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JESUS my All, to Heavín is gone;

Following CHRIST, the SINNERS Way to GOD.

Poet: John Cennick, 1743
Meter: Long Meter (8,8,8,8)
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
JESUS my All, to Heavín is gone;
He that I placíd my Hopes upon;
His Track I seeóand Iíll pursue
The narrow Way, ítill Him I view.

Jerusalem 53, Stanza 1
Save, Mighty Lord 70b (Lines 1 & 2), Stanza 1
Done With the World 88t (Lines 1 & 2), Stanza 1

Jerusalem 53, Stanza 1
Done With the World 88t (Lines 1 & 2), Stanza 1
The Way the Holy Prophets went,
The Road that leads from Banishment,
The Kingís High-Way of Holiness
Iíll go; for all the Paths are Peace.

Jerusalem 53, Stanza 2
Save, Mighty Lord 70b, Stanzas 2 & 3

Jerusalem 53, Stanza 2
No Stranger may proceed therein,
No Lover of the World, and Sin;
No Lion. no devouring Care,
No ravenous Tyger shall be there.

No: Nothing may go up thereon
But traveling Souls, and I am one:
Wayfaring Men to Canaan bound,
Shall only in the Way be found.

Nor Fools, by carnal Men esteemíd
Shall err therein; but they redeemíd
In JESUís Blood, shall flew their Right
To travel there, ítill Heavínís in Sight.

This is the Way I long have sought,
And mourned, because I found it not;
My Grief, my Burden, long have been,
Because I couíd not cease from Sin.

Jerusalem 53, Stanza 3

The more I strove against its Powír,
I sinníd and stumbled but the more;
íTill late I heard my SAVIOUR say,
Come hither, Soul, for Iím the Way.

Lo! Glad I come, and Thou, dear LAMB,
Shalt take me to Thee, as I am:
Nothing but Sin I Thee can give,
Yet help me, and thy Praise Iíll live.

Jerusalem 53, Stanza 5

Iíll tell to all poor Sinners round,
What a dear SAVIOUR I have found;
Iíll point to thy redeeming Blood,
And say, Behold the Way to GOD!

Jerusalem 53, Stanza 4

Cennick, John. Sacred Hymns, for the Use of Religious Societies: Generally Composed in Dialogues. Bristol: Printed by Felix Farley, 1743.