Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:4-7

16 February 2009

May the Mind of Christ my Saviour

This is one of my favourite hymns. There are so many wonderful themes running through it but I especially love the middle verse because it reminds me to be diligent in "filling up" during the good times so that I am ready and prepared to weather the storms, be they mine or others. But I have sung this one on my own and in church in all seasons - and it is always an encouragement. Enjoy.

May the mind of Christ my Saviour
live in me from day to day,
by His love and power and 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 brace to face the foe,
looking only unto Jesus
as I onward go.
Katie Barclay Wilkinson (1859 - 1928)

1 comment:

mattnbec said...

One of my favourite hymns too!