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 !