TO THESE THINGS I ASPIRE
Scripture: I Thessalonians 4:11
Time Signature: 4/4
Hymn Status: Partnership (An agreement between the hymn writer and R.J. Stevens Music, LLC.)
1. The hymn writer does not want this hymn and its arrangement altered in any way.
2. The hymn writer does not want this hymn accompanied with instrumental music.
Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16
Verse 1: To lead a quiet life; To mind my own affairs; To work with my own hands; To rise above life’s cares; To treat my fellow man with kindness ev’ry day; To be complete in Christ; For all these things I pray.
Verse 2: To turn away from sin; To live apart from strife; To overcome my pride; To have abundant life; To cheer an aching heart; To help the poor and weak; To bear the Spirit’s fruit; These things I truly seek.
Verse 3: To love the Lord, my God with heart and soul and mind; To share His holy Word with ev’ry soul I find; To answer for my faith to all who may inquire; To know the love of Christ; To these things I aspire.