1. Lord, by Your mercy, I would take
To let You live Yourself in me;
And let You, Lord, gain me.
Lord, save me from the past,
And save me from the future;
Yesterday is over,
Tomorrow may not be;
I only have this day;
I only have this moment.
2. And I would hope that You would take
To go as far as possible,
As possible in me.
3. ’Though many barriers hidden be,
You know, Lord, deep within—
Lord, I want nothing else but You,
Lord, I want no one else but You.
4. So only this moment have I,
This precious time I grant, dear Lord,
Solely unto You.