O Jesus Christ, grow Thou in me

O Jesus Christ, grow Thou in me,
  And all things else recede;
My heart be daily nearer Thee,
  From sin be daily freed.
  Each day let Thy supporting might
  My weakness still embrace;
My darkness vanish in Thy light,
    Thy life my death efface.
In Thy bright beams which on me fall,
  Fade every evil thought;
That I am nothing, Thou art all,
  I would be daily taught.
More of Thy glory let me see,
  Thou Holy, Wise, and True;
I would Thy living image be,
  In joy and sorrow too.
Fill me with gladness from above,
  Hold me by strength divine;
Lord, let the glow of Thy great love
  Through all my being shine.
Make this poor self grow less and less,
  Be Thou my life and aim;
Oh, make me daily through Thy grace
  More meet to bear Thy name.

Auckland, New Zealand

I love the sentiment of this song:

Make this poor self grow less and less,

Be Thou my life and aim;

Oh, make me daily through Thy grace

More meet to bear Thy name.


New Zealand

The only thing that matters in our life is that Christ would grow in us. All the situations and experiences are for us to become Christ's living image.

Kelly Kalaidjian

Auckland, New Zealand

Lord "in Thy bright beams which on me fall, fade every evil thought."

I realise how much I need the Lord's light shine upon my thoughts. Satan deceived Even by injecting evil thought. Today Satan is doing the same. If he can inject his thoughts into a person , he can control the person. And the Lord is transforming us by renewing our mind ( thoughts) ( Roman 12:2). Ow Lord shine upon Your light on my thoughts that I am nothing, Thou are all. I would be daily taught.

Wes Garratt

Auckland, New Zealand

Although this hymn was written over 200 years ago it is so relevant to us today. Without the Lord Jesus growing in our human hearts the Christian life, the church life is empty. So “ Lord grow in me, grow in Your children today that Your glory in the church can be manifested. ” Ephesians 3: 10, 21

Jo Panakal

Auckland, New Zealand

O LORD, do grow and advance in us and may everything else recede.

We are aware, LORD, that if we do not allow your Life to grow in us, something else of this world of death and vanity will encroach upon us.

Save us, LORD.


Auckland, New Zealand

Lord, daily through Thy grace make me more meet to bear Thy name.

Jeffrey Wang

Auckland, New Zealand

2 Cor. 12:9

And He has said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness. Most gladly therefore I will rather boast in my weaknesses that the power of Christ might tabernacle over me.

Lilo Xu

Auckland, New Zealand

Lord, make this poor self grow less and less. If our poor self does not grow less and less, the Lord has no way, no room, to add Himself into our being. So we must decrease and He must increase. This is the only way that the Lord can be our life and aim.


Auckland, New Zealand

"Each Day let Thy supporting might". Being a Christian is a daily matter. It's a matter of life. Life takes time to grow. May the Lord grace us each day, moment by moment.

R. Cheng

New Zealand

Lord make me daily through Thy grace, more meet to bear Thy name. Grow in me today Lord, grant me today's supply of grace that all other things may recede!