Lord, Thou hast made Thyself to me

Lord, Thou hast made Thyself to me
A living, bright reality,
More present to faith’s vision keen
Than any earthly object seen;
More dear, more intimately nigh
Than e’en the closest earthly tie.
And Thou, blest vision of my soul,
Hast made my broken nature whole;
Hast purified my base desires,
And kindled passion’s holiest fires;
My nature Thou hast lifted up,
And filled me with a glorious hope.
Nearer and dearer still to me,
Thou living, loving Savior be;
Brighter the vision of Thy face,
More charming still Thy words of grace;
So, life shall be transformed to love,
Thy grace and mercy more to prove.
Frank Alcamo

Oceanside, NY, United States

What a beautiful prayer. What a beautiful hymn.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Wow. Thanks for sharing, brother Roman.


St. Petersburg, Russia

Brother Hudson Taylor once told a devastating news about his coworkers. So on learning the news he started singing this hymn. When asked by a brother who was with him at the moment why he wouldn't mourn or do something of this kind about the situation, he replied: Would that help them right now? His point was that we need to get strengthened in our inner man in whatever situation the Lord has arrange and help others to touch them. We need to make our soul happy on our God... I may not be correct in presenting all the details. Sorry about that. The general story I heard from the brothers.