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.

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!

Boye Ola

Lagos, Nigeria


Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Please see Denis' comment on 9/8/2013 and store it in your memory.


Theodore Monod was a French Protestant Pastor who initially studied law but then trained for the ministry at Western Theological Seminary in Alleghany, PA. From 1860 - 1863 he labored among the French Canadians in Illinois. He returned to Paris and his father’s pastorate in 1875. He was a popular speaker at the Keswick Camp meetings. Among the books he wrote are "Looking To Jesus", "The Christian's Cross", "Life More Abundant" and "The Gift of God". Some of his sermons are on the internet. - path2prayer

Mo­nod wrote the words of this song, 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. - cyberhymnal


The following is his sharing on Hebrews 8:10-12

We all need two conversions. First of all, we need to be converted from the natural man to the spiritual man, and in the second place, we need to be converted from the spiritual man to the natural man, until the spiritual man becomes a natural life, and the burden is opportunity and the bondage is delight.