Whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith.@Philippians 3:7-9
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Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

Isaac Watts, Hymns and Spiritual Songs 1707, number 109.

Das Walt’ Gott Vater Daniel Vetter, Musicalische Kirch-und Haus-Ergötzlichkeit, part 2 (Leipzig, Germany: 1713); adapted and harmonized by Johann S. Bach (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johann S. Bach (1685-1750)

No more, my God, I boast no more
Of all the duties I have done;
I quit the hopes I held before,
To trust the merits of Thy Son.

Now, for the love I bear His name,
What was my gain I count my loss;
My former pride I call my shame,
And nail my glory to His cross.

Yes, and I must and will esteem
All things but loss for Jesus’ sake:
O may my soul be found in Him,
And of His righteousness partake!

The best obedience of my hands
Dares not appear before Thy throne;
But faith can answer Thy demands
By pleading what my Lord has done.