I Choose to Stay
|If my pathway seems not clear,
Then be my sight that leads to life.
If, Lord, I have Your presence dear,
Then Lord my future will be bright.
I long to stay, Lord, earnestly!
But mercy's all that's keeping me.
|I choose to stay, remain in life;
Save me from death, turn me to life.
Chase all the shades of night away;
Chase all dark thoughts of sin away.
Since through Your word I gain more life,
Lord, let me come be filled with life.
|As I go on, there's a test:
Will I all things, dear Lord, detest?
Will I to "precious" things adhere,
Yet lose Your presence, Lord, so dear?
If I'm by pride, ambition, lost,
Then, Lord, expose me at all cost.
|If foll'wing You is at great price,
What can I give except my life?
Let me become a sacrifice,
To live a self-denying life,
A life that cares for nothing else
But Christ my all, my universe!