I don't want to live in a mansion,
While millions are without a bed.
I don't want to feast on fancy food,
While many are starving for bread.
I don't want to ride in a high-priced car,
While others must walk or stay home;
For pleasure I will not travel the world,
While homeless the millions just roam.
I don't want to waste my money for clothes,
Nor dress up just for show;
While millions a rag would be glad to put on,
And sometimes without one must go.
I don't want to spend my money for fun,
Or aimless pleasure my goals;
While others are working and giving to save
The millions of precious, lost souls.
I don't want to live just for myself,
Or let self be all my world;
While millions are dying without Jesus Christ,
And into perdition are hurled.
O God, help us who claim to be dead
To prove by the way that we live,
That immortal souls mean more to ourselves
As more to Thy service we give.
~David P. Denton