What Jesus means to Me

What Jesus Means To Me


Written by :
M. K. Gandhi
Compiled by :
R. K. Prabhu

Table of Contents

  1. My early studies in Christianity
  2. The Sermon on The Mount
  3. Why I am Not A Convert To Christianity
  4. Only Begotten Son of God?
  5. What Jesus Means To Me
  6. The Message of Jesus
  7. The Jesus I Love
  8. Christ - A Prince Amongst Satyagrahis
  9. The Greatest Economist of His Time
  10. Proselytization
  11. For Missionaries in India
  12. For Christian Indians
  13. For Christian Friends
  14. Value of Scriptural Texts
  15. Western Christianity Today
  16. To The Ceylonese Youth
  17. Some Questions And Answers
  18. Appendix I : Sermon on The Mount
  19. Appendix II : Two Favorite Christian Hymns of Gandhiji

About This Book

Written by :M. K. Gandhi
Compiled by :R. K. Prabhu
First Edition : 10,000 copies, September 1959
I.S.B.N :81-7229-387-9
Printed and Published by : Jitendra T. Desai,
Navajivan Mudranalaya,
Ahmedabad - 380 014,
© Navajivan Trust, 1959


Appendix II : Two Favorite Christian Hymns of Gandhiji

The Wondrous Cross

When I survey the wondrous Cross
On which the Prince of Glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast
Save in the Cross of Christ, my God;
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His Blood.

See from His Head, His Hands, His Feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingling down;
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were an offering far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

To Christ, Who won for sinners grace
By bitter grief and anguish sore,
Be praise from all the ransom'd race,
Forever and evermore.

-I. Walts

Rock of Ages

Rock of ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the Water and the Blood,
From Thy riven Side which flow'd
Be of sin the double cure,
Cleanse me from its guilt and power.

Not the labours of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears for ever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy Cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the Fountain fly;
Wash me, Saviour, or I die.

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When my eyelids close in death,
When I soar through tracts unknown,
See Thee on Thy judgment Throne;
Rock of ages, cleft for me.

Let me hide myself in Thee.

-A. M. Toplady