ON J. T., A BELIEVING BOY

ON J. T., A BELIEVING BOY – Robert Murray Mcchene Who died Feb. 1842 I LITTLE thought, when last we met,Thy sun on earth was nearly set:I said what I can ne’er forget,“Dear boy, we’ll meet again.”Though thou wert tossed upon thy bed,And sometimes criedst, “My head, my head!”Yet still the smile came back—I said,“Fair […]

OIL IN THE LAMP FOR A SABBATH CLAM MATT. 25:1–18.

OIL IN THE LAMP FOR A SABBATH CLAM MATT. 25:1–18. – Robert Murray Mcchene TEN virgins, clothed in white,The Bridegroom went to meet;Their lamps were burning bright;To guide his welcome feet.Five of the band were wise—Their lamps with oil filled high;The rest this care despise,And take their vessels dry.Long time the Lord abode—Down came the […]

THE CHILD COMING TO JESUS

How Can a Pure Heart be Obtained? – William Booth SUFFER me to come to Jesus,Mother, dear, forbid me not;By his blood from hell He frees us,Makes us fair without a spot.Suffer me, my earthly father,At his pierced feet to fall:Why forbid me? help me, rather;Jesus is my all in all.Suffer me to run unto […]

ON THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA IN THE BAY OF CARMEL

ON THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA IN THE BAY OF CARMEL – Robert Murray Mcchene O LORD, this swelling, tideless seaIs like thy love in Christ to me:The ceaseless wares that fill the bayThrough flinty rooks hare worn their way,And thy unceasing lore aloneHath broken through this heart of stone.The countless smile that gilds the deepWhen sunbeams […]

TO YONDER SIDE

TO YONDER SIDE – Robert Murray Mcchene Luke 8:22–25. BEHIND the hills of NaphtaliThe sun went slowly down,Leaving on mountain, tower, and tree,A tinge of golden brown.The cooling breath of evening wokeThe waves of Galilee,Till on the shore the waters brokeIn softest melody.“Now launch the bark,” the Saviour cried—The chosen twelve stood by—“And let us […]

THE SEA OF GALILEE

THE SEA OF GALILEE – Robert Murray Mcchene How pleasant to me thy deep blue wave,O sea of Galilee!For the glorious One who came to saveHath often stood by thee.Fair are the lakes in the land I love,Where pine and heather grow;But thou hast loveliness far aboveWhat Nature can bestow.It is not that the wild […]

FOUNTAIN OF SILOAM

FOUNTAIN OF SILOAM – Robert Murray Mcchene Isaiah 8:6. BENEATH Moriah’s rocky sideA gentle fountain springs;Silent and soft its waters glide,Like the peace the Spirit brings.The thirsty Arab stoops to drinkOf the cool and quiet wave,And the thirsty spirit stops to thineOf Him who came to save.Siloam is the fountain’s name,It means “One sent from […]

THY WORD IS A LAMP UNTO MY FEET, AND A LIGHT UNTO MY PATH

THY WORD IS A LAMP UNTO MY FEET, AND A LIGHT UNTO MY PATH – Robert Murray Mcchene WHEN Israel knew not where to go.God made the fiery pillar glow;By night, by day, above the campIt led the way—their guiding lamp:Such is thy holy word to meIn day of dark perplexity.When devious paths before me […]

SONGS OF ZION CHILDREN CALLED TO CHRIST

SONGS OF ZION CHILDREN CALLED TO CHRIST – Robert Murray Mcchene LIKE mist on the mountain,Like ships on the sea,So swiftly the yearsOf our pilgrimage flee;In the grave of our fathersHow soon we shall lie!Dear children, to-dayTo a Saviour fly.How sweet are the floweretsIn April and May!But often the frost makesThem wither away.Like flowers you […]

SONGS OF ZION I AM DEBTOR

SONGS OF ZION I AM DEBTOR – Robert Murray Mcchene WHEN this passing world is done,When has sunk you glaring sun,When we stand with Christ in glory,Looking o’er life’s finished story,Then, Lord, shall I fully know—Not till then—how much I owe.When I hear the wicked callOn the rocks and hills to fall,When I see them […]

SONGS OF ZION THEY SING THE SONG OF MOSES

SONGS OF ZION THEY SING THE SONG OF MOSES – Robert Murray Mcchene DARK was the night, the wind was high,The way by mortals never trod;For God had made the channel dry,When faithful Moses stretched the rod.The raging waves on either handStood like a massy tott’ring wall,And on the heaven-defended bandRefused to let the waters […]

SONGS OF ZION JEHOVAH TSIDKENU

SONGS OF ZION JEHOVAH TSIDKENU – Robert Murray Mcchene “THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS”(THE WATCHWORD OF THE REFORMERS) I ONCE was a stranger to grace and to God,I knew not my danger, and felt not my load;Though friends spoke in rapture of Christ on the tree.Jehovah Tsidkenu was nothing to me.I oft read with pleasure, to […]

SONGS OF ZION THE BARREN FIG-TREE

SONGS OF ZION THE BARREN FIG-TREE – Robert Murray Mcchene WITHIN a vineyard’s sunny boundAn ample fig-tree shelter found,Enjoying sun and showers—The boughs were graceful to the view,With spreading leaves of deep-green hue,And gaily blushing flowers.When round the vintage season came,This blooming fig was still the same,As promising and fair;But though the leaves were broad […]

Poets

Poets   1. Brainard, Nita 9. Daniel, Jenny 17. Lyte, Henry Frances 2. Bliss, P.P. 10. Deck, James 18. Mc Cheyne R.M 3. Bennard, George 11. Elliot, Charlotte 19. Montgomery, James 4. Bonar, Horatius 12. Flint, Annie Johnson 20. Morris, Mrs. C.H. 5. Bunyan, John 13. Havergal, Frances 21. Newton, John 6. Carmichael, Amy 14. […]

Poets 2

Poets 2 1. Brainard, Nita 9. Daniel, Jenny 17. Lyte, Henry Frances 2. Bliss, P. P. 10. Deck, James G. 18. Mc Cheyne R. M. 3. Bennard, George 11. Elliot, Charlotte 19. Montgomery, James 4. Bonar, Horatius 12. Flint, Annie Johnson 20. Morris, Mrs. C. H. 5. Bunyan, John 13. Havergal, Frances 21. Newton, John […]

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Things Have Gone Wrong

Things Have Gone Wrong Things have gone wrong, weary pilgrim,But is it sin at your door?Judgment hath heavily fallen.Seek God, His mercy implore. Things have gone wrong, but life’s transient.Heaven awaits further on.Lift up your eyes; He is coming.Rest your hard lot thereupon. Things have gone wrong. Men are watching.Will you victorious be?Will they seek […]

William Cowper

William Cowper William Cowper was an Englishman, converted to Christ in 1764 while recovering from a bout of insanity. He became a fervent Christian. William Cowper remained a steadfast evangelical throughout his life, though he suffered repeated attacks to his mind that robbed him of assurance of salvation. William Cowper wrote a number of excellent […]

Wesley, Charles and John

Charles and John Wesley Poems Charles and John Wesley were the well-known brothers who were instrumental in the Revival and awakening in Britain and the founders of the Methodist Movement, to whom was attributed the reason for Britain escaping a similar plight as that which came to France with the French Revolution. They were part […]

Steel, Ann

Ann Steel Poems Ann Steel was born in the town of Hampshire in England, the daughter of a preacher, William Steele who preached in the Baptist Church in Broughton England, fourteen miles from Hampshire. Anne tragically lost her mother at the age of three. Another sadness was that at the age of nineteen she was […]

Watts, Isaac

Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts Poems Isaac Watts’ father was not only a clothier but a poet in his own right. Isaac was recognized as bright from an early age, studying Latin at the age of five. When only seven or eight years, he already wrote devotional pieces for his mother. He wrote deeply theological works when a […]

Newton, John

John Newton

John Newton Poems Newton will ever be famous with the continually sung poem he wrote which was also set to music, Amazing Grace. It is sung in secular and religious circles and is the story of his own redemption. Having a praying mother did not stop Newton from being a wild and unprincipled slave trader, […]

Hewitt, Eliza

Eliza Hewitt

Eliza Hewitt Poems Eliza Hewitt was a schoolteacher for several years and wrote poetry as well as putting her poems to music as hymns. Sadly, she had a spinal disease and was not able to continue teaching. She started studying literature longing to use her talents in service of the Master. She served in the […]

Havergal, Frances

Francis Riverly Havergal

Frances Havergal Poems One of the most famous hymns of all time was the poem written by Frances Ridley Havergal, ‘Take My Life and Let It Be’, which has drawn many to the foot of the Cross. Havergal belonged to an Anglican family, her father, William Henry Havergal also a prolific writer and composer as […]

Montgomery, James

James Montgomery

James Montgomery Poems James Montgomery was Scottish, the son of a Moravian missionary, who wrote many poems and hymns and was known for putting the psalms into poetical verse form. He was the author of twenty-two books. While studying at the Moravian School, secular studies were prohibited, but he managed to source, borrow and avidly […]

Herbert, George

George Herbert

George Herbert Poems Herbert was a priest in the Church of England. Interestingly enough, he lived at the time of the famous poet and playwriter, Shakespeare as well as Milton of immortal fame for his poem, ‘Paradise Lost’. Much of Herbert George’s poetry was deeply devotional. His rhyme schemes were varied. A famous example of […]

Heber, Reginald

Reginald Heber

Reginald Heber Poems Heber was an educated English Anglican Bishop who died at the young age of forty-two. He gained fame at Oxford University for his skill at poetry. He was known to carefully choose his adjectives, use vivid imaginative speech and his works though deeply religious were not heavy and didactic while bringing across […]

Cowper, William

William Cowper

William Cowper Poems Cowper was in the Anglican Church and he was known for the beautiful poems he wrote, many sung as hymns. His poems were unique as they dealt with the simplicity of everyday life. He was described by Samuel Taylor Coleridge as the greatest poet of all time! Cowper himself went through severe […]

Bunyan, John

John Bunyan Sermons

John Bunyan Poems John Bunyan the erstwhile tinker is known across the world as the author of the famous and well-read Pilgrim’s Progress one of the most published and acclaimed books in literature. Sixty other books were written by him, many deserving a marked place in literature including the ‘Holy War in 1682, Grace Abounding […]

Conjurske, Glenn

Glen Conjurske

Glenn Conjurske Poems Glen Conjurske was a very dedicated preacher in Wisconsin with a zeal for Christians to get back to the fundamental Christianity with no compromise. He had a unique library of collected books – many treasured early works especially from Christians in previous centuries. Glen had a very poetical mind and could write […]

Carmichael, Amy

Amy Carmichael Poems Amy Carmichael is well known for the wonderful haven she gave to children who had been forced into temple prostitution, creating a safe orphanage where they could escape the horrors of that life. She worked in India for fifty-five years, having been called under a message by Hudson Taylor into foreign missions, […]

Brainard, Ezra

Ezra Brainard

Ezra BrainardPoems Ezra Brainard grew up in a Christian home where old spiritual books and poetry bundles were always readily available. He was saved as a young man and was deeply burdened to reach souls. This eventually led him to become a missionary in Brazil and he serves the Lord there with his wife and […]

Bonar, Horatius

Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar Poems Horatius Bonar lived at the same time as Robert Murray M’Cheyne. He was a well-known Scottish preacher and wrote hymns and poems. These were very well-received. He came of a family of ministers. His literature achievement and influence in the pulpit was such that the University of Aberdeen awarded him a Honorary […]

Z

Z Letter Sermons

Z – Christian Poems Z is the last letter of the alphabet that starts every poem in this section. Z is a strange one in that it sounds alone! Words like Zachariah, zebra, zone, and more put Z at the start of its sound and spelling. May God bless you through the Christian poems in […]

Y

Y Letter Sermons

Y – Christian Poems Y stands for Yummy, Yams, yellow, and Yak. We trust God in mercy blesses you through each Christian poem starting with the letter Y. Y starts each going in a rhythmic flow! Other words that start with the letter Y are Yeti, Yes, and Yellow. Category FilterY Poems Results See all results Letter […]

X

X – Christian Poems X starts words such as X-ray. Ox has X – at its end. Each Christian poem in this section begins with the letter X. Results See all results Letter X Poems Search Letter X Poems – Click! Results See all results Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Email X starts words such as […]

W

W Letter Sermons

W – Christian Poems W starts words such as wonder, where, when and wow. It also begins various Christian poems that you can enjoy in this section. May God bless you through poems that start with the letter W. Category FilterW Poems Results See all results Letter W Poems Search Letter W Poems – Click! […]

U

U Letter Sermons

U – Christian Poems U is for words such as umbrella, under, up, and more. The poems on this page start with this letter and are by many authors, all of whom we believe have a testimony of being born again. I trust God blesses you through Christian poems, starting with the letter U. Category […]

V

V Letter Sermons

V – Christian Poems V starts with words like verily and vase. Each poem in this section begins with this letter. It is a blessing to have eyes to read, and with your eyes, you can be blessed by reading Christian poems starting with the letter V. Category FilterV Poems Results See all results Letter […]

S

S Letter Sermons

S – Christian Poems S – Examples of words that start with s are savior, salvation, salute, sew, and start! I hope you enjoy and are blessed by the Christian Poems, starting with the letter S. Category FilterS Poems Results See all results Letter S Poems Search Letter S Poems – Click! Category FilterS Poems […]

T

T – Christian Poems T starts words like timid trust, turmoil, take, tonight, and tether. So many poems start with the letter T the truth to impart. We trust you will be blessed by the poems in this section that begin with the letter t in the alphabet. Category FilterT Poems Results See all results […]

R

R Letter Sermons

R – Christian Poems R occurs quite often when you read books through! May each one that follows reach your soul’s deep thirst! Please enjoy Christian poems starting with the letter R. This section contains them. Category FilterR Poems Results See all results Letter R Poems Search Letter R Poems – Click! Category FilterR Poems […]

Q

Q – Christian Poems Q stands for a queen, quixotic and quaint. Esther, the queen, was quite a unique saint! May many blessings come through these to you! Please enjoy Christian poems starting with the letter Q. Results See all results Letter Q Poems Search Letter Q Poems – Click! Results See all results Facebook […]

P

P – Christian Poems P’s rather pretty. It stands up so tall. Starting the first line of each of these Christian Poems. Ask God to bless you and speak to your soul. May peace be the result that fills your heart with grace and bible truth! Enjoy Christian poems starting with the letter P. Category […]

O

O Letter Sermons

O – Christian Poems O is a round letter that looks like zero. Orange and open other – ox and ought all start with O as the section below. May you be blessed as you read these Christian poems that begin with the letter O! Category FilterO Poems Results See all results Letter O Poems […]

N

N Letter Sermons

N – Christian Poems Noble and noted, noteworthy, and more. Make this N section bless hearts by the score! Each poem in this section starts with the letter N. Please enjoy Christian Poems beginning with the letter N. Category FilterN Poems Results See all results Letter N Poems Search Letter N Poems – Click! Category […]

M

M Letter Sermons

M – Christian Poems M stands for merry, with so much to thank God for. Blessings abundant touch us by the score! May the words be an inspiration where your footsteps go! Please enjoy the Christian poems in this section, starting with the letter M.   Category FilterM Poems Results See all results Letter M […]

L

L Letter Sermons

L – Christian Poems L stands for lima, leopard, leather, lore, and Poetry that flows forth, reaching the heart’s core! We trust that the verses reach you in your home! Enjoy Christian poems starting with the letter L. Category FilterL Poems Results See all results Letter L Poems Search Letter L Poems – Click! Category […]

K

K – Christian Poems K for King and Kingdom. Regal, K, King of Kings – our Savior. We lift our hearts to sing in profound adoration, rhyming words we bring! Enjoy Christian poems starting with the letter K. Category FilterK Poems Results See all results Letter K Poems Search Letter K Poems – Click! Category […]

J

J Letter Sermons

J – Christian Poems J is found in Jesus the Savior for all time! J is a letter found in many a phrase. We trust that these poems will inspire and amaze you! May God bless you through Christian poems, starting with the letter J. Category FilterJ Poems Results See all results Letter J Poems […]

I

I – Christian Poems I start the first line of poems in this section. This is the ninth letter in the alphabet. May these poems to God’s will incline! I is a narrow and upright letter, always leaning toward Heavenly light! Enjoy Christian poems starting with the letter I.   Category FilterI Poems Results See […]

H

H Letter Sermons

H – Christian Poems H marks this section. Experience each poem beginning with this letter H; see it start everything! H stands for holy. God would have us be in our walk and talk, living righteously! Enjoy Christian Poems beginning with the letter H. Category FilterH Poems Results See all results Letter H Poems Search […]

G

G Letter Sermons

G – Christian Poems G gets us going into section 7. G starts the word, God. What joy if we belong to Him and live for Him constantly! Enjoy Christian Poems beginning with the letter G. Category FilterG Poems Results See all results Letter G Poems Search Letter G Poems – Click! Category FilterG Poems […]

F

F Letter Sermons

F – Christian Poems F is the 6th letter of the alphabet. There are many precious picks; F stands for forgiveness towards those who hurt you sore. But, f starts much more. Lessons by the score! Enjoy Christian poems beginning with the letter F. Category FilterF Poems Results See all results Letter F Poems Search […]

E

E Letter Sermons

E – Christian Poems E starts this section, Every poem with E. May you find a blessing In this section of Christian poems beginning with the letter E. E is for each one, Everyone in sin. Everyone Christ has died for. If you let Him in? Category FilterE Poems Results See all results Letter E […]

D

D Letter Sermons

D – Christian Poems D is the fourth letter of the alphabet. Christian poems that start with the letter D begin with words such as dare or do. Enjoy the many Christian poems in this section. Category FilterD Poems Results See all results Letter D Poems Search Letter D Poems – Click! Category FilterD Poems […]

C

C Letter Sermons

C – Christian Poems C is the third letter. See each Christian poem below that starts with C – C starts words like Command or Christ the best of all, For He is our Savior Hear His loving call! Welcome to Christian Poems beginning with the letter C Category FilterC Poems Results See all results […]

Two Years Ago – Jenny Daniel

Keith Daniel

Two Years Ago Two years ago? It seems like yesterday That you so quietly, gently slipped away With pipes and tubes attached to a machine A second more! into a different scene! Did angels carry you to God that day? How I had longed to go with on your way But God said “Stay! Keith’s […]

As Pants the Hart for Cooling Streams Tate and Brady

As pants the hart for cooling streams – Tate and Brady Tate and Brady As pants the hart for cooling streams,When heated in the chase, As pants the hart for cooling streams,When heated in the chase,So longs my soul, O God, for thee,And thy refreshing grace. For thee, my God, the living God,My thirsty soul […]

Brainard, Nita

Nita Brainard

Nita Brainard Poems Nita Brainard has always had a deep interest in literature and through her husband’s love of the early works of the Christian fathers she had very valuable collectors’ books readily at hand to read study from. She was known for her zeal to impact young lives with the Gospel and had a […]

B

B Letter Sermons

B – Christian Poems B sounds very busy. It is letter two. All these poems start with it. They’re addressed to you! Phrases like ‘Be careful’ and ‘Better Be’ also start with b. It is used so frequently! Welcome to Christian Poems beginning with the letter B Category FilterB Poems Results See all results Letter […]

A

Letter A

A – Christian Poems The letter A is the first letter of the alphabet. Did you know that Christian Poems in the A section all have a title that starts with something as simple as the same letter that starts the word apple? A as in the animal, A as in accurate, or A as […]

Daniel, Jenny

Jennifer Daniel Sermons Speaker

Jenny Daniel Poems Jennifer Daniel (widow of deceased Keith Daniel) has written hundreds of Christian poems throughout her husband’s well-known international ministry, spread via their newsletter and in various poetry books. Since Keith’s death, she has continued to encourage, enlighten and bring scripture alive through the words of many poems that, through the years, have […]

Poets 3

Poets 3 Amy Carmichael Glenn Conjurske John & Charles Wesley Ann Steele Henry F. Lyte John Newton Annie Johnson Flint Horatius Bonar Mrs. C. H. Morris Charlotte Elliot Isaac Watts Nita Brainard Eliza Hewitt James G. Deck P. P. Bliss Frances Havergal James Montgomery Reginald Heber George Bennard Jenny Daniel R. M. McCheyne George Herbert […]

FINDING GOD Horatius Bonar

FINDING GOD I stand upon the mount of GodWith sunlight in my soul;I hear the storms in vales beneath,I hear the thunders roll. But I am calm with Thee, my God,Beneath these glorious skies;And to the height on which I stand,N0 storms, nor clouds, can rise. O THIS is life! O, this is joy!My God, […]

SECURITY Lina Sandell

SECURITY – Lina Sandell Children of the heav’nly FatherSafely to His bosom gather;Nestling bird nor star in HeavenSuch a refuge e’er was given. God His own doth tend and nourish,In His holy courts they flourish;Like a father kind He spares them,In His loving arms He bears them. Neither life nor death can ever From the Lord […]

SELF OR CHRIST? Theodore Monod

SELF OR CHRIST? – Theodore Monod Oh, the bitter shame and sorrowThat a time could ever beWhen I let the Saviour’s pityPlead in vain, and proudly answered,“All of self, and none of Thee!” Yet He found me; I beheld HimBleeding on the accursed tree,Heard Him pray, “Forgive them, Father!”And my wistful heart said faintly,“Some of […]

ASHAMED OF JESUS Joseph Grigg

ASHAMED OF JESUS – Joseph Grigg Jesus and shall it ever beA mortal man ashamed of Thee!Ashamed of Thee, whom angels praise,Whose glories shine thro’endless days? Ashamed of Jesus! sooner farLet evening blush to own a star:He sheds the beams of light divineO’er this benighted soul of mine. Ashamed of Jesus! that dear FriendOn whom […]

ABIDING A. B. Simpson

ABIDING – A. B. Simpson I have learned the wondrous secretOf abiding in the Lord;I have found the strength and sweetnessOf confiding in His Word.I have tasted life’s pure fountain,I am trusting in His blood;I have lost myself in Jesus,I am sinking into God. I am crucified with Jesus,And He lives and dwells with me;I […]

OTHERS Charles D. Meigs

OTHERS – Charles D. Meigs Lord help me to live from day to dayIn such a self-forgetful way,That even when I kneel to prayMy prayer shall be for others. Help me in all the work I doTo ever be sincere and true;And know that all I do for TheeMust needs be done for others. Let […]

GOD’S BEST A. B. Simpson

GOD’S BEST – A. B. Simpson God has His best things for the fewWho dare to stand the test;God has His second choice for thoseWho will not have His best.It is not always open illThat risks the Promised Rest;The better often is the foeThat keeps us from God’s best.Some seek the highest choice,But, when by […]

JESUS HIMSELF Henry Burton

JESUS HIMSELF – Henry Burton I do not ask Thee, Lord, for outward sign,For portents in the earth of flaming sky;It is enough to know that Thou art mine,And not far off, but intimately nigh. No burning bush I need to speak Thy name,Or call me forward to the newer task;Give me a burning heart, […]

Hellbound-train

Hellbound-train A Texas cowboy lay down on a barroom floor, Having drunk so much he could drink no more; So he fell asleep with a troubled brain To dream that he rode on a hell-bound train. The engine with murderous blood was damp And was brilliantly lit with a brimstone lamp; An imp, for fuel, […]

SECRET OF FREEDOM George Matheson

SECRET OF FREEDOM – George Matheso Make me a captive, Lord,And then I shall be free;Force me to render up my sword,And I shall conqueror be.I sink in life’s alarmsWhile by myself I stand;Imprison me witin Thine arms,And strong shall be my hand. George Matheson Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Email

HIMSELF A. B. Simpson

HIMSELF – A. B. Simpson Once it was the blessing, Now it is the Lord;Once it was the feeling,Now it is His Word;Once HiIs figt I wanted,Now, the Giver own;Once I sought for healing,Now HImself alone. Once ’twas painful trying,Now ’tis perfect trust;Once a half salvation,Now the uttermost;Once ’twas ceaseless holding,Now He holds me fast;Once […]

BY THY LIFE I LIVE Jeanne Marie Guyon

BY THY LIFE I LIVE – Jeanne Marie Guyon I love, my God, but with no love of mine, For I have none to give;I love Thee, Lord, but all the love is Thine, For by Thy life I live.I am as nothing, and rejoice to beEmptied and lost and swallowed up in Thee. Thou, […]

A BED IN MY HEART Martin Luther

A BED IN MY HEART – Martin Luther Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child, Make Thee a bed, soft, undefiled,Within my heart, that it may be A quiet chamber kept for Thee.My heart for very joy doth leap,My lips no more can silence keep. I too must sin, with joyful tongue, That sweetest ancient cradle song,Glory […]

HE THOUGHT HE’D WON Velma Dawson Griffis

HE THOUGHT HE’D WON – Velma Dawson Griffis He thought he’d wonthe devil smiledAnd rubbed his hands with gleeThe maker of the world was deadHanging on a tree.“The world is mineI own it now,I finally won,” he cried.He didn’t know he’d lost it allThe day that Jesus died—Two days he smiledHis heart was lightNow man […]

Eve

Eve Eve Oh, my wicked, wayward heartNot in paradise content!Though I had a perfect start,From the garden I’ve been sent. One command was all I had,One fruit only not to eat.How could I have failed so bad,Fully blinded by deceit? Now I suffer for the sinMy temptation got us in. Gnawing cares consume me now.Erring […]

A Cradle Poem

Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child -Isaac Watts Hush!my dear, lie still and slumber,Holy angels guard thy bed! Heavenly blessings without number Gently falling on thy head. Sleep, my babe; thy food and raiment, House and home, thy friends provide; All without thy care or payment: All thy wants are well supplied. How much better thou’rt […]

Laid On Jesus

Laid On Jesus I lay my sins on Jesus, The spotlessLamb of God;He bears them all and frees us From the accursed load:I bring my guilt to Jesus, To wash my crimson stainsWhite in His blood most precious, TiIll not a stain remains. I lay my wants on Jesus; All fullness dwells in Him;He healeth my diseases, He doth my soul […]

He Dies: He Lives!

He Dies: He Lives! He dies! the Friend of sinners dies!Lo! Salem’s daughters weep around;A solemn darkness veils the skies,A sudden trembling shakes the gournd.Come, saints, and drop a tear or twoFor Him who groan’d beneath your load:He shed a thousand drops for you–A thousand drops of richer blood. Here’s love and grief beyond degree:The […]

Hagar

Hagar Sarah can’t conceive a babyBy the usual means of life,So she willingly suggested I become a second wife. Being given to her husband,Hopes in me materialized,And I’m hardly to be censured,If my mistress is despised. I have always done her bidding,Meekly served along her side.Who would fault me now or judge meIf I feel […]

Heaven at Last

Heaven at Last Angel voices sweetly singing, Echoes through the blue dome ringing, News of wondrous gladness bringing… Ah, ’tis heaven at last! Now beneath us all the grieving, All the wounded spirit’s heaving, All the woe of hopes deceiving… Ah ’tis heaven at last! Sin for ever left behind us, Earthly visions cease to […]

FOREVER WITH THE LORD Octavius Winslow

FOREVER WITH THE LORD – Octavius Winslow Forever with the Lord! Amen; so let it be, Life from the dead is in that word, ‘Tis immortality. Here in the body pent, Absent from Him I roam, Yet nightly pitch my moving tent A day’s march nearer home. My Father’s house on high, Home of my […]

IMMANUEL – Charles Spurgeon

IMMANUEL – Charles Spurgeon When once I mourned a load of sin,When conscience felt a wound within,When all my works were thrown away,When on my knees I knelt to pray,Then, blissful hour, remembered well,I learned Thy love, Immanuel ! When storms of sorrow toss my soul,When waves of care around me roll,When comforts sink, when […]

PREVAILING PRAYER Richard Chenevix Trench

PREVAILING PRAYER – Richard Chenevix Trench Lord, what a change within us one short hourSpent in Thy presence will prevail to make!What heavy burdens from our bosoms take,What parched grounds revive as with a shower!We kneel, and all around us seems to lower;We rise, and all, the distnat and the nearStnads forth in sunny outline […]

ON HIS BLINDNESS John Milton

ON HIS BLINDNESS – John Milton When I consider how my light is spentEre half my days in this dark world and wide,And that one talent which is death to hideLodged with me useless, though my soul more bentTo serve therewith my Maker, and presentMy true account, lest He returning chide,“Doth God exact day-labour, light […]

The Shepherd Boy’s Song

The Shepherd Boy’s Song He that is down needs fear no fallHe that is low, no pride;He that is humble ever shallHave God to be his guide. I am content with that I have,Little be it or much;And Lord, contentment still I crave,Because Thou savest such. Fullness to such a burden isThat go on pilgrimage;Here […]

ON THEE MY HEART IS RESTING Thodore Monod

ON THEE MY HEART IS RESTING – Thodore Monod On Thee my heart is resting!Ah, this is rest indeed! What else, Almighty Saviour,Can a poor sinner need? Thy light is all my wisdom,Thy love is all my stay; Our Father’s home in glory,Draws nearer every day. My guilt is great, but greaterThe mercy Thou dost […]

He Is Near!

