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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken by H.F. Lyte

[b]Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken[/b]
[i]by H.F. Lyte[/i]

Jesus, I my cross have taken,
All to leave and follow Thee.
Destitute, despised, forsaken,
Thou from hence my all shall be.
Perish every fond ambition,
All I’ve sought or hoped or known.
Yet how rich is my condition!
God and heaven are still my own.

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.
O 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.

SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2008/12/17 21:42Profile

Joined: 2006/6/28
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 Re: Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken by H.F. Lyte

Here's a recording of this hymn done by brother Russell. He does alot of the old holy hymns churches tragically have dismissed in lieu of more contemporary songs. In particular, he's recorded alot of Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley and Elisha Hoffman.

[url=]Jesus I My Cross Have Taken[/url]

Paul Frederick West

 2008/12/17 22:14Profile

 Re: Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken by H.F. Lyte

A wonderful hymn. It is one that has often blessed, encouraged and brought strength to my spirit.

Here are a few more verses:

Go, then, earthly fame and treasure! Come, disaster, scorn and pain!
In Thy service, pain is pleasure; with Thy favor, loss is gain.
I have called Thee, “Abba, Father”; I have set my heart on Thee:
Storms may howl, and clouds may gather, all must work for good to me.

Man may trouble and distress me, ’twill but drive me to Thy breast.
Life with trials hard may press me; heaven will bring me sweeter rest.
Oh, ’tis not in grief to harm me while Thy love is left to me;
Oh, ’twere not in joy to charm me, were that joy unmixed with Thee.

Take, my soul, thy full salvation; rise o’er sin, and fear, and care;
Joy to find in every station something still to do or bear:
Think what Spirit dwells within thee; what a Father’s smile is thine;
What a Savior died to win thee, child of heaven, shouldst thou repine?

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, swift shall pass thy pilgrim days;
Hope soon change to glad fruition, faith to sight, and prayer to praise.

 2008/12/17 22:59

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