May the Mind of Christ My Savior, was written by Kate B. Wilkinson as a result of her meditating on that verse. She thought about what it meant to have the mind of Christ. To have the mind of Christ is to think His thoughts; to keep His commands; to do His will; to submit to Him.
In the words of her song, it is “to have Christ with His love ‘controlling all I do and say.’” She also alluded to Hebrews12:1-2 in her hymn: "May I run the race before me…looking unto Jesus."
The six stanzas of the hymn were originally intended for daily devotional reminders; one for each day of the week leading up to Sunday.