He Is Near I know not in what watch He comesOr at what hour He may appear,Whether at midnight or at morn,Or in what season of the year;I only know that He is near. The centuries have gone and come,Dark centuries of absence drear;I dare not chide the long delay,Nor ask when I  His voice […]

THE NAME ABOVE EVERY NAME John H. Sammis

THE NAME ABOVE EVERY NAME – John H. Sammis Oh what is Jehovah El Shaddai to me?My Lord, God and Saviour, Immanuel, He;My Prophet, Priest, Sacrifice, Altar and Lamb;Judge, Advocate, Surety and Witness, I AM;My Peace and my Life, my Truth and my Way;My Leader, my Teacher, my Hope and my Stay;Redeemer and Ransom, Atonement […]

IF I GAINED THE WORLD Anna Olander

IF I GAINED THE WORLD – Anna Olander If I gained the world, but lost the Saviour,Were my life worth living for a day?Could my yearning heart find rest and comfortIn the things that soon must pass away?If I gained the world, but lost the Saviour,Would my gain be worth the lifelong strife?Are all earthly […]

Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth Here Peace alighted once,But could not find a home,To Him who brought it, earthCould give no room. Him and His peace man would not have,And in this Child of peaceMan saw no heavenly excellence,No grace, no comeliness. Peace in that cradle lay,The Prince of Peace was there;The fulness of His peaceHe brought […]

SHALL I FEAR MAN

SHALL I FEAR MAN Shall I, for fear of feeble man,The Spirit’s course in me restrain?Or, undismay’d in deed and word,Be a true witness of my Lord? Awed by a mortal’s frown, shall IConceal the Word of God Most High!How then before Thee shall I dareTo stand, or how Thine anger bear? Shall I, to […]

Resting

Resting Resting on the faithfulness of Christ our Lord,Resting on the fulness of His own sure Word,Resting on His wisdom, on His love and power,Resting on His covenant from hour to hour.Resting in the fortress while the foe is nigh,Resting in the lifeboat while the waves roll high,Resting in His chariot for the swift, glad […]

EVERY-DAY CHEER FOR THE REST OF THE ROAD George Cutting

EVERY-DAY CHEER FOR THE REST OF THE ROAD – George Cutting We have nothing to fearThough the journey be long,Though our weakness be greatAnd our enemies strong.There is nothing to fear; Perfect love claims the rightTo direct us by dayAnd defend us by night.He knoweth our frame, Counts it nothing but dust;But He calls us […]

The Barren Fig Tree

The Barren Fig Tree Within a vineyard’s sunny bound An ample fig tree shelter found,Enjoying sun and showers –The boughs were graceful to the view,With spreading leaves of deep-green hue,And gaily blushing flowers. When round the vintage season came, The blooming fig was still the same,As promising and fair; But though the leaves were broad […]

THE BIBLE James M. Gray

THE BIBLE – James M. Gray Where childhood needs a standardOr youth a beacon light,Where sorrow sighs for comfortOr weakness longs for might,Bring forth the Holy Bible—The Bible! Here it stands!Resolving all life’s problemsAnd meeting its demands. Though sophistry conceal it,The Bible! There it sands!Though Parisees profane it,Its influence expands.It fills the world with fragranceWhose […]

THE BIBLE John Greenleaf Whittier

THE BIBLE – John Greenleaf Whittier We search the world for truth. We cullThe good, the true, the beautiful,From graven stone and written scroll,And all old flower fields of the soul;And, weary seekers of the best,We come back laden from our quest,To find that all the sages saidIs in the Book our mothers read. John […]

THANK GOD FOR THE BIBLE James M. Gray

THANK GOD FOR THE BIBLE – James M. Gray Oh, how we thank Thee, our God, for the Bible,Whose truth doth each century clearer reveal!The fountain of wisdom and source of all knowledge,The court of humanity’s final appeal. Oh, here Thou revealest that Thou art our Father,The hand that hath fashioned and caused us to […]

GOD’S SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE

GOD’S SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE Forsake me not, my God,Thou God of my salvation!Give me Thy light, to beMy sure illumination.My soul to folly turns,Seeking she knows not what;Oh! lead her to Thyself–My God, forsake me not! Forsake me not, my God!Take not Thy Spirit from me;And suffer not the mightOf sin to overcome me.A father […]

GOD, MY EXCEEDING JOY

GOD, MY EXCEEDING JOY Early my spirit turnedFrom earthly things away,And agonized and yearnedFor the eternal day;Dimly I saw, when but a boy,God, my exceeding joy. In days of fiercer flame,When passion urged me on,‘Twas only bliss in name–The pleasure soon was gone.Compared with Thee, how all things cloy,God my exceeding joy! At length the […]

A SWARM OF FLYS

A SWARM OF FLYS Fly from self, and fly from sn,Fly the world’s tumultuous din;Fly its pleasures, fly its cares,Fly its freindhsip, fly its snares. Fly the sinner’s hast’ning doom,Fly and ‘scape the wrath to come.Fly to Jesus, He’s the road,Fly throu Him alone to God. Fly to mercy’s gracious seat,Fly, ’tis sorrow’s last retreat;Fly […]

MID PLEASURE Eliza Cook

MID PLEASURE – Eliza Cook ‘Mid pleasure, plenty, and success,Freely we take from Him who lends:We boast the blessing we possess,Yet scarcely thank the One who sends. But let affliction pour its smart,How soon we quail beneath the rod!With shattered pride, and prostrate heart,We seek the long forgotten God. Eliza Cook Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest […]

Israel–Beloved of God

Israel–Beloved of God Forgotten! no; tht cannot be,All other names may pass away;But thine, My Israel, shall remainIn everlasting memory. Forgotten! no; that cannot be,Insribed upon My palms thou art,The name I gave in days of oldIs graven still upon My heart. Forgotten! no; that cannot be,Beloved of thy God art thou;His crown forever on […]

Cast it from Thee-Glenn Conjurske

Cast it from Thee Cast It From Thee In Matthew 5:29-30 we read, “And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy […]

GOD’S D.D. – C. T. Studd

GOD’S D.D. – C. T. Studd Old Daniel was a Dreadnought!If he was here to-day,He’d make it hot for the pious lotWho don’t do as they say. He didn’t speak behind folks’ backs,But met them face to face;He called spades spades, and dubbed knaves,And always proved his case. He neither cared for place nor power,Nor […]

CHRISTIAN’S DELIGHT – C. T. Studd

CHRISTIAN’S DELIGHT – C. T. Studd Now Christ’s command is simple,And meant to be obeyed,“Go ye and preach My GospelIn every land,” He said. Christ hadn’t any favourites;He lived and died for all!So all should know the Message,And hear His gracious call. So I’ll go and face the musicIn some dark far off land,Where no […]

CHUTNEY – C. T. Studd

CHUTNEY – C. T. Studd I want to be like Jesus,Who left His throne on high For hell-deserving sinnersTo live, and work, and die. Forsaking all His glory,His power He laid aside, His entrée—lo! a manger!His exit—crucified! We human fools rejected,And left to stand alone, The only real VictorThis world has ever known. By men […]

JESUS ONLY – C. T. Studd

JESUS ONLY – C. T. Studd I’m going to live for Jesus,And fling the world away,I’m going to give to JesusMy life and all to-day. I’ve done it, Hallelujah!And now I pray the prayerThat I may follow “JesusOnly,” everywhere. I’m such a great big sinner,And still a bigger fool;I must keep close to JesusAnd never […]

WITHOUT EXCUSE – C. T. Studd

WITHOUT EXCUSE – C. T. Studd Our Saviour has given commandmentTo such as believe, in their hearts, To publish the news of SalvationOn earth, to its uttermost parts. The doors of the world lie wide open;Its lands have been duly explored; The sorrows and needs of the heathenCan only be met by the Lord. Christians […]

THE BIBLE – C. T. Studd

THE BIBLE – C. T. Studd What could we do without the BookThat God gave us to read?No more than any farmerWho hadn’t any seed! No other tells us of our Lord,The God of grace and love,Who made the whole creation,This world and those above. What could we do were we withoutThe Gospels or the […]

THE UNCHANGING WORD Martin Luther

THE UNCHANGING WORD Martin Luther Feelings come and feelings go, And feelings are deceiving; My warrant is the Word of God— Naught else is worth believing. Though all my heart should feel condemned For want of some sweet token, There is One greater than my heart Whose Word cannot be broken. I’ll trust in God’s […]

The Violent

The Violent Yes, the Savior’s yoke is easy,And His grace is free to all,But the careless don’t embrace it,When they hear the gospel call. Though the will of man can’t birth it;Cannot choose the kingdom’s course,Yet the violent—Scripture tells us—Take it to themselves by force. If you’re asking, seeking, knocking,Eager to be freed from sin,Christ, […]

CARD OF THANKS Gunerius C. Lee

CARD OF THANKS – Gunerius C. Lee A living plant, full packed with blomArrived to help dispel the gloomThat somehow always hangs aroundWherever dread disease is found.Although the plant itself will dieIts fragrance will be in the skythus may the plant a symbol beOf humans just like you and me:The body dies, for die it […]

LENTEN PILGRIMAGE Gunerius C. Lee 1871-1943

LENTEN PILGRIMAGE – Gunerius C. Lee ‘Tis well that Christians meet in LentA pilgrimage afar to make.To view again that world eventIn which they have so much at stake.To see the figure of the LordStretched out and nailed through hands and feet—Then pity flows with one accordFrom each sad heart with every beat. But fierce […]

THE SURGE OF INIQUITY Gunerius C. Lee

THE SURGE OF INIQUITY – Gunerius C. Lee The surge of iniquity Rolls o’er the landLike the billows of ocean Upon the wide strand.Like the wave that oft follows The earthquakes dread shock,Like the Deluge of old Inundating the rock. All nations are sick From the ravage of sin:Nearly all are preparing for War’s savage […]

TRUST HIM Gunerius C. Lee

TRUST HIM – Gunerius C. Lee When Holy men like Peter, John, and PaulAt times have doubts and fear,Can we who are so very weak and smallBe always in the clear? When Peter walked the water in his prideHis doubts soon brought him griefBut when he sought the Master o’er the tideHe found a sure […]

OLD AGE Gunerius C. Lee

OLD AGE – Gunerius C. Lee Old age doth have its troubles,Its weakness, aches and pains.But they are but as bubblesCompared to all the gainsThat faith in Christ will give usAt life’s hard journey’s end,For there He will revceive usIn glory. We dependOn Him, to draw us nearerOur heavenly home aboveWhere He becomes still dearerTo […]

IN MEMORIAM Gunerius C. Lee

IN MEMORIAM – Gunerius C. Lee Tho’ sudden was the callThat summoned thee,And shocking to us all,We still can see the Loving Savior’s careAnd tender grace.For in His mansion fair—That promised placeOf glorious joy and peaceHe did prepare—In that eternal home,With all the blestIs now thy placeOf worship and of rest. In memory of a […]

TO A FATHER Gunerius C. Lee

TO A FATHER – Gunerius C. Lee I would not dare in oral words to voiceThe thoughts so near the heart—A father’s thoughts—by father understood—Of fathers true such feelings are a part. A son whose ways seem foolish, wrong and wildWill create heartache, sorrow, fear;Advice seems futile, he will not be ledHe is so deaf, […]

WHY? G. C. Lee

WHY? – G. C. Lee I sat alone one eveningWith thoughts aroaming far;I saw through frosted windowsThe twinkle of a star.When suddenly there reached meA thudding, crashing soundAnd crunch of hurried footstepsUpon the frozen ground!What could have caused this racket?Was any damage done?It dawned on me ’twas Halloween,The boys were having fun! (?)It left me […]

WHATE’ER BETIDE G. C. Lee

WHATE’ER BETIDE – G. C. Lee Whate’er betide, Lord, help me beObedient to Thy Spirit’s plea.When tempters then my soul assailTheir lures will be of no availFor,Savior dear, I feel Thee near.That gives me strength and calms my fear. What fellowship,— with Thee to walkAnd have a confidential talkAbout the things both great and small, […]

SHAMGAR HAD AN OX GOAD

SHAMGAR HAD AN OX GOAD Shamgar had an ox goad,David had a sling,Samson had a jawbone,Rahab had a string,Mary had some ointment,Aaron had a rod,Dorcas had a needle,All were used for God. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Email

HE’S JUST THE SAME TODAY

HE’S JUST THE SAME TODAY The God that stopped the  sun on high,And sent the manna from the sky,Laid flat the walls of Jericho,And put to flight told Israel’s foe.Why can’t He answer prayer today,And drive each stormy cloud away?Who turned the water into wine,And healed a helpless criple’s spine—Commanded tempests, “Peace be still.”And hungry […]

NO ENEMIES

NO ENEMIES He has no enemies, you say?My friend, your boast is poor:He who hath mingled in the frayOf duty, that the brave endure,Must have made foes. If he has noneSmall is the work that he has done.He has hit no traitor on the hip;He has cast no cup from tempted lip;He has never turned […]

SO MUCH TO DO James Roberts GIlmore

SO MUCH TO DO – James Roberts GIlmore So much to do; so little done!Ah! yesternight I saw the sunSink beamless downt he vaulted gray— The ghastly ghost of yesterday. So little done; so much to do! Each morning breaks on conflicts new; But eager, brave, I’ll join the fray, And fight the battle of […]

FOLLOWIN’ FATHER HOME

FOLLOWIN’ FATHER HOME Years ago, when IWas jest a little lad,An’ after school hours used to workAround the farm with dad,I used to be so weared outWhen eventide was come,That I got kinder anxious-likeAbout the journey home;But dad, he used to lead the way,An’ once in a while turn ’round and say,So cheerin’ like, so […]

HELL Catherine Dangell

HELL – Catherine Dangell Hell, the prisonhouse of despair,Here are some things that won’t be there:No flowers will bloom on the banks of Hell,No beauties of nature we love so well;No comforts of home, music and song,No friendship of joy will be found in that throng;No love to brighten the long, weary night,No love nor […]

A LITTLE BIRD I AM Madame Guyon

A LITTLE BIRD I AM- Madame Guyon A little bird I amShut from the fields of air;Yet in my cage I sit and singTo Him who placed me there;Well pleased a presoner to be,Because my God, it pleases Thee. Naught have I else to do;I sing the whole day long;And He whom most I love […]

HEALTH IS A BLESSING Horace Mohler

HEALTH IS A BLESSING – Horace Mohler The angel touched my arm and spoke,And startled by his voice, I woke.“Get up,” he said,”There comes the sun–Another day has just begun!”And with this most unsavory warningI realized that it was morning. I frowned and cried: “O bitter cup!I am so tired of getting up!Oh, how I […]

DEEP THINGS A.B. Simpson

DEEP THINGS – A.B. Simpson There are deep things of God. Push out from shore.Hast thou found much? Give thanks and look for more,Dost fear the generous Giver to offend?Then know His store of bounty hath no end.He doth not need to be implored or teased:The more we take, the better He is pleased. A. […]

THE TIME IS SHORT

THE TIME IS SHORT The time is short!If thou woldst work for God it must be now:If thou wouldst win the garland for thy brow,Redeem the time. With His rewardHe comes; He tarries not;His day is near;When men least look for HIm will He be here;Prepare for Him! H. Bonar Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Email

SIGHT TO THE BLIND

SIGHT TO THE BLIND A dark and blinded thing is man,Yet full of fancied light!But all his penetration canObtain no gospel light. Though heavenly truth may blaze abroadHe cannot see at all;Though gospel leaders show the road,He still gropes for the wall. Perhaps he stands to hear the sound,But blind he still remains,No meaning in […]

OH! TO BE READY

OH! TO BE READY Oh! to be ready when death shall come,Oh! to be ready to hasten home!No earthward clinging, no lingering gaze,No strife at parting, no sore amaze;No chains to sever that earth hath twined,No spell to loosen that love would bind. No flitting shadows to dim the lightOf the angel-pinions winged for flight;No […]

TRY Charles Spurgeon

TRY – Charles Spurgeon Once let every man say Try,Very few on straw would lie;Fewer still of want would die;Pans would all have fish to fry;Pigs would fill the poor man’s sty;Want would cease, and need would fly:Wives and children cease to cry;Poor rates would not swell so high;Things wouldn’t go so much awry—You’d be […]

Nearer Home

Nearer Home One sweetly solemn thought”  Comes to me o’er and o’er:I’m nearer home to-dayThan I ever have been before. Nearer my Father’s house,Where the many mansions be;Nearer the great white throne,Nearer the jasper sea; Nearer the bound of life,Where we lay our burdens down;Nearer leaving the cross,Nearer wearing the crown. But lying darkly between,Winding down […]

Mary’s Choice

Mary’s Choice Jesus, engrave it on my heart,That Thou the one thing needful art;I could from all things parted be,But never, never, Lord, from thee. Needful is Thy most precious blood,Needful is Thy correcting rod,Needful is Thy indulgent care,Needful Thy all-prevailing prayer. Needful Thy presence, dearest Lord,True peace and comfort to afford;Needful Thy promise to […]

When The Storms of Life are Raging!

When The Storms of Life are Raging! When the storms of life are raging And I cannot see ahead When the path so steep – I tremble To go where God has led! I find in Christ my Saviour The strength needed each day To take the step before me Set by Him on life’s […]

Not Ready to Die

Not Ready to Die The flower of youth though but recently fled,The sentence of death has been passed on my head.My heart is unwilling, my conscience can’t rest,My life’s not in order, by fears I’m oppressed,’Cause I am not ready,Not ready to die. I know in my head that the answer is Christ,That I can […]

Inheritance

Inheritance The sufferings of this present timeAre not to be comparedTo the inheritance sublimeOur Father has prepared. Without corruption, undefiled,It “fadeth not away,”Reserved in heaven for every childWho keeps the narrow way. Rejoice, for though the present hourIs filled with many a trial,The One who keeps you by His powerWill make it all worthwhile. And […]

Two Ditches

Two Ditches Out on my own, but not equippedTo meet with life’s demands.From childish props I’m fully strippedFirst one and then another slippedFrom my unwilling hands. Oh, how it burned to let them go!I found the process hard,And though I wouldn’t let it show,I fondly clenched my status quo,Til I was deeply scarred. When finally […]

The Incarnation

The Incarnation The shepherds wondered at the sight Of angels singing in the night, But angels wondered at the thought That God had incarnation wrought! How awed the angels must have been To see their God as He was then! Their source of worship night and day Was lying on a bed of hay! What […]

To Die a Martyr

To Die a Martyr I’m not afraid to die a martyr But am afraid to die a fool. It’s not with death I fear to barter, But folly I refuse to duel. To die a martyrs death is gladness What higher honor could be mine? To die for some adventure madness. What good is death […]

If I Believe

If I Believe If I believe that Jesus died for me, Why would I hesitate to live for him? Should not a life of serving Jesus be A goal so bright it makes all others dim? If I believe that Jesus died for all, And if I’ve read where it is written: go, How dare […]

To Live Is Christ

To Live Is Christ Am I afraid to live the life of Paul? Afraid to heed the Macedonian call? I’m not afraid to take an open door I fear a life that’s not worth dying for. I say with Paul, without a care for pain: For me to live is Christ, to die is gain. […]

The Sacrifice of Praise

The Sacrifice of Praise A negative spirit so often prevails, And following closely, discouragement trails. But God, who is rich in his mercy and grace, Has left us a marvelous pattern to trace. And offer a sacrifice made of acclaim; The fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name! The devil destroys every Christian […]

My Goal for Life

My Goal for Life There are a thousand snares on every hand, That hinder progress to the promised land, It’s Satan’s plan that’s meant for crime But none the less I higher climb For every test is by my Father planned. I want to be a soldier of the cross, And let my savior separate […]

O Thou That Hearest Prayer – Angie Gerdes

O Thou That Hearest Prayer – Angie Gerdes O Thou That Hearest Prayer, I’m coming now to thee When pain so deep has left me numb, hear my silent plea When questions fill my heart and soul, and darkness hides your face When storms are raging fierce and strong, you see me in this placeO […]

Jonathan

Jonathan A man of God in his own right,Who walked by faith and not by sight,The battles of the Lord he foughtAnd victory to the nation brought,For Jonathan had this in view:God saves by many or by few. When David came upon the sceneAnd slew the giant Philistine,A servant he became to Saul,Accepted in the […]

Inheritance in Light

Inheritance in Light We thank you, God, our Father,For giving us the OneBy whom we’re made partakersOf the kingdom of Your Son.You rescued us from darkness,From Satan and his chains,And moved us to the kingdomWhere Your Beloved reigns. In Christ we have redemption,Forgiveness of our sins,Through blood, the blood of Jesus, By whom all life […]

Old Soldier

Old Soldier Old soldier, have you left your post?The place for which you fought? The cross was once your only boastAnd held you to the spot. Not words of men, not wealth, not fameCould move you from the place, Where planted firm in Jesus’ name,You preached transforming grace. You stood for Christ, your faith was […]

One By One

One By One One by one the sands are flowing,One by one the moments fall;Some are coming, some are going —Do not strive to grasp them all. One by one thy duties wait thee,Let thy whole strength go to each;Let no future dreams elate thee —Learn thou first what those can teach. One by one […]

Sunday

Sunday After long days of storms and showers, Of sighing winds, and dripping bowers, How sweet at morn to ope our eyes On newly ” wept and garnished” skies! — To miss the clouds, and driving rain, And see that all is bright again — So bright we cannot choose but say. Is this the […]

Oh! For the Happy Days Gone By

Oh! For the Happy Days Gone By Oh! for the happy days gone by, When love ran smooth and free; Days when my spirit so enjoyed More than earth’s liberty! Oh! for the times when on my heart Long prayer had never palled, Times when the ready thought of God Would come when it was […]

Oh, For the Happy Days Gone By

Oh, For the Happy Days Gone By Oh! for the happy days gone by, When love ran smooth and free; Days when my spirit so enjoyed More than earth’s liberty ! Oh ! for the times when on my heart Long prayer had never palled, Times when the ready thought of God Would come when […]

All, All Is Known to Thee

All Is Known to Thee “When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then Thou knewest my path.” My God, whose gracious pity I may claim, Calling Thee Father — sweet, endearing name! The sufferings of this weak and weary frame. All, all are known to Thee. From human eye ’tis better to conceal Much that […]

The Anvil of God’s Word

The Anvil of God’s Word Last eve I paused beside the blacksmith’s door,And heard the anvil ring the vesper chime;Then looking in, I saw upon the floor, Old hammers worn with beating years of time. “How many anvils have you had,” said I,“To wear and batter all these hammers so?”“Just one,” said he, and then […]

A Little While Jane Crewdson

A Little While – Jane Crewdson Oh! for the peace which floweth as a river, Making life’s desert places bloom and smile ! Oh! for a faith to grasp heaven’s bright ” for ever,” Amid the shadows of earth’s ” little while ! “ “A little while” for patient vigil-keeping, To face the storm, to […]

A Little While Jane Crewdson

A Little While – Jane Crewdson Oh! for the peace which floweth as a river, Making life’s desert places bloom and smile ! Oh! for a faith to grasp heaven’s bright ” for ever,” Amid the shadows of earth’s ” little while ! “ “A little while” for patient vigil-keeping, To face the storm, to […]

Colossians 3:2

Colossians 3:2 Why do we cling to earth? Its sweetest pleasuresAre transient as the snowflake of the spring;Like early mist its most abiding treasures,Or foam of ocean wave. To earth why do we cling? Why do we cling to earth? Is it the fleeting brightnessOf her gay robes? fair fields, green forest trees,Grand mountains, lovely […]

Quietness

Quietness In quietness and confidence,Your strength shall be.While standing in the battlefield,Salvation see.You needn’t fear nor be dismayedThe Lord is HeWho fights for you and promisesProsperity. The beauty of His holinessCalls out for praise.Though the approaching enemyAn ambush lays,God’s mercy evermore enduresIn glorious ways,And quietly His mighty handIts strength displays Nita Brainard 2 Chronicles 20:17 […]

Mothers, be patient.

Mothers, be patient. I know full well that you have much to bear,But speak not harshly to the little onesWho bring thee care.A little child,A fragile, tender plant that holds your heartWith love so strong, which you will only gaugeIf you should part.Noisy? Tis health,And yet it needs but just a sudden chill,A few sad […]

Jabez’ Prayer Joseph Hart

Jabez’ Prayer – Joseph Hart A saint there was in days of old(Though we but little of him hear)In honour high, of whom is toldA short, but an effectual prayer.This prayer, my brethren, let us view,And try if we can pray so too. He called on Israel’s God, ’tis said; Let us take notice first […]

Alas, what hourly dangers rise! Anne Steele

Alas, what hourly dangers rise! Anne Steele Alas, what hourly dangers rise!What snares beset my way!To heaven O let me lift my eyes,And hourly watch and pray. How oft my mournful thoughts complain,And melt in flowing tears!My weak resistance, ah, how vain!How strong my foes and fears! O gracious God, in whom I live,My feeble […]

Prayer John Berridge

Prayer – John Berridge “Let my prayer be as incense.” A Godliness which feeds on form,And lip devotion, barren cheer,Will satisfy an earthly worm,Who learns to think and call it prayer;Contented with the husky part,A moving lip and silent heart. O Lord, thy Spirit’s aid impart,And fill me with devotion’s fire;Create anew my waiting heart,And […]

The Secret Place of Prayer

The Secret Place of Prayer There is a place where thou canst touch the eyesOf blinded men to instant, perfect sight;There is a place where thou canst say “Arise!”To dying captives bound in chains of night;There is a place where heaven’s resistless powerResponsive moves to thine insistent plea;There is a place – a silent, trusting […]

Beneath the Blood Stained Lintel

Beneath the Blood Stained Lintel Beneath the blood stained lintel I with my children stand,A messenger of evil Is passing through the land,There is no other refuge from the destroyer’s face,Beneath the blood stained lintel shall be our hiding place. The Lamb of God has suffered, our sins and griefs He bore,By faith the blood […]

Seeking Now, Seeking Now; Let Thy Spirit Meet Me Now! F.H. Allen

Seeking Now, Seeking Now; Let Thy Spirit Meet Me Now! – F.H. Allen Lord, Thou knowest all the hungerOf the heart that seeks Thee now;How my soul hath long been cravingWhat Thou only canst bestow.Failure in my walk and witness,Failure in my work I see;Fruitless toil, un-Christlike living,Calling forth no praise to Thee.Now to Thee […]

The Border-Lands

The Border-Lands Father, into Thy loving handsMy feeble spirit I commit,While wnadering in these Border-Lands, Until Thy voice shall summon it. Father, I would not dare to chooseA longer life, an earlier death;I know not what my soul might loseBy shortneed or protracted breath. These Border-Lands are calm and still,And solemn are their silent shades;And […]

Leaving Us an Example, that ye should follow His Steps

Leaving Us an Example, that ye should follow His Steps O Jesu, Thou didst leave Thy glorious home,Of brightness more than mortal eye could bear,And joys ineffable, alone to roamThrough earth’s dark wilderness in grief and want and care.Thou didst exchange the praise of seraph voicesFor sin-made discords and the wail of pain,The anthems swelling […]

Empty Spaces Hannes Grove

Empty Spaces – Hannes Grove Empty spaces in front of meMy aching heart wants to fill thee.My thoughts recall unspoken words, how can this be?My flowing tears call to God, come and see. Empty spaces drifting all around;Spoken words dying on solid ground.Who can get saved if grace do not abound?The words came forth with […]

Travel on Your Knees

Travel on Your Knees Last night I took a journeyTo a land far “cross the seas;I didn’t go by boat or plane,I trusted on my knees. I saw so many people thereIn deepest depths of sin,And Jesus told me I should goThat there were souls to win. But I said, “Jesus, I can’t goAnd work […]

Matthew 14:23

Matthew 14:23 It is the quiet evening time, the sun is in the west,And earth enrobed in purple glow awaits her nightly rest;The shadows of the mountain peaks are lengthening o’er the sea,And the flowerets close their eyelids on the shore of Galilee.The multitude are gone away, their restless hum doth cease,The birds have hushed […]

‘I Leave it all with Thee.’

