In Christ's dear kingdom, 'tis not ME:
In Christ's dear kingdom, 'tis not THEE;
But ME and THEE, and MY and THINE,
Their separate life and power resign,
And clasp'd in ONE, become Divine.
The ME claims all things as its own;
And THEE and THINE make self their throne;
But in the soul that's born again,
The selfish MINE and THINE are slain,
And Universal Love doth reign.
Oh sacred unity of soul!
The separate parts in one made whole;
All strifes and jealousies unknown;
All partial interests overthrown;
God All in All, and God alone.
From Christ in the Soul (1872) LXXIII by Thomas Cogswell Upham. His blog is managed by Craig L Adams and can be found here: http://thomascupham.blogspot.com