Could I be called a Christian if everybody knew
The secret thoughts and feelings of everything I do.
Would they see the likeness of Christ in me each day?
Could they hear Him speaking in every word I say
Could I be called a Christian if my faith I did not show?
If I did not go to places where the Lord would have me go?
If I do not love His truth, if I do not guard His trust?
If I cherish more than Jesus, my greatest hidden lust?
Could I be called a Christian and believe not His holy Word?
If I take Him as my Savior and then refuse Him as my Lord?
If I could not love the outcast and am not burdened for the lost?
If I fail to deny myself and each day take up my cross?
To be all He’s commanded,
To do all that He said;
To be His true disciple,
And place no confidence in the flesh
To glory in Christ Jesus, it’s He who justifies!
O, to find your life you must lose it.
To live you first must die.
Let every man examine his own life —
Could I be called a Christian?