‘I Leave it all with Thee.’ Yes, I will leave it all with Thee,And only ask that I may beSubmissive to Thy loving will,Confiding, waiting, trusting still. Thou every fond desire dost knowWhich in my inmost heart doth glow;Thou hearest every secret sighWhen silent sorrow’s power is nigh. Omniscience alone may tellThe thoughts which in […]

The Cross Became The Bridge – Sharon Dawson Menefee

The Cross Became The Bridge – Sharon Dawson Menefee I was lost in sinwandering aimlesslyI didn’t know of God’s loveOr of CalvaryI didn’t know sin separated mefrom the Father’s sideAnd that a chasm was between usdeep and wide…. But then one day I heard the storyof how He loved me soEnough to die for meAnd […]

Making Poetry

Making Poetry Little one, what are you doing,Sitting on the window-seat?Laughing to yourself, and wirting,Some right merry thought inditing,Balancing with swinging feet. T is some poetry I’m making,Though I never tried before:Four whole lines! I’ll read them to you.Do you think them funny, do you?Shall I try to make some more? I should like to […]

This Same Jesus

This Same Jesus This same Jesus!’ Oh! how sweetlyFall those words upon the ear,Like as well of far off music,In a nightwatch still and drear! He who healed the hopeless leper,He who dried the widow’s tear;He who changed to health and gladnessHelpless suffering, trembling fear; He who wandered, poor and homeless,By the stormy Galilee;He who […]

I Gave My Life for Thee

I Gave My Life for Thee I gave My life for thee, Gal 2:20My precious blood I shed, 1 Pet. 1:19That thou might’st ransomed be, Eph 1:7And quickened from the dead Eph 2:10I gave My life for thee; Tit. 2:14What hast thou given for Me John 21:15-17 I spent long years for thee 1Tim 1:15In […]

September 1868

September 1868 An April burst of beauty,And a May like the Mays of old,And a glow of summer gladnessWhile June her long days told;And a hush of golden silenceAll through the bright July,Without one peal of thunder,Or a storm-wreath in the sky;And a fiery reign of August,Till the moon was on the wane;And then short […]

Peace

Peace Is this the Peace of God, this strange, sweet calm?The weary day is at its zenith still,Yet ‘tis as if beside some cool, clear rill,Through shadowy stillness rose an evening psalm,And all the noise of life were hushed away,And tranquil gladness reigned with gently soothing sway. It was not so just now. I turned […]

MY TIMES ARE IN THY HAND

MY TIMES ARE IN THY HAND Father, I know that all my life Is portioned out for me, And the changes that are sure to come, I do not fear to see; But I ask Thee for a present mind Intent on pleasing Thee. I ask Thee for a thankful love, Through constant watching wise, […]

The Pilgrim

The Pilgrim Still onward through this land of foes I pass in pilgrim guise; I may not stop to seek repose Where cool the shadow lies; I may not stoop amid the grass To pluck earth’s fairest flowers, Nor by her springing fountains pass The sultry noontide hours; Yet flowers I wear upon my breast […]

The Meeting Place

The Meeting Place Where the faded flower shall freshen, Freshen never more to fade; Where the shaded sky shall brighten, Brighten never more to shade; Where the sun-blaze never scorches; Where the star-beams cease to chill; Where no tempest stirs the echoes Of the wood, or wave, or hill; Where the moon shall wake in […]

The Changed Cross

The Changed Cross It was a time of sadness, and my heart,Although it knew and loved the better part, Felt wearied with the conflict and the strife. And all the needful discipline of life. And while I thought on these, as given to me — My trial tests of faith and love to be — […]

How Things Are – Melody Conjurske

How Things Are – Melody Conjurske There’s nothing at allIn my brain this fall.I sit here and stareWith thoughts everywhere. I can’t really readFor my brain won’t heed,And I tried to write,But I couldn’t quite. I can’t concentrate,I nothing seems straight.It is pretty hard,To be so marred. I always feel ill,Can’t do what I will;But […]

O How It Breaks My Heart

O How It Breaks My Heart I prayed to see this world Through Jesus eyes and heart, But oh I didn’t know Just what that would impart. O how it breaks my heart, To see the souls around me, And to know, Where they go. O how it breaks my heart; To see the drunk man […]

O How I Love Thy Law

O How I Love Thy Law Unspotted is the fear of God, And ever doth endure; The judgments of the Lord are truth, And righteousness most pure. O how I love thy law; It is my meditation all the day. His precepts are to be desired; More than the purest gold. The sweetness and the […]

Work and Sleep

Work and Sleep My work is like a lion roaring in my ear, But sleep is like a crocodile a bit too near. I face the lion like a knight who won’t retreat; Until the crocodile has pulled me off my feet. There’s so much work to do that needs attention now; I need to […]

When He Says “Well Done”

When He Says “Well Done” Though all the world despise my stand, And not a friend will hold my hand, I know some day mine eyes shall see The one who asked hard things of me, And all the mockings I received, Because of things that I believed, Will seem as nothing when He says, […]

What Jesus Sees

What Jesus Sees Yes, I can see the pretty trees, But can I see what Jesus sees? Do I see that man beneath that tree, How he’s crying for some love from me? And do I see what Jesus sees? The bikers riding in the square? My legs may itch to join them there, But […]

What is Your Life?

What is Your Life? As vapor appears, and then fades from our sight, Or flowers that bloom, and then wither at night; The life that we live has no sooner begun, But that it is ending, and soon will be done. As all of my fathers have lived and then died; It soon will be […]

Waves

Waves I’ve stood upon the ocean’s shore And watched the waves an hour or more, And every wave that rose and fell Inspired awe I cannot tell. I’ve seen the humpback whale at play. I’ve seen him splash; I’ve seen him spray. He dances with the very waves That make for many watery graves. The […]

Trials

Trials Some trials grow harder as time goes on, And long is the wait for the break of dawn. But the sun that has set Is the sun that will rise, And the crown that I’ll get Is an infinite prize. As fire that never will say enough, Afflictions will burn, and the path is […]

Though Jesus Was Rich

Though Jesus Was Rich Though Jesus was rich, yet He became poor, That I by His want might gain. He promised a home, where riches endure, And where there is never pain. Though Jesus was God, yet He became Man, That He may His life lay down And all of his pain, was part of […]

This Modern Gospel

This Modern Gospel This modern gospel that I hear Has taken out the bitter cup And then this cry upon my ear, “We want our spirits lifted up!” But I refuse to hear that call; My ear is deaf; my mind is fixed. I will not change a word at all. I’ll preach the gospel […]

They Who Wait Upon the Lord.

They Who Wait Upon the Lord. Whose strength can help when things are rough; And human strength is not enough? The way it has been put to me; I turn and put it now to thee: Who scooped his hand down from the skies, And measured out the ocean’s size? Who by his strength that […]

The Only Respectable Hope

The Only Respectable Hope If you can believe there is goodness in you, Then any of many religions will do. In every religion that man ever made, It’s all about getting a high enough grade. But Jesus has showed us a narrower path, Where He is the only remover of wrath, For only the merit […]

Public Schools

Public Schools What is it with these public schools today? Where kids get taught it’s fine if you are gay: Where false religions they accept high hand, But Christianity of course they banned. We lower all the tests so kids can pass, And take God’s name in vain and call it class. Where missing links […]

O Lord, How Long?

O Lord, How Long? O Lord, how long will this vile world Reject your endless grace? How long will they reject the light While darkness they embrace? O Lord, how long will Satan rule And keep his prisons fast? How long till in his prison cell The devil will be cast? O Lord, how long […]

My Worth

My Worth Dear Father, I’m seeing myself as a worm. The truth that I’m nothing the Scriptures affirm, But pride doesn’t like all the feelings I feel. I want to be something that’s worth a great deal. But turning to Jesus and seeing His cross, It brings me to tears, as I think of the […]

My Wanted Blessing

My Wanted Blessing Though friends receive the blessing I had wanted, And I am left without a hope, I know my faith in God will stand undaunted, For He will give me strength to cope. If I must face the trial of disaster, Though friends forsake on every side, I still will love my only […]

My Name for Jesus’ Name

My Name for Jesus’ Name I heard a man use Jesus’ name in vain; With my own ears I heard it clear and plain. And now his blood is placed upon my head, For lack of saying what I should have said. I should have fought to honor Jesus’ name; Instead I left it lie […]

My God is Still the Same

My God is Still the Same When I’m lost on the road I’ve traveled many years, When the things that I knew Are now my doubts and fears, When the dreams that I dreamed Are now my broken heart, When the hope that I had Is fallen all apart, When the certain things change, Secure […]

My Father’s Hand

My Father’s Hand I’m traveling through a foreign land, Where devils lurk on every hand, But still by faith I face each fear, And trust my Father’s hand is near. And as a stranger in this land, I’ve learned to trust my Saviour’s Hand; For He is God who made all things, And He is […]

My Desire

My Desire I’ve tasted of my Saviour’s grace; I’ve felt His love to Adam’s race. And now I covet, To have more of it. Lift up Thy shining face. He died to bring me to the fold, And what I owe can not be told. I’m therefore pining, For His refining; Where I’ll come forth […]

Jesus Is God

Jesus Is God The God who has made both heaven and earth Has come as a man of lowliest birth. Our sins He forgives; our wounds He will heal, For Jesus is God, and Jesus is real! I know of a place without any night; (No need of the sun; the Lamb is the light;) […]

It’s When You Look at Earth

It’s When You Look at Earth It’s when you look at earth, And covet all its gold, Forgetting what it’s worth In light of “wealth untold,” That you forget the things That matter most in life, Like love and what it brings, Dispelling fear and strife. It’s faith and hope and love, That must be […]

Is It Bold?

Is It Bold? Is it bold for a baker to talk about bread?Is it bold to repeat what another man said? Is it bold for a Christian to quote from the Word? Is it bold to pass on what you’ve already heard? Is it odd for mechanics to talk about cars? Is it odd when […]

In Christ

In Christ I deserve to feel God’s wrath; To have it poured on me like wine. Death and Hell are in my path; The curse of sin is justly mine. But in Christ it isn’t so; I am forgiven, blessed, and free. God no longer is my foe; For Christ has paid the price for […]

I Wanna See You

I Wanna See You Reveal your love to me. I beg you let me see, Your blessed shining face, And flood me with your grace. And by your loving kindness, I pray you heal my blindness. I want a clearer view, Of all the love in you. With you I want to dwell, Beside the […]

I Saw the Light

I Saw the Light I thought I was okay. I thought my sins were small. I thought that I was good; That I was strong and tall. Until I saw the Light! And then I saw my sin, And saw that hell was just For all the things I’d done, So go to hell I […]

I Once… But Now

I Once… But Now I once was called a real believer, But now I am believing. I once had known about the asking, But now about receiving. I once had known about my Jesus, But now He knows my name. I once had heard about the fire, But now I feel the flame. I once […]

Give Thanks to the Lord

Give Thanks to the Lord Sorrow possess my soul; Troubles beyond my control Are posing a powerful threat; The devil is laying his net, Hoping to catch and destroy; Trying to rob me of joy. But the God of the day is the God of the night, And I trust in the one who has […]

Give Glory To His Name

Give Glory To His Name The sun to rule the day, The moon and stars by night Give glory to his name, By showing God is light. This mighty universe, The planets, earth and sun Give glory to God’s name, By showing what he’s done! This infinite creation, This endless outer space Give glory to […]

Give

Give We represent a giving God, So let us walk where Jesus trod; He gave His blood to ransom men He knew would not be born again. So let us give our goods away, And give to those who can’t repay. The only way this world will find God has eternal good in mind Is […]

Father, Teach Me

Father, Teach Me My heart is full of sin, and I’m defiled,But still my Father wants me for his child;So I will honor him as best I can,And use his Spirit in the inner man.Father, teach me how to watch and pray.Father, help me walk the narrow way. My Saviour’s love constrains me more and […]

GOD’S ARMIES Hannes Zegement Grove

GOD’S ARMIES – Hannes Zegement Grove When God sends forth His armies,What beast or man can stand?When God stretches out his hand,No herb or seed will be untouched through this forsaken land. How can a nation fight against an Almighty GodWhen He uses a lowly Shepherd and in his hand a rod?How do you fight […]

The Stranger Hannes Grove

The Stranger – Hannes Grove I met this stranger on a rocky road seldom traveled on, and He asked me: “Friend where are you going?” And I told Him about The Lion of Judah who had pointed me on this steep way and who had protected me several times on this lonely, dangerous road. At […]

ENDLESS DEPTHS Hannes Zegement Grove

ENDLESS DEPTHS – Hannes Zegement Grove ENDLESS DEPTHS Endless depths from your own heart insideWickedly wicked unknownly and unseen desiresYour emotions and feelings forever burning with fireNot grasping that the spiritual fight is so realI cannot contain these indescribably true fearsMy heart producing sorrowful unstoppable tears Endless depths from the heart you can’t seeLike an […]

EMOTIONS Hannes Zegement Grove

EMOTIONS – Hannes Zegement Grove EMOTIONS Emotions are running wildly freeYour uniqueness is making me liking theeYou are like the Queen and I the warrior beeYour voice is showing showing your smile with glee Emotions running high and lowThis friendship started I’m definitely giving a goAnd the facts will prove me myself aint following the […]

DON’T GIVE UP Hannes Zegement Grove

DON’T GIVE UP – Hannes Zegement Grove DON’T GIVE UP “The cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?”John 18:11 God gave us all a puzzle. We are all fearfully and wonderfully made; we are all unique. Many of life’s failures are because we try to copy others, not realizing that […]

DO NOT LOOK AT Hannes Zegement Grove

DO NOT LOOK AT – Hannes Zegement Grove DO NOT LOOK AT Do not look at someone else and say — if he can have those views and prosper, why cannot I?  You have to walk in the light of the word of God and the view given you from God and not compare yourself […]

DAD … IF I HAD WORDS Hannes Zegement Grove

DAD … IF I HAD WORDS – Hannes Zegement Grove DAD … IF I HAD WORDS Dad, if I had words I would’ve toldLook at the time we got and beholdMemories made of the finest pure goldAnd one day when I’m grown up and oldI’ll preach the truth like you told Dad, if I could […]

CONSCIOUS FREEDOM FROM SIN Hannes Zegement Grove

CONSCIOUS FREEDOM FROM SIN – Hannes Zegement Grove CONSCIOUS FREEDOM FROM SIN I do not usually do it like this, but these words of Oswald Chambers sticks to me “to make conscious freedom from sin by the atonement is a great error. No man knows what sin is until he is born again. The evidence […]

CALLED TO UNCOVER SIN AND REVEAL JESUS CHRIST Hannes Zegement Grove

CALLED TO UNCOVER SIN AND REVEAL JESUS CHRIST – Hannes Zegement Grove CALLED TO UNCOVER SIN AND REVEAL JESUS CHRIST The great note today is amiable religiosity and every doctrine that is not imbedded in the Cross of Jesus will lead astray. (Oswald Chambers) So we are called as a worker to uncover sin and […]

But they cried out away with Him … Hannes Zegement Grove

But they cried out away with Him – Hannes Zegement Grove “But they cried out away with Him …”So the crowd came and the Jews cried on that day … crucify Him … Just the previous day the same crowd young and old cried Hosanna, blessed is He that comes in the Name of the […]

BULLETS FLYING Hannes Zegement Grove

BULLETS FLYING – Hannes Zegement Grove BULLETS FLYING Bullets flying, friends are cryingWhy dear Jesus our government keeps lyingWork is lowering and corruption growingAnd our president pretends not knowing Bullets flying, colleagues are dyingOh my Saviour my heart―cryingThe things you made mine eyes to seeWhy my God You engineered these circumstances to be?    Now my […]

BREATHING Hannes Zegement Grove

BREATHING – Hannes Zegement Grove BREATHING God gave us the breath of lifeFrom the beginning He made us to striveA relationship with Him not our poor soul to dieBut we left our Creator ‘cause we believeth the lie God gave us the opportunity of breathingBut our soul chooses death over everlasting livingSo He sent His […]

BEING HIJACKED Hannes Zegement Grove

BEING HIJACKED – Hannes Zegement Grove BEING HIJACKED Do not let the devil hijack your heartIt’s your essence of life but you say nay it’s too difficult too hardFor him it’s not—he’s the expert the father of liesHe invented all manners to steal your heart awayTo the bottomless pit he’ll take you when you go […]

AWAY WITH HIM Hannes Zegement Grove

AWAY WITH HIM Hannes Zegement Grove AWAY WITH HIM Away with Him, the crowd cried out that dayCrucify Him, the crowd wanted Him to payAway, away with Him the crowd did not knowThat God had a plan for humanity to showNow Jesus blood is on their hands, through the choice they made Away with Him, […]

AS THE SPRING Hannes Zegement Grove

AS THE SPRING – Hannes Zegement Grove AS THE SPRING As the spring brings forth new blossomsMy heart and soul seeketh for happier songsAs nature begins to show her beautiful faceOn my knees I fall begging the Lord for more graceFor this year only, winter and sorrow I kindly embraced As spring makes the flowers […]

A MAN ASKED Hannes Zegement Grove

A MAN ASKED – Hannes Zegement Grove A MAN ASKED A man asked 2 pastors,How large is your congregation? Thabo said, “Mine is 300 and still growing … and yours Mpho? “I have 30 members in my church …I am a Shepherd …I know them all by name …Their troubles and difficulties …Where they stand with […]

Twelve YEARS OF GRACE Hannes Zegement Grove

12 YEARS OF GRACE – Hannes Zegement Grove 12 YEARS OF GRACE Time spent in Grace, at a rather speedy paceI could never foresaw, what God would embrace.The patience He had for this God forsaken ladWho thought he knew Christ, like a friend like a man.The people who prayed; by night and by dayGod did […]

WORDS UNSPOKEN Hannes Zegement Grove

WORDS UNSPOKEN – Hannes Zegement Grove WORDS UNSPOKEN Words so hard, words so true, my Lord spoke to meYou’re a sinner, unfaithful and unworthy to MeAccept Christ… how hard my lad can this be?In tears on the floor… that dreadful word was for me Words so hard words so true, my Father please forgive meI’m […]

WINTER HAS COME Hannes Zegement Grove

WINTER HAS COME – Hannes Zegement Grove WINTER HAS COME Winter has come, you’ll feel it thru’ the shine of the sunCan the icy cold feeling ever be undoneHow ruthless in her voice her icy windy stareGive you shivers up your spine, in her icy glare Winter has come and freedom of summer long last […]

WHY DIE THIS YOUNG Hannes Zegement Grove

WHY DIE THIS YOUNG – Hannes Zegement Grove WHY DIE THIS YOUNG Why die this young asketh Adam and sonsI was twice your age when Eve gave me one130 years of age when God gave me SethWhat an amazing gift I got the bestLook what sin did to our universeAt 70 dying this is sins […]

WHO AM I Hannes Zegement Grove

WHO AM I – Hannes Zegement Grove WHO AM I Who am I to TheeThat in that dark ruthless night YOU protected meMy blood did spill but fear was goneI knew to Thee I do belongBut who am I that You chose me to live? Who am I dear LordThat You made me fearless and […]

WHERE WERE YOU Hannes Zegement Grove

WHERE WERE YOU – Hannes Zegement Grove WHERE WERE YOU Where were you when I fought all nightWhen death surrounded me with all her mightWhen my tears flowed hoping to see the lightWhen they blinded me and left me to dieWhere hast thou been? Where were you when I slept on the streetOr when I […]

WHEN THY MERCY FALLS Hannes Zegement Grove

WHEN THY MERCY FALLS – Hannes Zegement Grove WHEN THY MERCY FALLS When Thy mercy falls down tonightForgive my fears, agony and give me insightMy heart gets broken each time I close my eyesI see suffering and pain it’s staggering please don’t dieOne more moment with you I pray for When Thy mercy falls down […]

WHEN GOD REVEALED HIMSELF TO MOSES Hannes Zegement Grove

WHEN GOD REVEALED HIMSELF TO MOSES – Hannes Zegement Grove WHEN GOD REVEALED HIMSELF TO MOSES When God revealed Himself to his future servant Moses, God used one of His most feared and honored Names, the Name that is so special to me to know that is my God whom I serve … and made […]

WHAT IS SIN Hannes Zegement Grove

WHAT IS SIN – Hannes Zegement Grove WHAT IS SIN You were born in sin … sin is the transgression of or the lack of conformity to God’s law. Sin refers to anything that breaks, or is wrong in our relationship with God. Pagan people (unbelievers) generally do not understand that we sin against a […]

WHAT IS IN THINE HAND? Hannes Zegement Grove

WHAT IS IN THINE HAND? – Hannes Zegement Grove WHAT IS IN THINE HAND? What is in thine hand Moses? Just a simple rod.In the hands of a broken man it is a rod of GodStories of miracles and glory for endless legends to be toldJust point his rod across and waters will proclaimingly unfold […]

WHAT GOD GAVE Hannes Zegement Grove

WHAT GOD GAVE – Hannes Zegement Grove WHAT GOD GAVE What God gave humanity—incredibleA breathtaking universe, life and free choice—unthinkableHis only Son to die on the forsaken treeThe Spirit, His Holy Ghost in us to beFor He loveth the world so much beholdThat His love He gave is to this day told What God gave […]

WE WANT TO SERVE GOD WITH SHOES ON Hannes Zegement Grove

WE WANT TO SERVE GOD WITH SHOES ON – Hannes Zegement Grove WE WANT TO SERVE GODWITH SHOES ON •    After Moses killed the Egyptian God called him to the desert …•    That’s where God called Moses and He appeared in the fiery bush and God said … take off your shoes …•    We want […]

WE SERVE AN ALMIGHTY GOD Hannes Zegement Grove

WE SERVE AN ALMIGHTY GOD – Hannes Zegement Grove WE SERVE AN ALMIGHTY GOD God is who He is by divine right. He is by right the supreme and absolute Ruler of all things, both in the visible and in the invisible world. Human beings, because they are intelligent and can make choices, are subject […]

WE HAVE TO REALIZE WE ARE DESTITUTE Hannes Zegement Grove

WE HAVE TO REALIZE WE ARE DESTITUTE – Hannes Zegement Grove WE HAVE TO REALIZE WE ARE DESTITUTE We have to realize that we cannot earn or win anything from God; we must either receive it as a gift or do without it. The greatest blessing spiritually is the knowledge that we are destitute, until […]

UNWORTHY Hannes Zegement Grove

UNWORTHY – Hannes Zegement Grove UNWORTHY I am not worthy to serveThis honour God I do not deserveWish I could’ve gotten swallowed whole beneath this earthI do not understand my merciful birthDeath eternal Lord I knowingly deserve I’m not worthy this life givenLord, God where am I to begin?Why choose me and not my brother, […]

TIDES OF DARKNESS Hannes Zegement Grove

TIDES OF DARKNESS – Hannes Zegement Grove TIDES OF DARKNESS Tides of darkness is coming nearTimes of hardship and shedding tearsMore reasons growing for us to fearBut our Lord Jesus said He is here Tides of darkness is coming to beNo rapture to come and help save TheeSuffering and agony screaming—just stay strongOn God’s word […]

THIS SO-CALLED VALENTINE’S DAY Hannes Zegement Grove

THIS SO-CALLED VALENTINE’S DAY – Hannes Zegement Grove THIS SO-CALLED VALENTINE’S DAY On this so-called Valentine’s dayJust think about this message I prayThis is not love but the pagan heathen wayTo keep you away from Christ’s love… so get awayFrom getting your heart crushed by your lover,Valentine all your living days Hannes Grové Facebook Twitter […]

THIS IS WHY I BELIEVE TO PREACH Hannes Zegement Grove

THIS IS WHY I BELIEVE TO PREACH – Hannes Zegement Grove THIS IS WHY I BELIEVE TO PREACH This is why I believe to preach the law and righteousness of God and not the effects of God and not the effects of redemption (love, peace, joy) to sinning Christians. Paul says the preaching of the […]

THIS IS WHERE MY NATION IS HEADED Hannes Zegement Grove

THIS IS WHERE MY NATION IS HEADED – Hannes Zegement Grove THIS IS WHERE MY NATION IS HEADED This is where my nation is headed too and the proof is in the whole of South Africa … “Because you have rejected knowledge, I will reject you …”—Hosea 4:6 “Their foot shall slip in due time […]

THEME OF EZEKIEL Hannes Zegement Grove

THEME OF EZEKIEL – Hannes Zegement Grove THEME OF EZEKIEL When you fail to recognize your sinyou fail to recognize God. I believe this is the main theme throughout Ezekiel. They thought because they had the temple and were God’s elect―God’s love for them will protect them. Jerusalem wouldn’t be burned to the ground. They […]

THE WEEKEND Hannes Zegement Grove

THE WEEKEND – Hannes Zegement Grove THE WEEKEND While the weekend approaches cautiously like a lioness her preySlowly but fiercely waiting for that precise moment her target to slayThe instant that golden lioness is upon you… you know it’s too lateYou will know destiny has destined your fate…Opening your eyes reviving―death came oh greatMonday rescuing […]

THE UNSAVED MULTITUDE IN CHURCH Hannes Zegement Grove

THE UNSAVED MULTITUDE IN CHURCH – Hannes Zegement Grove THE UNSAVED MULTITUDE IN CHURCH Why is it that the unsaved ‘Christians’ in church doesn’t get saved? Or Christians struggling with sin won’t leave their struggle and have victory?? Well it’s simple and very logical … How can any church-going sinners get saved if the message […]

THE SAVIOUR IS BORN Hannes Zegement Grove

THE SAVIOUR IS BORN – Hannes Zegement Grove THE SAVIOUR IS BORN Every part of his heart He’s giving outEvery part of His lips He’s crying outAll the love He’s pouring outWhen people will askI let them knowHe is the One, He is the OneI’m crying outHe is the One, He is the OneI’m crying […]

THE MOUNTAIN Hannes Zegement Grove

THE MOUNTAIN – Hannes Zegement Grove THE MOUNTAIN The dark mountain in front I seeJesus holding his hand out to meI don’t see His face but His voice is calling meLittle lad hurry and follow Me The dark mountain in front of meI’m climbing up Jesus its hard can’t you seeI’m sure, not sure what […]

THE MISSIONARY Hannes Zegement Grove

THE MISSIONARY – Hannes Zegement Grove THE MISSIONARY “Every Christian is either a missionary or an impostor.” When last did you witness? Or does it not concern you that your friends may spend eternity in hell? What wise words from the prince of preachers!! I can only say ament to that. C.H. Spurgeon Facebook Twitter […]

THE LION OF JUDAH Hannes Zegement Grove

THE LION OF JUDAH – Hannes Zegement Grove THE LION OF JUDAH The Lion of Judah came that morning roaring nearHis voice I heard “little lad do not you dare fear”I the Lion sacrificed is always nearYour sins I paid – you’re forgiven my dear The Lion of Judah that morning caught my tearsI saw […]

THE GROUND OF FORGIVENESS Hannes Zegement Grove

THE GROUND OF FORGIVENESS – Hannes Zegement Grove THE GROUND OF FORGIVENESS This thought came to me after several weeks of witnessing for Jesus. And many times after the question, “Where are you going after you die?” If God judges you based on his law (10 commandments) even when they realize and told you they […]

THE GREATEST LOVE STORY Hannes Zegement grove

THE GREATEST LOVE STORY – Hannes Zegement grove THE GREATEST LOVE STORY The greatest love story ever toldWhen Jesus love for us was unfoldOn the forsaken cross He diedEven “Forgive them Father” in love He cried The greatest love story ever toldWhen Jesus through His blood soldHimself freely oh the love for us stories untoldOf […]

WHEN DEATH SURROUNDS Hannes Zegement Grove

WHEN DEATH SURROUNDS – Hannes Zegement Grove WHEN DEATH SURROUNDS When death surrounds and you hear his howls like hunting houndsFear shooting through your heartHis grip on you when he fiercely growlTime does not go in motion, but the moments slow passes byAs fear wanting to capture you in this frame, frozen not able to […]

THE DARK SKY Hannes Zegement Grove

THE DARK SKY – Hannes Zegement Grove THE DARK SKY When the dark skies forever fallsHalf the earth is under a shadowy archWhen you feel the dark fearful nightsNot stopping the stars bright lights When the sun’s glory goes downEvil starts–stealing honor and heavenly crownsWhen good men in temptation terribly fall downAnd all your understanding […]

THE CROSS ON CALVARY Hannes Zegement Grove

THE CROSS ON CALVARY – Hannes Zegement Grove THE CROSS ON CALVARY Why does the devil hates, hates so much the cross?‘cause the blood of Jesus redeemed us ― So it’s the devil’s lossOn Calvary on that forsaken treeJESUS went thru hell; for you and me Why does the devil hates, hates so much the […]

THE COST Hannes Zegement Grove

THE COST – Hannes Zegement Grove THE COST What is it going to costTo make you see that you are lostWhat price am I willing to payTo show you the light—Jesus, His way What is the price you have to payTo go to heaven and leave the eternal graveIt’s going to cost you — cost […]

TAKE UP THY SWORD Hannes Zegement Grove

TAKE UP THY SWORD – Hannes Zegement Grove TAKE UP THY SWORD Take up thy sword of the Spirit little oneLook what God did, a warrior you have becomeNo monstrous beast or demon can stand in your wayIf you fight with thy sword and on your knees pray66 different methods with you as God’s way […]

STRONGER THAN YESTERDAY Hannes Zegement Grove

STRONGER THAN YESTERDAY – Hannes Zegement Grove STRONGER THAN YESTERDAY Stronger than yesterday weaker than tomorrow hence what can I sayPresence is killing me all I can do is in tears prayThe Lord took my Father awayAt least I was allowed a love you and goodbyeAnd my sorrow and pain I’ll hide insideLet my star […]

