The following is a hymn written by Horatius Bonar, the 19th century Scottish Puritan. I like the hymn because it so succinctly, poetically, and properly attributes to God what belongs to God and to me what belongs to me. A good meditation for some “closet time” (Matt 6.6).
A Spiritual Song based on 1 Cor XV.10
All that I was, my sin, my guilt,
My death, was all my own:
All that I am I owe to Thee,
My gracious God alone.
The evil of my former state
Was mine, and only mine;
The good in which I now rejoice
Is Thine, and only Thine
The darkness of my former state,
The bondage,- all was mine;
The light of life in which I walk,
The liberty is Thine,
The grace first made me feel my sin,
And taught me to believe;
Then, in believing, peace I found,
And now I live, I live.
All that I am, e’en here on earth,
All that I hope to be,
When Jesus comes and glory dawns,
I owe it, Lord, to Thee