Pathway of Life
|Jesus Lord, I truly love You.
I must gain—gain only You.
Your great love has reached me, transforming me
E’en made me Thy Beloved.
|Day by day, unceasingly,
Sweetly whispering in me,
My whole heart You melt! My spirit within
Rejoices, Lord, with Thee!
|Love constrains me, draws gradually,
To pour out my all to Thee;
All my life and future, once held so dear,
I yield wholeheartedly.
|Thy hands break me faithfully—
The burnt off’ring’s flame burns bright;
Only after death does suffering cease;
My soul-life I deny.
|Breaking of the outer man frees;
Inner life thus is released;
Living water, in resurrection life,
Flows forth abundantly.
|No more I who live, but Thee;
It is Christ who lives in me;
My humanity now transparently
Expresses only Thee.
|Show me, Lord, a vision more clear;
Draw me on, higher, more near;
That I’d deeply long to see Thee come soon,
And build Thy Body dear.
|Lord, Thy glory’s blinded me;
I the world no more can see.
Now unhindered, I must finish the race,
Run swiftly, steadfastly.
|See the prize ahead, very near!
Soon the Kingdom will appear!
Virgins, quickly rise! Trim your lamps! Behold,
Here comes Your Bridegroom dear!
|Full account the Master makes:
“Well done! Well done! Faithful slave!”
Wedding feast, the Kingdom, New Jerusalem—
Eternal joy and praise