SO I ASKED GOD Hannes Zegement Grove

SO I ASKED GOD – Hannes Zegement Grove SO I ASKED GOD So I asked God, what makes me so important that Satan wants to kill me so desperately? What does he know? I’m feeling like Job this morning. Don’t get this wrong but God may have said something similar to Satan, just the thought […]

REALITY IS REDEMPTION Hannes Zegement Grove

REALITY IS REDEMPTION – Hannes Zegement Grove REALITY IS REDEMPTION Reality is redemption, not my experience of redemption, but redemption has no meaning for me until it speaks the language of my conscious life. And being sure of faith of itself is not faith! Faith that is sure of God is the only faith there […]

REACHING OUT — FINDING STAR Hannes Zegement Grove

REACHING OUT — FINDING STAR – Hannes Zegement Grove REACHING OUT — FINDING STAR Reaching out finding the brightest shining starIn this dream I’m watching the turning world from afarThe shining light chasing the darkness away…The sparkling in my eyes says here I want to stay I didn’t believe my glittering eyes…When sadness and sorrows […]

PRIDE Hannes Zegement Grove

PRIDE – Hannes Zegement Grove PRIDE Pride cost Lucifer’s light to shineThe idea of ascending above God all power be mineThis magnificent creature once loved after being createdGot thrown out of heaven and is now by God hated Pride is a powerful darkening sinPart of you―your essence blood―cancer withinThis proud beast bashing thru’ your hearts […]

PAST MEMORIES Hannes Zegement Grove

PAST MEMORIES – Hannes Zegement Grove PAST MEMORIES Memories of the very far pastWhy does God allow you in my thoughts to lastOr is my soul not wanting to let them goI’ll give them to Jesus—the path to me He’ll show Memories of the past so very nearJust thinking of them makes me shed a […]

OUR HEAVENLY FATHER Hannes Zegement Grove

OUR HEAVENLY FATHER – Hannes Zegement Grove OUR HEAVENLY FATHER Heavenly Father in the skies aboveYou sent your Son for sinners you lovedFor Him to die on the rugged crossOur sins He paid, the ones that’s lost. Heavenly Father on the earth belowJesus on the cross after the cock did crowHis life He gave, so […]

God still used them Hannes Zegement Grove

God still used them – Hannes Zegement Grove •    Noah got drunk •    Jacob lied •    Moses murdered •    Rahab was a prostitute •    David had an affair God still used themHe can use you, too. Remember they repented … Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Email

NO WORDS Hannes Zegement Grove

NO WORDS – Hannes Zegement Grove NO WORDS No words could ever describeNot one, not one of the 12 tribesHad words for what Jesus would doFor the love He had for the world and you. No words, indescribable, understandable tonightFor the ungodly sinners for He did fight.No words in this world just His shining light.Dear […]

MY STARLIGHT WORLD Hannes Zegement Grove

MY STARLIGHT WORLD – Hannes Zegement Grove MY STARLIGHT WORLD My starlight world so far far awayNo monsters near to want to come and stayOnly elves and fairies that laughs and playThis secret world of mine filled with stardust spray My starlight world was interrupted one dayWhen 4 monsters came one night and planning to […]

MY LITTLE PRAYER Hannes Zegement Grove

MY LITTLE PRAYER – Hannes Zegement Grove MY LITTLE PRAYER Only the Cross I seeOnly in God I do believeThe sins of this evil world brings me to much griefBut Jesus Christ will stay beside and never leave Jesus please lead me onYou’re the One to Whom I belongTake my hand and make me strongWithout […]

MY FRIEND DEATH Hannes Zegement Grove

MY FRIEND DEATH – Hannes Zegement Grove MY FRIEND DEATH Death so near death so trueMy friends and family do not really like youAngel of death with your blade wide openYou left my close ones crying and broken Death so true death so nearYou’re my friend—why you I do not fearI see you every day […]

MY FRIEND Hannes Zegement Grove

MY FRIEND – Hannes Zegement Grove MY FRIEND My trusted friend until the bitter endThru’ sorrow and pain the time life did lendI will be here for you till foreverMe and you are like David and Jonathan together My close friend until the last goalHappiness and joy destroyed our friendships’ soulsYou took your path ad […]

MY DAILY PRAYER Hannes Zegement Grove

MY DAILY PRAYER – Hannes Zegement Grove MY DAILY PRAYER “Please Father, Put your words in my thoughtsAnd Your thoughts in my words.” Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Email

MY BIBLE Hannes Zegement Grove

MY BIBLE – Hannes Zegement Grove MY BIBLE 66 books from cover to coverFor me and you His truths to discoverThe mysteries how God made the planets and earthAnd the questions where were you when I created thee from your birth?And where hast thou been when this planet grounds I have cursedWhy do you not […]

MEETING DEMONS Hannes Zegement Grove

MEETING DEMONS – Hannes Zegement Grove MEETING DEMONS On this dark starry nightI prayed in fear to Jesus the LightTo protect me if He wanted He mightI’m fearing for my life can’t sleep tonight On this dark starry nightDarkness came very strong in mightThe angel-demon a horrifying sightHelp me Lord Jesus I beg theeHold me […]

MEETING A STRANGER Hannes Zegement Grove

MEETING A STRANGER – Hannes Zegement Grove MEETING A STRANGER Coming to “know” God is like meeting a stranger.God is a stranger to us in three senses. First, God is a stranger in the ontological sense. That is, in his very being. God is not like any person you’ve ever met. The basic truth― there […]

LOVING YOU Hannes Zegement Grove

LOVING YOU – Hannes Zegement Grove LOVING YOU Loving you is embracing the wind and folding your warm arms around the coldness of the windy taste, all the icy warmth you got from your Antarctica you took and you held me tight. I felt your rock-hard heart, pumping against your chest, your sad troubled eyes […]

LOST IN A WORLD Hannes Zegement Grove

LOST IN A WORLD – Hannes Zegement Grove LOST IN A WORLD Lost in a world from eyes hiddenIn this place of miracles totally forbiddenWalking past your girl imperfect but forgivenLoving you secretly—you’re not allowed in the worldI’m currently living in Lost in this spirit filled world perfectly perfectMeeting humanity I honestly do not regretBut […]

LIFE IS NOT A FAIRY TALE Hannes Zegement Grove

LIFE IS NOT A FAIRY TALE – Hannes Zegement Grove LIFE IS NOT A FAIRY TALEThea Life is not a fairy taleNothing lasts forever…The love in my heart always uncloudedBut my love was answered with immoralityWith pure adulterated intimation As if to say I was not enoughThat I was unworthy of love and respectUsed like […]

LAW-GOSPEL Hannes Zegement Grove

LAW-GOSPEL – Hannes Zegement Grove LAW-GOSPEL God’s word has two parts―the law and the gospel―and there is a danger in either confusing or separating them. The law commands and the gospel gives. The law says “Do” and the gospel says, “Done!” equally God’s Word, both are good, but God does different things through them. In […]

KISSED Hannes Zegement Grove

KISSED – Hannes Zegement Grove KISSED Last night I truly kissed deathI tasted the meaning of his breathTied and bound they kicked my faceBlood spilling on the floor what Godly grace This morning death kissed me backWhat peace I my heart only fear I lackThe moment when death looked me full in my faceGod winked […]

JESUS YOU ARE MY HEALER Hannes Zegement Grove

JESUS YOU ARE MY HEALER – Hannes Zegement Grove JESUS YOU ARE MY HEALER Jesus you are my HealerMy Maker, my Author and loving ReaderCreator of my heart, Protector of my pain and sorrowThank you for the time with my dad—You let me borrow Jesus you are my Saviour my KingWhile my body is aching […]

IT IS EITHER WRONG OR RIGHT Hannes Zegement Grove

IT IS EITHER WRONG OR RIGHT – Hannes Zegement Grove IT IS EITHER WRONG OR RIGHT Sin is the transgression of or lack of conformity to God’s holy law. Sin refers to anything that breaks or is wrong in our relationship with God. There are no grey areas with sin, its either sin (black) or […]

IN THE PAST GOD SPOKE Hannes Zegement Grove

IN THE PAST GOD SPOKE – Hannes Zegement Grove IN THE PAST GOD SPOKE In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom […]

IF WE ARE GOING ON WITH GOD Hannes Zegement Grove

WE ARE GOING ON WITH GOD – Hannes Zegement Grove IF WE ARE GOING ON WITH GOD If we are going on with God, the only thing that is clear to you, and the only thing God intends to be clear, is the way He deals with your soul and yours only, not your brother […]

I WAS SURE BY NOW GOD Hannes Zegement Grove

WAS SURE BY NOW GOD – Hannes Zegement Grove I WAS SURE BY NOW GOD I was sure by now God, You would have reached downand wiped my tears away.Stepped in and saved the day.As Your mercy falls I will raise my hands and praisemy God who gives and takes away. My strength is almost […]

I NEVER SAW Hannes Zegement Grove

I NEVER SAW – Hannes Zegement Grove I NEVER SAW I never saw any man maketh God to shakeBut I saw my God maketh every man shakeOnly with words that God Almighty spakeWords so terrible that man’s courage trembledThis power of the Father: totally incredible I never saw a man maketh something out of nothingBut […]

MISS YOU DAD Hannes Zegement Grove

MISS YOU DAD – Hannes Zegement Grove I MISS YOU DAD I miss you my loving dadDays like today, my eyes have tears and emotionally I’m sadMom bought me a quiet loving puppyWhen he is with me I feel so lucky My dad in heavenMy puppy is seven and soon to be in weeks elevenI […]

I HAVE THIS THEORY Hannes Zegement Grove

I HAVE THIS THEORY – Hannes Zegement Grove I HAVE THIS THEORY Before you tell someone don’t judge — first get to understand what the word means!!! ’cause it seems most of you don’t. (No, I’m not judging you, I’m just speaking my mind, or does the term freedom of speech not ring a bell??) […]

IHAVE THE WINTER AND TEARS Hannes Zegement Grove

I HAVE THE WINTER AND TEARS – Hannes Zegement Grove I HAVE THE WINTER AND TEARS I have the winter and tears in my eyes while my warm smile talks of summer and joy, my heart is filled with hope even though my thoughts see only impossibilities and my soul might tremble in agony to […]

I CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN Hannes Zegement Grove

I CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN – Hannes Zegement Grove I CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN Anything you want My children, I can make it happenI fell in love while creating youKnowing My death on the cross ― not in vainI endured with love the agony and painSo I made for you ― eternity happen. Anything you […]

HE IS THE ONE Hannes Zegement Grove

HE IS THE ONE – Hannes Zegement Grove HE IS THE ONE He is the One Who is saving the dayHe is the One when our close ones says nayWhen there is fear and trouble on the horizonAnd all your faith and resources are goneLike thunder His words are remarkable spot on He is the […]

HAVING IT YOUR WAY Hannes Zegement Grove

HAVING IT YOUR WAY – Hannes Zegement Grove HAVING IT YOUR WAY Christian why is it so important having your own wayWhile Christ is shaking His head saying my child nayBut you want it to be done your way on this path you’ll stayWhy don’t you take heed? What is wrong with you I pray […]

HAPPY DAYS Hannes Zegement Grove

HAPPY DAYS – Hannes Zegement Grove HAPPY DAYS Happy days the ones I could hear my dad’s voiceThe days I smiled, happy by choiceGod was good for this little ladIn his heart he was so wicked and real badJesus had tears often I made Him sad Happy days are long, long goneEverything turned upside down, […]

GODS’ ARMIES Hannes Zegement Grove

GODS’ ARMIES – Hannes Zegement Grove GODS’ ARMIES When God sent forth His armiesWhat beast and man can stand?When God stretched out his hand No herb and seed be untouched throughout this forsaken land How can a nation fight against an Almighty God?When He uses a lowly Shepherd and in his hand a rod?How do […]

GOD REQUIRES THE PAST Hannes Zegement Grove

GOD REQUIRES THE PAST – Hannes Zegement Grove GOD REQUIRES THE PAST God requires the past so that we can look back and realize our present enjoyment of God’s grace-this is to be checked by the memory of yesterdays’ sins-God is the God of our yesterdays and He allows memory of them in order to […]

GOD LIVES IN AN ETERNAL NOW Hannes Zegement Grove

GOD LIVES IN AN ETERNAL NOW – Hannes Zegement Grove GOD LIVES IN AN ETERNAL NOW God lives in an eternal now: God doesn’t know anything about past or futureHe lives in the present. That means that our past and our future are in His present. But that means for us that God already coveredthe […]

GOD IS MY PROTECTOR Hannes Zegement Grove

GOD IS MY PROTECTOR – Hannes Zegement Grove GOD IS MY PROTECTOR Is God not protecting thee?Is Jesus not the Lion of Judah beside me?Why this fretting; do you not then believeth in Me?You can roam free, by night and by dayPlease keep thy faith in Me I pray Is God not protecting thee?Why fear […]

GOD HAD ONLY ONE SON Hannes Zegement Grove

GOD HAD ONLY ONE SON – Hannes Zegement Grove GOD HAD ONLY ONE SON God had only one Son and He made that Son a missionary … every missionary follows in the steps of Christ who visited this planet 2000 years ago on a mission of redemption … God is a missionary GodThe Bible is […]

GOD GIVEN TIME Hannes Zegement Grove

GOD GIVEN TIME – Hannes Zegement Grove GOD GIVEN TIME Seconds are going never been stoppingYou want things to be done always hopingSeconds go by so fast why do they not lastIf only time could stay longer my friendBut it goes on and on no waiting end Minutes are flowing your impatience is growingTraffic is […]

GOD ENGINEERS CIRCUMSTANCES Hannes Zegement Grove

GOD ENGINEERS CIRCUMSTANCES – Hannes Zegement Grove GOD ENGINEERS CIRCUMSTANCES God engineers circumstances and I believe only those loyal to Christ believe this! Others might believe, through choices and men altered the decisions and do not see God’s hand in it. If we learn to worship God through the most trying circumstances, God will alter […]

GOD DOES NOT COMFORT US Hannes Zegement Grove

GOD DOES NOT COMFORT US – Hannes Zegement Grove GOD DOES NOT COMFORT US God does not comfort usTo make us comfortable,But to make us comforters They tell me I must bruiseThe rose leafHere I can keep andUse its fragrance brief The pain so real andUr heart is achingWhat in me is thatThee my God […]

GAYNESS/LEBIANISM Hannes Zegement Grove

GAYNESS/LEBIANISM – Hannes Zegement Grove GAYNESS/LEBIANISM The belief that there was a male and a male and nothing really happened but magically another male appeared and then for no reason whatsoever the males come together and magically rearranged their DNA thus the female came to life. Makes perfect sense. The Bible must be wrong then. […]

FROM BIRTH Hannes Zegement Grove

FROM BIRTH – Hannes Zegement Grove FROM BIRTH The very first step I took from birthGod planned my life on this forsaken earthThrough pain, fear and the worst kind of sorrowJesus took my pain and my agony He did borrowIn my place my bitter life’s pill He did swallow The very first step I took […]

FOR 6 YEARS I CRIED Hannes Zegement Grove

FOR 6 YEARS I CRIED – Hannes Zegement Grove FOR 6 YEARS I CRIED For 6 years I criedAs I saw my father beginning to dieWhy dear Lord my prayer You deniedMy heart is torn, my soul is goneWhy hast Thou taken him? What has he done?My little lad, just believe and receive For 6 […]

Jesus Martha Petrusevich

Jesus – Martha Petrusevich Jesus I stand and before my eyes I see,The man, who had to die for me. So that I, wouldn’t need to die, And forever live with Him on high. I stand and before my eyes I see, Amazing love He has for me. Love like this is hard to find, […]

You don’t know just when Martha Petrusevich

You don’t know just when – Martha Petrusevich You don’t know just when, your last minute will be,But are you ready, to face the Lord and Eternity?The time when you will die, to you, is quite unknownAre you ready to stand before His almighty throne? You don’t know exactly, when that time will beIt might […]

Where your treasure is there will your heart by also Martha Petrusevich

Where your treasure is there will your heart by also – Martha Petrusevich Where your treasure is there will your heart by also My friend, where is your treasure today?In what kind of place does it lay?Where is your heart, where is your treasure?Where do you find true joy and pleasure? Is your treasure in […]

Virtuous Woman Martha Petrusevich

Virtuous Woman – Martha Petrusevich Virtuous WomanA virtuous woman is so very hard to find,Which serves the Lord with heart and mind.Who seeks God daily, with all her soul,Who seeks His ways and sees the goal. Whose faith in God is deep and strong,With love that’s deep and suffers long.With faith that ‘s so strongly […]

Trusting God through the trials of each day Martha Petrusevich

Trusting God through the trials of each day – Martha Petrusevich Trusting God through the trials of each day,Asking Him to clearly show His plan and way.Turning to Him in meek and humble prayer,Trusting fully without a worry or despair. Trusting in each moment and each hour,Asking God for daily strength and power.To over come […]

True Faith Martha Petrusevich

True Faith – Martha Petrusevich True Faith When God comes to take His own,His coming we cannot postpone.He will come without delay, To take his own, upon that day. Yet, when he comes what will he find,True servants, among mankind?Will Christ find faith upon this earth?Those who’ve had the second birth? Those who conquered sin […]

The Ways of The Lord Martha Petrusevich

The Ways of The Lord – Martha Petrusevich The Ways of The LordThe ways of the Lord we might not always understand,He will never leave us and lovingly stretch forth His hand.To help and gently lead us in our daily journey home,If we will only trust Him, we will never need to roam. His ways […]

The Greatest Gift of All!! Martha Petrusevich

The Greatest Gift of All!! – Martha Petrusevich The greatest and biggest gift of all,Was not bought in a shopping mall.Or brought silently in by Santa Claus,And welcomed with laughter and applause Or put under the Christmas tree,Yet this gift has made us freeIt was not tied with ribbons and string,This gift was the gift […]

The Cheerful Lad! Martha Petrusevich

The Cheerful Lad! – Martha Petrusevich The Cheerful Lad! It has been raining all day long,The birds have quit their lovely songAnd all seems so gloomy and grey,It has been a long and dreary day. As I walk along the busy street,With my extremely soaking feet,I notice people that look so sad,But all of a […]

Take Time to Notice!!! Martha Petrusevich

Take Time to Notice!!! – Martha Petrusevich Take Time to Notice!!! Did you ever take time out of your daily, busy routine,To notice that dejected, anxious, and struggling teen?Did you take time, to stop and ask how he is doing,And what exactly in life, he is so strongly pursuing? Did you take time, to stop […]

Surrender Your All Martha Petrusevich

Surrender Your All – Martha Petrusevich Surrender Your All Surrender your all, to the almighty King,All your doubt, today to Him bring.Surrender your life, surrender your all,Do not delay and answer His call. Surrender today, all worry and fear,For your loving Saviour is standing so near.He is waiting for you to answer His call,Fully surrender […]

Sowing and Reaping Martha Petrusevich

Sowing and Reaping – Martha Petrusevich Sowing and Reaping There is a law that we all should heed,That is very important indeed.Whatever we do, or think or say,We will have to reap some coming day. Think clearly about this important fact,And be very careful of how you act.For heartache and sorrow you will know,Because you […]

Sing Your Song!!!! Martha Petrusevich

Sing Your Song!!!! – Martha Petrusevich Sing Your Song!!!! The bird sings sweetly in the tree, She sings for you, she sings for me.She sings for her loving creator, For He’s the one, who made her. The other birds join in her lay,For they all seem to say.Start the new day with a song,Come join […]

Prayer Martha Petrusevich

Prayer – Martha Petrusevich PrayerIn sweet communion with my Lord,In prayer and reading from His Word.I find true peace and deep relief,In times of pain and deepest grief. In the quiet, of the early morning hour,I pray to Him for strength and power.For wisdom and for knowledge here,To stand fast, be true, and persevere. I […]

Papa Martha Petrusevich

Papa – Martha Petrusevich PapaMy dear Papa is very wise and strong,He has taught me what is right and wrong.His gentle heart is full of love for me,I am so glad that his daughter I can be. His compassionate heart is full of prayer,Through his eyes, I feel is love and care.He toils daily with […]

Our Lord is coming some time soon Martha Petrusevich

Our Lord is coming some time soon – Martha Petrusevich Our Lord is coming some time soon,Morning, evening, daytime, noonYet when he comes, what will He find?Christians that to sin are blind? Ones who are so deeply sleeping,Their lights for him they are not keeping.Ones who have not brought their fruit,A Godly life has not […]

No one laughs at God Martha Petrusevich

No one laughs at God – Martha Petrusevich No one laughs at God, in a hospital room… Or when standing, beside a grave or a tomb.No one laughs at Him in the raging war…When suddenly faced before, eternity’s door. No one then, thinks to laugh and call Him a liar…No one is laughing at Him […]

Mother!! Martha Petrusevich

Mother!! – Martha Petrusevich The work of a mother never seems to endShe needs to be a mom, a wife, a friend,There are always clothes she needs to mend,And a weed filled garden to clean and tend. There are dirty clothes to wash and fold,A sick and fussy baby, to rock and hold.There are dishes […]

Miracles Matha Petrusevich

Miracles – Matha Petrusevich MiraclesA miracle is something… no one ever can predict,For it is a handiwork of God… that no one can restrict Greatest miracles occur, when they are least expected…By an almighty, sovereign God…they are directed. He touches many lives, in ways we can’t foresee,Saves the greatest sinners, from bondage sets them free!!!He […]

Modern Generation Martha Petrusevich

Modern Generation – Martha Petrusevich Modern Generation In my lengthy study, and deep observation,I thought, of the great amounts of information.Of this modern society, culture, and civilization,That is surrounded with technology and communication. Affecting different people, in each country and nation,Yet there is still so much miscommunication.And so much wrong and distorted information,That is present […]

I Wonder… Martha Petrusevich

I Wonder… – Martha Petrusevich I Wonder…I wonder how Mary, so tired and worn,Worried about the baby, soon to be born…After having to travel such a long way,Finding out there was no room for them stay… I wonder how it felt to be laid in the manger,To come to this world as a total stranger…Cattle […]

Godly Man Martha Petrusevich

Godly Man – Martha Petrusevich Godly Man A man of God, will seek the Truth,Study and pursue it from his youth.Will seek the Lord, will seek His way,Will seek God’s will, each passing day. Will grow in righteousness and peace,Making them to grow and increase.Study the scriptures deeply, day by day,Growing, God’s image to portray. […]

Do Not Worry!!! Martha Petrusevich

Do Not Worry!!! – Martha Petrusevich Do Not Worry!!! Unknown is your future for you,Where you will be and what you will do.But trust the Lord and never fear,For God is always so very near. Consider the Lilies and how they grow,Flowers so fragrant and white as snow.They stand tall, so bright and bold,Their beauty, […]

Faith Hope Love Martha Petrusevich

Faith Hope Love – Martha Petrusevich Build your Faith upon The Rock,Build it daily block by block.Faith in God and in His Word,Faith that won’t ever be deterred. Faith so strong and faith so true,As you daily God’s will pursue.That will grow and will not waver,In faith serving the Lord and Savior. Build your Hope […]

Another Year Gone By Martha Petrusevich

Another Year Gone – Martha Petrusevich As I look back, at days, that seem to fly,Thinking of this year that has gone by.Knowing, it will never come to me once more,It’s gone forever, and will be no more. As I look at my life to find and see,Was Jesus clearly seen in me?Did His life […]

A Little Prayer

A Little Prayer God, I want to love you more,Than I ever have before.Purify my heart and mind:Take out every sin you find. God, I’m doing what I can,But I fail in every plan.Flesh is weak, but God is strong.Be my strength and be my song. God, I want to do what’s right,But I almost […]

A Lesson From a Finch

A Lesson From a Finch A finch was hopping on the ground,And calmly eating what he found,Until a blue jay flying byLet out his horrifying cry. How cruel and naughty was the jayTo scare the little bird away!It’s only right the finch should feelSome anger for his troubled meal. It seemed the jay was having […]

A Fountain of Tears

A Fountain of Tears Oh, that my tears for my people were flowing!Oh, for a fountain of endless supply!Oh, that the love in my heart would be growing!Then for the sins of my people I’d cry. Oh, that my weeping would be efficacious!Oh, that revival would grip every hand!Oh, that the people would find he […]

A Fool for Christ

A Fool for Christ I could pursue acceptance from all menAnd fear the grave, the stake, the lion’s den.I could pursue a well-known, honored nameAnd seek approval, praise, and earthly fame. I choose instead affliction with my Lord,Esteeming His reproach as my reward.I glory in my weakness and my painFor earthly loss will bring eternal […]

Revelation

Revelation Our God has wisely that revealedWhich we have need to know,And what He wisely left concealedWe safely can let go. Nita Brainard Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Email

That’s my King S M Lockridge

That’s my King – S M Lockridge The Bible says my King is the King of the Jews. He’s the King of Israel. He’s the King of Righteousness. He’s the King of the Ages. He’s the King of Heaven. He’s the King of Glory. He’s the King of kings, and He’s the Lord of lords.  […]

Don’s Testimony

Don’s Testimony My memories are few from the first years of life, But what I remember is feuding and strife. My memories are few from the first years of life, But what I remember is feuding and strife.Then building, and fieldwork, and milking the cows,With no other pastime than farm work allows. We lived without […]

There Is No Better Time

There Is No Better Time There are so many argumentsOf dates and source and rightsThat mingle with this Christmas timeAnd it’s commercial lights. We sometimes miss the chance that PaulHad grabbed so long ago,When he had used the unknown godTo point to God below. So much is wrong, the sceptics claimIn all this celebration,But do […]

Such Were Some of You

Such Were Some of You 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall  not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revellers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And […]

This Modern World

This Modern World It’s tempting in this modern worldTo skim the edge of sin;To seek the world’s approval,Desire her smile to win. It seems so hard to be the oneThat’s always saying NoTo what the world deems reasonable.It aggravated them so. And thus I’m tempted to go downThe lanes that God abhors,While Satan’s music fills […]

Twas Just a Whisper of Satan

Twas Just a Whisper of Satan ‘Twas just a whisper of SatanInto the ears of Eve,Causing her faith to falter,That did her heart deceive. Subtle suggestions from SatanFollow us every day,Making us doubt God’s promise,Crippling us on our way. He’ll undermine God’s power;Question that He could beTrue to His word and faithfulAmidst adversity. Jesus said, […]

We Can’t

We Can’t We can’t force our loved ones to follow God,But we cover them in prayer.Thus our love will rise to the throne of graceAnd meet the Saviour there. We can’t follow feet upon the earthWhen ours have feebler grown,But our prayers run ahead and reach God’s ear Each cry, a heart- rent groan. We can’t […]

A Haunting Melody

A Haunting Melody In the midst of all the clamourThat a Christmas Season brings,There is a haunting melodyThat in the chaos rings. It speaks of God’s compassion,Of His boundless love and grace,A manger with a baby smallTo save the human race. It points to His perfectionAs the chosen Lamb of God,As countless steps are chronicledUpon […]

Voices Keep Calling God’s Children

Voices Keep Calling God’s Children Voices keep calling God’s childrenTo wander from His way.Images keep on appearing,Seeking their will to sway. Does the way seem too stony?Is the path very rough?Does your whole being cry out:“Surely it is too tough ‘”? Do the world’s lights allure you?Have you turned from the plough?Is your light burning […]

I Need Not Fear

I Need Not Fear My feet are dragging forwardWith reluctance, precious Lord,For all the loads of yesteryearUpon my back are poured. Instead of leaning hard on TheeAnd finding strength to faceThe challenges each day will bring,I falter in the race. The enemy is whisperingA darkened future, Lord.Instead of shutting up my ears,I’ve his suggestions stored. […]

Thou, the Answer

Thou, the Answer War and bloodshed, death, despair,Deep, depressive world of care,Sordid darkness, choking night,Sinking downwards without light. Light of Heaven, shine below,Through the darkness send Thy glow.Let the needy world perceiveThou, the answer to their need. Thou, a baby fragile smallCame to give your life, your all.God an infant, can it be,He would leave […]

Let Us Pull Out the Tares

Let Us Pull Out the Tares “Dear Lord, let us pull out the tares,”The eager servants cried.“We can’t accept an alien plant.It should not stay, abide. “We’re very able, Lord, to judge;Those tares identify,Thus let us rip them from the fieldThy crop to purify.” “Wait, wait,” the Master cried, “don’t touchOr pull a single tare.For […]

I Leave This Child With Thee

I Leave This Child With Thee Lord, I leave this child with Thee.His will I do not own.In his frail hands, the vital choice Will he his God disown? But I can follow him in prayer,Surround him with my love,Show him what’s in Thy word, dear Lord,Point him to heaven above. Lord, I must leave this […]

Hannah and Samuel’s Coat

Hannah and Samuel’s Coat Dear Lord, I am working upon a coatFor the child I gave to Thee.How I miss his little feet,Tripping right close to me. Lord, in the stitches is hidden prayerFor the safety of my boy,Knowing that in Thy home, dear Lord,He walks in Thy employ. But there are hidden dangers, Lord,Even […]

The Lord Has Answered Prayer

The Lord Has Answered Prayer Hannah The Lord has mercif’ly answered prayerAnd showered me with love;Turned my weeping into joy,Bent down from heaven above. Once I walked with downcast mien.Now with constant praiseI lift up my face to GodWithin my altered ways. God has mercif’ly answered prayer.Bless His holy name.Let the earth His praises singAnd […]

They Point a Finger at Me

They Point a Finger at Me They point a finger at me, dear Lord,Accusing me of sin,Of saying words I never said,Gone where I ‘ve never been. They point a finger at me, dear Lord,Accuse me of having lied.Ah, see my misery and grief;The tears that I have cried. They point a finger at me, […]

Her Cry

Her Cry No-one understands, dear Lord,My heaviness of soul,The sickness that has crippled me,The yearning for console. No-one understands, dear Lord,My loneliness, despair,As I battle private woes,Not a sign of care. No-one understands, dear Lord,What I crave fulfilled.Human comfort has not onceMy great heart-ache stilled. No-one understands but Thee,Comforter and Friend.Ah, what bliss to find […]

The Load Has Come with Passing Years

The Load Has Come with Passing Years The load has come with passing years;A prayer became a cry.Where e’er I go the burden’s there,‘Midst a depressing sigh. I smile, I laugh within the crowd,My burdens deep within;A heart-ache gnawing at my sideMidst all the clamour, din. But some-one knew and saw my pain.He tenderly stood […]

Laden with Burdens

Laden with Burdens Laden with burdens, men sink in despair.Life is a struggle; they’re burdened with care.Leaden the sky, as they cry out in vain;No-one will answer and deaden the pain. Others with burdens as large as the restFound out the secret, with joy they confessed,“Christ took our burden, He carries our load.Into His arms, […]

Are You a Wandering Pilgrim?

