My Goal Is God

Representative Text

1 MY goal is God Himself, not joy, nor peace,
Nor even blessing, but Himself, my God:
’Tis His to lead me there, not mine, but His—
“At any cost, dear Lord, by any road!”

2 So faith bounds forward to its goal in God,
And love can trust her Lord to lead her there;
Upheld by Him, my soul is following hard,
Till God hath full fulfilled my deepest prayer.

3 No matter if the way be sometimes dark,
No matter though the cost be oft-times great,
He knoweth how I best shall reach the mark,
The way that leads to Him must needs be strait.

4 One thing I know, I cannot say Him nay;
One thing I do, I press toward my Lord;

My God, my glory here, from day to day,
And in the glory there my Great Reward.

Source: Redemption Hymnal #70

Author: Frances Brook

Brook, Frances, daughter of the Rev. James Brook, M.A., of Helme Edge, Meltham, Huddersfield, was b. in Bath in 1870. Her interest in missions is deep, and delicate health alone has prevented her from giving her services in the foreign field where two of her sisters are laboring. Her first hymn leaflet was:— 1. There is singing in the Homeland. [Martyrs.] It was written in 1895 "In Memoriam" of the Rev. Robert Stewart and his little band in the Hawa Sang martyrdom of that year. It was printed in the C.M.S. Gleaner, March, 1896, p. 34, and included in the Church Missionary Hymn Book, 1899, No. 163. The original leaflet is entitled "Martyrs of Jesus, Called to be with Christ, at Kucheng, S. China, August 1st, 1895." 2. My… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My goal is God himself, not joy, nor peace
Title: My Goal Is God
Author: Frances Brook
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


[My goal is God Himself, not joy, nor peace]


MORECAMBE was composed in 1870 by Frederick C. Atkinson (b. Norwich, England, 1841; d. East Dereham, England, 1896) as a setting for Henry Lyte's "Abide with Me" (442). It was first published in G. S. Barrett and E.J. Hopkins's Congregational Church Hymnal (1887). The tune is named for a coastal tow…

Go to tune page >



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
Page Scan

Complete Mission Praise #470

Hymns of the Christian Life #265

TextPage Scan

Redemption Hymnal #70

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us