Jesus, my all to Heaven is gone
Jesus, my all, to Heaven is gone. John Cennick* (1718-1755).
This hymn was printed in Cennick’s Sacred Hymns for the Use of Religious Societies,Part II (Bristol, 1743). It was entitled ‘Following Christ, the Sinners Way to God’. It had nine stanzas:
Jesus, my All, to Heav’n is gone;He that I plac’d my Hopes upon;His Track I see – and I’ll pursueThe narrow Way, ‘till Him I view.
The Way the Holy Prophets went,The Road that leads from Banishment,The King’s High-Way of HolinessI’ll go; for all the Paths are Peace.
No Stranger may proceed therein,No Lover of the World, or Sin;No Lion, no devouring Care,No ravenous Tyger shall be there.
No: Nothing may go up thereonBut traveling...
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