Are You a Wandering Pilgrim? Are you a wandering pilgrim,Lost in the dark land, Despai,rFearing imag’nary tyrantsWho wait to seize you right there? Are you despondent and timid,Fearful to trust in the Lord?Christ’s strength is fully sufficient.On you His strength can be poured. You must not tremble at giants;You must not fear in the throng.God, […]

Dark Clouds Round Daniel

Dark Clouds Round Daniel Dark clouds were gathering ‘round Daniel that day,Hinting that he should depart from God’s way.Should he obey as his life was at risk?Lions that are hungry make dinner quite brisk! Daniel was threatened. Would he compromise,Secretly pray, hid from men’s prying eyes?No, he was faithful; he did as before,Honouring God, though […]

Life and Death

Life and Death Life and death in the tongue’s mighty gripIn a short moment it turns to a whip.Where sweet encouragement is in dire needIt rather breaks down, that sufferers bleed. In a short second a life has been slain,Causing destruction again and again,But in the thoughts which the tongue has put inThere on the […]

The King Desires Your Beauty

The King Desires Your Beauty The King desires your beautyTo spread His loving grace;To radiate His sweetnessThrough you in every place. Submit, Oh kingly daughter,To be His instrument;Your beauty, His endowing,His work to complement. Within, His glorious workingFlows forth to beautifyYour works, your words, your being;Your God to glorify. Jenny Daniel Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest […]

Hearken to Me, Oh Daughter

Hearken to Me, Oh Daughter Hearken to Me, oh daughter.Yes, hear your heavenly king.Forget thy father’s peopleAnd to My being cling. I see in you rare beauty.I long to save your soul,To take you broken vesselAnd make you truly whole. You too, oh erring daughter,Who failed so public’ly,Do not allow the devilTo rob and cripple […]

God’s Mirror

God’s Mirror Why don’t you peep in God’s mirror to-day?See what it shows up. The truth will have sway.See there the blemishes shown from God’s word,So that by looking your conscience is stirred. Selfishness, anger and pride hover there,Marring your image; your beauty impair,For all the blemishes shown in God’s light;Show you that they will […]

My Great Failure

My Great Failure How can I be a witness?How can I be a light?When my great failure hoversNever quite out of sight? No-one can see God’s beautyPast my enormous scar.That failure life o’ershadows;My test’mony doth mar. Don’t let the faults of bygonesRob you of fruit to-day.Don’t let it mar your imageAnd haunt you on life’s […]

When I Look at Peter

When I Look at Peter When I look at Peter,With his failure public’ly,It would seem he neverCould have been a test’mony. After all the PeterThat we read of in God’s wordSwore and denied Jesus,And the gathered crowd heard. Then the eager cockerelHad crowed with lusty lung.Stirring Peter’s conscience;His repentance had begun. Peter was so humbled,As […]

It Is Not

It Is Not It is not where you go to-day,But if it is God’s will,That will allow His wondrous peaceYour very soul to fill. It is not that you’re working hardAnd labouring each day,But whether burdens you absorbI placed upon your way. Jenny Daniel Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Email

The King Desires My Beauty

The King Desires My Beauty The King desires my beauty.Can this indeed be true?A sinful , fallen creatureWith loveliness endue? He longs to cleanse the sinner;Redeem the fallen soul;Take up the broken pieces;Reform and make them whole. Jenny Daniel Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Email

Among the Shouting Crowd

Among the Shouting Crowd She lay among the shouting crowd,Condemned, accused, despised;A woman who had stooped so low”Kill her!” the angry cries. And then the Saviour came, drew near.He gazed upon their rage;Read the life book of their lives,Each self righteous page, Bending and writing in the sand.Men did blush for shame.Was it hidden sin […]

Ambassador

Ambassador Ambassador, ambassador,Is that my calling clear?To be a representativeUpon this earthly sphere? My dress, my speech, yes everything,A pointer to God’s will,So that a hunger for His realmThe seeking souls will fill. Jenny Daniel Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Email

Have You Purposed?

Have You Purposed? Daniel had landed in foreign soil.Heathen would him in their toils embroil.Temptations came to deny the Lord.”Do what we tell you!” their voices roared. We too seem sunk in a world of sin.We can’t escape all its sordid din.At work or school the incessant cry:“Join us, ‘tis nought if you God deny!” […]

Shadrach, Mesach, Abednego

Shadrach, Mesach, Abednego Shadrach, Mesach, Abednego Stood when the others were falling low,Knowing that death was the price they’d payIf they were faithful to God that day. Drums rolled, the cry rang to bend the kneeBefore the image a King’s decree,But they were willing to burn and die,For God they’d honour and not deny. You […]

A Child Ambassador

A Child Ambassador Tiny little girlie in a foreign landIn a household strange so much to understand.Mother, father gone so small alone to be!Can this child be strong enough to be a test’mony? Tiny little girlie you were upright true.Diligent in work. Child, I honour you.Ready to be pointing to your God aboveChild, you led […]

My Protection

My Protection Why did you not heed My call, precious wand’rer,There where you walk ‘neath the judgment of sin?Time and again oft My voice has been callingYou to repentance your soul would I win. But you have left My protection foolhardyYou who were once ‘neath My sheltering wing.See how the elements rage in their fury.I […]

Don’t Push Me from the Nest

Don’t Push Me from the Nest Don’t push me from the nest Where all is safe and sound,For then I’ll plummetTowards the hard, stone ground. I’ll dash against the rocks.I’ll be a crumpled mess,And thus I cling and hold,Refusing Thy request. I feel a rush of wind,As from the nest I fall,Tremulously trustingThat Thou would’st […]

As a Hen

As a Hen The farmyard is a happy scene of noises.The hen, contented, chuckles with her brood.When swift o’erhead dark wings begins to hover,As swift, the hen, alert, doth change her mood. She cries aloud, an urgent stringent warning.She calls and pleads, ”Come right unto my side,”Her wings outstretched to shelter all her chickens,”Come nearer […]

Under His Wings

Under His Wings Oh wind tossed child, bedraggled, weak and weary,Who walks in stubbornness a self-willed path,You cannot meet the tempest that is brewingOr labour through its dreaded aftermath. Why did you leave the shelter of My presence?Why did you scuttle from my sheltering wing?Will you alone face enemy and danger,Or will My call you […]

Though He Slay Me

Though He Slay Me The Christians in the dread arenaFaced death in many different ways.Their bodies torn and cleft asunder,Bestrewed with blood within those days. Yet in the fires, they trusted in the covertOf wings almighty covering them in love.They did not doubt a loving God’s compassion,Though tortured, slain, He ruled above. I too may […]

Child, Are You Laden With Burdens?

Child, Are You Laden With Burdens? Child, are you laden with burdensThat are not sent down by Me?Crippled and failing, you struggle,Losing your bright test’mony. Roll all those burdens upon Me.Seek to do only My will,Don’t let unnecessary pressureYour life o’erwhelmingly fill. Jenny Daniel Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Email

Can Thy Word Still Be Fulfilled

Can Thy Word Still Be Fulfilled Oh can Thy word still be fulfilled?With fear my courage has been stilled.I cannot hope I cannot seeHow thou canst make it true for me. But perfect love should not instilFears, doubts, beneath God’s perfect will.For His own word can never fail,Despite the storms, it will prevail. Ah Lord, […]

Sinking Child

Sinking Child Ah sinking, fainting child of mine,I hear your plaintive cry,As there beneath the pressing loads,Your bruised, weak form doth lie. You think the promises are void;No hope they will come true.You feel as if ‘tis mockeryTo trust in them anew. You do not have the strength to call;Your faith has been destroyed.It seems […]

The Pure

The Pure Unto the pure, all things are pure,For they do look uponThe true , the good, the innocentAnd shun all sin and wrong. Unto the pure all things are pure,For since the world’s begun,Within it’s sordid boundariesFrom evil they will run. E’en in the depths of darkness,They see God’s glimmering light.They know God’s intervention;They […]

Unto the Pure

Unto the Pure Unto the pure, all things are pure?It seems to be untrue,For in a world of sin and wrongThings gain an impure hue. But to pure who shun the wrongAnd flee from sin and vice,Who keep their garments spotless, whiteThis statement doeth suffice. Their eyes are fixed upon a homeWhich is not of […]

The Rock of Salvation

The Rock of Salvation The Rock of Salvation is higher than I.Only the Lamb could God’s wrath satisfy.Sinless and spotless, His Blood  substituteRock of Salvation on cross rough and rude. At Rock of Salvation Thou higher than I,Lift me from sin ‘tis to Thee that I cry.Only Thy hands pierced could reach me indeed;Only Thy […]

Why Was I Ever Born?

Why Was I Ever Born? What am I doing here?Why was I ever born?Life’s filled with so much sorrow,My path with many a thorn. Is there a purpose for my life,A plan for little me?I’m drowning midst the multitudesThat are humanity. Ah child, my dearest, precious one,You’re here to do my will.There is a plan […]

Don’t Go and Ask My Family

Don’t Go and Ask My Family Don’t go and ask my familyAbout my Christian walk!Thank goodness they are silent folksWhat if the girls should talk? It’s safe to lose my temper there;To be both cruel and mean,As long as no-one hears of it,Or nothing has been seen! But child, the home is paramount.It tests reality.You’re […]

Unkind

Unkind Unkind I’ve been to parents, brother, sister.In word and deed, I hurt them every day.So many things that could have eased their burdensI’ve left undone upon my selfish way. I did not heed, dear Lord, Thy earnest pleadingThat I would love, forgive; be tender, kind.If I neglect Thy clear and strict injunction,I to Thy […]

Leah Was Not Beautiful

Leah Was Not Beauti Leah was not beautiful.Her sister was the oneFor beauty cherished, loved, preferred,Whom Jacob’s heart had won. But Leah had a tender eye.We know that from God’s word.Despite her trials, rejections, hurt,Her heart with pity stirred. Jenny Daniel Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Email

My Motives

My Motives Lord am I seeking the well-done of othersWhen I am being benevolent, kind?What is my motive behind the good actions?There in the innermost, what dost Thou find? Is it a heart that is full of compassion,Selfless in seeking a soul to relieve?Only for others, my burning incentiveOr is there pride that can injure […]

My Tongue To-day

My Tongue To-day What has my tongue set forth to-day?Kindness that smoothed another’s way?Was it a harsh and biting word?Or was my tongue with pity stirred? Jenny Daniel Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Email

My Confidence Has Slipped

My Confidence Has Slipped Dear Lord, I let my confidenceIn Thee, Thy word, Thy powerSlip from my fingers in this year,And thus my life turned sour. My joy in Thy salvation,The peace that is within,Had disappeared as doubt crept inAnd doubting Thee is sin. Thus in exasperationI flung my trust away.I did not lean on […]

This Year I Lost My Confidence

This Year I Lost My Confidenc This year I lost my confidenceIn God; His love, His care,So that I stumbled on the pathMy helpmeet was Despair. I seemed to hear a gentle voiceThat bid me look on highTo see the jagged, rugged pathWas leading to the sky. Lift up, lift up your confidenceAnd see your […]

How Could God Send These Trials?

How Could God Send These Trials? How could God send these trials to me?How can I pass this test?It seems more difficult than thoseAllotted to the rest. How can God hold the universeWithin His mighty hand,And yet allow the things that IJust cannot understand? Ah child, if you had confidenceIn God who ruleth all,You would […]

I Used To Trust Thy Word

I Used To Trust Thy Word I used to trust Thy word, Oh Lord.It was my strength and stay.But then I lost my confidence,And stumbled on my way. The promises that used to keepMy faith buoyant and strongAre not the same, for I’m scared that To me they don’t belong. I’ve disappointed Thee, dear Lord,And […]

Prayers Not Answered

Prayers Not Answered My prayers seem to land at my feet,Not ascendTo a God of compassion and careFor how can it be that the answer was Lost,And I landed in hopeless despair? Was my confidence real in the GodWho declaredThat His ear would attend to my cry?Did I trust that His answer would be for […]

Confidence Gone

Confidence Gone Ah Lord, I lost my confidenceWhen sickness took her hold.I doubted thy omnipotence;Pain made my trust grow cold. I could not understand, dear Lord,Why I should suffer so, And sensing my receding strengthMy state has laid me low. The woman in the Bible timesWas healed; the blind could see,And thus it seems so […]

I’m Despondent

I’m Despondent Ah Lord, I am despondentIn circumstances bleak.I’m losing trust and sinkingThy presence I must seek. The battle is the Captain’s.He’ll conquer every foe.If He is at forefront,He’ll counter every blow! Jenny Daniel Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Email

I Took A Little Sin

I Took A Little Sin Dear Lord I took a little sinTo come and dwell with me,So small it wasn’t seen at allAnd hid from all, but Thee! But now this little sin has grownAnd robbed me of my joy.It has become my master.I am in its employ! My child, you cannot harbour sinWithout a […]

I’m Confident

I’m Confident I’m confident that on the crossMy Saviour paid the priceA holy God demandedFor mankind’s sin and vice. I’m confident that Jesus’ bloodCan wash away my sin,That through His death and sacrificeHis pardon I will win. Jenny Daniel Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Email

Disobedience

Disobedience Dear Lord, I neglected to witness.The cry of the lost I ignored.But now I take up Thy commissionTo reach the unsaved, precious Lord. Dear God when I should have been silent,I argued and spoke out of turn.Thy truths I flung down in great anger;Nought could souls from me therefore learn. Dear Lord, Thou hast […]

Repentance

Repentance Dear Father, I bow in repentance.In sorrow I come unto thee.For years I have spurned thy salvation.Sin was too attractive to me. But now I accept Thy salvation,Forgiveness for all that I’ve done.I humbly accept Thy great offer,Thy pardon for me, worthless one. Jenny Daniel Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Email

The Poor Man

The Poor Man The poor man on the country road,Battered, bleeding, spent,Cried for help to all who came;Several past him went. A priest came by with pious mien.He must have seen the man For swift he turned his head awayAnd almost from him ran. The footsteps of the Pharisee,With head in haughty poise,Too passed him […]

I Murmured

I Murmured Dear God, Thy child did murmur.She embraced discontent,Dissatisfied with others,With her lot by Thee sent. She did not count her blessings.She did not see that ThouHad showered her with goodness,With mercy did endow. Until she was awakenedTo see another’s woe,To stand beside a sister,Her deeper sorrows know. And thus Thy child was humbled,Ashamed […]

At the Judgment Seat

At the Judgment Seat There at the judgment seat of ChristWill my eyes shed bitter tearsFor the souls that I neglectedDown countless wasted years? Were there questions I avoided?Were there longings I ignored?Did I fear mankind’s rejectionAnd thus deny Thee, Lord? Ah what bitter sighs and moaning;Ah what cries for chances lost,When I see my […]

It’s Easier

It’s Easier It’s easier to be a light To people far away Than to be a constant witness To the home folks every day. The pressure keeps on mounting; The anger in me boils; Behind closed doors I’m failing; The family recoils. Ah Lord, I’ve let Thy calling Fall down, escape from me! I did […]

What Is The Worth of Riches?

What Is The Worth of Ric What is the worth of richesWhen you stand before God’s throne?Compared to God’s salvation,Hear the rich young ruler’s moan, “Why did I turn and leave Christ?That day when He said to me,‘Sell your goods,‘ I refused HimToo late for eternity.” But the woman cried, “I have found Him!”When He […]

You Spurned My Love

You Spurned My Love When My arms said, ”Come to Me,”You merely crossed your own.My love lay shattered at your feet,Your heart as hard as stone. You did not grasp My proffered love.You spurned My sacrifice.You chose to turn and walk away,Embraced a life of vice. But one day at the judgment throneMy book shall […]

No Room For God

No Room For God No Room for God, Oh ChristianNo room for God, Oh Christian?Your life has crowded grown.You filled it up with mundane things;You govern it alone. The Master has been ousted.Your heart He does not own.And so you selfishly stride on,Wrapped in yourself alone. ‘Tis true the child of God may grieveThe Spirit […]

Procrastination

Procrastination As unsaved: I am not hardened to God and His ways.I’ll seek His pardon in more distant days.This is the time to live life to the brim.Why should I repent and finish with sin? Then a loud screeching and slamming of brakes,A crumpled vehicle all that it takesFor the procrastinator to weep and cry,Why […]

Lord, I Am Shy

Lord, I Am Shy Lord, I am so shy that I Should really be excused.Others are more competentFor thee, dear Lord, to use. Moses felt he couldn’t speak,Thy mouthpiece could not be,Thus Aaron was the spokesman sentWho spoke so fluently. Yet if I considerThe path that Aaron went,The calves he made the people serveThe criticism […]

Why Should I Make an Effort?

Why Should I Make an Effort? Why should I make an effort,Exert myself each day,When I could be recliningAnd slouch upon life’s way? One day when I reach heaven,What shame will fill my breast,That I had been so lazyNot given of my best! How can I meet my SaviourKnowing that I’ve misusedThe precious time He’s […]

Why Should I Not Be First?

Why Should I Not Be First? Why should I not be first, dear Lord,In all consideration?Surely the rest should see that IDeserve their adulation! I will not make an effort, Lord,For others’ need of care.After all that’s spent on me,Nought is left to spare! I am not really selfish, Lord,But people need to seeThat life […]

Too Proud

Too Proud Too proud to acknowledge your need of God;Too proud to bow to Him;Too proud to turn to from depravity,Your waywardness and sin. So, lost without God, eternallyYour soul in turmoil lands,Because your pride had closed the doorAnd barred God’s helping hands. Too proud to acknowledge, child of Mine,The error of your way;Too proud […]

My Focus

My Focus How can I let my focusBe other than the Lord?He should be first and foremostBy me obeyed, adored. Who else left heaven’s glory,Came to the earth to die,So that He could redeem us;Mankind could justify? His will is first and foremost.To Him, I give my all.My eyes on Him are focused.I will obey […]

I Did Not Take the Time

I Did Not Take the Time I did not take the time, dear Lord To read Thy precious word,And thus my heart has colder grown;My conscience not been stirred. I did not find the treasuresThat Thou had sent to me,Because I did not look for themIn Thy word, earnestly. I did not find Thy comfort,I […]

I Always Dreamt

I Always Dreamt I I always dreamed what I should beFrom childhood ‘til to-day.Somehow I mapped a certain pathCareer, to mark my way. But suddenly the Master cameAnd said, “Child, Follow me.The work that I planned long agoI do assign to thee.” So different from the dreams that IHad dreamt so long ago,And thus the […]

I Should Be First

I Should Be First I should be first in your heart, dear child,None other rise aboveAnd claim your first allegianceAnd capture all your love. I should be first in your heart, dear child.Decisions that you makeShould not be those that grieve My heart,E’en for a loved one’s sake I should be first in your heart, […]

The Samaritan Woman at the Well

The Samaritan Woman at the Well Her heart was filled with sin and mire,With bitterness and hate.Just looking at the life she ledHer fallen, low down state. No-one knew all the miseryThat filled her lonely heart,Or how she longed that she could makeA clean and wholesome start. Alone she drew her water,Beneath the midday sun,For […]

Mary of Bethany

Mary of Bethany What was it Mary soughtThat caused the Lord to say,“The one thing needful she has got.“It won’t be taken away.”? It wasn’t service of the kindThat Martha tried to bear,That weighted up on her fretful mindAnd cumbered her with care. The outward kind that people see,That suits a worldly plan,Is measured by […]

The Road

The Road I took the road less travelled by I took the road less travelled byNot consciously I chose,But followed, without knowing why,The path that upward rose. It hasn’t been an easy course,My progress often blocked,But I look back without remorseFor walking where I walked. When stumbling in some dip or hole,To passion much inclined,I’ve […]

True Surrender

True Surrender Sinless was our Lord’s requestTo have the cup pass by Him  Sinless was our Lord’s requestTo have the cup pass by HimThe cup about to try HimKnowing He must face the test;Knowing He must drink the cup,The hour being nigh Him,And God could not supply HimRighteous means to pass it up. “Not my […]

I Thought That I Could Still Be Friends

I Thought That I Could Still Be Friends I thought that I could still be friends With those from worldly days. I thought that I could still be friendsWith those from worldly days.I thought that I could influence themIn many different ways. And so I went to places thatA Christian should not be,And did some […]

Life Is So Busy

Life Is So Busy Life is so busy, no time for much prayer.I am just running and filled with despair. Life is so busy, no time for much prayer.I am just running and filled with despair.Food preparation and schoolwork and moreI am not coping to God a closed door. Surely, dear Father, Thou wilt understandThat […]

No Room

No Room Man, you resist God, His calling,Stilling His voice every day; Man, you resist God, His calling,Stilling His voice every day;Suppressing, hardening your conscience,Heedlessly going your way. Fainter the sight of His mercy,Farther His grace doth recede,Dimmer the sense of your frailty,Deadened the sense of your need. Until your life’s thread is ended,Time passed […]

Discerning God’s Will

Discerning God’s Will The will of the Lord is for you to do rightTo honor His Word and to walk in the light, The will of the Lord is for you to do rightTo honor His Word and to walk in the light,There’s no need to fret about finding His will;He’s spelled it out plainly […]

Running

Running You’re running from your troubles,But trouble comes along You’re running from your troubles,But trouble comes along‘Cause when a person’s running,It’s usually him that’s wrong. It may be something littleThat no one really knows,But anywhere you run to,That little trouble goes. Do what you can to shake it,It will not let you go,And all the […]

Yes, For Me, For Me, He Careth

Yes, For Me, For Me, He Careth Yes, for me, for me He carethWith a brother’s tender care; Yes with me, with me He sharethEvery burden, every fear.Yes, o’er me, o’er me He watcheth,Ceaseless watcheth, night and day;Yes, e’en me, e’en me He snatchethFrom the perils of the way. Yes for me He standeth pleadingAt […]

O Love of God

O Love of God O love of God, how strong and true!Eternal, and yet ever new; Uncomprehended and unbought,Beyond all knowledge and all thought. O love of God, how deep and great!Far deeper than man’s deepest hate;Self-fed, self-kindled, like the light,Changeless, eternal, infinite. O heavenly love, how precious still,In days of weariness and ill,In nights […]

Rejoice and Be Glad

Rejoice and Be Glad Rejoice and be glad! The Redeemer has come! Go look on His cradle, His cross, and His tomb. Sound His praises, tell the story, Of Him Who was slain;Sound His praises, tell with gladness, He liveth again. Rejoice and be glad! It is sunshine at last!The clouds have departed, The shadows […]

The Church Has Waited Long

The Church Has Waited Long The Church has waited long Her absent Lord to see; And still in loneliness she waits, A friendless stranger she. How long, O Lord our God, Holy and true and good,Wilt Thou not judge Thy suffering church,Her sighs and tears and blood? We long to hear Thy voice, To see […]

O Everlasting Light

O Everlasting Light O Everlasting Light,Shine graciously within; Brightest of all on earth that’s bright,Come shine away my sin. O Everlasting Truth,Truest of all that’s true,Sure guide of erring age or youth,Lead me, and teach me too. O Everlasting Strength,Uphold me in the way;Bring me, in spite of foes, at lengthTo joy and light and […]

Blessing and Honour and Glory and Power

Blessing and Honour and Glory and Power Blessing and honour and glory and power,Wisdom and riches and strength evermore Give ye to Him Who our battle hath wonWhose are the kingdom, the crown, and the throne. Into the heav’n of the heav’ns hath He gone,Sitteth He now in the joy of the throne,Weareth He now […]

A Few More Years Shall Roll

A Few More Years Shall Roll A few more years shall roll,A few more seasons come, And we shall be with those that restAsleep within the tomb:Then, O my Lord, prepareMy soul for Thy great day;O wash me in Thy precious Blood,And take my sins away. A few more struggles here,A few more partings o’er,A […]

Soon Shall the Trump of God

Soon Shall the Trump of God Soon shall the trump of GodGive out the welcome sound, Soon shall the trump of GodGive out the welcome soundThat shakes death’s silent chamber walls,And breaks the turf-sealed ground. You dwellers in the dust,Awake, come forth, and sing;Sharp has your frost of winter been,But bright shall be your spring. […]

Dreams

Dreams The dreams I once cherished are lost in the floodOf fast-flowing waves from the current of life. The dreams I once cherished are lost in the floodOf fast-flowing waves from the current of life.The fancies of youth have been nipped in the bud.Reality choked them with trouble and strife. Their sweet-sounding notions can charm […]

Psalm xxxi

Psalm xxxi My spirit on thy care, Blest Saviour, I recline; My spirit on thy care, Blest Saviour, I recline;Thou wilt not leave me in despair, For thou art Love divine. In thee I place my trust, On thee I calmly rest;I know thee good, I know thee just, And count thy choice the best. […]

Psalm cxxxix

Psalm cxxxix Omniscient God, Thine eye divineMy inmost soul can see; Omniscient God, Thine eye divineMy inmost soul can see;And every thought and act of mineIs open, Lord, to Thee! When up I rise, when down I lie,Still Thou art at my side.Where shall I shun Thy awful eye,Or from Thy Spirit hide? If up […]

Hymn on the Titles of Christ

Hymn on the Titles of Christ Arise, my soul, arise,Thy Saviour’s Sacrifice! Arise, my soul, arise,Thy Saviour’s Sacrifice!All the names that love could find,All the forms that love could take,Jesus in Himself has join’d,These, my soul, His own to make. Equal with God Most High,He laid His glory by:He, the’ Eternal God, was born,Man with […]

Food in Egypt

Food in Egypt Ah, yes, there’s food in Egypt,But what will be the cost? Ah, yes, there’s food in Egypt,But what will be the cost?What troubles will you find there?What virtue may be lost? For no one goes to EgyptBut that he has to pay.It costs a man to eat there,However short the stay. When […]

Our Rose

Our Rose As beauty ripens, Must death invade? As beauty ripens, Must death invade?The grasses wither; The flower fade? The Lord has taken Our rose away;‘Twas He who gave it, We can’t say Nay. And memory hallows Her lingering scentThat sweetly eases Our sore lament. The pain of parting Was not our choice,But that we […]

I Shouldn’t Be Annoyed

I Shouldn’t Be Annoyed I shouldn’t be annoyedThough others seem devoid I shouldn’t be annoyedThough others seem devoidOf decency and common sense,And do their best to give offence. Despite recurring pain,I really can’t complain.Although I feel myself unnerved,No better things have I deserved. My own poor heart is vile,And filled with treacherous guile,And that deceitful, […]

Compensation

Compensation Oh, the compensating springs! Oh, the balance-wheels of life,Hidden away in the workings under the seeming strife! Oh, the compensating springs! Oh, the balance-wheels of life,Hidden away in the workings under the seeming strife!Slowing the fret and the friction, weighting the whirl and the force,Evolving the truest power from each unconscious source. How shall […]

The Wall

The Wall I’ve tried so hard to manage things,And make them work by pulling strings I’ve tried so hard to manage things,And make them work by pulling strings.I’ve laid my plans and thought up schemesTo seal my fortune, catch my dreams,But efforts clever and well-plannedCould not secure them to my hand. I reached a wall […]

A Minstrel

A Minstrel I used to have a minstrelWho sang his songs to me, I used to have a minstrelWho sang his songs to me,And pesky evil spiritsWould turn around and flee. But now the pleasing musicIs seldom to be heard,And devils that afflict meAren’t easily deterred. I need a purge more thoroughThan any minstrel’s songTo […]

Aaron’s Feast

Aaron’s Feast The man who spoke in Moses’ steadAnd stood by Moses’ side, The man who spoke in Moses’ steadAnd stood by Moses’ side,Who boldly lifted up his rodAnd challenged Pharaoh’s pride; The man who joined in Moses’ work,Obeying God’s command,Who helped to lead the flock of God,And held up Moses’ hand; The chosen servant […]

I Don’t Deserve a Moment’s Grace

I Don’t Deserve a Moment’s Grace I don’t deserve a moment’s graceMuch less such love as this: I don’t deserve a moment’s graceMuch less such love as this:That One should die to take my placeAnd all my guilt dismiss. I can’t repay the debt I owe;I know I can’t begin.The more I try my love […]

Faith and Pride

Faith and Pride Faith will sometimes be accused of being nothing more than pride,Though the boldness of its actions has humility inside. Faith will sometimes be accused of being nothing more than pride,Though the boldness of its actions has humility inside.Don’t be overly discouraged if like David you have foundThat your older brothers chide you […]

Do You Believe in My Savior?

