*Pastor’s Note: A.B. Simpson was a very well respected Canadian preacher, theologian and author who lived from December 15, 1843 to October 29, 1919. My prayer is that you will be blessed and inspired by his poetry as much as I am.
TO GLORIFY MY GOD
To glorify my God, no lesser aim
My God-given life and powers shall henceforth claim;
My body, soul, and spirit. Lord, are Thine;
The joy to give them back to Thee be mine.
His Father’s glory Jesus ever sought;
To do His work and will His only thought;
About His Father’s business He must be:
Lord, may Thy business be as much to me.
How best can I my Father glorify?
Naught can be added to His majesty;
But I can let His glory through me shine
And shed on all around His light divine.
And like the legend that they tell of one
Who sought to build a temple to the sun,
And reared the chiseled stone and burnished gold,
But still the splendid walls were dark and cold,
Until another architect appeared;
A temple of transparent glass he reared;
And lo, the sun came down his work to own,
And with his glory through the temple shone;
So let my soul be flooded with Thy light;
So let my heart be open to Thy sight;
So glorify Thyself, O Lord, in me,
Till all my being answers, Lord, to Thee.