The Christ Has Chosen Me

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1 It was not I that chose the Lord,
For sin I loved too dear;
I was so blind I saw Him not
Nor knew that He was near.
Full many a year I sin pursued,
Deserving but to die,
But now I live the life of love,
For Christ has chosen me.

'Tis Christ has chosen me,
'Tis Christ has chosen me;
I was so vile I loved Him not,
But He has chosen me.

2 'Twas not for works that I had done,
Nor good that I possessed;
I had no beauty when He call'd
My soul to Him for rest.
He looked and saw me bruised and slain,
And, in His glorious might,
He broke the bonds that held me fast
And made my life alright. [Refrain]

3 And hast thou chosen me, O Lord?
What can my heart repay
For such a love?– I nothing have;
I give myself away.
Yes, me, poor me, poor sinful me!
The Lord has chosen me,
That I should go and bring forth fruit
For all eternity. [Refrain]

Source: His Fullness Songs #137

Author: Charles Price Jones

Charles Price Jones born December 9, 1865, near Rome, Georgia. He grew up in Kingston, Georgia, and attended the Baptist church. He was converted in 1884 while living in Cat Island, Arkansas. In 1885 he was called to the ministry and began preaching. In 1888 he attended Arkansas Baptist College and taught school in Grant County, Arkansas. He preached and pastored several Baptist churches. After asking God for a deeper experience of grace and fasting and praying for three days, Jones experienced a closeness with God, and in 1895, along with other Baptist holiness adherents, who taught that a second work of grace can cleanse the Christian of original sin. They started a holiness movement in the Baptist church, and he began teaching holiness i… Go to person page >

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First Line: It was not I that chose the Lord
Title: The Christ Has Chosen Me
Author: Charles Price Jones
Language: English
Refrain First Line: 'Tis Christ has chosen me
Copyright: Public Domain


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