O Lord, no longer will I live
for this world's foolish dreams and ploys,
but for those things which true life give,
to find in Jesus all my joys.
All else I count but nothing worth
that I this glorious life may win,
to know through faith my second birth:
a child of God, set free from sin.
To know the power of Christ to gain,
to share the cup of suffering
and that eternal life to attain
which Christ, and Christ alone, can bring.
I'll not look back, though oft I fall,
nor weight my soul with guilt and dread;
instead, responding to Christ's call,
I'll press on to the task ahead.
This, and this only, do I crave:
one single goal and one reward,
God as my all, whose love I have
and know through Jesus Christ our Lord.