God's Best

God has His best things for the few

Author: A. B. Simpson
Published in 5 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 God has His best things for the few
That dare to stand the test;
God has His second choice for those
Who will not have His best.

Give me, O Lord, Thy best things,
Let others take the rest;
I do not want their good things,
For I have got the best.

2 It is not always open ill
That risks the promised rest;
The better often is the foe
That keeps us from the best. [Refrain]

3 There’s scarcely one but vaguely wants
In some way to be blest;
’Tis not Thy blessing, Lord, I seek,
I want Thy very best. [Refrain]

4 And others make the highest choice,
But when by trials pressed,
They shrink, they yield, they shun the Cross,
And so they lose the best. [Refrain]

5 I want, in this short life of mine,
As much as can be pressed,
Of service true for God and man;
Help me to be my best. [Refrain]

6 I want, among the victor throng,
To have my name confessed;
And hear my Master say at last,
Well done, you did your best. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15974

Author: A. B. Simpson

Albert B. Simpson was the founder of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. Dianne Shapiro Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God has His best things for the few
Title: God's Best
Author: A. B. Simpson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I want thy very best
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #15974
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The Cyber Hymnal #15974

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