My goal is God Himself, not joy, nor peace

1
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.
2
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.
3
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.
4
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.
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D. C.

Cupertino, Ca, United States

It is a hymn I love to sing alone at the end of a long, busy day. It is also good to sing to Him early in the morning. This is one of my top favorite hymns and I have been singing this since high school. Throughout all these years of ups and downs, this hymn has been a constant source of encouragement.


Dorenda Jordan

Irving, TX, U.S.A.

I love this song because it always speaks to my heart to press on despite all opposition.