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JESUS, I MY CROSS HAVE TAKEN

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Jesus, I my cross have taken

Songbook: Celebration Hymnal

Page Number: 603

Song Key: G

Language: English

Authors: Afro-American folk song, American folk song

Tune Name: ELLESDIE

Themes: Walking with God, Commitment, Obedience

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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 shalt 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.

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 then on from grace to glory,
Arm'd by faith, and wing'd by prayer;
Heaven's eternal day's before thee,
God's own hand shall guide thee there.
Soon shall cease thy earthly mission,
Swift shall pass thy pilgrim days;
Hope shall change to glad fruition,
Faith to sight, and prayer to praise.

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