Inward Christians

1
Make me an inward Christian, Lord,
Weighty within I'd be;
I'd do things from the deepest part,
Live fully unto Thee.
  Paying attention to one thing—
The wondrous Christ within,
All persons, every matter, everything,
Into the spirit bring.
2
To not by knowledge, doctrine, live,
But eat the tree of life;
First caring for the flow within,
Never by self to strive.
3
Not outward changing of myself,
But transformed inwardly,
Not self improvement, self control,
But Christ who reigns in me.
4
Unfazed by outward sufferings,
Glory to glory bring;
Through Baca's valley traveling,
Yet making it a spring.
5
Highways to Zion make my heart,
From strength to strength each day
Taking the church way inwardly,
The inner life t'obey.
6
Living in the reality,
Though outward shell we see,
On the intrinsic focusing,
We'll constituted be.