Christ’s life our code, His cross our creed,
Our common, glad confession be;
Our deepest wants, our highest aims,
Find their fulfillment, Lord, in Thee.
Dear Son of God! Thy blessèd will
Our hearts would own, with saints above;
All life is larger for Thy law,
All service sweeter for Thy love.
Thy life our code! in letters clear
We read our duty, day by day,
Thy footsteps tracing eagerly,
Who art the truth, the life, the way.
Thy cross our creed! Thy boundless love
A ransomed world at last shall laud,
And crown Thee their eternal king,
O Lord of glory! Lamb of God!
Till then, to Thee our souls aspire
In ardent prayer and earnest deed,
With love like Thine, confessing, still,
Christ’s life our code! His cross our creed!