Utterly ABONDONED to the Will of God
Seeking for no other path than my Master trod
Leaving ease and pleasure, making Him my choice
Waiting for His guidance, listening for His voice.
Utterly ABANDONED no will of my own
For time and for eternity, His, and His alone
All my plans and purposes lost in His sweet will
Having nothing, yet in Him all things possessing still.
Utterly ABANDONED! ’tis so sweet to be
Captive in His bonds of love, yet so wondrous free
Free from sin’s entanglements, free from doubt and fear
Free from every worry, burden, grief or care.
Utterly ABANDONED ! oh, the rest is sweet
As I tarry, waiting, at His blessed feet
Waiting for the coming of the Guest Divine
Who my inmost being shall perfectly refine.
Lo ! He comes and fills me, Holy Spirit sweet
I, in Him am satisfied ! I, in Him Complete !
And the light within my soul shall never more grow dim
While I keep my covenant
ABANDONED unto Him !
My way led up a hill, and right at the foot, I saw a boy on a bicycle. He was pedalling uphill, against the wind, and found it a very hard task. Just as he was doing his best painfully, there came a trolley car, going in the same direction —- up the hill. It was not going too fast for the boy to get behind it, and with one hand to lay hold of the bar at the back. What happened ? He went up the hill like a bird. Then it flashed upon me : “Why, I am like that boy on the bicycle, in my weariness and weakness. I am pedalling uphill against all kinds of opposition, and am almost worn out with the task. But here, at hand, is a great available power, the strength of God.
I have only to get in touch with Him and to maintain communication with Him, though it may be only one little finger of faith, and that will be enough, to make His power mine for the doing of my task.” And I was helped to dismiss my weariness and to realize the truth.—The Life of Fuller Purpose.