Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Only One Life

Only one life, the still small voice,
   Gently pleads for a better choice
Bidding me selfish aims to leave,
   And to God's holy will to cleave;
Only one life, 'twill soon be past,
   Only what's done for Christ will last.

When this bright world would tempt me sore,
   When Satan would a victory score;
When self would seek to have its way,
   Then help me Lord with joy to say;
Only one life, 'twill soon be past,
   Only what's done for Christ will last.

Give me Father, a purpose deep,
   In joy or sorrow Thy word to keep;
Faithful and true what e'er the strife,
   Pleasing Thee in my daily life;
Only one life, 'twill soon be past,
   Only what's done for Christ will last.

                                                 C. T. Studd

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