from the Inner Life of Ruth Bryan)
My exercise this evening is renouncing self entirely:
self in its complainings, beseechings, enticings, desirings,
Oh that it may be once and forever!
I embrace my all-lovely, soul-satisfying Christ--
instead of my self! Blissful exchange!
purity and beauty--for ugliness and vileness!
O Holy Spirit, enable me ever to renounce self,
forsake creatures--and embrace Jesus!