Thursday, February 26, 2015

HYMN: May the Mind of Christ My Savior

This hymn was sung during our recent visit to Moody Bible Institute at the close of the Alumni Banquet. I am familiar with this hymn, but was really drawn to the words when we sang it this time. I love the words.

The hymn was written in the early 1900's by Kate B. Wilkinson, who worked with young women in London. Other than that, not much is known about the background of this song, or of the author; but, again, I love the words.

Each stanza of this hymn is like a prayer based on Scripture. You will see I have included one Bible verse under each stanza that could easily go along with the words.

May this hymn be a prayer we can all pray today, and every day...

(Click the title to hear the tune)

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.

Philippians 2:5 - In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus. (NIV)

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.

Psalm 119:11 - I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

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

Philippians 4:7 -  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

May the love of Jesus fill me
As the waters fill the sea;
Him exalting, self abasing,
This is victory.

Philemon 1:4-5 -  I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus.

May I run the race before me,
Strong and brave to face the foe,
Looking only unto Jesus
As I onward go.

Hebrews 12:1-2 -  Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. 

May His beauty rest upon me,
As I seek the lost to win,
And may they forget the channel,
Seeing only Him.

Mark 16:15 -  He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation."


  1. I am not familiar with that hymn but its words are very true and encouraging.

  2. I love this so much. I found it in my women’s Bible years ago and keep going back to it


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