Thursday, December 29, 2011


As we are on the cusp of a new year, I thought I'd share the words to my second favorite hymn with you. May the Mind of Christ my Savior was written by Kate Wilkensen in the early 1900s. It was first published in 1925 in the hymnal for children, Golden Bells. Kate based the words on the thought from Philippians 2:6- "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus." Please enjoy the words, and also the cello rendition that I have posted a link to.

May the mind of Christ my Savior live in me from day to day,
by His love and power controlling all I do and say.

May the Word of God dwell richly in my heart from hour to hour,
so that all may see I triumph only through His power.

May the peace of God my Father rule my life in everything.
That I may be calm to comfort sick and sorrowing.

May the love of Jesus fill me as the waters fill the sea,
Him exalting, self abasing, this is victory.

May I run the race before me strong and brave to face the foe,
looking only unto Jesus as I onward go.

May His beauty rest upon me as I seek the lost to win,
and may they forget the channel, seeing only HIM.

Such a goal! Such a prayer! Such a long way to go!

Lofty New Year's resolutions, anyone?