Scripture Verse

He died for all, that they who live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him. 2 Corinthians 5:15

Introduction

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Charles J. Vincent, Jr.
(1852–1934)

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).

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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 ?

Lyrics

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!