My goal is God Himself, not joy, nor peace

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.
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.
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.
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.
Sister Vali Ruth

Tirane, Albania

He knoweth how I best shall reach the mark

Cdo dit' lavdia ime , Zot , je Ti

Dhe ne lavdi do jesh shperblimi im

Ana Lara

Storrs, Connecticut, United States

Francis Brook daughter of Reverend James Brook, M. A. , of Helme Edge, Melham, Huddersfield, was born in Bath in 1870. Her interest in Mission was deep, and delicate health alone prevented her from giving her services in the foreign field where two of her sisters were laboring. Her first hymn leaflet was: –

1. There is Singing in the Homeland. It was written in 1895 in memory of the Rev. Robert Stewart and his little band in the Hawa Sang martyrdom of that year. It was printed in the C. M. S. Gleaner March, 1896, No. 163. The original leaflet is entitled “Martyrs of Jesus, Called to be with Christ, at Kuching, S. China, August 1, 1895. ”

2. My Goal is God Himself. [God All in All. ] Written in April, 1896. “The need of a friend called forth and formulated the unspoken attitude of my soul towards God, ‘My Goal is God” (Author’s MS. ), included Hymns of Consecration and Faith, revised edition, 1902, No. 306.

3. My Home is God Himself; Christ brought me there. [ Rest in God. ] Written in Sept. , 1899 “The helpful testimony of another of God’s children, and my own deep of restfulness in Him led me to the truth as expressed in ‘My Home is God’s (Author’s MS. ). It is the most extensively used of the authors leaflets.

4. O Lord, with Thee ‘tis but a little matter. [God the strength of His Labourers. ] In the Church Missionary Hymn Book, 1899, No. 138, having previously appeared in the C. M. S Gleaner, Oct. , 1896, p. 157, as “ Council and strength for the War. A Battle Prayer. ”

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Phoebe Chong

Round Rock, TX, United States

"He knowth how I best shall reach the mark, The way that leads to Him must needs be strait." It is easy to sing but when it comes to the experience it is really hard to praise and fully be subdue to His leading. But, how blessed we are through this ministry we can be carried on and finishing the course.

"How can you praise God on such days? You cannot praise because you are wounded, suffering pain, and in difficulty. You feel that the most obvious response would be complaint rather than praise. You feel that the most obvious thing to do would be murmur rather than give thanks. You do not feel like praising, and you have no intention to praise. You feel that praise is not suitable under this kind of circumstance and mood. At that very moment, you should remember that Jehovah's throne and His glory has not changed. You should praise Him simply because HE IS WORTHY OF PRAISE." -By Watchman Nee on " Praising".

Glenn Haman

Manassas, Virginia, United States

I was led to sing this hymn after a time of prayer because at the conclusion of my prayer I had the most beautiful realization that God had worked in my heart to only want Him. What a blessed freedom to desire only one thing - God Himself!

Shane Gabbert

Alamogordo, NM, United States

At any cost, the union of Spirit with my spirit to rule my soul and flesh only serve to have God, Himself that He would then fully have me.

Chris Abraham

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

“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.”


Taipei, Taiwan


Abiding in HIM , HIM in me

Thank LORD save me again and again

Today listen this song feel a creative in spirit

Every thing only towards LORD JESUS


Irvine, CA, United States

After enjoying a Jubilee feast at the end of the Summer Feast 2018 our brother Ron shared beginning with Lev. 26:1-13 & stanzas 1 & 3 of sister Frances Brooks hymn and continuing with brother Lee’s full ministry on the The Processed Triune God as the Spirit being the processed, compound, all-inclusive, life-giving, indwelling, seven-fold intensified, consummated, Spirit as the ultimate consummation of the processed Triune God to be the eternal portion of His chosen, redeemed, regenerated, renewed, transformed, conformed, and glorified tripartite people as their life, life supply, and everything to be our eternal Jubilee.

Alan Hickman

Skipton, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

This is my creed, that mid earth's sin and sorrow

My life may guide men unto Thee.

William Jeng

Irvine, CA, United States

Lord, I just want You.

I'm low in a valley right now, but I know one thing - no matter what I can never say no to You. All I can do right now is keep pressing on toward my Lord. No matter if the way be sometimes dark... my goal is God Himself.

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