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My Lord, I Did Not Choose You

Words: Josiah Conder
Additional words and music: Benjamin Brainard

Verse 1
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.

Chorus
For Christ My All, my great reward
Adorns my life forevermore
Nothing can change now, who I am
I’m in Christ, the hope of man!
I’m in Christ, the hope of man.

Verse 2
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.

Chorus
For Christ My All, my great reward
Adorns my life forevermore
Nothing can change now, who I am
I’m in Christ, the hope of man!
I’m in Christ, the hope of man.

Verse 3
Unless Your Spirit claimed me;
I’d still be bound in Sin
Yet Christ alone has saved me
And now I’m found in Him
And when I stand in glory
And faith gives way to sight
Your joy will crown the chosen
In everlasting light

Chorus
For Christ My All, my great reward
Adorns my life forevermore
Nothing can change now, who I am
I’m in Christ, the hope of man!
I’m in Christ, the hope of man.