Do You Believe in My Savior? Oh, do you believe in my Savior?You honor the day of His birth, Oh, do you believe in my Savior?You honor th day of His birth,But have you received His forgiveness,And seen Him for what He is worth? He came as a babe in a manger,And humbly He dwelt […]

Treasure

Treasure Oh, we have this glorious treasureIn a vessel made of clay, Oh, we have this glorious treasureIn a vessel made of clay,Which has many imperfections,That we cannot wipe away. But we don’t despise the vessel,Though it’s marred with many a scratch, For the treasure that is in itWe can’t duplicate or match. God commanded […]

The Narrow Way

The Narrow Way The way indeed is narrow;The entrance to it strait. The way indeed is narrow;The entrance to it strait.Don’t think with wicked baggageTo enter at the gate.The heart of Christ our SaviorIs big enough for all,But He reserves the pathwayFor those who heed His call. His call is self-denial;Repentance is His cry.Before the […]

The Giver

The Giver There’s no one who loves like my Father in heaven,Who so loved the world that He gave us His Son, There’s no one who loves like my Father in heaven,Who so loved the world that He gave us His Son,And nobody gives like my Father has given,Whose many great promises can’t be outdone. […]

No Shadow of Turning

No Shadow of Turning Each person has his sorrowsAnd knows his heart’s own grief, Each person has his sorrowsAnd knows his heart’s own grief,But sometimes in a fellowWe gain a slight relief. We find a kindred spirit,And don’t feel quite alone,And thank the One great GiverWhose love thereby is shown. But life is always changing,And […]

Left Alone

Left Alone Left alone as night draws on,Left alone but not to sleep Left alone as night draws on,Left alone but not to sleepAll my earthly comforts gone,Left a lonesome watch to keep. Left alone to think my thoughts,Feel my heartbeat, weigh my fears,Reconsider schemes and plotsI’ve accomplished o’er the years. Left alone where mem’ry […]

It’s Done

It’s Done It’s done. It is finished — and done once for all —The work of the cross that has torn down the wall; It’s done. It is finished — and done once for all — Heb. 10:10The work of the cross that has torn down the wall;  Eph. 2:14That satisfied justice and paid for our sin,-Rom 3:25-26And opened […]

Christ Alone

Christ Alone Christ alone provides an answerTo the ills that plague our race. Christ alone provides an answerTo the ills that plague our race.Nothing frees and nothing cures us,But the cleansing work of grace.  We may educate the masses;Tell them where the dangers lurk,But to stem the tide of evilAll our teaching doesn’t work. We […]

Trust in the Lord

Trust in the Lord It’s better to trust in the Lord than in men,‘Cause people will fail you again and again. It’s better to trust in the Lord than in men,‘Cause people will fail you again and again.It’s not that they mean to; they simply fall shortOf our expectations for love and support. But God […]

My God Is There

My God Is There In all the changing scenes of life;In times of peace; in times of strife, In all the changing scenes of life;In times of peace; in times of strife,There’s One who watches over me,And what no other notices,His eye can see. As deep as my self-knowledge goes,And deeper still, He sees and […]

Shade

Shade Oh, Lord, if You would shelter meWith some sweet second cause Oh, Lord, if You would shelter meWith some sweet second causeA short-lived gourd or towering treeBeneath which I may pause; If you provide a resting placeWhere I may take a break,Escape a while and slow my pace,And calm the breaths I take; If […]

Ressurection Song

Ressurection Song Oh, do you believe in my Savior?The One who arose fromt he grave? Oh, do you believe in my Savior?The One who arose from the grave?You’ve heard of the man they call Jesus.Do you walk in His power to save? You’re on the broad road to destruction,Deserving His judgement and wrath,Until you embrace […]

Only One

Only One There’s only one shelter and only one rest,There’s only one place I can go when oppressed. There’s only one shelter and only one rest,There’s only one place I can go when oppressed.I’ve tried other options and find they are vain,But in the Lord Jesus there’s peace and great gain. There’s only one refuge, […]

Are You Willing?

Are You Willing? God is able to conform youTo the image of His Son, God is able to conform youTo the image of His Son,If you’ll trust in my Lord JesusAnd consent to have it done. He is able; Are you willingTo have old things pass away?To become a new creationAnd the Word of God […]

My Wings

My Wings My wings, my wings, I’ve felt them grow.They’re made to fly, I know, My wings, my wings, I’ve felt them grow.They’re made to fly, I know,And yet they’re cramped and tightly bound.I want them freed to fly around;And feel the breezes blow. My wings, my wings, for freedom cry;They itch to reach the […]

Trembling We Had Hoped for Mercy Frances Bevan

Trembling We Had Hoped for Mercy – Frances Bevan Trembling, we had hoped for mercy — Some lone place within the door; But the crown, the throne, the mansion, All were ready long before. And in past and distant ages, In those courts so bright and fair, Ere we were, was He rejoicing, All He […]

Listen, Oh, Listen

Listen, Oh, Listen Listen, oh, listen, my Father, all holy, Humble and sorrowful, owning my sin, Hear me confess in my penitence lowly How in my weakness temptation came in. Pity me now, for, my Father, no sorrow Weighs on my soul like the pain that I know, Trembling and fearing that all thro’ the […]

The Everlasting Memorial

The Everlasting Memorial Up and away, like the dew of the morningThat soars from the earth to its home in the sun, Up and away, like the dew of the morning That soars from the earth to its home in the sun,So let me steal away, gently and lovingly,Only remembered by what I have done. […]

The Inner Calm

The Inner Calm Calm me, my God, and keep me calm,While these hot breezes blow; Calm me, my God, and keep me calm,While these hot breezes blow;Be like the night-dew’s cooling balmUpon earth’s fevered brow. Calm me, my God, and kee me calm,Soft resting on thy breast;Soothe me with holy hymn and psalmAnd bid my […]

Divine Peace

Divine Peace Peace upon peace, like wave upon wave,This the portion that I crave; Peace upon peace, like wave upon wave,This the portion that I crave;The peace of God which passeth thought,The peace of Christ which changeth not. Peace like the river’s gentle flow,Peace like the morning’s silent glow,From day to day, in love supplied,An […]

Calm

Calm I stand upon the Mount of GodWith sunlight in my soul; I stand upon the Mount of GodWith sunlight in my soul;I hear the storms in vales beneath,I hear the thunders roll. But I am calm with thee, my God,Beneath these glorious skies;And to the height on which I stand,No storms, nor clouds, can […]

Choose Thou

Choose Thou Thy way, not mine, O Lord!However dark it be; Thy way, not mine, O Lord!However dark it be;Lead me by Thine own hand,Choose out the path for me. Smooth let it be, or rough,It will be still the best;Winding or straight it matters notIt leads me to Thy rest. I dare not choose […]

Zeal in Labour

Zeal in Labour Go, labor on; spend and be spent,Thy joy to do the Father’s will; Go, labor on; spend and be spent,Thy joy to do the Father’s will;It is the way the Master went:Should not the servant tread it still? Go, labor on; ‘tis not for naught;Then earthly loss is heavenly gain;Men heed thee, […]

Upward

Upward Upward, where the stars are burning, Silent, silent in their turning Round the never changing pole; Upward, where the sky is brightest, Upward, where the blue is lightest, Lift I now my longing soul! Far above that arch of gladness, Far beyond those clouds of sadness, Are the many mansions fair! Far from pain, […]

Hear My Cry

Hear My Cry O strong to save and bless,My rock and righteousness Draw near to me!Blessing, and joy, and might,Wisdom, and love, and lightAre all with Thee! My refuge and my rest,As child on mother’s breast,I lean on Thee!From faintness and from fear,When foes and ill are near,Deliver me! Turn not away Thy face,Withhold not […]

At the Lord’s Table

At the Lord’s Table Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face;Here would I touch and handle things unseen, Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face;Here would I touch and handle things unseen,Here grasp with firmer hand the eternal grace,And all my weariness upon Thee lean. Here would I feed […]

By the Cross of Jesus Standing

By the Cross of Jesus Standing By the cross of Jesus standing,Love our straitened souls expanding, Health from yonder tree is flowing,Heav’nly light is on it glowing,From the blessed Sufferer’s face. Here is pardon’s pledge and token,Guilt’s strong chain forever broken,Righteous peace securely made;Brightens now the brow once shaded,Freshens now the face once faded,Peace with […]

Holy Father, Hear My Cry

Holy Father, Hear My Cry Holy Father, hear my cry;Holy Savior, bend Thine ear; Holy Father, hear my cry; Holy Savior, bend Thine ear; Holy Spirit, come Thou nigh;Father, Savior, Spirit, hear. Father, save me from my sin;Savior, I Thy mercy crave;Gracious Spirit, make me clean:Father, Savior, Spirit, save. Father, let me taste Thy love;Savior, […]

Be True

Be True Thou must be true thyself,If thou the truth wouldst teach; Thou must be true thyself,If thou the truth wouldst teach;Thy soul must overflow, if thouAnother’s soul would’st reach!It needs the overflow of heartTo give the lips full speech. Think truly, and thy thoughtsShall the world’s famine feed;Speak truly, and each word of thineShall […]

Is This All?

Is This All? Sometimes I catch sweet glimpses of His face, But that is all. Sometimes he looks on me, and seems to smile, But that is all.Sometimes he speaks a passing word of peace, But that is all.Sometimes I think I hear his loving voice Upon me call. And is this all he meant […]

.Ann Steele Poems

Ann Steele Poems Anne Steele was born in England, the daughter of a Baptist preacher. Anne Steele’s fiancé died the day before their anticipated wedding, and she never married. She helped her father with his ministerial labors and served the cause of Christ with a cheerful spirit. Anne Steele’s poems were first published under the […]

.James Montgomery Poems

James Montgomery Poems James Montgomery Poems                       Keywords : Christ and Salvation , Christian Life and Work, Faith and Consecration, God and Eternity, Prayer and Praise , Scripture

.Amy Carmiechael Poems

.Amy Carmiechael Poems                     Amy Carmichael 1867 -1951 Amy Carmichael was born in Ireland. She became a missionary to India, working with the Church Missionary Society. Amy Carmichael founded and ran an orphanage at Dohnavur, saving young girls from temple service. Many of them learned to love the Lord Jesus […]

God’s Choice

God’s Choice An old, broken vessel that no one can useIs just such an instrument God says He’ll choose. An old, broken vessel that no one can useIs just such an instrument God says He’ll choose.The weak and the foolish, cast off by the wise,Are valued by God and esteemed in His eyes.The standard by […]

Hiding From The Truth

Hiding From The Truth To live out your life in delusion,And hide from the truth and the facts; To live out your life in delusion,And hide from the truth and the facts;While seeming to lessen your sorrow,Your sorrow it only protracts. To build on a shaky foundation,Convincing yourself that it’s sound,Can’t give you the safety […]

When He Says “Well Done” Ezra Brainard

When He Says “Well Done” – Ezra Brainard Though all the world despise my stand,And not a friend will hold my hand, Though all the world despise my stand,And not a friend will hold my hand,I know some day mine eyes shall seeThe one who asked hard things of me,And all the mockings I received,Because […]

When Jesus Washed my Sins Away Lydia C. Brainard

When Jesus Washed my Sins Away – Lydia C. Brainard In sinful darkness I was bound,And in my heart no light I found. In sinful darkness I was bound,And in my heart no light I found.The chains of sin round me were tied,I listened to Satan when he lied.I did the things he told me […]

The Woman Of Canaan Angie Conjurske

The Woman Of Canaan – Angie Conjurske Surrounding my Lord   The multitudes went; Surrounding my Lord  The multitudes went;  A woman went too, For her heart was rent.  Her daughter was illFor Satan had hold,And he held her farAway from the fold.  The mother was grieved  “Have mercy, O Lord! My daughter is held By such a strong cord.” But Jesus […]

The Tempest Stilled Melody Conjurske

The Tempest Stilled – Melody Conjurske The roaring waters dash about,The raging wind gives out a shout. The roaring waters dash about,The raging wind gives out a shout.That mighty wind – ah dreadful sound!It tosses our poor ship around.The splashing waves now fill the boat,“Is our poor ship still going to float?”Now fearful looks are […]

Then and Now Melody Conjurske

Then and Now – Melody Conjurske I used to hurt, and I would cry;Why did my daddy have to die? I used to hurt, and I would cry;Why did my daddy have to die?If you could know the pain in my heart,When me and my daddy had to part;The fear that filled my life that […]

The Beautiful Snow Rachel Conjurske

The Beautiful Snow – Rachel Conjurske The beautiful snowSo dazzling and bright The beautiful snowSo dazzling and brightHas brought to this worldSome gladness and light.It covered the dirt,The filth and the brown,And gave everythingA golden white crown.The trees seem to breakAnd hang down so low,But they must not mindThe beautiful snow.It seems to give peaceWhere […]

Somewhere Melody Conjurske

Somewhere – Melody Conjurske Somewhere in the darknessI lost my saviour’s face; Somewhere in the darknessI lost my saviour’s face;Somewhere in my frenzyI forgot his love and grace.I only felt the stillness,The fear without a light;I forgot about the eyeThat doesn’t sleep at night. Somewhere through the storm cloudsI forgot the sun was there;Forgot that […]

My Prayer Melody Conjurske

My Prayer – Melody Conjurske Dear Lord, I ask you’d give to me,These living waters full and free. Dear Lord, I ask you’d give to me,These living waters full and free.I ask a blessing from aboveThat I may show the world they love.I ask you’d take my shattered heart,And go in deep and cleanse each […]

My Journey Rachel Conjurske

My Journey – Rachel Conjurske I walked along a darkened path,No light there was for me. I walked along a darkened path,No light there was for me.My path was meant for only pain,And deep as pain can be. I cried, oh Lord, where are you?How could you treat me so?To leave me in this awful […]

I Have a Friend Rachel Conjurske

I Have a Friend – Rachel Conjurske I have a friend, Who’s always near. I have a friend, Who’s always near. He calms the storm, And cast out fear. He stays by me, Through thick and thin. And with him near, I always win. He gives me strength, When I am weak. And often comes, […]

Let Me Be A Light Angie Conjurske

Let Me Be A Light – Angie Conjurske Dear Lord, I ask for liberty That in my heart you’d make me free. Dear Lord, I ask for liberty That in my heart you’d make me free. I ask for peace and graciousness, And that myself I would love less. I ask for love that Jesus […]

Keep Looking to Jesus Lydia Celeste Brainard

Keep Looking to Jesus – Lydia Celeste Brainard Keep looking unto Jesus,When your way is dark as night. Keep looking unto Jesus,When your way is dark as night.’Cuz looking unto Jesus,On your path will shed some light. When you feel you’re gunna sink,And you’re crumbling in despair;When there’s no one to listen,Yes, my Jesus will […]

Jesus Angie Conjurske

Jesus – Angie Conjurske When life is looking rather sad And things are failing ~ turning bad. When life is looking rather sad And things are failing ~ turning bad. Don’t let your crying hide His face Remember He has promised grace. He said He’d never leave us lone We never face things on our […]

It’s Jesus Angie Conjurske

It’s Jesus – Angie Conjurske There’s one who hears my pleading cry, When others simply walk on by. There’s one who hears my pleading cry, When others simply walk on by. There’s one who knows my deepest need, When others simply do not heed. When no one hears my heavy sigh, There’s one who watches […]

He knows, He can, He will Melody Conjurske

He knows, He can, He will – Melody Conjurske There is no pain that he doesn’t feelThere isn’t a sorrow that his love won’t heal. There is no pain that he doesn’t feelThere isn’t a sorrow that his love won’t heal. Nothing you know that he doesn’t knowNo wisdom you need that he will not […]

Foot Prints in my Heart Melody Conjurske

Foot Prints in my Heart – Melody Conjurske I find some foot prints in my heart,They’ve walked in almost every part. I find some foot prints in my heart,They’ve walked in almost every part.They went down all those lonely roads,And viewed my many heavy loads.They told me they were all in vainThere was no need […]

Don’t Give Up! Rachel Conjurske

Don’t Give Up! – Rachel Conjurske When the days are hard,The nights are long, When the days are hard,The nights are long,You feel you’ve lostYour joyful song,Don’t give up. When your heart is crushed,Your eyes are streaming,Your mind is numb, You feel like screaming,Don’t give up. When you feel you’ve gone,As far as you dare.You […]

Best Wishes

Best Wishes I wish you the best that my Saviour can give.I wish you the happiest life you can live. I wish you the best that my Saviour can give.I wish you the happiest life you can live.I wish you the peace that surpasses all thought.I wish you the love my Lord Jesus has brought.I […]

God Over All

God Over All Sometimes the things I see or hearWake feelings deep inside, Sometimes the things I see or hearWake feelings deep inside,And make old mem’ries reappearThat I had tried to hide. The buried thoughts thus brought to mindThat time cannot eraseGive pain I’d rather leave behind,But now by faith embrace. There is no sin […]

The Testimony of Nature

The Testimony of Nature A drop of dew upon a roseAdorned in nature’s finest clothes, A drop of dew upon a roseAdorned in nature’s finest clothes,The grandest mount in stately grayWhose glory takes my breath away,The forest, dense with luscious green,The prairie charm, more felt than seen,The checkered fields of every hue,The open sky of […]

What is Life? Gerhard Tersteegen

What is Life? – Gerhard Tersteegen Thou who givest of Thy gladnessTill the cup runs o’er— Thou who givest of Thy gladnessTill the cup runs o’er—Cup whereof the pilgrim wearyDrinks to thirst no more—Not a-nigh me, but within meIs Thy joy divine;Thou, O Lord, hast made Thy dwellingIn this heart of mine. Need I that […]

To My Mother Max M. Johnson

To My Mother – Max M. Johnson Some I know who “older” grow As birthdays come and birthdays go; Some I know who “older” grow As birthdays come and birthdays go; Some who vainly try to hide The rush of years — of “Time and Tide”; But through the painted veil of “youth” Shows plainly […]

Birthdays — (At Age 88) Max M. Johnson

Birthdays — (At Age 88) Max M. Johnson Why all this fuss about birthdays? What is it that makes them so great? Why all this fuss about birthdays? What is it that makes them so great? To tell me I’m now one year older Is something that I really hate. I’m aware of the loss […]

God Made a Rose Max Johnson

God Made a Rose – Max Johnson God made a rose and let it grow. A red, red rose with form so fair, God made a rose and let it grow. A red, red rose with form so fair, To represent true love, you know A Mother’s love and tender care. God formed a tree […]

Wrought of the Dust Max M. Johnson

Wrought of the Dust – Max M. Johnson The day was depressing, the sky gloomy grey — The sun would not give even one warming ray. The day was depressing, the sky gloomy grey — The sun would not give even one warming ray. I stood on life’s pathway, and watched with intent The great […]

My Dad Max M. Johnson

My Dad – Max M. Johnson Nova Scotia was his birthplace, in 1888 And in the annals of the wealthy, notorious and great Nova Scotia was his birthplace, in 1888 And in the annals of the wealthy, notorious and great The name of Frederick Johnson you would look in vain to see, For notorious and […]

Isaiah 53 Max M. Johnson

Isaiah 53 – Max M. Johnson From the dry ground of Earth, in man’s darkest hour, A root produced fruit — a rare, tender flowerA 2003 Rendition From the dry ground of Earth, in man’s darkest hour, A root produced fruit — a rare, tender flower Growing up before God — a beautiful Bloom; But […]

It’s Springtime Max M. Johnson

It’s Springtime – Max M. Johnson Now gone are the leaves of Autumn that fell, Leaving our trees all shapeless and bare — Now gone are the leaves of Autumn that fell, Leaving our trees all shapeless and bare — And where they have gone — well, no one can tell; And, truth were known, […]

The 23rd Psalm Max M. Johnson

The 23rd Psalm – Max M. Johnson The Lord is my Shepherd, no want shall I know. He leads me in paths were He’d have me to go. The Lord is my Shepherd, no want shall I know. He leads me in paths were He’d have me to go. Beside the still waters, in pastures […]

Wrong Way Street Max M. Johnson

Wrong Way Street – Max M. Johnson God made a man, and gave him life, to live in peace and not in strife. He placed him in His garden fair; all things provided for his care. God made a man, and gave him life, to live in peace and not in strife. He placed him […]

Chips Max M. Johnson

Chips – Max M. Johnson I watched with great awe and amazement — The Sculptor’s tool fashioned with skill I watched with great awe and amazement — The Sculptor’s tool fashioned with skill A beautiful work, And many a chip Fell useless, and silent, and still. The stone was so cold and resisting; But His […]

Exodus Max M. Johnson

Exodus – Max M. Johnson Now, Pharaoh was a mighty king, full of pride, and bold; With power and riches in his hand, all Egypt he controlled. Now, Pharaoh was a mighty king, full of pride, and bold; With power and riches in his hand, all Egypt he controlled. But in his land there dwelt […]

The Silent Message from the Cross Max M. Johnson

The Silent Message from the Cross – Max M. Johnson The Lamb of God in silence hung upon the center tree; He sealed His lips as He was shorn of all His dignity. With but one word He could have called a host to set Him free; Yet as a Lamb to slaughter led He […]

The Power of Prayer Richard Chenvix Trench

The Power of Prayer – Richard Chenvix Trench Lord, what a change within us one short hour Spent in thy presence will prevail to make: Lord, what a change within us one short hour Spent in thy presence will prevail to make: What heavy burdens from our bosoms take; What parched grounds refresh as with […]

Thy Allotment Richard Chenvix Trench

Thy Allotment – Richard Chenvix Trench Richard Chenvix Trench Thou cam’st not to thy place by accident, It is the very place God meant for thee; Thou cam’st not to thy place by accident, It is the very place God meant for thee; And shouldst thou there small scope for action see Do not for […]

The Difference Richard Chenvix Trench

The Difference – Richard Chenvix Trench Some murmur, when their sky is clear And wholly bright to view, Some murmur, when their sky is clear And wholly bright to view, If one small speck of dark appear In their great heaven of blue. And some with thankful love are filled If but one streak of […]

Responsibility for Talents Richard Chenevix Trench

Responsibility for Talents – Richard Chenevix Trench Thou that in life’s crowded city art arrived, thou knowest not how — By what path or on what errand —list and learn thine errand now. Thou that in life’s crowded city art arrived, thou knowest not how — By what path or on what errand —list and […]

The Widow’s Oil Richard Chenevix Trench

The Widow’s Oil – Richard Chenevix Trench Pour forth the oil, pour boldly forth, It will not fail until   Pour forth the oil, pour boldly forth, It will not fail until Thou failest vessels to provide Which it may freely fill.  But then, when such are found no more, Though flowing broad and free Till […]

The Kingdom of God

The Kingdom of God I say to thee — do thou repeat To the first man thou mayest meet I say to thee — do thou repeat To the first man thou mayest meet In lane, highway, or open street — That he, and we, and all men move Under a canopy of love As […]

His Loving-Kindness Samuel Medley

His Loving Kindness – Samuel Medley Awake, my soul, in joyful lays To sing thy great Redeemer’s praise: Awake, my soul, in joyful lays To sing thy great Redeemer’s praise: He justly claims a song from thee; His loving-kindness, ho, how free! He saw us ruined in the Fall, Yet loved us notwithstanding all. He […]

Oh Could We Speak the Matchless Worth Samuel Medley

Oh Could We Speak the Matchless Worth – Samuel Medley Oh, could we speak the matchless worth — Oh, could we sound the glories forth Oh, could we speak the matchless worth — Oh, could we sound the glories forth Which in the Saviour shine, To God and Christ what praise we’d bring The song […]

Worship Mary Bowley Peters

Worship – Mary Bowley Peters O Lord, we adore Thee! For Thou art the slain One O Lord, we adore Thee! For Thou art the slain One That livest forever, Enthronèd in heaven; O Lord, we adore Thee! For Thou hast redeemed us; Our title to glory We read in Thy blood. O God, we […]

The One for Whom We Wait Mary Bowley Peters

The One for Whom We Wait – Mary Bowley Peters Mary Bowley Peters O blessed Lord, what hast Thou done? How vast a ransom given? O blessed Lord, what hast Thou done? How vast a ransom given? Thyself of God th’ eternal Son, The Lord of earth and heaven. Thy Father, in His gracious love, […]

Prayer for Divine Guidance Josiah Conder

Prayer for Divine Guidance – Josiah Conder Heavenly Father, to whose eye Future things unfolded lie, Heavenly Father, to whose eye Future things unfolded lie, Through the desert where I stray Let Thy counsels guide my way. Lead me not (for flesh is frail) Where fierce trial would assail; Leave me not, in darkened hour, […]

O Thou God Who Hearest Prayer Josiah Conder

O Thou God Who Hearest Prayer – Josiah Conder O Thou God who hearest prayer Every hour and everywhere, O Thou God who hearest prayer Every hour and everywhere, For His sake, whose blood I plead, Hear me in my hour of need: Only hide not now Thy face, God of all-sufficient grace!  Leave me […]

Grace is the Sweetest Sound Thomas Kelly

Grace is the Sweetest Sound – Thomas Kelly Grace is the sweetest sound That ever reached our ears: Grace is the sweetest sound That ever reached our ears: When conscience charged, and justice frowned, ‘Twas grace removed our fears.  ‘Tis freedom to the slave, ‘Tis life and liberty; It takes its terror from the grave, […]

Book Divine John Fawcett

Book Divine – John Fawcett How precious is the Book divine By inspiration given! How precious is the Book divine By inspiration given! Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine, To guide our souls to heaven. O’er all the strait and narrow way Its radiant beams are cast; A light whose never-weary ray Grows brighter […]

The Spilt Pearls Richard Chenevix Trench

The Spilt Pearls – Richard Chenevix Trench His courtiers of the caliph crave: “O say how this may be, His courtiers of the caliph crave: “O say how this may be, That of thy slaves this Ethiop slave Is best beloved by thee? “For he is hideous as the night: Yet when has ever chose […]

Man’s Intention

Man’s Intention Man, I know your heart’s intentionIs to always love your wife; Man, I know your heart’s intentionIs to always love your wife;Give her strength and truth and passionThrough your years of wedded life. But you thought it would be easy;Thought she’d always love you, too;Thought she always would be gratefulFor whatever you would […]

Win the World for Christ

Win the World for Christ Hear our watchword loudly ringing,Win the world for Christ; Hear our watchword loudly ringing,Win the world for Christ;Precious souls to Jesus bringing,Win the world for Christ;We must all take hold together;Ev’ry one must do his share;Seek them one by one, till the work is done;Labor on (labor on) with pray’r. […]

Will There Be Any Stars?

Will There Be Any Stars? I am thinking today of that beautiful landI shall reach when the sun goeth down; I am thinking today of that beautiful landI shall reach when the sun goeth down;When through wonderful grace by my Savior I stand,Will there be any stars in my crown? Will there be any stars, […]

Who Will Follow Jesus?

