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Sabbath Psalm (Revision of Henry F. Lyte’s hymn ‘Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken’)

Let the world despise and leave me,
They have left my Savior too;
Human hearts and looks deceive me—
You are not, like man, untrue.
And when Your eyes are shining on me,
God of wisdom, love, and might—
Though the whole earth curse and shun me,
In Your gaze my world is bright!

Let men trouble and distress me,
I’ll find refuge in your arms!
When the tribulations press me—
I’ll be saved by Mercy’s charms!
Soon I’ll end this earthly mission,
Finish these dark pilgrim days;
Seeds I sowed will find fruition—
Sorrows, all, transposed to praise!