My Lord, My Life, My All (A Hymn)

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God,who loved me and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:20

For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.  Colossians 3:3

 

The following lyrics have been adapted from a passage in Gleanings in the Field of Boaz by Watchman Nee, pp.32-34

Suggested Tune: NEE  8.8.6.8.8.6 (see below)


 

Thanks be to God, in Christ I died,
And now it is no longer I
But Christ who lives in me.
Whatever Jesus does, I do.
His power is my power too;
His glory, my glory.

All that he is and does is mine,
Partaker of the life divine,
We have become as one.
And now, when others look at me,
It is no longer I they see
But all see Christ alone.

What shall I do with such a gift?
O Savior, how shall life be lived?
I answer to your call:
From this time on, I here proclaim
You are, O Christ, my goal, my aim,
My Lord, my life, my all.

Though poor and weak and useless we,
Constrained, distressed with poverty,
Though ugly, base, and small,
Yet grafted into Christ the Son,
The mighty, glorious, holy One,
Victorious over all.

What shall I do with such a gift?
O Savior, how shall life be lived?
I answer to your call:
From this time on, I here proclaim
You are, O Christ, my goal, my aim,
My Lord, my life, my all.

I’ve died; my life is hid within
My Lord; I’m naught apart from him,
My life lost utterly.
Today I live for him alone,
Not for myself, nor ends my own,
But all for him only.

What shall I do with such a gift?
O Savior, how shall life be lived?
I answer to your call:
From this time on, I here proclaim
You are, O Christ, my goal, my aim,
My Lord, my life, my all.


 

Tune

As a fitting tribute to the legacy of Pastor Nee, I suggest a Chinese-style pentatonic-scale melody, perhaps something like the following (note: edited & improved, and intended to be transposed upward):

GAcdedce… ceagedcd… cdecAc…  GAcdedce… ceagedcd… cd..ec..Ac

gegagcde… gegc’aged… cdecAc…  gegagcde… gegc’aged… cd..ec..Ac

(Capital letters indicate the lower octave; apostrophes indicate the higher octave.)

This tune could certainly be improved. Other options are possible. The dreary old Christian & Missionary Alliance hymn “A Hundred Thousand Souls,” for instance, appears to fit the metrical requirements.

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