The first day I listened to this hymn, I doubt if I listened to the message afterwards because I was scrutinizing me, our relationship with my maker.
Every human can be categorized in the stanzas.
What would yours be?
I hope that even if you don’t know how to sing the hymn, you can read through, rate yourself and if need be, go back to Calvary.
OH, THE BITTER SHAME AND SORROW.
1 Oh, the bitter shame and sorrow,
That a time could ever be,
When I let the Savior’s pity
Plead in vain, and proudly answered,
All of self, and none of Thee,
All of self and none of Thee.
Yet He found me; I beheld Him
Bleeding on the accursed tree;
Heard Him pray, Forgive them, Father,
And my wistful heart said faintly,
Some of self, and some of Thee,
Some of self, and some of Thee.
3 Day by day His tender mercy,
Healing, helping, full and free,
Sweet and strong, and ah! so patient,
Brought me lower while I whispered,
Less of self, and more of Thee,
Less of self, and more of Thee.
4 Higher than the highest heavens,
Deeper than the deepest sea,
Lord, Thy love at last hath conquered;
Grant me now my heart’s petition,
None of self, and all of Thee,
None of self, and all of Thee
The way of the cross indeed leads home, make but no mistake about it. You can retrace your steps so you can declare –none of self, and all of thee!
God bless and have a splendid week!