To Live is Christ

“To me to live is Christ”

O what a lofty goal—

To bring each thought, each word and deed

Beneath my Lord’s control.


Within each thought I think

My impulse first must be—

What does my Savior teach?

Lord, give me grace to see.


Before each word I speak

Cleanse Thou my lips, O Lord,

That each pronouncement of my mouth

Be based upon Thy word.


Also my actions guard:

My feet must never stray

Along enticing paths of sin,

But choose the narrow way.


Then when my race is run,

By sin no more oppressed

My Savior’s voice will speak: Well done,

Come now, enjoy My rest.