O the bitter shame and sorrow

O the bitter shame and sorrow. Théodore Monod* (1836-1921). This hymn was entitled ‘The Altered Motto’, referring to its transition from ‘All of self, and none of Thee’ (verse 1) to ‘None of self, and all of Thee’ (verse 4). Written during one of Monod’s many evangelising visits to England in 1874 for a ‘consecration meeting’ at Broadlands, Hampshire, it was given to Lord Mount-Temple, who took it to another meeting at Oxford in the same year. It was published in a Christian magazine, Women’s Work in the Great Harvest Field (1874). Subsequently it appeared in the Salvation Army book, Revival Music (1876), and in Hymns of Consecration and Faith, and Sacred Songs for Missions, Prayer and...

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