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 heaven is gone,
He whom I fix my hopes upon;
His track I see, and I'll pursue
The narrow way, till him I view.

2 The way the holy prophets went,
The road that leads from banishment;
The King's highway of holiness,
I'll go, for all his paths are peace.

3 No stranger may proceed therein,
No lover of this world, and sin;
No lion, no devouring care,
No sin, nor sorrow shall be there;

4 No; nothing may go up thereon
But traveling souls, may I be one;
Wayfaring men to Canaan bound,
Shall only in this way be found.

5 This is the way I long have sought,
And mourned because I found it not;
My grief a burden long has been,
Because I could not cease from sin.

6 The more I strove against its power,
I sinned and stumbled but the more;
Until I heard my Savior say,
"Come hither, soul, I am the Way."

7 Lo glad I come, and thou blest Lamb,
Shalt take me to thee, as I am;
Nothing but sin I thee can give;
Nothing but love would I receive.

8 Then will I tell to sinners round,
What a dear Savior I have found;
I'll point to thy redeeming blood,
And say, "Behold the way to God."

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

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


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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