For Me to Live is Christ

For me to live is Christ; To die is endless gain

Translator: Charles S. Robinson
Published in 28 hymnals

Representative Text

1 For me to live is Christ,
To die is endless gain;
For Him I gladly bear the cross,
And welcome grief and pain.

2 A pilgrimage my lot,
My home is in the skies;
I nightly pitch my tent below,
And daily higher rise.

3 I fare with Christ, my Lord,
His path the path I choose;
They joy who suffer most with Him,
They win who with Him lose.

4 The dawn on distant hills,
Shines o'er the vales below;
The shadows of this world are lost,
In light to which I go.

5 My journey soon will end,
My scrip and staff laid down;
O, tempt me not with earthly toys!
I go to wear a crown.

6 Faithful may I endure,
And hear my Saviour say,
Thrice welcome home, beloved child,
Inherit endless day!

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #258

Translator: Charles S. Robinson

b. 3-18-32, Canton, MS, d. July 2, 1998, at 66, St. Louis, MO; American gospel singer, radio and television artist, and Baptist minister Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: For me to live is Christ; To die is endless gain
Title: For Me to Live is Christ
German Title: Christus der is mein Leben
Translator: Charles S. Robinson
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Source: M. Vulpius' Ein Schön Geistlich Gesangbuch, Jena, 1609
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

RIALTO

George Frederick Root (b. Sheffield, MA, 1820; d. Bailey's Island, ME, 1895), who is better known for his Civil War songs, composed RIALTO in 1859; the tune is named after an island and bridge in Venice and a theater district in New York City (where Root worked for some years). An energetic tune (wi…

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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #258

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