NOT I, but Christ, be honoured, loved, exalted,

Not I, but Christ, be seen, be known and heard;

Not I, but Christ, in every look and action,

Not I, but Christ, in every thought and word.

O to be saved from myself, dear Lord,

O to be lost in Thee,

O that it may be no more I,

But Christ that lives in me.


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.


Christ, only Christ, no idle word e’er falling,

Christ, only Christ, no needless, bustling sound;

Christ, only Christ, no self-important bearing,

Christ, only Christ, no trace of I be found.


Not I, but Christ, my every need supplying,

Not I, but Christ, my strength and health to be;

Christ, only Christ, for spirit, soul, and body,

Christ, only Christ, live then Thy life in me.


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.


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