Who Will Follow Jesus? Who will follow Jesus, Standing for the right, Who will follow Jesus, Standing for the right,Holding up His banner In the thickest fight?List’ning for His orders, Ready to obey,Who will follow Jesus,Serving Him today? Who will follow Jesus? Who will make reply,“I am on the Lord’s side; Master, here am I”?Who […]

When Jesus Speaks

When Jesus Speaks I hear sweet whisperings of loveWhen Jesus speaks to me; I hear sweet whisperings of loveWhen Jesus speaks to me;And blessèd comfort from above,When Jesus speaks to me. When Jesus speaks, when Jesus speaks,So faithful He will ever beThat I will rejoiceTo hear His sweet voice,When Jesus speaks to me. ’Twill be […]

Victory in Jesus

Victory in Jesus Soldiers of King Jesus, raise the shout again,Victory in Jesus, victory! Soldiers of King Jesus, raise the shout again,Victory in Jesus, victory!Marching to the music of the glad refrain,Victory in Jesus evermore. Victory, victory, victory in Jesus!Sing His overcoming blood, sing the grace that frees us;Ring it out more boldly, song of […]

The Very Same Jesus

The Very Same Jesus Come, sinners, to the living One,He’s just the same Jesus Come, sinners, to the living One,He’s just the same JesusAs when He raised the widow’s son,The very same Jesus. The very same Jesus,The wonder working Jesus;Oh praise His Name, He’s just the sameThe very same Jesus. Come, feast upon the living […]

The Very Friend I Need

The Very Friend I Need When I’m sad and heavy laden,Burdened with the weight of sin, When I’m sad and heavy laden,Burdened with the weight of sin,Jesus is the very Friend I need;To the bloodstained cross He points me,And He gives me peace within,Jesus is the very Friend I need. O, He is the best […]

Under the Blood

Under the Blood Lord, keep my soul from day to day,Under the blood, under the blood; Lord, keep my soul from day to day,Under the blood, under the blood;Take doubt and fear and sin away,Under the precious blood. Under the blood, the precious blood,Under the cleansing, healing flood;Keep me, Savior, from day to day;Under the […]

This Same Jesus

This Same Jesus Why stand ye idly gazing t’ward Heaven’s blessèd height?This same Jesus is coming back again; Why stand ye idly gazing t’ward Heaven’s blessèd height?This same Jesus is coming back again;The shining angels told it, arrayed in spotless white;This same Jesus is coming back again. This same Jesus, this same Jesus;Oh, tell the […]

Tell the Whole Wide World

Tell the Whole Wide World Tell the whole wide world of Jesus,Bear the news from shore to shore; Tell the whole wide world of Jesus,Bear the news from shore to shore;Telling sinners of the Savior,Let the light spread more and more. Tell the world, the whole wide world,Bear the news from shore to shore;Tell the […]

Sunshine in My Soul

Sunshine in My Soul There is sunshine in my soul today,More glorious and bright There is sunshine in my soul today,More glorious and brightThan glows in any earthly sky,For Jesus is my Light. O there’s sunshine, blessèd sunshine,When the peaceful, happy moments roll;When Jesus shows His smiling face,There is sunshine in the soul. There is […]

Stepping in the Light

Stepping in the Light Trying to walk in the steps of the Savior,Trying to follow our Savior and King; Trying to walk in the steps of the Savior,Trying to follow our Savior and King;Shaping our lives by His blessèd example,Happy, how happy, the songs that we bring. How beautiful to walk in the steps of […]

Speak for Jesus

Speak for Jesus Speak for Jesus; He hath touched you,Raised you from the death of sin; Speak for Jesus; He hath touched you,Raised you from the death of sin;Use for Him the life He gives you;Rise, and precious jewels win! Arise and speak! arise and speak!Christ is list’ning now above;Arise and speak for Him Who […]

Sometime

Sometime A voice is heard in the dewy dawn,And the call is sweet and low; A voice is heard in the dewy dawn,And the call is sweet and low;Come now, my child to the Shepherd’s fold,Where the living waters flow;But the gay heart answers in careless tones,As light as the morning chime,“Let me live for […]

Somebody Else Needs a Blessing

Somebody Else Needs a Blessing We’re “counting” the blessings, our joys we record,The wonderful mercies like sunbeams outpoured; We’re “counting” the blessings, our joys we record,The wonderful mercies like sunbeams outpoured;But let us remember while praising the Lord,Somebody else needs a blessing. Somebody else needs a blessing,Somebody else needs a blessing;We’ll let our lights shine […]

Singing I Go

Singing I Go The trusting heart to Jesus clings,Nor any ill forebodes, The trusting heart to Jesus clings,Nor any ill forebodes,But at the cross of Calv’ry, sings,Praise God for lifted loads! Singing I go along life’s road,Praising the Lord, praising the Lord,Singing I go along life’s road,For Jesus has lifted my load. The passing days […]

Sing Away the Shadows

Sing Away the Shadows Sing away the shadows,Flitting o’er the sky; Sing away the shadows,Flitting o’er the sky;Sing of starry comforts,In the by and by!Sing of love unfailing,Mercies ever new;Pardon, peace and blessing,Guidance kind and true. Sing away, sing away,Hopeful be the lay;Sing away the shadows,Flitting o’er the sky;Sing away, sing away,Trusting ev’ry day;Sing of […]

Since I Found My Savior

Since I Found My Savior Life wears a different face to me,Since I found my Savior; Life wears a different face to me,Since I found my Savior;Rich mercy at the cross I see,My dying, living Savior. Golden sunbeams round me play;Jesus turns my night to day;Heaven seems not far away,Since I found my Savior. He […]

Seek Ye First

Seek Ye First Seek ye first the kingdom; not the things of earth.Priceless are the treasures of immortal worth. Seek ye first the kingdom; not the things of earth.Priceless are the treasures of immortal worth.Like a flitting shadow, time will pass away,But the heav’nly riches change not, nor decay. “Seek ye first the kingdom,” ’tis […]

Saved from the Wreck

Saved from the Wreck Adrift on the waters, so dark and so cold,Afar from the beautiful city of gold, Adrift on the waters, so dark and so cold,Afar from the beautiful city of gold,A vessel is sinking, for heavy the gale,The cable is broken, and tattered each sail. Poor child of the wreck, see the […]

Safe in the Shepherd’s Care

Safe in the Shepherd’s Care Though beneath the drifting snow,Summer flow’rs have been laid low, Though beneath the drifting snow,Summer flow’rs have been laid low,I am safe in the tender Shepherd’s care;Tho’ the sunbeams hide away,On the dark and cloudy day,I am safe in the tender Shepherd’s care. Safe, in the tender Shepherd’s care,Safe on […]

Room for You

Room for You There is room in the fold of the ShepherdFor those who have wandered away; There is room in the fold of the ShepherdFor those who have wandered away;There is room in the heart of the SaviorFor every poor sinner today. Room, room, room for you,In the heart of the Savior above;Room for […]

The Precious Friend

The Precious Friend There’s an eye that watches o’er me,Everywhere I’m called to go; There’s an eye that watches o’er me,Everywhere I’m called to go;There’s a light that shines before me,Brighter still the way will grow;There’s a tender hand to guide me,Thro’ the sunlight and the shade;There’s a Friend Who walks beside me,Ready to defend […]

Peaceful the Wondrous Night

Peaceful the Wondrous Night Peaceful the wondrous night,Peaceful and holy, Peaceful the wondrous night,Peaceful and holy,Under the silv’ry light,Gleaming afar.Faithfully watching there,Shepherds so lowly,Over the hills so fair,Saw glory’s star. Hail to the starry night,Sparkling with glory;Angels on wings of light,Thronging the sky.Hail to that starry night!Wondrous its story:Jesus the Prince of Light,Came from above. […]

Once My Way Was Dark and Dreary

Once My Way Was Dark and Dreary Once my way was dark and dreary,For my heart was full of sin,But the sky is bright and cheery,Since the fullness of His love came in. I can never tell how much I love Him,I can never tell His love for me,For it passeth human measure,Like a deep, […]

O Sing His Praise

O Sing His Praise O sing His praise, who governs earth and sky;Sing His tender mercy, ever nigh; O sing His praise, who governs earth and sky;Sing His tender mercy, ever nigh;Sing of the love that ransoms man from sin,Love that conquered death, our souls to win. Sweet praises bring the heav’nly King;To every nation […]

Move Forward

Move Forward Let the whole wide world be taken,In the name of Christ our King; Let the whole wide world be taken,In the name of Christ our King;Let the powers of sin be shaken,And our shouts of victory ring;Jesus calls, why should we tarry?Let our loyal hearts respond,And the fight of faith we’ll carryTo the […]

Mine, Still Mine

Mine, Still Mine Thro’ scenes of joy or sorrow,Jesus still is mine; Thro’ scenes of joy or sorrow,Jesus still is mine;Thro’ ev’ry new tomorrow,He will still be mine. My Savior faileth never;O how His glories shine,I’ll sing it out forever,He is mine, still mine. Thro’ earthly tribulation,Jesus still is mine;My strength and consolation,He is mine, […]

Listen to the Blessed Invitation

Listen to the Blessed Invitation Listen to the blessèd invitation,Sweeter than the notes of angel song, Listen to the blessèd invitation,Sweeter than the notes of angel song,Chiming softly with a heav’nly cadence,Calling to the passing throng. Him that cometh unto Me.Him that cometh unto Me,Him that cometh unto Me,I will not ever cast out. Weary […]

Let the Joy Overflow

Let the Joy Overflow There’s a clear fountain flowingFrom the bright throne above, There’s a clear fountain flowingFrom the bright throne above,And its waters are glowingWith the sunshine of love;Take the blest consolation,Which the Lord will bestow,Take the cup of salvationLet the joy overflow. O the joy! With this wondrous salvationBe our hearts all aglow;O […]

In a Little While We’re Going Home

In a Little While We’re Going Home Let us sing a song that will cheer us by the way,In a little while we’re going home; Let us sing a song that will cheer us by the way,In a little while we’re going home;For the night will end in the everlasting day,In a little while we’re […]

I Shall Be No Stranger There

I Shall Be No Stranger There When the pearly gates are openedTo a sinner “saved by grace,” When the pearly gates are openedTo a sinner “saved by grace,”When thro’ everlasting mercy,I behold my Savior’s face,When I enter in the mansionsOf the city bright and fair,I shall have a royal welcome,For I’ll be no stranger there. […]

I Love Jesus

I Love Jesus I love Jesus, for He saved my soul;From His cross the tides of mercy roll; I love Jesus, for He saved my soul;From His cross the tides of mercy roll;Long and far He sought me, when astray;Now, He leads me in His own right way. I love Jesus; He’s my King;Of His […]

His Word Was with Power

His Word Was with Power There’s pow’r, mighty pow’r in the word of the King;He speaks, and the captive is free; There’s pow’r, mighty pow’r in the word of the King;He speaks, and the captive is free;The lips of the dumb with rejoicing shall sing;O speak, blessèd Savior, to me! O the pow’r, mighty pow’r,In […]

He Set the Joy-Bells Ringing

He Set the Joy-Bells Ringing Oh, bless the Lord, He cleansed my soul,And filled my lips with singing; Oh, bless the Lord, He cleansed my soul,And filled my lips with singing;He came in my poor, sinful heart,And set the joy-bells ringing. Oh, praise the Lord, He first loved me;I feel new life upspringing;He came in […]

The Happy Crowning Day

The Happy Crowning Day There’s an hour which no man knoweth,Nor the angels round the throne, There’s an hour which no man knoweth,Nor the angels round the throne,When the Lord shall come in glory from the sky;All the saints shall rise to meet Him,For He calleth for his own;They shall hear the trumpet sounding by […]

Good News

Good News Good news! good news of a soul redeemed,A penitent forgiven! Good news! good news of a soul redeemed,A penitent forgiven!Good news! good news that another friendIs on the way to Heaven! Rejoice! rejoice! there’s joy todayIn the land beyond the river;Another gem for His diadem,A star to shine forever. Good news! good news […]

Give Me Thy Heart

Give Me Thy Heart “Give Me thy heart,” says the Father aboveNo gift so precious to Him as our love; “Give Me thy heart,” says the Father aboveNo gift so precious to Him as our love;Softly He whispers wherever thou art,“Gratefully trust Me and give Me thy heart.” “Give Me thy heart, give me thy […]

For God So Loved the World

For God So Loved the World A story sweet and wondrous,Like heav’nly music swells; A story sweet and wondrous,Like heav’nly music swells;In chimings clear to all who will hear,Ring out the Gospel bells. For God so loved the worldThat He gave His only begotten Son,That whosoever believeth in Him,Whosoever believeth in HimShould not perish,Should not […]

Father All Holy

Father All Holy Father all holy, bend we so lowly,Glowing with love’s tender flame; Father all holy, bend we so lowly,Glowing with love’s tender flame;Father in Heaven, praises be given,Hallowed forever Thy Name.Telling the story, spreading Thy glory,Send forth Thy people, we pray,Till every nation know Thy salvation,Under Thy kingdom’s full sway. Angels adore Thee, […]

The Everlasting Hymn

The Everlasting Hymn Holy, holy, holy;Angel voices singing; Holy, holy, holy;Angel voices singing;Holy, holy, holy,Through high heaven ringing.From that temple, pure and bright,Bathed in streams of crystal light,Hear the everlasting hymn,Holy, holy, holy. Holy, holy, holy;Grandest music swelling;Holy, holy, holy,All sweet notes excelling.Those who conquered by His might,Wearing now their crowns of light,Join the everlasting […]

Come Unto Me

Come Unto Me Come unto Jesus, all ye that labor,All that are weary, sad and oppressed; Come unto Jesus, all ye that labor,All that are weary, sad and oppressed;Still He is calling, oh, friend and neighbor,“Come unto Me, and I will give you rest.” Down thro’ the ages, sweetly ’tis ringing,This word of Jesus, come […]

Come, for All Things Are Ready!

Come, for All Things Are Ready! Come, for all things are ready! ’Tis a banquet of love;Here’s a free invitation from the Master above: Come, for all things are ready! ’Tis a banquet of love;Here’s a free invitation from the Master above:It is written in crimson, drawn from Calvary’s flood,From the wonderful fountain of the […]

Carry the Light

Carry the Light Many in darkness are far astray,Carry the light, carry the light, Many in darkness are far astray,Carry the light, carry the light,Spreading the beams of the Gospel day,Carry the beautiful light;Tell them the gift of the Father’s love,How the dear Savior He gave;Tell them of mercy that smiles above,Jesus almighty to save! […]

Calvary’s Stream Is Flowing

Calvary’s Stream Is Flowing From that dear cross where Jesus died,Calv’ry’s stream is flowing; From that dear cross where Jesus died,Calv’ry’s stream is flowing;From bleeding hands and feet and side,Calv’ry’s stream is flowing. Calv’ry’s stream is flowing,Calv’ry’s stream is flowing;Flowing so free for you and for me,Calv’ry’s stream is flowing. Come, wash the stain of […]

By Grace I Will

By Grace I Will Will you go to Jesus now, dear friend?He is calling you today: Will you go to Jesus now, dear friend?He is calling you today:Will you seek the bright and better land,By “the true and living Way”? I will, I will! by the grace of God, I will;I will go to Jesus […]

Brighter Are the Sunbeams

Brighter Are the Sunbeams Brighter are the sunbeams on this day,O rejoice, heart and voice! Brighter are the sunbeams on this day,O rejoice, heart and voice!Sweeter buds unfolding by the way,Telling of the quick’ning life of spring;Bright sunbeams tell out the storyOf the Easter joy and glory,And winter’s gone cold and hoary,All hail our Victor […]

A Blessing in Prayer

A Blessing in Prayer There is rest, sweet rest, at the Master’s feet,There is favor now at the mercy seat, There is rest, sweet rest, at the Master’s feet,There is favor now at the mercy seat,For atoning blood has been sprinkled there;There is always a blessing, a blessing in prayer. There’s a blessing in prayer, […]

Beautiful Words of Jesus

Beautiful Words of Jesus Beautiful words of Jesus,Spoken so long ago, Beautiful words of Jesus,Spoken so long ago,Yet, as we sing them over,Dearer to us they grow,Calling the heavy laden,Calling to hearts oppressed,“Come unto Me, ye weary;Come, I will give you rest.” Hear the call of His voice, so sweet;Bring your load to the Savior’s […]

Beautiful Robes

Beautiful Robes We shall walk with Him in white,In that country pure and bright, We shall walk with Him in white,In that country pure and bright,Where shall enter naught that may defile;Where the day-beam ne’er declines,For the blessèd light that shinesIs the glory of a Savior’s smile. Refrain Beautiful robes, beautiful robes,Beautiful robes we then […]

All Over the World

All Over the World Bear the good tidings all over the world,Let the bright banner of love be unfurled, Bear the good tidings all over the world,Let the bright banner of love be unfurled,Wherever sorrow and sin shall be found,There let the news of salvation resound. Refrain All over the world,All over the world,Let the […]

All in the Silent Night

All in the Silent Night All in the silent night,Numberless angels bright All in the silent night,Numberless angels brightCame on their wings of lightThronging the deep blue sky;Beautiful songs they sang,Wonderful echoes rang;Glory to Christ our King,Glory to God on high. Glory, glory to God!Glory, glory to God,Glory, all glory to God on high!Let every […]

Sheet Music Table

Prayer and Praise » Sheet Music Table     Song Titles Piano* Solos with piano accompaniment Duets with optional piano accompaniment* Trios with optional piano accompaniment* Abide with me Piano Solo Violin / Tenor Recorder with optional Flute Obligato   Trio Part 1   (a)   :            Flute / Treble Recorder / Violin   or       (b)   :            Descant […]

Martha Hall

Martha Hall The marriage union God has givenTo be a type and taste of heaven.Faithful in Adversity The marriage union God has givenTo be a type and taste of heaven.Both man and wife He means to bless,Increasing earthly happiness, But in the case of Martha Hall,It didn’t work that way at all.The lot that fell […]

Sheet Music Table

Sheet Music Table     Song Titles Solos with piano accompaniment Duets with optional piano accompaniment Trios with optional piano accompaniment 1.     Abide with me   Violin / Tenor Recorder with optional Flute Obligato Score    Parts   Piano Í   Part 1    (a)  :    Flute / Treble Recorder / Violin or          (b)  :    Descant Recorder Part 2           :    […]

O God of God, in Whom Combine

O God of God, in Whom Combine O God of God, in whom combineThe heights and depths of love Divine, O God of God, in whom combineThe heights and depths of love Divine,With thankful hearts to Thee we sing!To Thee our longing souls aspire In fervent flames of strong desire:Come, and Thy sacred unction bring.All […]

Jesu, Thy Light Again I View

Jesu, Thy Light Again I View Jesu, Thy light again I view,Again Thy mercy’s beams I see, Jesu, Thy light again I view,Again Thy mercy’s beams I see,And all within me wakes, anewTo pant for Thy immensity:Again my thoughts to Thee aspireIn fervent flames of strong desire. But, O! what offering shall I giveTo Thee, […]

See the Day-Spring from Afar

See the Day-Spring from Afar “See the day-spring from afarUsher’d by the morning star!” “See the day-spring from afarUsher’d by the morning star!”Haste; to Him who sends the light,Hallow the remains of night. Souls, put on your glorious dress,Waking into righteousness;Clothed with Christ, aspire to shine,Radiance He of light Divine; Beam of the Eternal Beam,He […]

Commit Thou All Thy Griefs

Commit Thou All Thy Griefs Commit thou all thy griefsAnd ways into His hands; Commit thou all thy griefsAnd ways into His hands;To His sure truth and tender care,Who earth and heaven commands. Who points the clouds their course,Whom winds and seas obey;He shall direct thy wandering feet,He shall prepare thy way. Thou on the […]

Come, Saviour Jesu, From Above

Come, Saviour Jesu, From Above Come, Saviour Jesu, from above,Assist me with thy heavenly grace, Come, Saviour Jesu, from above,Assist me with thy heavenly grace,Withdraw my heart from worldly love,And for Thyself prepare the place. O, let Thy sacred presence fillAnd set my longing spirit free,Which pants to have no other will,But night and day […]

Welcome, Contempt! Stern, Faithful Guide

Welcome, Contempt! Stern, Faithful Guide Welcome, Contempt! stern, faithful guide,Unpleasing, healthful food! Welcome, Contempt! stern, faithful guide,Unpleasing, healthful food!Hail, pride-sprung antidote of pride;Hail, evil turn’d to good! Thee when with awful pomp array’dIll-judging mortals see,Perverse they fly with coward speed,To guilt they fly from thee. Yet if one haply longing standsTo choose a nobler part,Ardent […]

Where Has My Slumbering Spirit Been

Where Has My Slumbering Spirit Been Where has my slumbering spirit been,So late emerging into light? Where has my slumbering spirit been,So late emerging into light?So imperceptible, within,The weight of this Egyptian night! Where have they hid the world so long,So late presented to my view?Wretch! though myself increased the throng,Myself a part I never […]

Dead As I am and Cold My Breast

Dead As I am and Cold My Breast Dead as I am and cold my breast,Untouch’d by thee, Celestial Zeal, Dead as I am and cold my breast,Untouch’d by thee, Celestial Zeal,How shall I sing the’ unwonted guest?How paint the joys I cannot feel? Assist me Thou, at whose commandThe heart exults, from earth set […]

O Thou, Who All Things Canst Control

O Thou, Who All Things Canst Control O Thou, who all things canst control,Chase this dead Slumber from my soul; O Thou, who all things canst control,Chase this dead Slumber from my soul;With joy and fear, with love and awe,Give me to keep Thy perfect law. O, may one beam of Thy blest lightPierce trough, […]

Fountain of All the Good We See

Fountain of All the Good We See Fountain of all the good we seeStreaming from heaven above, Fountain of all the good we seeStreaming from heaven above,Saviour! our faith we act on Thee,And exercise our love. ‘Tis not the outward food we eatDoth this new strength afford;‘Tis Thou, whose presence makes it meat,Thou the life-giving […]

Blest Be The God Whose Tender Care

Blest Be The God Whose Tender Care Blest be the God whose tender carePrevents His children’s cry; Blest be the God whose tender carePrevents His children’s cry;Whose pity, providently near,Doth all our wants supply. Blest be the God whose bounty’s storeThese cheering gifts imparts;Who veils in bread the secret powerThat feeds and glads our hearts. […]

Father, Our Eyes We Lift to Thee

Father, Our Eyes We Lift to Thee Father, our eyes we lift to Thee,And taste our daily bread: Father, our eyes we lift to Thee,And taste our daily bread:‘Tis now Thy open hand we see,And on Thy bounty feed. ‘Tis now the meaner creatures joinRichly Thy grace to prove;Fulfil Thy primitive design,Enjoy’d by thankful love. […]

Parent of Good, Whose Plenteous Grace

Parent of Good, Whose Plenteous Grace Parent of good, whose plenteous graceO’er all Thy creatures flows, Parent of good, whose plenteous graceO’er all Thy creatures flows,Humbly we ask Thy power to blessThe food Thy love bestows. Thy love provides the sober feast:A second gift impart,Give us with joy our food to taste,And with a single […]

Captain of My Salvation, Hear!

Captain of My Salvation, Hear! Captain of my salvation, hear!Stir up Thy strength, and bow the skies: Captain of my salvation, hear!Stir up Thy strength, and bow the skies:Be Thou, the God of battles, near;In all Thy majesty arise! The day, the dreadful day’s at hand!In battle cover Thou my head:Past is Thy word: I […]

Summon’d My Labour to Renew

Summon’d My Labour to Renew Summon’d my labour to renew,And glad to act my part, Summon’d my labour to renew,And glad to act my part,Lord, in Thy name my task I do,And with a single heart. End of my every action Thou!Thyself in all I see:Accept my hallow’d labour now;I do it unto Thee. Whate’er […]

Son of the Carpenter, Receive

Son of the Carpenter, Receive Son of the Carpenter, receiveThis humble work of mine; Son of the Carpenter, receiveThis humble work of mine;Worth to my meanest labour give,By joining it to Thine. Servant of all, to toil for manThou wouldst not, Lord, refuse:Thy Majesty did not disdainTo be employ’d for us. Thy bright example I […]

Being of Beings, God of Love

Being of Beings, God of Love Being of beings, God of Love,To Thee our hearts we raise; Being of beings, God of Love,To Thee our hearts we raise;Thy all-sustaining power we prove,And gladly sing Thy praise. Thine, wholly Thine, we pant to be;Our sacrifice receive;Made, and preserved, and saved by Thee,To Thee ourselves we give. […]

Enslaved to Sense, to Pleasure Prone

Enslaved to Sense, to Pleasure Prone Enslaved to sense, to pleasure prone,Fond of created good; Enslaved to sense, to pleasure prone,Fond of created good;Father, our helplessness we own,And trembling taste our food. Trembling, we taste: for ah! no moreTo Thee the creatures lead;Changed, they exert a fatal power,And poison while they feed. Cursed for the […]

Fountain of Being, Source of Good

Fountain of Being, Source of Good Fountain of Being, Source of Good!At whose almighty breath Fountain of Being, Source of Good!At whose almighty breathThe creature proves our bane or food,Dispensing life or death: Thee we address with humble fear;Vouchsafe Thy gifts to crown;Father of All, Thy children hear,And send a blessing down. O, may our […]

And Live I Yet by Power Divine?

And Live I Yet by Power Divine? And live I yet by power Divine?And have I still my course to run? And live I yet by power Divine?And have I still my course to run?Again brought back in its declineThe shadow of my parting sun? Wondering I ask, Is this the breastStruggling so late and […]

Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise

Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise Hail the day that sees Him rise,Ravish’d from our wishful eyes! Hail the day that sees Him rise,Ravish’d from our wishful eyes!Christ, awhile to mortals given,Re-ascends His native heaven!There the pompous triumph waits:“Lift your heads, eternal gates, Wide unfold the radiant scene,Take the King of Glory in!”Circled round […]

Christ the Lord Is Risen To-day

Christ the Lord Is Risen To-day “Christ the Lord is risen today,”Sons of men and angels say! “Christ the Lord is risen today,”Sons of men and angels say!Raise your joys and triumphs high;Sing, ye heavens; and, earth, reply. Love’s redeeming work is done,Fought the fight, the battle won:Lo! our Sun’s eclipse is o’er;Lo! He sets […]

Sons of Men, Behold From Far

Sons of Men, Behold From Far Sons of men, behold from far,Hail the long-expected Star! Sons of men, behold from far,Hail the long-expected Star!Jacob’s Star that gilds the night,Guides bewilder’d nature right. Fear not hence that ill should flow,Wars of pestilence below:Wars it bids and tumults cease,Ushering in the Prince of Peace. Mild He shines […]

Hark How All the Welkin Rings

Hark How All the Welkin Rings Hark how all the welkin rings, “Glory to the King of kings,Hark how all the welkin rings, “Glory to the King of kings, Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!” Joyful, all ye nations, rise, Join the triumph of the skies; Universal Nature, say, “Christ the […]

Sons of God, Triumphant Rise

Sons of God, Triumphant Rise Sons of God, triumphant rise,Shout the’ accomplish’d Sacrifice! Sons of God, triumphant rise,Shout the’ accomplish’d Sacrifice!Shout your sins in Christ forgiven,Sons of God, and heirs of heaven! Ye that round our altars throng,Listening angels, join the song;Sing with us, ye heavenly powers,Pardon, grace, and glory ours! Love’s mysterious work is […]

O Thou, Whom Sinners Love

O Thou, Whom Sinners Love O Thou, whom sinners love, whose careDoes all our sickness heal, O Thou, whom sinners love, whose careDoes all our sickness heal,Thee we approach, with heart sincere,Thy power we joy to feel. To Thee our humblest thanks we pay,To Thee our souls we bow;Of hell erewhile the helpless prey,Heirs of […]

Thou, Jesu, Art Our King, Thy Ceaseless Praise We Sing

Thou, Jesu, Art Our King, Thy Ceaseless Praise We Sing Thou, Jesu, art our King,Thy ceaseless praise we sing:  Thou, Jesu, art our King,Thy ceaseless praise we sing:Praise shall our glad tongue employ,Praise o’erflow our grateful soul,While we vital breath enjoy,While eternal ages roll. Thou art the’ Eternal Light,That shin’st in deepest night.Wondering gazed the’ […]

Jesu, Thou Art Our King, To Me Thy Succour Bring

Jesu, Thou Art Our King, To Me Thy Succour Bring Jesu, Thou art our King,To me Thy succour bring. Jesu, Thou art our King,To me Thy succour bring.Christ the mighty One art Thou,Help for all on Thee is laid: This the word; I claim it now,Send me now the promised aid.High on Thy Father’s throne,O, […]

Jesu, My God and King

Jesu, My God and King Jesu, my God and king,Thy regal state I sing. Jesu, my God and king,Thy regal state I sing.Thou, and only Thou art great,High Thine everlasting throne;Thou the sovereign Potentate,Blest, immortal Thou alone. Essay your choicest strains,The King –Messiah- reigns!Tune your harps, celestial choir,Joyful all, your voices raise,Christ, than earth-born monarchs […]

Still, O My Soul, Prolong

Still, O My Soul, Prolong Still, O my soul, prolongThe never-ceasing song! Still, O my soul, prolongThe never-ceasing song!His be all my happy days,Praise my every hour employ, Every breath be spent in praise.His would I wholly beWho lived and died for me:Grief was all His life below, Pain and poverty and loss:Mine the sins […]

Thy Word is Like a Garden, Lord Edwin Hodder

Thy Word is Like a Garden, Lord – Edwin Hodder Thy Word is like a garden, Lord,With flowers bright and fair; Thy Word is like a garden, Lord,With flowers bright and fair;And every one who seeks may pluckA lovely cluster there. Thy Word is like a deep, deep mine;And jewels rich and rareAre hidden in […]

Main Poets

Main Poets Main Poets. Welcome to the Main Poets section of Poetry on Prayerclub. The main poets are English speaking men and women from all ages of the church. Each of the main poets has written poems and hymns which we at Prayerclub judge to be to the honor of the Lord Jesus Christ. Though […]

Not Alone Lee W. Brainard

Not Alone – Lee W. Brainard He woke at morn with heart of stone Deep nagging pain, down to the bone He woke at morn with heart of stone Deep nagging pain, down to the bone He heaved a sigh, raised weary head And sat upon his straw strewn bed He fixed his eyes on […]

Why Will You Die?

