O. Chisholm, 1866~
C. Lowden, 1883~1963）。他先作了曲，他裡面 有一種感覺，若要作一個傳福音的人，他必須先成為一個奉獻的人。所以經禱告求神指示後，在1917年請戚曉睦配詞。
Living For Jesus
Living for Jesus, a life that is
true, Striving to please Him in all that
Yielding allegiance, glad hearted and
free, This is the pathway of blessing
O Jesus, Lord and Savior, I give
myself to Thee,
For Thou, in Thy atonement, didst give
Thyself for me.
I own no other Master, my heart shall be
My life I give, henceforth to live, O
Christ, for Thee alone.
Living for Jesus Who died in my
place, Bearing on Calvary my sin and
Such love constrains me to answer His
call, Follow His leading and give Him my
Living for Jesus, wherever I am,
Doing each duty in His holy Name;
Willing to suffer affliction and loss,
Deeming each trial a part of my cross.
Living for Jesus through
earth’s little while, My dearest
treasure, the light of His smile;
Seeking the lost ones He died to redeem,
Bringing the weary to find rest in Him.
O. Chisholm, 1917.
Chisholm was educated in a small country school, and became its teacher at age 16. At age 21, he became associate editor of the weekly newspaper, The Frankin Favorte. In 1893, he became a Christian uner the ministry of Dr. Henry Clay Morrison (future president of Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky). Chisholm moved to Louisville at the persuasion of Morrison and became editor of the Pentecostal Herald. He was ordained a Methodist minister in 1903 and served a brief pastorate at Scottsville, Kentucky. In poor health, he moved his family to a farm near Winona Lake, Indiana. He became an insurance salesman, moving to Vineland, New Jersey, in 1916. He retired in 1953 to the Methodist Home for the Aged in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Chisholm wrote over 1200 poems, of which 800 were published, and many set to music.
Carl H. Lowden (1883-1963)
|Music: “Lowden,” Carl H. Lowden, 1915 (MIDI, score). Lowden originally wrote the music— to different words—for a Childen’s Day service. Two years latr, he came across the music in his files, and asked Chisholm if he could write lyrics for it. The result has been translated into more than 15 languages.|