My Lord, I Did Not Choose You

Tonight, as I was “goofing off on the piano”, I came across another hymn that I had never heard before: My Lord, I Did Not Choose You.  The words are beautiful and true, so I wanted to share them here:

My Lord, I did not choose You,

For that could never be;

My heart would still refuse You,

Had you not chosen me.

You took the sin that stained me,

You cleansed me, made me new;

Of old You have ordained me,

That I should live in You.

Unless Your grace had called me

And taught my op’ning mind,

The world would have enthralled me,

To heav’nly glories blind.

My heart knows none above you;

For Your rich grace I thirst.

I know that if I love You,

You must have loved me first.

– Josiah Conder, 1789-1855

About Katiehttps://thoughtsong.wordpress.comI like to dabble in writing out thoughts on scripture and life events.  Music, to me, is a dear friend, the structure that organizes my thoughts, and the feelings of my heart. Most of my time, however, is spent Teaching and Homemaking (especially trying to create hygge and live as a gluten-free baker). Take all these things away and I still have my true identity: I'm a sinner saved by grace and who dearly loves the Savior who first loved her. And that's really all that matters.

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