Lower and lower, dear Lord, at Thy feet

Lower and lower, dear Lord, at Thy feet,
Seeking Thy Spirit, Thy mercy so sweet;
Down in our need, blessed Master, we fall,
Lower and lower; be Thou all in all.
  Lower and lower, down at Thy cross,
All the world’s treasure counting but dross;
Down at Thy feet, blessed Savior, we fall,
  Lower, still lower, Christ all in all!
Lower and lower, dear Savior, we pray,
Losing the self-life still more every day;
Weak and unworthy, we’re looking above:
Empty us wholly; then fill us with love.
Lower and lower; yet higher we rise
Lifted in Christ, freed from all the earth ties:
Humbly we follow the way of the cross.
Then, crowns of glory, and gain for all loss.
Joshua Kolajo

Wuse Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Great hymn of all time, for the humble and lowly who desired to be emptied of self and flesh, but to be filled with Christ and Christ alone.

Salvador Z. Tarun, Jr.

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

A deeply moving song of one who has tasted the sweetness of the Lord's life and love flowing from the cross. A lover of the Lord cannot have a true enjoyment of Him in any other way. Thank you deeply for this precious hymn.

Mac An Rothaich

Saskatchewan, Canada

Melancholy has been a mood of mine of late as I walk with my dad through cancer and this song struck to my heart. It will not be the hymn I learn for April, as part of my hymn a month project.