My goal is God Himself (Alternate)

My goal is God Himself, not joy, nor peace,
Nor even blessing, but Himself, my God;
'Tis His to lead me there—not mine, but His—
At any cost, dear Lord, by any road.
So faith bounds forward to its goal in God,
And love can trust her Lord to lead her there;
Upheld by Him, my soul is following hard
Till God hath full fulfilled my deepest prayer.
No matter if the way be sometimes dark,
No matter though the cost be oft-times great,
He knoweth how I best shall reach the mark,
The way that leads to Him must needs be strait.
One thing I know, I cannot say Him nay;
One thing I do, I press towards my Lord;
My God my glory here, from day to day,
And in the glory there my great Reward.
Nelson Kiu

Anaheim, CA, United States

"My goal is God Himself... my God."

Antanita Ma

United States

Lord Jesus, be my goal today, every day!


Lord open us for Your dispensing every secend to enjoy You, absorb You, to be filled by You, we want Your mind, Your emotion and will be realized in us, only You are absolute, only You have single heart, only You have God as only goal, allow us to give You the ground in us, saturate us that we may fully be like You in life, in nature. Gain us in such a way, oh precious One we long to be like You.


Tbilisi, Georgia

He is more than joy, oh Lord You are so much, so dear, so precious.

Matthew and Jonathan

Irvine, CA, United States

Our joy is God Himself!!

Ray Wiseman

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Sweet remembrances of when I learned this new tune with the college saints on a blending trip in 1998...especially touching at this time while my father in law is going to be with the Lord...

Nelson Liu

Irvine, CA, United States

My goal is God Himself!!

Huyen Nguyen

Garden Grove, CA, United States

Amen! There's a brother who is going to graduate from the FTTA this term, really loves this hymn. He loves this hymn because it says,"My goal is God Himself, not joy nor peace, nor even blessing, but Himself, my God,..." I really enjoy this hymn too. It leads me to the question, "How many times have I been thinking about the Lord as my unique goal?" I repent and now return, cause my heart for You to burn,... One thing I know, I cannot say Him nay; One thing I do, I press towards my Lord; My God my glory here, from day to day, and in the glory there my great Reward. *****


London, United Kingdom

These lyrics inspire me to always keep the faith, never let Him go. I have through some real dark times emotionally, but my love for my God, my glorious Saviour is hidden deep, deep within my heart; this love is far beyond emotions, logic, intellect. He will never fail to bring me through the dark times, you may feel so low at times, but when your testing is over, you'll wake rise with the likeness of Christ, to receive the crown of life in eternal glory. Keep the faith!

Gloria Liu

Hamilton, New Zealand

Amen! I really enjoy the first line of this song: "My goal is God, HIMSELF, not joy nor peace". So many times, I ask the Lord for peace in an exam, for good marks, for many things. But now I realize that I just need God, HIMSELF! I just need to gain Him! THEN I will have the peace and rest in my being.

I really experienced this. I was trying to cram for an exam, then I realized that it wasn't working. So, I just gave up and told the Lord, "Lord, if You want me to enter in uni, You'll have to supply me in this exam, there is nothing else I can do." Then I just forgot about everything and started singing. I really really enjoyed and gained the Lord in that exam! Praise the Lord! He is all we need!! ^^