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“Lo, we have left all and followed thee.” Mark 10. 28

H. F. Lyte               8.7.

1
Jesus, we our cross have taken,
All to leave and follow thee;
Naked, poor, despised, forsaken,
Thou, from hence, our All shalt be.

2
Let the world despise and leave us;
They have left the Saviour too;
Human hearts and looks deceive us;
Thou art not, like them, untrue.

3
And while thou shalt smile upon us,
God of wisdom, love, and might,
Foes may hate, and friends disown us,
Show thy face, and all is bright.

4
Man may trouble and distress us,
’Twill but drive us to thy breast;
Life with trials hard may press us,
Heaven will bring us sweeter rest.