Living for Jesus a life that is true

Living for Jesus a life that is true,
Striving to please Him in all that I do;
Yielding allegiance, glad-hearted and free,
This is the pathway of blessing for me.
  O Jesus, Lord and Savior,
I give myself to Thee,
For Thou, in Thy [redemption],*
Didst give Thyself for me;
I own no other Master,
My heart shall be Thy throne,
My life I give, henceforth to live,
O Christ, for Thee alone.
Living for Jesus who died in my place,
Bearing on Calv’ry my sin and disgrace;
Such love constrains me to answer His call,
Follow His leading and give Him my all.
Living for Jesus wherever I am,
Doing each duty in His holy name;
Willing to suffer affliction and loss,
Deeming each trial a part of my cross.
Living for Jesus through earth’s little while,
My dearest treasure, the light of His smile;
Seeking the lost ones He died to redeem,
Bringing the weary to find rest in Him.
The Compilers prefer that
the New Testament word, “redemption,”
be used and sung instead of “atonement.”
Mary Hamilton

Brimley, Michigan, United States

It's the atonement that saved the soul.

Mary Pearl Elli

Quezon City, Philippines

I've enjoyed singing this hymn, it causes me to love the Lord more and consecrate myself to Him. His love is constraining us so that we can answer His call.. so that we can follow His leading and give Him our all.

"Oh Lord, we offer ourselves to You. Teach us to enjoy and experience You daily that we can live You. Living for You is a life that is true. May we give our lives for Thee alone".



During cell tonight, we were discussing what it means to be in"such a time this"... a night where we refocus our commitment to be single-minded in loving God and loving people, so that we can be part of God’s end-time harvest force and this song came to us... we sang and were moved.

Sound Emperor

Coarsegold, CA, United States

My mother sang this song while lying in her bed, every night, just before going to sleep. It has been an inspiration to me ever since. Most "Christians" today don't seem to think they need to change anything in their lives. This song is pure "Paul". Paul lived for Jesus, everyday.

In response to E.C.'s "explanation" of the lyrics change, I simply say this. Christ's death on the cross is our atonement. In case you haven't figured this out yet, the entire old testament--and especially the sacrificial system--pointed to Jesus, and His sacrifice.

We are not, I am not, a "New Testament" Christian, but rather a Biblical Christian, as the entire Bible is written as our guidebook. The old testament is full of vital information for the Christian life.

I believe this song is inspired by God. You can sing however you wish E.C, but don't change the lyrics when you publish them. The song stands on its own.


Spending time in my devotions and I read "whisper My Name in loving contentment" & this hymn resonated in my heart. So very wonderful to be able to come to this site and hear, read, & sing it!

Paul Wallace

Sedona, AZ, United States

Just finishing a sermon on Isaiah 53 and the chorus filled my mind though I had not sung it in many years. How perfectly it fit my heart response to that chapter.

James Chambers

Choma, Southern, Zambia

I just finished reading through Romans 12 this morning and, while pondering on the challenges presented to us as believers in the passage, I began to sing the first verse and chorus of this song (in English - I've not heard this song in Tonga, the language of the people in this part of Zambia). What a challenge is presented to believers in this song! I'm very moved by it. I trust that I will be able to fulfill the truths presented in it, not only today, but every day.


Lompoc, CA, United States

This song was put on my heart last week and then we sang it Sunday @ services. It has been on my mind since then. This morning I am getting together a lesson for a devotional this Sun evening. I am in 1 Cor 9:24-27 where Paul makes use of the Greek games to illustrate the spiritual race of the believer. Just as an athlete must deny himself many gratifications of the body, As Christians, we too must deny ourselves many gratifications of the flesh, This song Alive and in my heart helps me to do exactly that! Glory to God!

Brian Daniels

Roann, Indiana, United States

1 John 4:10 - This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.


Roann, Indiana, United States

I appreciate the explanation of the lyrics change, but it still doesn't sit right with me. I'm leery of changing the lyricist's words because something is "better." For example, non-Trinitarian groups change "Holy, Holy, Holy" to end with a phrase something like: "God in His glory, blessed Deity" (instead of God in three Persons, blessed Trinity."

I'd rather have an explanation as to why the original lyrics are as they are rather than have an arbitrary change.