When I first heard and sang this song I fell in love with it straight away and have loved it ever since. It is a song of dedication and commitment . The words of the song tell a story. Powerful words to an equally wonderful tune.
In verse one we red of the writer’s faith, in verse two we read how the writer see’s Christ. Verse three goes on to tell us the writer has nothing but love and how they wish to have his saving power. Finally in verse four the writer speaks of the suffering cry of him who died for all mankind
My Solemn Vow – Catherine Baird
Eternal Spirit, my unchanging friend,
I come with joy for Thou art ever near;
O bless my eyes with vision, boundless, pure;
My promise hear in realms where truth is clear.
My faith in Thee I boldly own,
Since Jesus led me to Thy Throne.
Spirit of truth attend me now,
While I present my solemn vow:
All that I am I pledge to Thee,
Spirit of love abide in me.
I see Thy splendour in the Holy One,
Thy might revealed in lowliness and grace;
O may I choose a stable or a cross
If He be there to sanctify my place.
O glory of the Christly name,
Be Thou my treasure and my aim!
All I possess, apart from Thee, is naught,
Still would I offer Thee my life, my love;
So shall the desert be a harvest field,
And my whole being Thy abundance prove.
Lord, I would witness every hour
To my Redeemer’s saving power!
O may I hear, in every suff’ring cry,
The call of Him Who died for all mankind;
Help me to share the Shepherd’s lonely watch,
Or climb the steeps His lost to find.
I dedicate my love to Thee,
That love may overflow in me.