My Goal is God Himself
Lyrics by F. Brook
Music by Mark Giacobbe


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While browsing through a hymnal many years ago I came across this hymn and almost instantaneously a melody came to me that seemed to fit the song perfectly. Very rarely have I had an experience like this with such instant inspiration and concord between words and music. The words to this hymn have been a constant challenge to me, to make God and God alone my one and only goal and desire. May I live up to them. I pray that this song inspires and challenges you in the same way.

- Mark

My goal is God himself not joy nor peace
Nor even blessing but himself my God
Tis His to lead me there not mine but his
At any cost, dear Lord, by any road

So faith bounds forward to its goal in God
And love can trust her Lord to lead her there
Upheld by Him, my soul is following hard
Till God hath full fulfilled my deepest prayer

No matter though the way be sometimes dark
No matter though the cost be oft-times great
He knoweth how I best shall reach the mark
The path that leads to him, it must be straight

One thing I know, that "no" I cannot say
One thing I do, I press towards my Lord
My God my glory here, from day to day
And in the glory there my great Reward