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.”

Jakarta, Indonesia

I love Jesus...

Jim Huff

Laurel, MS

I sure do want this to be the steady walk of my life, fully walking in the Light of Jesus' presence doing what He would like to do through me. I love being in the presence of my Redeemer and being together in fellowship with other believers.

What a wonderful set of lyrics to strive to live.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI

Low­den orig­in­al­ly wrote the mu­sic—to dif­fe­rent words—for a Child­ren’s Day ser­vice. Two years lat­er, he came across the mu­sic in his files, and asked Chis­holm if he could write lyr­ics for it. The re­sult has been trans­lat­ed into more than 15 lan­guag­es. - cyberhymnal


Sokoto, Nigeria

This was inspired to my spirit this morning as I read my Bible for devotion, and I searched through my hymn book I could not find it but I was glad hearted to find it here. I consecrated my life anew to Jesus to live for Him, not a life without Jesus deceiving my own self (2 Tim. 3:5). I bless God for

Magdalene Ngeve

Brussels, Belgium

I love this song! I thank God I could get it full here. O Jesus Lord and Savior may I live wholly for Thee alone.


Abuja, Nigeria

A lovely song that presents renewed meaning of the scripture (Romans 12:1-2) to me.


Ocean, NJ, United States

Precious hymn from my youth; Precious Lord Jesus! May I live for Him whole heartedly always and proclaim His name in love.


Concordia, MO, United States

This hymn came to me in Sunday School this morning. We were studying John 15... I am The Vine, ye are the branches. Living for Jesus and not living for this world is what we should strive for.


Jacksonville, Florida, United States

I woke up during the night with the tune of this hymn on my mind but couldn't remember all the words. I'm so thankful for this technology. Now I can go back to sleep with a smile. Thank You Jesus. :)


United Kingdom

Really appreciate the compilers' efforts in changing "atonement" to "redemption" since the former is scripturally incorrect. Atonement in its original Hebrew form (kaphar) means to cover, which was what the levitical offerings, like the sin offerings, did. The blood of those animals sacrifices merely covered sins, but the blood of Jesus Christ washes away sins completely.