|Worldly affairs encumbered me; till the Lord said, "Come, follow Me!"
I was exhausted, faltering; still He called and would not leave me be;
At once, when I responded: "Yes!", He shined His glad'ning ray!
Glory, rest, shouts of praise fill all my days as I follow on His way.
|Though in this world a way exists
Filled with crowds with greatness obsessed;
My heart already is possessed, let those who would take it try their best;
Lord, I've been sanctified by Thee, For God alone I'm meant,
My all is in Your sovereign hand, all for the new way to be spent.
|No man can serve two masters, from God and the world seek reward,
Whether 'tis spent or whether reserved, ointment can but once be outpoured;
Lord, You’re my only one true love, I'd ne'er repent nor swerve.
Lord, You alone are worthy of all my life and all my love.
|Upon this altar of consecration, supply the flame; refine me, I pray;
Lord, You chose me, 'twas mercy and grace; Gladly I choose Thee, to repay.
The days of this life don't seem that special, but the earth to heaven they join;
In Your smile's delight, I fix my sight, running towards th' eternal crown.