O Jesus Christ, grow Thou in me

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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.
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In Thy bright beams which on me fall,
  Fade every evil thought;
That I am nothing, Thou art all,
  I would be daily taught.
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More of Thy glory let me see,
  Thou Holy, Wise, and True;
I would Thy living image be,
  In joy and sorrow too.
4
Fill me with gladness from above,
  Hold me by strength divine;
Lord, let the glow of Thy great love
  Through all my being shine.
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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.
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Maurice Ward

Columbus, Ohio, United States

All-inclusive Christ, The chs. 12

We must notice one further matter. The requirement for service in the army is twenty years of age, while the requirement of the priesthood is thirty years of age. The duration of service in the army is from twenty to sixty years of age, while in the priesthood it is from thirty to fifty years of age. In both the army and the priesthood there must be full growth without any kind of deterioration. Both the priesthood and the army depend upon the growth in life. We must take this seriously. We must grow; otherwise, there will be no priesthood and no army among us. How the Lord’s children need to grow! May the Lord open our eyes and show us how much we need the growth of life. Only by growing to a certain standard can we assume the responsibility of the priesthood and be formed into an army. Only then can we be spiritually organized into a people with the Ark as the center, the tabernacle as its enlargement, and everyone kept in order with submission. It is a beautiful picture. Then we will be ready to cross the river Jordan and take possession of the land.

Amen! Saints pray for the growth in life daily.


Lydia

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.


J&A

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.


WH

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.


Ivy

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.