He died for all, that they who live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him. 2 Corinthians 5:15
Words: Theodore Monod, 1874. Monod, a Parisian, wrote these words, in English, during a series of consecration meetings in Broadlands, Hampshire, England, in July 1874. At the close of the meetings, he gave them to Lord Mount-Temple, who had them printed on a program card for a series of similar meetings at Oxford in October 1874.
Music: St. Jude Charles J. Vincent, Jr., in The Primitive Methodist Hymnal Supplement with Tunes, edited by George Booth (London: Primitive Methodist Publishing House, 1912), number 100 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Monod (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), or a better one of Vincent, would you ?
O 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!
Yet He found me; I beheld Him
Bleeding on th’accursèd tree,
Heard Him pray,
Forgive them, Father!
And my wistful heart said faintly,
Some of self, and some of Thee!
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!
Higher than the highest heavens,
Deeper than the deepest sea,
Lord, Thy love at last hath conquered:
Grant me now my supplication,
None of self, and all of Thee!