Advent Hymnals

230. NOT I, BUT CHRIST

Christ in Song,

1.
Not I but Christ, be honored, loved, exalted;
Not I, but Christ, be seen, be known, be heard;
Not I, but Christ, in ev'ry look and action,
Not I, but Christ, in ev'ry tho't and word.

2.
Not I, but Christ, to gently soothe in sorrow,
Not I, but Christ, to wipe the falling tear;
Not I, but Christ, to lift the weary burden,
Not I, but Christ, to hush away all fear.

3.
Christ, only Christ!  no idle words e'er falling,
Christ, only Christ; no needless bustling sound;
Christ, only Christ; no self-important bearing;
Christ, only Christ; no trace of "I" be found.

4.
Not I, but Christ, my ev'ry need supplying,
Not I, but Christ, my strength and health to be:
Christ, only Christ, for body, soul, and spirit,
Christ, only Christ, here and eternally.

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Title Not I, But Christ
Key E♭ Major
Titles undefined
First Line Not I but Christ, be honored, loved, exalted
Author undefined
Year 1908
Composer Fannie E. Bolton
Hymnal -
Tune Not I but Christ, be honored, loved, exalted
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Living His Life: Consecration
Texts Galatians 2:20
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