Scripture Verse

I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord. Philippians 3:8


James Montgomery (1771–1854)
National Portrait Gallery


Words: James Mont­go­me­ry, 1808.

Music: Mer­cy Lou­is M. Gott­schalk, 1867 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Louis M. Gottschalk (1829–1869)


Father of eter­nal grace,
Glorify Thy­self in me;
Beaming bright­ly in my face,
May the world Thine im­age see.

Happy on­ly in Thy love,
Poor, un­friend­ed, or un­known;
Fix my thoughts on things above,
Stay my heart on Thee alone.

Humble, ho­ly, all re­signed
To Thy will: Thy will be done!
Give me, Lord, the per­fect mind
Of Thy well be­lov­èd Son.

Counting gain and glo­ry loss,
May I tread the path He trod;
Die with Je­sus on the cross,
Rise with Him, to Thee, my God!