Scripture Verse

If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. Luke 9:23


Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Ap­peared in Rip­pon’s Se­lect­ion, 1787, num­ber 281.

Music: Nor­man­by Ri­chard Red­head (1820–1901) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Richard Redhead (1820–1901)


And must I part with all I have,
My dear­est Lord for Thee?
It is but right since Thou hast done
Much more than this for me.

Yes, let it go—one look from Thee
Will more than make amends,
For all the loss­es I sus­tain
Of cre­dit, rich­es, friends.

Ten thou­sand worlds, ten thou­sand lives,
How worth­less they ap­pear,
Compared with Thee, su­preme­ly good,
Divinely bright and fair!

Savior of souls, could I from Thee
A sin­gle smile ob­tain,
Though des­ti­tute of all things else,
I’d glo­ry in my gain.