Not the law of letters,
But the Christ of life
God desires to give us,
Saving us from strife;
It is not some doctrine,
But ‘tis Christ Himself
Who alone releases
From our sinful self.

Any kind of teaching,
Any kind of form,
Cannot quicken spirits
Or our souls transform;
It is Christ as Spirit
Gives us life divine,
Thus thru us to live the
Life of God’s design

Not philosophy nor
Any element
Can to Christ conform us
As His complement;
But ‘tis Christ Himself who
All our nature takes
And in resurrection
Us His members makes.

Not religion, even
Can fulfill God’s purpose
Or economy;
But ‘tis Christ within us
As our all in all
Satisfies God’s wishes,
And His plan withal.

All the gifts we’re given
By the Lord in grace,
All the different functions
Cannot Christ replace.
Only Christ Himself must
Be our all in all!
Only Christ Himself in
All things; great or small!55