May I leave sin behind,
And turn again to you;
Then I will face this troubled life,
And see my trials through.
May I leave self behind,
And follow Christ, your Son;
Then I will bear my cross, like him,
And serve till life is done.
May I leave all behind,
And ask your Spirit’s aid;
Then I will live in love for all
I meet, before I fade.
May I leave life behind
Without a backward glance;
Then I will reunite with you,
And join your timeless dance.
Get rid of your sins, and leave all iniquity behind you (Job 11:14; NLT).
Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).
If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me (Matthew 16:24; NLT).
He will give you another Advocate [Comforter, Encourager, Counsellor], who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth (John 14:16-17; NLT).
Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them (Romans 12.9; NLT).
If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it (Luke 9:24; NLT).
Anyone who puts a hand to the plough and then looks back is not fit for the Kingdom of God (Luke 9:62; NLT).
The dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:7; NIV).
For you, a thousand years are as a passing day, as brief as a few night hours (Psalm 90:4; NLT).