Blissful exchange!

(Gleanings from the Inner Life of Ruth Bryan)

My exercise this evening is renouncing self entirely:
 good self,
 bad self,
 self pleased,
 self displeased,
 self in its complainings, beseechings, enticings, desirings,
 self entirely.

Oh that it may be once and forever!

I embrace my all-lovely, soul-satisfying Christ--
instead of my self! Blissful exchange! Perfect
purity and beauty--for ugliness and vileness!

O Holy Spirit, enable me ever to renounce self,
forsake creatures--and embrace Jesus!