Be Thou supreme, O Jesus Christ

Be Thou supreme, O Jesus Christ,
  Thy love has conquered me;
Beneath Thy Cross I die to self,
  And live alone to Thee.
  Be Thou supreme, O Jesus Christ,
  Nor creed, nor form, nor word,
Nor holy Church, nor human love,
  Compare with Thee, my Lord!
Be Thou supreme, O Jesus Christ,
  My inmost being fill;
So shall I think as Thou dost think,
  And will as Thou dost will.
Be Thou supreme, O Jesus Christ,
  Thy life transfigure mine;
And through this veil of mortal flesh,
  Lord, let Thy splendor shine.
Be Thou supreme, O Jesus Christ,
  My soul exults in Thee;
To be Thy slave, to do Thy will,
  Is my felicity.
Patricia M Hauser

Aliso Viejo, CA, United States

Be Thou supreme O Jesus Christ

My inmost being fill !!

So shall I think as thou dost think and

will as thou dost will!!

Maurice Ward

Columbus, Ohio, United States

The Lord has touched me on the matter of my will. It is much too strong and it is much too self-focused. It is partial to the Lord, only sometimes willing to be submitted. O Lord I repent!

But I pray Lord be thou supreme in my will! Make me to think as you think. Make me to will as you choose to will. Not my will but yours be done (Luke 22:42b). Be patient with me. Make me an overcomer. Continuously kiss me with the kisses of your mouth upon my self-willed neck.

Newman Chen

Berkeley, California, United States


Ana Lara

Tolland, Connecticut, United States

John Temperley Grey was born circa 1837 near Hexham, Northumberland, England and died August 25, 1903 in Abbotsford, Somerset, England. Grey was a clerk. He visited John Newman in his last illness.

Although there is not much information on his biography, he wrote some spiritual poems found in his book “Lays of a Christian Life. ” (1868). One such poem is


Great Son of God—Great Son of Man who didst our nature take

And out of all it’s foulness make

As light so clear the Father’s plan

Who stood in all our steps and took

In all its length the human way

And sin and ill and death did slay

And bound together man and God

Thine is the heart that feels our woe

And Thine the voice of all who plead

And Thine the love that meets our need

And Thine the hand that smites the foe

When first we know ourselves and know

The guilt of guilt, the wrong of wrong

And all that we think is safe and strong

Dissolves as fast as summer snow.

While all our histories do tell Of petty arms and selfish strife

Of life that having lost its life

Is slowly sinking into hell

Then as the anguished heart finds vent

In tears and groans and cries for grace

Thine is the soft and kind embrace

Of arms that fold the penitent.

Grey wrote another book titled “Apostle and Other Verses” (1902)

Peter Zhu

Cambridge, MA, United States

Praise our Lord!

William Jeng

Irvine, CA, United States

Be Thou supreme, O Jesus Christ. Have the preeminence in me. Increase my love for You day by day, until this song becomes my reality - that nothing else can compare to You!

Lisa Chiang

Los Angeles, California, United States

Be Thou supreme O Jesus Christ—in my whole heart, my mind, emotion, and will—fill me with Yourself that You would be the preeminence in all my considerations, in all my being.

Marsha Lg

Flower Mound, TX, United States

Where can I get the full piano sheet music (new tune) written by E.C. as played here? It is beautiful and adds even more meaning to this hymn which is at the heart of our faith.

RN Hsieh

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Bren G

United States

I like this song because it really says what I long for Christ to be in my life....supreme, above all else.