One of my all time favorite hymns is “Living for Jesus”. In fact, it was the inspiration for the name of this blog.
So, when I received the list of hymns that I would be playing on Sunday morning, I was so excited to see that it was included. And then I saw that we were scheduled to sing only the first three verses.
Really? I wondered to myself if the worship coordinator had read the last verse. I figured she must not have, because it is such a great verse…no one could leave it out on purpose. : )
After a few days, I decided that I just couldn’t live with not asking her to *please* add the last verse onto the song schedule. And when I did, she (of course, being the lovely and gracious lady that she is) included the last verse!
This song sums up my heart’s desires concerning my relationship with Him. I hope it reflects your heart for Him, as well!
Living for Jesus a life that is true,
Striving to please Him in all that I do;
Yielding allegiance glad-hearted and free,
This is the pathway of blessing for me.
O Jesus, Lord and Saviour,
I give myself to Thee;
For Thou, in Thine atonement,
Didst give Thyself for me.
I own no other Master,
My heart shall be Thy throne.
My life I give, henceforth to live,
O Christ, for Thee alone.
Living for Jesus who died in my place,
Bearing on Calvary my sin and disgrace;
Such love constrains me to answer His call,
Follow His leading and give Him my all.
Living for Jesus wherever I am,
Doing each duty in His holy name;
Willing to suffer affliction and loss,
Deeming each trial a part of my cross.
Living for Jesus through earth’s little while,
My dearest treasure-the light of His smile;
Seeking the lost ones He came to redeem,
Bringing the weary to find rest in Him.