Jesus, I my cross have taken
Jesus, I my cross have taken. Henry Francis Lyte* (1793-1847).
In JJ (p. 599) it is noted that this was first printed in an anthology, Sacred Poetry (Third Edition, Edinburgh, 1824). It was then chosen by James Montgomery* for inclusion in The Christian Psalmist (Glasgow, 1825). In both cases it was ascribed to ‘G’. In Montgomery’s book it was in the section entitled ‘Scripture Subjects’, and headed ‘Forsaking all to follow Christ. – Mark x. 28.’ This is the verse in which Peter says to our Lord, ‘Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.’
It later appeared anonymously in some other publications (for details, see JJ, p. 599), before it was printed in Lyte’s Poems Chiefly Religious...
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