Trusting only Christ my Savior,
O, that this might be my claim!
Trusting only in His power,
Trusting only in His name.

Hoping only in Christ Jesus—
He has saved me from disgrace;
Hoping only in His living
And His dying in my place.

Seeking only after Jesus
And not any earthly toy;
Seeking Him in all my doings
Will fulfill my every joy.

Resting only in my Savior
And not fragile worldly things;
Resting only in the shadow
Of His all-protecting wings.

Trusting only Christ my Savior,
O, that this might be my claim!
Why should I not trust Him fully?
He forever stays the same.

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C.S. Lewis stands behind this hymn, actually. A line from The Problem of Pain sparked the idea for it. He writes, famously, “I remind myself that all these toys were never intended to possess my heart, that my true good is in another world, and my only real treasure is Christ.” This finds its clearest expression in the third stanza, but the entire hymn is meant to capture what Lewis is after here. Our satisfaction can’t be in anything in this world, since we were made for another one. So what am I doing with my time? What am I doing with my energies? My affections? My emotions? It must all be for Christ. He is the only One who can sustain a real joy.

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