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The Mission Hymnal, Enlarged Edition, 1913038
Jesus, I My Cross Have TakenRev. Henry F. Lyte (1793-1847)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
038AutumnGenevan Psalter, 15518.7.8.7.D.

1Jesus, 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!
2Man 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.
O ’tis not in grief to harm me,
While Thy love is left to me:
O ’twere not in joy to charm me,
Were that joy unmixed with Thee.
3Take, 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?
4Haste then on from grace to glory,
Armed by faith, and winged by prayer,
Heaven’s eternal day’s before thee,
God’s own hand will 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. Amen.
Deuteronomy2:7For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.
Ruth1:16And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:
Psalm45:10Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;
Psalm56:12Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.
Hosea6:3Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
Matthew5:11,1211 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Matthew8:19And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
Matthew10:38And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
Matthew16:24Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Matthew19:27Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
Mark8:34And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Mark10:21Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.
Mark10:28Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.
Mark10:28-3028 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. 29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, 30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
Luke5:28And he left all, rose up, and followed him.
Luke9:23And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Luke9:26For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
Luke9:57And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.
Luke14:27And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
Luke18:22Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
Luke24:40And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
Romans8:37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
1 Corinthians1:31That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
2 Corinthians1:5For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
2 Corinthians4:8-108 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9: Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
2 Corinthians4:8-188 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. 12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you. 13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; 14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. 15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. 16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Corinthians4:17,1817 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Corinthians6:4-104 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, 5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; 6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, 7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, 8 By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; 9 As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; 10 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
2 Corinthians10:17But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
Galatians2:20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Philippians1:29For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
Philippians2:17Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
Philippians3:7But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
Philippians3:7,87 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
1 Thessalonians1:6And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.
Titus2:13Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Titus2:14Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Hebrews4:9There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
Hebrews11:25Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Hebrews13:13Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.
1 Peter2:21For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
1 Peter4:2That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
1 John2:15Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

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