My goal is God Himself, not joy, nor peace

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.
Paul Ten

United Kingdom

Not many people know who F Brook is but his experience with God in this hymn helps so many people in Christ to climb up another hurdle of life as a Christian. As such we should not despise ourselves but be a pattern to others by living in one spirit with the Lord. I thank the Lord for His faithfulness in encouraging me to enter into His chamber and share His heart desire with others.

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.