As I was reading an article from Leslie Ludy’s Set Apart Girl Magazine called “Forsaking All,” I came across lyrics to a hymn titled, “What Grace is Mine.”
Here are the lyrics.
What grace is mine, that He who dwells in endless light
Called through the night to find my distant soul
And from His scars, poured mercy that would plead for me
That I might live, and in His name be known
So I will go wherever He is calling me
I lose my life to find my life in Him
I give my all to gain the hope that never dies
I bow my heart, take up my cross, and follow Him
What grace is mine, to know His breath alive in me
Beneath His wings my wakened soul may soar
All fear can flee, for death’s dark night is overcome
My Savior lives, and reigns forevermore
Christ’s domain and nature is light. In His graciousness, He calls to us, no matter where we are. He pleaded for our life, on His behalf. It’s in His name that we are known. His breath has given us life. We no longer have to be afraid, for night is overcome.
The chorus of the hymn is a challenge to our hearts, minds and souls. Are we willing to go where He is calling? Will we lay down our lives in order to find life in Him? Is our hope one that never dies?
The challenge is there, in the final line of the chorus. We must bow our hearts, take up our cross…and follow Him.
Ps. If you would like to read the article further, here is the link: Forsaking All