This hymn is based on passage that the sermon is taken from, Mark 10:17–31.
It is sung to the tune of O God, Our Help in Ages Past, attributed to William Croft (1678–1727)
What can I do to live fore’er?
Commandments I have done.
My good I show, but one thing lacks,
So says my God, the Son.
I see my wealth, my goods, my kin,
And see salvation’s cost.
I set them down to save my soul
And run hard to the cross.
“Who can be saved?” I cry to God
Who hears my desperate plea.
“No works or worth have I to give,
“O, pray, dear God, save me!”
Though trials come, my Father knows.
I leave this world behind.
And both in now and time to come,
All that is His is mine!
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