Saturday, March 17, 2007

May the Mind of Christ My Saviour

It has been a few weeks since I posted a Sunday hymn. I'd like to get back to this tradition. Tomorrow morning we are singing this hymn at the end of the service. I'm starting a new series tomorrow morning. I thought this hymn was fitting after introducing the book of Proverbs. I've never studied Proverbs closely before. I'm already hooked, thanks to commentaries by Bruce Ware and Tremper Longman. This is going to be fun, I think.

May the mind of Christ, my Savior,
Live in me from day to day,
By His love and power controlling
All I do and say.

May the Word of God dwell richly
In my heart from hour to hour,
So that all may see I triumph
Only through His power.

May the peace of God my Father
Rule my life in everything,
That I may be calm to comfort
Sick and sorrowing.

May the love of Jesus fill me
As the waters fill the sea;
Him exalting, self abasing,
This is victory.

May I run the race before me,
Strong and brave to face the foe,
Looking only unto Jesus
As I onward go.

May His beauty rest upon me,
As I seek the lost to win,
And may they forget the channel,
Seeing only Him.

Kate Barclay Wilkinson (1859-1928)

1 comment:

robert said...

Well, your comments about the hymn "May the Mind of Christ" were posted quite awhile ago. I hope your enthusiasm for the book of Proverbs continued and grew. And the hymn provides the perfect tie-in. We are to be "transformed by the renewing of [our] mind" (Rom. 12:2), and Proverbs marks the path to godly wisdom.

Just a quick P.S., if you check comments on old blogs: Today is the 150th anniversary of the birth of the hymn's author, Kate Wilkinson. God bless.