Jesus, my all, to heaven is goneAuthor: 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
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)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #2330||He Saves Me||Jesus, my all, to Heav'n is gone||[Jesus, my all, to Heav'n is gone]||George Rutledge Stuart|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3376||Jesus, My All, to Heaven Is Gone||Jesus, my all, to Heaven is gone||SWEET HOUR||John Cennick||LMD||<cite>Sacred Hymns for the Use of Religious Societies</cite>, 1743|
|The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #53||JERUSALEM||Jesus, my all, to heav'n is gone||JERUSALEM||John Cennick||1991|