Jesus my all to heav'n is gone

Jesus, my all, to heaven is gone

Author: John Cennick
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1 Jesus, my all to heav'n has gone,
He whom I fix my hopes upon;
His track I see, and I'll pursue
The narrow way till him I view.

I'll pursue him, I'll pursue him,
Yes, I'll pursue my Lord and King.

2 This is the way I long have sought,
And mourned because I found it not;
My brief a burden long has been,
Because I was not saved from sin. [Refrain]

3 Now will I tell to all around,
What a dear Saviour I have found;
I'll point to thy redeeming blood,
And say, "Behold the way to God." [Refrain]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #368

Author: John Cennick

John Cennick was born at Reading, Berkshire, in the year 1717. He became acquainted with Wesley and Whitefield, and preached in the Methodist connection. On the separation of Wesley and Whitefield he joined the latter. In 1745, he attached himself to the Moravians, and made a tour in Germany to fully acquaint himself with the Moravian doctrines. He afterwards ministered in Dublin, and in the north of Ireland. He died in London, in 1755, and was buried in the Moravian Cemetery, Chelsea. He was the author of many hymns, some of which are to be found in every collection. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, my all, to heaven is gone
Title: Jesus my all to heav'n is gone
Author: John Cennick
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Jesus, my all, to heaven is gone. J. Cennick. [Jesus the Way.] Appeared in his Sacred Hymns for the Use of Religious Societies, 1743, No. 64, in 9 stanzas of 4 lines. In 1760, M. Madan included 8 stanzas in his Psalms & Hymns, No. 17. This text in a more or less correct form has been handed down to modern hymn-books, including Common Praise, 1879, and others. Original text in Lyra Britannica, 1867, p. 133.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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