Living For Jesus

O Savior of sinners,
Thy name is excellent,
Thy glory high,
Thy compassions unfailing,
Thy condescension wonderful,
Thy mercy tender.
I bless Thee for the discoveries, invitations, promises of the gospel,
for in them is pardon for rebels,
liberty for captives,
health for the sick,
salvation for the lost.
I come to Thee in Thy beloved name of Jesus;
re-impress Thy image upon my soul;
Raise me above the smiles and frowns of the world,
regarding it as a light thing to be judged by men;
May Thy approbation be my only aim,
Thy Word my one rule.
Make me to abhor that which grieves Thy Holy Spirit,
to suspeact consolations of a worldly nature,
to shun a careless way of life,
to reprove evil,
to instruct with meekness those who oppose me,
to be gentle and patient towards all men,
to be not only a professor by an example of the gospel,
displaying in every relation, office and condition
its excellency, loveliness and advantages.
How little have I illustrated my principles
and improved my privileges!
How seldom have I served my generation!
How often have I injured and not recommended my Redeemer!
How few are those blessed through me!
In many things I have offended,
in all come short of Thy glory;
Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.

(Valley of Vision)

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