Brethren Archive Exploring the history of some of those known as "Plymouth Brethren", and a few other things.


NUMBER: 344

Not I, But Christ, Be Honoured, Loved, Exalted

by Mrs. A. A. Whiddington (19th Century)


Tune: Exaltation 11.10.11.10.

Tune: Exaltation 11.10.11.10.

Tune: Exaltation 11.10.11.10.
* Verses 2,3,4


1 NOT I, but Christ, be honoured, loved, exalted;
Not I, but Christ, be seen, be known, be heard;
Not I, but Christ, in every look and action;
Not I, but Christ, in every thought and word.

2 Not I, but Christ, to gently soothe in sorrow;
Not I, but Christ, to wipe the falling tear;
Not I, but Christ, to lift the weary burden;
Not I, but Christ, to hush away all fear.

3 Not I, but Christ, in lowly, silent labour;
Not I, but Christ, in humble, earnest toil;
Christ, only Christ! no show, no ostentation;
Christ, none but Christ, the gatherer of the spoil.

4 Christ, only Christ, ere long will fill my vision;
Glory excelling, soon, full soon, I'll see ---
Christ, only Christ, my every wish fulfilling ---
Christ, only Christ, my All in all to be.





Comments:
Mackie said ...
That's my prayer - Not I, but Christ....
Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 : 18:26



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