sorrow dim;
Humbly filling the place of a servant,
And He calls us all to follow Him.
Jesus, we will follow in Thy footprints,
Share Thy suffering and shame and loss:
For the glory that is set before us,
We will triumph in the Savior’s cross.
2 Jesus lived a life of self-denial,
With His visage marred by grief and woe;
But now sits in the throne with the Father,
And example leaves us here below. [Refrain]
3 If like Paul, we’re cast into the prison,
Or through burning, fiery flames should go,
Can we glory in such persecution—
Bear the image of our Lord below? [Refrain]
4 Would we be disciples of the Master,
And the splendor of His mansion share?
We must gladly endure tribulation,
Then a crown in heaven we shall wear. [Refrain]
Select Hymns, 1911 (Timeless Truths)
|Instances (1 - 1 of 1)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Timeless Truths #619||Our Example||Jesus left a home of dazzling splendor||[Jesus left a home of dazzling splendor]||Clara M. Brooks||10.9.10.9 D||1 Peter 2:21||Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Our_Example); Faith Publishing House, <i>Evening Light Songs</i>, 1949, edited 1987 (145); The Gospel Trumpet Company, <i>Select Hymns</i>, 1911 (223)|