I came across this hymn about four years ago, during a time when I really needed to be reminded of these truths. I am posting it here in the hopes that it will be an encouragement to someone else. Let us remember that our goal is not to be success in ministry, reaching all our life goals, or complete perfection in this life. Our goal ought to be knowing Christ. Let’s press on to that end.
- 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.
- 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 foll’wing hard
Till God hath full fulfilled my deepest prayer.
- No matter if the way be sometimes dark,
No matter though the cost be ofttimes great,
He knoweth how I best shall reach the mark,
The way that leads to Him must needs be strait.
- One thing I know, I cannot say Him nay;
One thing I do, I press towards my Lord;
My God my glory here, from day to day,
And in the glory there my great Reward.