May the Mind of Christ My Savior is one of my favorite hymns. It may be inspired by this passage from Philippians.
Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:1-11, the Bible, New King James Version)
- May the mind of Christ my Savior
Live in me from day to day,
By His love and pow’r controlling
All I do and say.
- May the Word of Christ dwell richly
In my heart from hour to hour,
So that all may see I triumph
Only through His pow’r.
- May the peace of Christ my Savior
Rule my life in every thing,
That I may be calm to comfort
Sick and sorrowing.
- May the love of Jesus fill me,
As the waters fill the sea;
Him exalting, self abasing,
This is victory.
- May I run the race before me,
Strong and brave to face the foe,
Looking only unto Jesus
As I onward go.
- May His beauty rest upon me
As I seek the lost to win,
And may they forget the channel,
Seeing only Him.
Words: Kate B. Wilkinson, before 1913
He took upon Him the form of a bondservant. A bondservant is one who pledges himself to serve. He is not enslaved, but serves willingly.