My goal is God Himself

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My goal is God Himself, not joy, nor peace,
Nor even blessing, but Himself, my God;
’Tis His to lead me there—not mine, but His—
At any cost, dear Lord, by any road.
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So faith bounds forward to its goal in God,
And love can trust her Lord to lead her there;
Upheld by Him, my soul is following hard
Till God hath full fulfilled my deepest prayer.
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No matter if the way be sometimes dark,
No matter though the cost be oft-times great,
He knoweth how I best shall reach the mark,
The way that leads to Him must needs be strait.
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One thing I know, I cannot say Him nay;
One thing I do, I press towards my Lord;
My God my glory here, from day to day,
And in the glory there my great Reward.
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Akinlolu Makinwa

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Thank God! Brethren, I am so glad to find this hymn here today after searching for the first line for over two months. Indeed my goal is God Himself. To God be the Glory! Thank you to operators of hymnal.net. You have made my day. God bless you all.


Adrian P.

Nalgas

I love this song!!!!!!!


Matthew and Jonathan

Irvine, CA, United States

Our goal is God Himself! Not joy nor peace!


William Jeng

Irvine, CA, United States

My goal is God Himself, not joy nor peace. I really enjoyed that God can be joy and peace, God can be blessing, God can be all these things. BUT - without Christ as the center of all these items, they are just mere things. Praise the Lord that in the church life we are not following something or someone, we are simply following Christ!!!

So to see this vision is to see our Lord as the CENTER and REALITY of everything we enjoyed. We can see justification in Romans, by do we see that God IS justification? That God IS joy? We really need to see Christ as the reality of everything. The Bible is just Christ Himself! And as witnesses of this vision, we must speak forth what we have seen! The vision demands a response!


Peter Buckley

Liverpool, Merseyside, United States

The highest goal in the world God Himself. Are we content with God alone or our we as His people for ever seeing experances and the Feel good factor? In Him we have everything of any real value. There is a constant drawing to God Himself provided by The Holy Spirit. Martha. said Jesus Mary has chosen the better part, so may we. Glory!


LJ Ignacio

Baguio, Benguet, Philippines

My goal is not joy, nor peace, nor even blessing, but HIMSELF, MY GOD!!!


David Agbeyo

London, United Kingdom

This is not only a hymn but a message. My soul follows hard after God.


Maureen Power

Liverpool

Thank You dear Father, Son and Holy Spirit for Your faithfulness. You will lead us to Heaven. 'And love can trust her Lord to lead her there.'


Dorcas T.Adesanya

London, England, United Kingdom

Oh Lord help us not to miss heaven at last in Jesus Name. You are our goal and You will lead us home at the end in Jesus Name. Make holiness our watch word always. Thanks for uploading this song and God bless you all.. Shalom!!!


Salem Long

Austin, Texas, United States

I always thought that there was a typo in this song.

"The way that leads to Him must needs be strait."

But actually, the word strait here was used intentionally—it doesn't mean that our path to the Lord is "straight". In dear brother Frances Brook's time, "strait" had the meaning of the word narrow, in addition to being the name of a channel of water.

This reflects Matthew 7:14, which says

"Because narrow is the gate and constricted is the way that leads to life, and few are those who find it."

Instrumental (Guitar)