Take on the mind of Christ the Lord
who gave up life in heaven above;
he chose to suffer with the poor
to make us rich in God’s great love.
Take on the way he chose to live;
he put ambition to the side.
He gave us all he had to give,
then on a cross he humbly died.
Take on the gift that we’ve been given:
God raised him up in love to reign;
and now he’s Lord of earth and heaven.
Accept this gift and praise his name.
One day the world will sing and pray
and Christ will always be adored.
Until that great and glorious day,
take on the mind of Christ the Lord.
O Waly Waly LM (“When Hands Reach Out and Fingers Trance”)
Biblical Reference: Philippians 2:5-11
Tune: English folk melody
Text: Copyright © 2015 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. All rights reserved.