Oh, the bitter shame and sorrow

Oh, 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,
  All of self and none of Thee.
Yet He found me; I beheld Him
  Bleeding on the cursed tree;
Heard Him pray, Forgive them, Father,
And my wistful heart said faintly,
  Some of self, and some of Thee,
  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,
  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 heart's petition,
  None of self, and all of Thee,
  None of self, and all of Thee.

Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines

Less of self, and more of Thee.

None of self, and all of Thee.


Hamilton, NJ, United States

Wonderful, Wonderful words! Oh! The amazing grace of God!


None of self and all of thee!

Nelson K

Sydney, Australia

"... None of self, and all of Thee."


May my life be a witness to none of self & all of The, Lord!

Nelson Liu

Boston, MA, United States

Lord, all of Thee!


Deer Park, WA, United States

As a "retired" English teacher, I would not restrict using words such as Thee for the young peoples' sake. Their minds are young and can grasp new vocabulary easily. It is cheating them of learning, knowledge, and history. "Thee" and "thou" represent forms of formal address, which young people should learn, because there is little formal address left in their world--anything goes. The thinking on this concept of not using unfamiliar words is faulty by my understanding. We use the King James Bible for most study, and our children have no problems with the language once they become familiar with it. In fact, it is an enriching experience as far as language and Bible study is concerned.

Robert Gilland

Parkinson, Queensland, Australia

A long lost hymn. I finally found today.

Ursula Schletter

Sequim, Washington, United States

This is a beautiful song with a strong message to it. it has good reminder of how we should be the last verse. This song came from a hymn book called Christ in Song don't know if it still is around. It is a wonderful hymn book with lots of old hymn's including this one.

Dennis Lu

Monterey Park, CA, United States

Such a precious song! Lord I want to dwell more in You and less in myself!

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