Lord, reveal Thyself to me

Lord, reveal Thyself to me,
That the flesh I’ll fully know;
May Thy grace so work in me,
That in dust I’ll lowly bow.
How I long for victory,
Yet, thru all my life, how weak!
Evil things I cannot leave,
Nor can do the good I seek.
Inwardly I want the Lord,
But my conduct hateful is;
Though I would, I cannot change,
O what real bondage ’tis!
By God’s law my sin’s revealed,
But the law of sin doth bind;
Though I struggle to be free,
No release my soul can find.
Many times I fall and rise,
Oft resolve, and often fail;
Craving vict’ry, I retreat,
And my sad defeat bewail.
Truly I am sold to sin
And completely powerless;
There’s no good within my flesh,
All is dark and sinfulness.
Now I know myself in part,
And confess my helplessness;
All my temperament is odd,
All my life corrupted is.
Subtle self I cannot trust,
Nor to fleshly strength can cling;
All my trust and all my hope
Is in Jesus Christ my King.
May the Cross put me to death
That on Christ I may rely;
May His Holy Spirit fill,
That Himself I may apply.
May His death so work in me
Daily deeper than before,
That my self may be destroyed
And His life thru me may pour.
O how bitter is my case!
Who this wretched slave can free,
Who deliver from this death,
To a life of victory?
Jesus shed His blood for me,
Christ is now my holiness;
I receive Him as my life
And my portion measureless.
Now I’m wholly sanctified,
Selfless, I obey His word;
Nevermore to feel ashamed
When I come before the Lord.
How transcendent is this life!
Grace thru faith He gives to me!
Praise the Lord, He heard my cry
And has made me wholly free.

Copyright Living Stream Ministry. Used by permission.


Baton Rouge, United States

Isn’t it so true that when He reveals Himself to us our flesh we fully know? Inwardly we want the Lord but our conduct hateful is. Many times we fall & rise, often resolve & often fail. We see our self & confess our helplessness. May the cross put us to death. May His Holy Spirit fill. May His death so work in us that our self may be destroyed and His life through us may pour. Christ is now our holiness. We receive Him as our life. Soon we will be wholly sanctified. Nevermore ashamed to come before the Lord. Grace through faith He gives to us. Praise the Lord He heard our cry. How we love & thank Him! I really enjoyed singing this to the Lord this morning.

Toyin Diyan

London, United Kingdom

Thank You our Saviour Christ Jesus. Good job done; delivering us from death and bringing us into life! What a victory. Thank You. Grow in us until we arrive at Your full stature. Amen!


London, United Kingdom

How bitter is our case - wretched slaves; sold to sin, no release our soul can find, all is dark and sinfulness. Who will deliver us from the body of this death! Hallelujah! Jesus shed His blood for us. Now He is our life our portion measureless.

Could we ever stop thanking the Lord for what He has gained and obtained for us? Never! From eternity to eternity we would love Him! What a precious One!

Frank Pytel

Chicago, Illinois, United States

This hymn brings out the sorrow and pain we have in the war in Romans 7, and the longing to be released. We all make mistakes in our actions, and the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin. Yet here we are captives to something within that is stronger than ourselves. It seems like we can never find freedom in certain areas, even after repeated struggles to be right. This situation can last for years! Romans 7:7-25 uses "I" (27 times), "me" (12 times), "my" (5 times), and "myself" (1 time)to describe all my resources. Christ is only mentioned at the end of the struggle (v.25), wih no mention of the Spirit. How wonderful when Christ is revealed! It is "through Jesus Christ our Lord" (7:25)! It is "in Christ Jesus" (8:1)! It is "Christ in you" (8:10)! "All my trust and all my hope is in Jesus Christ my King!"

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