Living for Jesus a life that is true

Living for Jesus a life that is true,
Striving to please Him in all that I do;
Yielding allegiance, glad-hearted and free,
This is the pathway of blessing for me.
  O Jesus, Lord and Savior,
I give myself to Thee,
For Thou, in Thy [redemption],*
Didst give Thyself for me;
I own no other Master,
My heart shall be Thy throne,
My life I give, henceforth to live,
O Christ, for Thee alone.
Living for Jesus who died in my place,
Bearing on Calv'ry my sin and disgrace;
Such love constrains me to answer His call,
Follow His leading and give Him my all.
Living for Jesus wherever I am,
Doing each duty in His holy name;
Willing to suffer affliction and loss,
Deeming each trial a part of my cross.
Living for Jesus through earth's little while,
My dearest treasure, the light of His smile;
Seeking the lost ones He died to redeem,
Bringing the weary to find rest in Him.
The Compilers prefer that
the New Testament word, "redemption,"
be used and sung instead of "atonement."
Albert Pons

Cagayan De Oro, Misamis Oriental, Philippines

When I was assigned to have an impromptu special song, I remember this song right away. Thank to this site that I found it right away, I always sing this song with my brother 40 years ago. I like this song so much that I remember my brother who backslided from faith.

Neil Jutba Dela Pena

Talisay, Philippines

this remind the life of the criminal who confess in JESUS ON THE CROSS. HE FOUND PEACE IN JESUS


Lagos, Nigeria

This is a song that we sang in a Baptist primary and secondary school about 60 years ago. It came to my mind suddenly. I looked it up but thank God I didn't have to search further as I found it on this site. It is so inspiring and soul lifting. Glad I found the words. Thank you.


Burke, Virginia, United States

During labor with my third child, I kept thinking of and singing this hymn between contractions. I kept asking my midwife and doula if they knew the words I had forgotten, but no one did. Now I’m nursing my new daughter and looking them up. I named her Eirini, the Greek word for peace as it was written in the New Testament. I am so grateful for God’s peace in my life.


Roseburg, Oregon, United States

God placed this song in my heart this morning, so looked up the lyrics. I love the tune and the message it bears.

Gary Marzolf

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Learned this in Sunday School about sixty years ago. Love these old hymns! Sing them to my husband, who was raised catholic and never new the beauty of these lovely hymns.

Gareth Paul

Montego Bay, Jamaica

My mom taught me this song, I hear her voice ringing in my head and heart, singing it to this beautiful piano just lifts me heavenward and reminds me of God's awesome love for me, thank you Jesus for your atonement! 🙏


Chiefland, FL, United States

Found the lyrics to Living for Jesus this morning while on lockdown from corona virus... it filled my soul with gratitude and hope😌

Dr Richard Phua

Durham, United Kingdom

"Atonement" is a New Testament word!



Does anyone know why the Baptist Hymnal, 1975 edition, leaves the third verse out of the song "Living for Jesus"? It has verses 1, 2, & 4. However, they are numbered 1, 2, & 3. Discovered this today and am just curious.