At his Execution

"The Manner of Men"
St. Paul
Limits and Renewals (1932)




I am made all things to all men -
Hebrew, Roman, and Greek -
In each one's tongue I speak,
Suiting to each my word,
That some may be drawn to the Lord !

I am made all things to all men -
In City or Wilderness
Praising the crafts they profess
That some may be drawn to the Lord -
By any means to my Lord !

Since I was overcome
By that great Light and Word,
I have forgot or forgone
The self men call their own
(Being made all things to all men)
So that I might save some
At such small price to the Lord,
As being all things to all men.

I was made all things to all men,
But now my course is done -
And now is my reward...
Ah, Christ, when I stand at Thy Throne
With those I have drawn to the Lord,
Restore me my self again !