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O that in me the mind of Christ

O that in me the mind of Christ

Author: Edward H. Joy
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O that in me the mind of Christ
A fixed abiding-place may find,
That I may know the will of God,
And live in him for lost mankind.

Doing the will of God,
Doing the will of God,
The best thing I know in this world below
Is doing the will of God.

2 The suffering servant he became,
Yea mare; in loneliness and lass
He bare for me in grief and shame,
A crown of thorns, a heavy cross.

3 O that in me this mind might be,
The will of Gad be all my joy,
Prepared with him to go or stay,
My chief delight his sweet employ.

4 More than all else I would became
The servant of my servant-Lord;
My highest glory his reproach,
To do his will my best reward.

Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #451

Author: Edward H. Joy

Edward Henry Joy Born: November 16, 1871, Canterbury, Kent, England. Died: February 16, 1949, Cheam, Surrey, England. Joy joined the Salvation Army (SA) in Canterbury, then played in the band at Folkestone, and became an SA officer in 1894. He went on serve the SA Corps at Tunstall, then the SA International headquarters in 1917, where he was Under Secretary in the Foreign Office. After 1919, he served as Immigration Secretary in western Canada, and in 1932 became editor-in-chief of The War Cry in South Africa. He rose to the rank of SA colonel, and retired in 1938. --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

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First Line: O that in me the mind of Christ
Author: Edward H. Joy
Refrain First Line: Doing the will of God



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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #451

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