For Ourselves No Longer Living

Music by Ron Klusmeier
Words by Fred Kaan
Tune Name: ENDERBY

Lyrics as Poetry

For ourselves no longer living,
let us live for Christ alone;
of ourselves more strongly giving,
go as far as he has gone:
one with God who chose to be
one with us to set us free.

If we are to live with others,
share as equals human worth,
join the round of sisters, brothers,
that encircles all the earth!
All the fullness earth affords,
is the people’s, is the Lord’s.

Fighting fear and exploitation
is our daily common call;
finding selfhood, building nations,
sharing what we have with all.
As the birds that soar in flight,
let us rise towards the light.

Let us rise and join the forces
that combine to do God’s will,
wisely using earth’s resources,
human energy and skill.
Let us now, by love released,
celebrate the future’s feast!


Words by
Fred Kaan
Copyright © 1975 by Hope Publishing Company
(Carol Stream, Illinois) for USA and Canada
Copyright © 1975 by Stainer & Bell Limited
(London, England) for all other territories

                                                    Audio Sample

"FOR OURSELVES NO LONGER LIVING"
One verse played on piano

Scripture Reference

  • 2 Corinthians 5:15

Season, Theme
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  • Commitment, Dedication
  • Discipleship
  • Ecumenical
  • Eternal Life
  • Festive, Festival
  • Future

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