A new hymn for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year C
Whatever Gains I've Had
LEONI (184.108.40.206) ("The God of Abraham Praise")
Whatever gains I've had, whatever my success,
Whatever I've accomplished when I've done my best —
I count it all as loss compared to what was done
When God redeemed my life by sending Christ the Son.
I've lived through many days; there's much that I have learned.
I've planned and prospered, faced new challenge, worked and earned.
Yet no affirming word, no merit or award,
Can ever be as great as knowing Christ my Lord.
There's power in his death — in loving sacrifice.
There's power in God's gift of everlasting life.
Because I am God's own, I press on toward the goal:
To know my Savior and in him to be made whole.
Biblical Reference: Philippians 3:4b-14
Tune: Traditional Hebrew melody, adapted by Thomas Olivers and Meyer Lyon, 1770 ("The God of Abraham Praise")
Text: Copyright © 2013 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.
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