O the joy of having nothing

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O the joy of having nothing and being nothing, seeing nothing
But a living Christ in glory,
And being careful for nothing but His interests down here.
Whom have I in heaven but Thee?
And there is none upon the earth that I desire beside Thee.
O the joy of having nothing and being nothing, seeing nothing
But a living Christ in glory,
And being careful for nothing but His interests down here.

Abridged version.

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Joseph

Doha, Qatar

Thank You Lord for bringing me into such a deeper experience of You to see that "there is really a joy in having nothing, being nothing and seeing nothing but a living Christ in glory"

Halleluyah! Lord Jesus I still love You. Amen!


Joshua Chang

Walnut, CA, United States

O the joy of having Jesus!!!


Grace

East

O our Beloved... the living Christ in glory on earth and in heaven, we testify, You are, I AM, we hear see know and worship You in Your great Mercy and Love.


Vali Balla

Albania

O the joy of having nothing and being nothing, seeing nothing

But a living Christ in glory.


Harry

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

J. N. Darby wrote this hymn. One of the most impressive things of J. N. Darby's life was that at his old age after serving the Lord his whole life he was heard saying "Lord Jesus, I still love You."

"...he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will manifest Myself to him...If anyone loves me he will keeps My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make an abode with him."


Jasper

South Korea

This is faith. We are not but God is. We just want to love Him, see Him, and even become Him in life, nature, and expression. We want nothing but Him alone.

O the joy of having nothing, being nothing, and seeing nothing but a living Christ in glory. Hallelujah~~~Amen!!


Rikrim

Guwahati, Assam, India

Very nice song .... I really love it ..... ♡♡♡


Ryan Siber

Anaheim, CA, United States

Loving this song; touch my heart. Thanks, brother Luke.


Raciano Diano A

Surigao, Surigao Del Norte, Philippines

I really love this song, very touching.


Ifeanyi

Delft, Netherlands

For the Kingdom Christ is Building...is Here on Earth before our Eyes...

Matthew 16:18

And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

Recently I read a biography of John Nelson Darby. On the first page he says, "O the joy of having nothing and being nothing, seeing nothing but a living Christ in glory, and being careful for nothing but His interests down here." This was a word spoken in his old age, in which he longed to be nothing, to have nothing, and to care for nothing but to have only Christ and care only for His interests on earth. What a joy this is! Hence, "Be not and He will be; / Wait and He'll all things give." Through the generations there were saints who experienced this. Today we should have this experience even more.