All I have in Adam is but sin and death
Learning to Speak the Hymns
The former way of having a certain person call hymns, pray, and speak has been eliminated because everyone agrees with and accepts the change in system. We all bring our Bibles and hymnals to the meeting, and in changing the system we must first learn to speak the hymns. The Bible does not emphasize singing the hymns but speaking the hymns (Eph. 5:19). There is a reason for this. Hymn lyrics are the highest form of language—exceptional utterances of spiritual experiences. Ordinary speaking is not as refined as hymns. Therefore, we need to learn to speak the hymns. For one person to speak is easy, but for many to speak as one is not easy. Therefore, we need. to practice; each one should. speak a little in a coordinated. way.
For example, the first stanza of Hymns, #593 says, "All I have in Adam is but sin and. death, / I in Christ inherit life and righteousness," These lyrics are a parallel construction. Sin is parallel to righteousness, and death is parallel to life. The former is what we had from birth, whereas the latter is what we have inherited. Then the hymn says, "When in flesh abiding, Adam I express, / But when in the spirit Christ is manifest," Express is parallel to manifest, and Adam is parallel to Christ. Stanza 5 says, "Minding just the spirit is God's saving way, / Minding just the spirit, Christ we will display; / Minding just the spirit, we can overcome, / Minding just the spirit, we the race may run," These lyrics distill the importance and effectiveness of minding the spirit. I wrote this hymn in 1961. I do not have the ability of a genius who can compose a poem in a few minutes; rather, I spent much effort and consideration to write lyrics with elegance and beauty.
Minding just the SPIRIT
Romans 8:2, 4, 6, 13, 16, 26.
San Marcos, TX, United States
For those who are according to the flesh mind the things of the flesh; but those who are according to the spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the spirit is life and peace. 7 Because the mind set on the flesh is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, for neither can it be. 8 And those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But you are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. (Romans 8:5-9)
The key is how we use our mind. Lord Jesus train us to mind the spirit for Your recovery.
Bloemfontein, Free State RSA, South Africa
This song fits in with the building study of W Nee and W Lee about Taking Christ as Our Person and Living HIM and for the Church Life -22 June 2018. I enjoyed it together with Hymn 481 Crucified with Christ my Savior to the world and self and sin. It is not hard to die with Christ..... and IF we die, we’ll live with Christ, if we suffer, we SHALL reign.
Sterling, MA, United States
This hymn has blessed me in the way of life, it shows us the reality of man’s way versus God’s way........
Pagadian City, Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines
Praise the Lord, saints. I love this hymn. Hallelujah!
Aadamas on minul ainult patt ja surm,
Kristuses pärisin elu, õiguse;
Kui lihas püsin, Aadamat väljendan,
Aga kui vaimus, siis Kristust väljendan.
Aadamas ei pruugi ma patustada,
Siiski surma mõistetud patune ma;
Siis kui Kristuses õiglaselt ei käitu,
Olen siiski õige, õigeks mõistetud.
Lihas vaeva ei pea ma nägema, et
Väljendada Aadama loomust, pattu.
Vaimus vaeva ei pea nägema, sest võin
Elada kui Ta, vaimus valitseda.
Kristuse surmas Aadamast vaba ma,
Mul on nüüd uus elu koos Kristusega!
Mõistus pole lihal—Aadam seotud on,
Mõistus vaimul, nii jumalik elu mul.
Mõistus vaimul—see Jumala päästetee,
Mõistus vaimul—nii Kristust väljendame,
Mõistust vaimul hoides me võime võita,
Mõistus vaimul—võidujooksu jookseme.
Mõistus vaimul—risti tundma õpime,
Ning Ta ülestõusmisvägi meist voolab,
Mõistus vaimul—Kristus End välja elab,
Ta elu jõuab minus küpsuseni.
Kristus vaimus mulle eluks ja kõigeks,
Tugevdab, õnnistab kõikehõlmavalt.
Elan vaimus, nii pühadus tõeline,
Kolmainu Jumal mu südames liigub.
Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Lord, thank You for mingling and moving into my heart.
Praise the Lord! Minding just the Spirit is God's saving way to be released from the marks of Adam's nature and Christ's resurrection power to know!
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
What a rest; no more struggle or strain. Just mind the spirit we can overcome and is also the saving way. Oh Lord Jesus capture us defeat us never let me win.
London, United Kingdom
Minding the flesh i.e the old adam is death, minding the spirit which is Christ as the Spirit mingled with our spirit is Life and Peace. Hallelujah! O Lord Jesus!