Oh may I die to self today
That Christ may in me live,
And may my joy be found in Him
Who did to others give.
I would not seek the praise of men
for that is little worth,
My cares are to the Father’s will
and not the things of earth.
Oh give me Lord Thy humble mind
that meekly would forgive
The faults and failures of Thine own,
Gave life so I might live.
And oh! Thy love, no tongue can tell
What sufferings were borne;
For peace to reign within my heart
Thou didst bear cross and thorn.
May all I do and all I say
be only for Thee, Lord,
And then one day when Thee I see
I’ll have Thy great reward.