Why Will You Die? My friend, my soul is deeply grievedTo see the state you’re in: My friend, my soul is deeply grievedTo see the state you’re in:What benefit have you receivedFor holding on to sin? What fruit have you to justifyThe minding earthly things?It’s vanity you can’t deny;You Know what pain it brings. Such […]

Chastening

Chastening And shall a worm complain to GodIf he should feel the chastening rod? And shall a worm complain to GodIf he should feel the chastening rod?No, rather he is reconciledTo thus be treated as a child. The Father’s discipline I feelAnd know thereby the Spirit’s seal;Accepted as a son by grace,I share in the […]

It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village It takes a village (so we’re told)To raise a child today.It takes a village (we reply), It takes a village (so we’re told)To raise a child today.It takes a village (we reply),To steal his heart away To purge old-fashioned do’s and don’t’sFrom his enlightened mindTo leave old-fashioned Ma and PaA hundred […]

Sad Thoughts

Sad Thoughts Yes, I am calm, am humbled now;The storm is rocked to rest; Yes, I am calm, am humbled now;The storm is rocked to rest;And I have learnt my head to bow,And count my lot the best. I would not struggle with my God,Or chide what He has given:Why should I murmur at the […]

Love to All

Love to All Create in this poor, struggling soulToo hard a case for Thee? Thy wisdom and Thy power flowIn concert with Thy grace,And nothing is too hard for TheeNor I, too hard a case. No, not a thirsty soul is foundOutside Thy loving sphere,Nor can outside Thy power to saveA contrite heart appear. No […]

The Counsel of the Lord

The Counsel of the Lord The counsel of the wickedMay change from day to day. The counsel of the wickedMay change from day to day.It needn’t be consistentTo keep in error’s way. Not so with God almightyHis counsel stays the same,And those who stand upon itWill not be put to shame. With God there is […]

Psalm 35, Part 2 – Love to Enemies

Psalm 35, Part 2 – Love to Enemies – Isaac Watts Behold the love, the gen’rous love,That holy David shows; The Love of Christ to Sinners Typify’d in DavidVerses 12-14   Behold the love, the gen’rous love,That holy David shows;Hark, how his sounding bowels moveTo his afflicted foes! When they are sick his soul complains,And […]

Psalm 35, Part 1 – Prayer and Faith of Persecuted Saints

Psalm 35, Part 1 – Prayer and Faith of Persecuted Saints – Isaac Watts Now plead my cause, Almighty God,With all the sons of strife; Verses 1-9   Now plead my cause, Almighty God,With all the sons of strife;And fight against the men of blood,Who fight against my life. Draw out thy spear and stop […]

Psalm 34, Part 2 – Exhortations to Peace and Holiness

Psalm 34, Part 2 – Exhortations to Peace and Holiness – Isaac Watts Come, children, learn to fear the LordAnd that your days be long, Verses 11-22   Come, children, learn to fear the LordAnd that your days be long,Let not a false or spiteful wordBe found upon your tongue. Depart from mischief, practise love,Pursue […]

Psalm 34, Part 1 – Prayer and Praise for Eminent Deliverance

Psalm 34, Part 1 – Prayer and Praise for Eminent Deliverance – Isaac Watts I’ll bless the Lord from day to day;How good are all his ways! Verses 1-10   I’ll bless the Lord from day to day;How good are all his ways!Ye humble souls that use to pray,Come, help my lips to praise. Sing […]

Psalm 34, Part 2 – Religious Education

Psalm 34, Part 2 – Religious Education – Isaac Watts Children, in years and knowledge young,Your parents’ hope, your parents’ joy, Or, Instructions of Piety Verses 11-22   Children, in years and knowledge young,Your parents’ hope, your parents’ joy,Attend the counsels of my tongue,Let pious thoughts your minds employ. If you desire a length of […]

Psalm 34, Part 1 – God’s Care of the Saints

Psalm 34, Part 1 – God’s Care of the Saints – Isaac Watts Lord, I will bless thee all my days,Thy praise shall dwell upon my tongue Or, Deliverance by Prayer   Lord, I will bless thee all my days,Thy praise shall dwell upon my tongueMy soul shall glory in thy grace,While saints rejoice to […]

Psalm 33, Part 2 – Creatures Vain, and God All-Sufficient

Psalm 33, Part 2 – Creatures Vain, and God All-Sufficient – Isaac Watts Blest is the nation where the LordHath fixed his gracious throne, Blest is the nation where the LordHath fixed his gracious throne,Where he reveals his heav’nly word,And calls their tribes his own. His eye with infinite surveyDoes the whole world behold;He formed […]

Psalm 33, Part 1 – Works of Creation and Providence

Psalm 33, Part 1 – Works of Creation and Providence – Isaac Watts Rejoice, ye righteous, in the Lord,This work belongs to you; Rejoice, ye righteous, in the Lord,This work belongs to you;Sing of his name, his ways, his word,How holy, just, and true! His mercy and his righteousnessLet heav’n and earth proclaim;His works of […]

Psalm 32, Part 2 – A Guilty Conscience Eased by Confession and Pardon

Psalm 32, Part 2 – A Guilty Conscience Eased by Confession and Pardon – Isaac Watts While I keep silence, and concealMy heavy guilt within my heart, While I keep silence, and concealMy heavy guilt within my heart,What torments doth my conscience feel!What agonies of inward smart! I spread my sins before the Lord,And all […]

Psalm 32, Part 1 – Repentance and Free Pardon

Psalm 32, Part 1 – Repentance and Free Pardon – Isaac Watts Blest is the man, for ever blest,Whose guilt is pardoned by his God; Blest is the man, for ever blest,Whose guilt is pardoned by his God;Whose sins with sorrow are confessed,And covered with his Savior’s blood. Blest is the man to whom the […]

Psalm 32 – Free Pardon and Sincere Obedience

Psalm 32 – Free Pardon and Sincere Obedience – Isaac Watts Happy the man to whom his GodNo more imputes his sin, Or, Confession and Forgiveness   Happy the man to whom his GodNo more imputes his sin,But, washed in the Redeemer’s blood,Hath made his garments clean! Happy beyond expression heWhose debts are thus discharged;And […]

Psalm 32 – Forgiveness of Sin Upon Confession

Psalm 32 – Forgiveness of Sin Upon Confession – Isaac Watts O Blessed souls are theyWhose sins are covered o’er! O Blessed souls are theyWhose sins are covered o’er!Divinely blest, to whom the LordImputes their guilt no more. They mourn their follies past,And keep their hearts with care;Their lips and lives, without deceit,Shall prove their […]

Psalm 31, Part 2 – Deliverance From Slander and Reproach

Psalm 31, Part 2 – Deliverance From Slander and Reproach – Isaac Watts My heart rejoices in thy name,My God, my help, my trust; Verses 7-13, 18-21   My heart rejoices in thy name,My God, my help, my trust;Thou hast preserved my face from shame,Mine honor from the dust. “My life is spent with grief,” […]

Psalm 31, Part 1 – Deliverance From Death

Psalm 31, Part 1 – Deliverance From Death – Isaac Watts Unto thine hand, O God of truth,My spirit I commit; Verses 5, 13-19, 22, 23   Unto thine hand, O God of truth,My spirit I commit;Thou hast redeemed my soul from death,And saved me from the pit. The passions of my hope and fearMaintained […]

Psalm 30 Part 2 – Health, Sickness, and Recovery

Psalm 30 Part 2 – Health, Sickness, and Recovery Firm was my health, my day was bright,And I presumed ‘twould ne’er be night; Firm was my health, my day was bright,And I presumed ‘twould ne’er be night;Fondly I said within my heart,“Pleasure and peace shall ne’er depart.” But I forgot thine arm was strongWhich made […]

Psalm 30, Part 1 – Sickness Healed, and Sorrow Removed

Psalm 30, Part 1 – Sickness Healed, and Sorrow Removed I will extol thee, Lord, on high,At thy command diseases fly: I will extol thee, Lord, on high,At thy command diseases fly:Who but a God can speak and saveFrom the dark borders of the grave? Sing to the Lord, ye saints of his,And tell how […]

Psalm 29 – Storm and Thunder

Psalm 29 – Storm and Thunder Give to the Lord, ye sons of fame,Give to the Lord renown and power, Give to the Lord, ye sons of fame,Give to the Lord renown and power,Ascribe due honors to his name,And his eternal might adore. The Lord proclaims his power aloudOver the ocean and the land;His voice […]

Psalm 27, Part 2 – Prayer and Hope

Psalm 27, Part 2 – Prayer and Hope Soon as I heard my Father say,“Ye children, seek my grace,” Soon as I heard my Father say,“Ye children, seek my grace,”My heart replied without delay,“I’ll seek my Father’s face.” Let not thy face be hid from me,Nor frown my soul away;God of my life, I fly […]

Psalm 27, Part 1 – The Church Is Our Delight and Safety

Psalm 27, Part 1 – The Church Is Our Delight and Safety The Lord of glory is my light,And my salvation too; The Lord of glory is my light,And my salvation too;God is my strength, nor will I fearWhat all my foes can do. One privilege my heart desires;O grant me an abodeAmong the churches […]

Psalm 26 – Self-Examination

Psalm 26 – Self-Examination Judge me, O Lord, and prove my ways,And try my reins, and try my heart Judge me, O Lord, and prove my ways,And try my reins, and try my heartMy faith upon thy promise stays,Nor from thy law my feet depart. I hate to walk, I hate to sit,With men of […]

Psalm 25, Part 3 – Distress of Soul

Psalm 25, Part 3 – Distress of Soul Mine eyes and my desireAre ever to the Lord; Mine eyes and my desireAre ever to the Lord;I love to plead his promises,And rest upon his word. Turn, turn thee to my soul,Bring thy salvation near;When will thy hand release my feetOut of the deadly snare? When […]

Psalm 25, Part 2 – Divine Instruction

Psalm 25, Part 2 – Divine Instruction Where shall the man be foundThat fears t’ offend his God? Where shall the man be foundThat fears t’ offend his God?That loves the gospel’s joyful sound,And trembles at the rod? The Lord shall make him knowThe secrets of his heart,The wonders of his cov’nant show,And all his […]

Psalm 25, Part 1 – Waiting for Pardon and Direction

Psalm 25, Part 1 – Waiting for Pardon and Direction I Lift my soul to God,My trust is in his name: I Lift my soul to God,My trust is in his name:Let not my foes that seek my bloodStill triumph in my shame. Sin, and the powers of hell,Persuade me to despair:Lord, make me know […]

Psalm 24 – Saints Dwell in Heaven

Psalm 24 – Saints Dwell in Heaven This spacious earth is all the Lord’s,And men, and worms, and beasts, and birds: This spacious earth is all the Lord’s,And men, and worms, and beasts, and birds:He raised the building on the seas,And gave it for their dwelling-place. But there’s a brighter world on high,Thy palace, Lord, […]

Psalm 24 – Dwelling With God

Psalm 24 – Dwelling With God The earth for ever is the Lord’s,With Adam’s num’rous race; The earth for ever is the Lord’s,With Adam’s num’rous race;He raised its arches o’er the floods,And built it on the seas. But who among the sons of menMay visit thine abode?He that has hands from mischief clean,Whose heart is […]

Psalm 23 – God Our Shepherd

Psalm 23 – God Our Shepherd The Lord my Shepherd is,I shall be well supplied; The Lord my Shepherd is,I shall be well supplied;Since he is mine and I am his,What can I want beside? He leads me to the placeWhere heav’nly pasture grows,Where living waters gently pass,And full salvation flows. If e’er I go […]

Psalm 22, Part 2 – Christ’s Sufferings and Kingdom

Psalm 22, Part 2 – Christ’s Sufferings and Kingdom “Now from the roaring lion’s rage,O Lord, protect thy Son, “Now from the roaring lion’s rage,O Lord, protect thy Son,Nor leave thy darling to engageThe powers of hell alone.” Thus did our suff’ring Savior pray,With mighty cries and tears;God heard him in that dreadful day,And chased […]

Psalm 22, Part 1 – The Sufferings and Death of Christ

Psalm 22, Part 1 – The Sufferings and Death of Christ Why has my God my soul forsook,Nor will a smile afford? Why has my God my soul forsook,Nor will a smile afford?(Thus David once in anguish spoke,And thus our dying Lord.) Though ’tis thy chief delight to dwellAmong thy praising saints,Yet thou canst hear […]

Psalm 22 – Christ’s Sufferings and Exaltation

Psalm 22 – Christ’s Sufferings and Exaltation Now let our mournful songs recordThe dying sorrows of our Lord, Now let our mournful songs recordThe dying sorrows of our Lord,When he complained in tears and blood,As one forsaken of his God. The Jews beheld him thus forlorn,And shake their heads, and laugh in scorn:“He rescued others […]

Psalm 21 – Christ Exalted to the Kingdom, Verses 1-9

Psalm 21 – Christ Exalted to the Kingdom, Verses 1-9 David rejoiced in God his strength,Raised to the throne by special grace; David rejoiced in God his strength,Raised to the throne by special grace;But Christ the Son appears at length,Fulfils the triumph and the praise. How great is the Messiah’s joyIn the salvation of thy […]

Psalm 21 – Our King Is the Care of Heaven

Psalm 21 – Our King Is the Care of Heaven The king, O Lord, with songs of praise,Shall in thy strength rejoice; The king, O Lord, with songs of praise,Shall in thy strength rejoice;And, blest with thy salvation, raiseTo heav’n his cheerful voice. Thy sure defence through nations roundHas spread his glorious name;And his successful […]

Psalm 20 – Prayer and Hope of Victory, For a day of prayer in time of war.

Psalm 20 – Prayer and Hope of Victory, For a day of prayer in time of war. Now may the God of power and graceAttend his people’s humble cry! Now may the God of power and graceAttend his people’s humble cry!Jehovah hears when Isr’el prays,And brings deliverance from on high. The name of Jacob’s God […]

Psalm 19, Part 1 – The Books of Nature and Scripture, For a Lord’s Day Morning

Psalm 19, Part 1 – The Books of Nature and Scripture, For a Lord’s Day Morning Behold, the lofty skyDeclares its Maker God, Behold, the lofty skyDeclares its Maker God,And all his starry works on highProclaim his power abroad. The darkness and the lightStill keep their course the same;While night to day, and day to […]

Psalm 19 – The Books of Nature and of Scripture

Psalm 19 – The Books of Nature and of Scripture Great God, the heav’ns’ well-ordered frameDeclares the glories of thy name: Great God, the heav’ns’ well-ordered frameDeclares the glories of thy name:There thy rich works of wonder shine;A thousand starry beauties there,A thousand radiant marks appearOf boundless power and skill divine. From night to day, […]

Psalm 19 – The Books of Nature and of Scripture Compared

Psalm 19 – The Books of Nature and of Scripture Compared The heav’ns declare thy glory, Lord,In every star thy wisdom shines The heav’ns declare thy glory, Lord,In every star thy wisdom shinesBut when our eyes behold thy word,We read thy name in fairer lines. The rolling sun, the changing light,And nights and days, thy […]

Psalm 18, Part 2 – The Conqueror’s Song

Psalm 18, Part 2 – The Conqueror’s Song To thine almighty arm we oweThe triumphs of the day; To thine almighty arm we oweThe triumphs of the day;Thy terrors, Lord, confound the foe,And melt their strength away. ‘Tis by thine aid our troops prevail,And break united powers,Or burn their boasted fleets, or scaleThe proudest of […]

Psalm 18, Part 1 – Victory and Triumph Over Temporal Enemies

Psalm 18, Part 1 – Victory and Triumph Over Temporal Enemies We love thee, Lord, and we adore;Now is thine arm revealed: We love thee, Lord, and we adore;Now is thine arm revealed:Thou art our strength, our heav’nly tower,Our bulwark, and our shield. We fly to our eternal Rock,And find a sure defence;His holy name […]

Psalm 18, Part 3 – Rejoicing in God, Verses 30, 31, 34, 35, 46-50

Psalm 18, Part 3 – Rejoicing in God, Verses 30, 31, 34, 35, 46-50 Just are thy ways, and true thy word,Great Rock of my secure abode: Just are thy ways, and true thy word,Great Rock of my secure abode:Who is a God beside the Lord?Or where’s a refuge like our God? ‘Tis he that […]

Psalm 18, Part 2 – Sincerity Proved and Rewarded, Verses 20-26

Psalm 18, Part 2 – Sincerity Proved and Rewarded, Verses 20-26, Lord, thou hast seen my soul sincere,Hast made thy truth and love appear; Lord, thou hast seen my soul sincere,Hast made thy truth and love appear;Before mine eyes I set thy laws,And thou hast owned my righteous cause. Since I have learned thy holy […]

Psalm 18, Part 1 – Deliverance From Despair, Verses 1-6, 15-18

Psalm 18, Part 1 – Deliverance From Despair, Verses 1-6, 15-18 Thee will I love, O Lord, my strength,My rock, my tower, my high defence: Thee will I love, O Lord, my strength,My rock, my tower, my high defence:Thy mighty arm shall be my trust,For I have found salvation thence. Death, and the terrors of […]

Psalm 17 – Portion of Saints and Sinners, Or, Hope and Despair in Death

Portion of Saints and Sinners, Or, Hope and Despair in Death Arise, my gracious God,And make the wicked flee; Arise, my gracious God,And make the wicked flee;They are but thy chastising rod,To drive thy saints to thee. Behold, the sinner dies,His haughty words are vain;Here in this life his pleasure lies,And all beyond is pain. […]

Psalm 16, Part 2 – The Death and Ressurection of Christ

Psalm 16, Part 2 – The Death and Ressurection of Christ I set the Lord before my face,He bears my courage up; I set the Lord before my face,He bears my courage up;My heart and tongue their joys express,My flesh shall rest in hope. “My spirit, Lord, thou wilt not leaveWhere souls departed are;Nor quit […]

Psalm 16, Part 3 – Courage in Death, and Hope of the Resurrection

Psalm 16, Part 3 – Courage in Death, and Hope of the Resurrection When God is nigh, my faith is strong;His arm is my almighty prop: When God is nigh, my faith is strong;His arm is my almighty prop:Be glad, my heart; rejoice, my tongue;My dying flesh shall rest in hope. Though in the dust […]

Psalm 16, Part 2 – Christ’s All-Sufficiency

Psalm 16, Part 2 – Christ’s All-Sufficiency How fast their guilt and sorrows riseWho haste to seek some idol-god! How fast their guilt and sorrows riseWho haste to seek some idol-god!I will not taste their sacrifice,Their offerings of forbidden blood. My God provides a richer cup,And nobler food to live upon;He for my life has […]

Psalm 14, Part 2, The Folly of Persecutors

Psalm 14, Part 2, The Folly of Persecutors Are sinners now so senseless grownThat they the saints devour? Are sinners now so senseless grownThat they the saints devour?And never worship at thy throne,Nor fear thine awful power? Great God! appear to their surprise;Reveal thy dreadful name;Let them no more thy wrath despise,Nor turn our hope […]

Psalm 14, Part 1, By Nature All Men Are Sinners

Psalm 14, Part 1, By Nature All Men Are Sinners Fools in their heart believe and say“That all religion’s vain; Fools in their heart believe and say“That all religion’s vain;There is no God that reigns on high,Or minds th’ affairs of men.” From thoughts so dreadful and profane,Corrupt discourse proceeds;And in their impious hands are […]

Psalm 13 – Complaint Under Temptations of the Devil

Psalm 13 – Complaint Under Temptations of the Devil How long wilt thou conceal thy face?My God, how long delay? How long wilt thou conceal thy face?My God, how long delay?When shall I feel those heav’nly raysThat chase my fears away? How long shall my poor lab’ring soulWrestle and toil in vain?Thy word can all […]

Psalm 13 – Pleading with God Under Desertion

Psalm 13 – Pleading with God Under Desertion How long, O Lord, shall I complain,Like one that seeks his God in vain? How long, O Lord, shall I complain,Like one that seeks his God in vain?Canst thou thy face for ever hide,And I still pray, and be denied? Shall I for ever be forgot,As one […]

Psalm 12 – Complaint of A General Corruption of Manners

Psalm 12 – Complaint of A General Corruption of Manners Help, Lord, for men of virtue fail,Religion loses ground, Help, Lord, for men of virtue fail,Religion loses ground,The sons of violence prevail,And treacheries abound. Their oaths and promises they break,Yet act the flatterer’s part;With fair, deceitful lips they speak,And with a double heart. If we […]

Psalm 11 – God Loves the Righteous and Hates the Wicked

Psalm 11 – God Loves the Righteous and Hates the Wicked My refuge is the God of love;Why do my foes insult and cry, My refuge is the God of love;Why do my foes insult and cry,“Fly like a tim’rous, trembling dove,To distant woods or mountains fly?” If government be all destroyed,(That firm foundation of […]

Psalm 9, Part 2 – The Wisdom and Equity of Providence, Verse 12

Psalm 9, Part 2 – The Wisdom and Equity of Providence, Verse 12 When the great Judge, supreme and just,Shall once inquire for blood, When the great Judge, supreme and just,Shall once inquire for blood,The humble souls that mourn in dustShall find a faithful God. He from the dreadful gates of deathDoes his own children […]

Psalm 9, Part 1 – Wrath and Mercy From the Judgment-Seat, Verses 1-4, 9-11

Psalm 9, Part 1 – Wrath and Mercy From the Judgment-Seat, Verses 1-4, 9-11 With my whole heart I’ll raise my song,Thy wonders I’ll proclaim; With my whole heart I’ll raise my song,Thy wonders I’ll proclaim;Thou, sovereign Judge of right and wrong,Wilt put my foes to shame. I’ll sing thy majesty and grace;My God prepares […]

Psalm 8, Part 1 – The Hosanna of Children, V. 1, 2 paraphrased

Psalm 8, Part 1 – The Hosanna of Children, V. 1, 2 paraphrased Almighty Ruler of the skies,Through the wide earth thy name is spread; Almighty Ruler of the skies,Through the wide earth thy name is spread;And thine eternal glories riseO’er all the heav’ns thy hands have made. To thee the voices of the youngA […]

Psalm 8 – Christ’s Condescension and Glorification

Psalm 8 – Christ’s Condescension and Glorification O LORD, our Lord, how wondrous greatIs thine exalted name! O LORD, our Lord, how wondrous greatIs thine exalted name!The glories of thy heav’nly stateLet men and babes proclaim. When I behold thy works on high,The moon that rules the night,And stars that well adorn the sky,Those moving […]

Psalm 8 – God’s Sovereignty and Goodness

Psalm 8 – God’s Sovereignty and Goodness O Lord, our heav’nly King,Thy name is all divine; O Lord, our heav’nly King,Thy name is all divine;Thy glories round the earth are spread,And o’er the heav’ns they shine. When to thy works on highI raise my wondering eyes,And see the moon, complete in light,Adorn the darksome skies […]

Psalm 7 – God’s Care of His People

Psalm 7 – God’s Care of His People My trust is in my heav’nly Friend,My hope in thee, my God; My trust is in my heav’nly Friend,My hope in thee, my God;Rise, and my helpless life defendFrom those that seek my blood. With insolence and fury theyMy soul in pieces tear,As hungry lions rend the […]

Psalm 6 – Temptations in Sickness Overcome

Psalm 6 – Temptations in Sickness Overcome Lord, I can suffer thy rebukes,When thou with kindness dost chastise; Lord, I can suffer thy rebukes,When thou with kindness dost chastise;But thy fierce wrath I cannot bear:O let it not against me rise. Pity my languishing estate,And ease the sorrows that I feel;The wounds thine heavy hand […]

Psalm 6 – Complaint in Sickness

Psalm 6 – Complaint in Sickness In anger, Lord, rebuke me not;Withdraw the dreadful storm; In anger, Lord, rebuke me not;Withdraw the dreadful storm;Nor let thy fury grow so hotAgainst a feeble worm. My soul’s bowed down with heavy cares,My flesh with pain oppressed;My couch is witness to my tears,My tears forbid my rest. Sorrow […]

Psalm 5 – For the Lord’s Day Morning

Psalm 5 – For the Lord’s Day Morning Lord, in the morning thou shalt hearMy voice ascending high; Lord, in the morning thou shalt hearMy voice ascending high;To thee will I direct my prayer,To thee lift up mine eye; Up to the hills where Christ is goneTo plead for all his saints,Presenting at his Father’s […]

Psalm 4 – An Evening Psalm

Psalm 4 – An Evening Psalm Lord, thou wilt hear me when I pray,I am for ever thine; Lord, thou wilt hear me when I pray,I am for ever thine;I fear before thee all the day,Nor would I dare to sin. And while I rest my weary head,From cares and business free,‘Tis sweet conversing on […]

Psalm 4 – Hearing of Prayer

Psalm 4 – Hearing of Prayer O God of grace and righteousness,Hear and attend when I complain; O God of grace and righteousness,Hear and attend when I complain;Thou hast enlarged me in distress,Bow down a gracious ear again. Ye sons of men, in vain ye tryTo turn my glory into shame;How long will scoffers love […]

Psalm 3 – A Morning Psalm

Psalm 3 – A Morning Psalm O Lord, how many are my foes,In this weak state of flesh and blood! O Lord, how many are my foes,In this weak state of flesh and blood!My peace they daily discompose,But my defence and hope is God. Tired with the burdens of the day,To thee I raised an […]

Psalm 3 – Doubts and Fears Suppressed

Psalm 3 – Doubts and Fears Suppressed My God, how many are my fears!How fast my foes increase! My God, how many are my fears!How fast my foes increase!Conspiring my eternal death,They break my present peace. The lying tempter would persuadeThere’s no relief in heav’n;And all my swelling sins appearToo big to be forgiv’n. But […]

Psalm 2 – Why Did the Jews?

Psalm 2 – Why Did the Jews? Why did the Jews proclaim their rage?The Romans, why their swords employ? Why did the Jews proclaim their rage?The Romans, why their swords employ?Against the Lord their powers engage,His dear Anointed to destroy? “Come, let us break his bands,” they say,“This man shall never give us laws:”And thus […]

Psalm 2 – Maker and Sovereign Lord

Psalm 2 – Maker and Sovereign Lord Maker and sovereign LordOf heav’n, and earth, and seas, Maker and sovereign LordOf heav’n, and earth, and seas,Thy providence confirms thy word,And answers thy decrees. The things so long foretoldBy David are fulfilled,When Jews and Gentiles joined to slayJesus, thine holy child. Why did the Gentiles rage,And Jews, […]

Psalm 2 – Christ’s Death, Ressurection, and Ascension

Psalm 2 – Christ’s Death, Ressurection, and Ascension Why did the nations join to slayThe Lord’s anointed Son? Why did the nations join to slayThe Lord’s anointed Son?Why did they cast His laws awayAnd tread His gospel down? The Lord, that sits above the skies,Derides their rage below;He speaks with vengeance in His eyesAnd strikes […]

Psalm 1 – The Difference Between the Righteous and the Wicked

Psalm 1 – The Difference Between the Righteous and the Wicked Happy the man whose cautious feetShun the broad way that sinners go, Happy the man whose cautious feetShun the broad way that sinners go,Who hates the place where atheists meet,And fears to talk as scoffers do. He loves t’ employ the morning lightAmongst the […]

Psalm 1 – The Way and End of the Righteous and the Wicked

Psalm 1 – The Way and End of the Righteous and the Wicked Blest is the man who shuns the placeWhere sinners love to meet; Blest is the man who shuns the placeWhere sinners love to meet;Who fears to tread their wicked ways,And hates the scoffer’s seat: But in the statutes of the LordHas placed […]

Psalm 1 – The Saint Happy, the Sinner Miserable

Psalm 1 – The Saint Happy, the Sinner Miserable The man is ever bless’dWho shuns the sinners’ ways, The man is ever bless’dWho shuns the sinners’ ways,Among their councils never stands,Nor takes the scorner’s place; But makes the law of GodHis study and delight,Amidst the labours of the day,And watches of the night. He like […]

Digging a Well with Toothpicks Melody Conjurske

Digging a Well with Toothpicks – Melody Conjurske For these living waters full and free The craving I now find in me, But how to get them, I know not, So then I use what I have got These little tiny worthless sticks I’m digging a well with toothpicks, With all my efforts, I have […]

My Times and My Tears

My Times and My Tears I cannot guess the future;The past I cannot change; I cannot guess the future;The past I cannot change;My present situationI cannot re-arrange.My life is full of questionsThat I don’t understand,But God my Father tells me,My times are in His hand. And I can trust my Father;He knows my deepest fears;He […]

It Doesn’t Matter

It Doesn’t Matter It doesn’t matter what may come my way;It doesn’t matter what the neighbors say; It doesn’t matter what may come my way;It doesn’t matter what the neighbors say;It doesn’t matter what reproach I bear,What other people think, or how they fare,I cast my care on You. It doesn’t matter that my frame […]

The Farmer Ploughs Helen Steiner Rice

The Farmer Ploughs – Helen Steiner Rice For like the farmer, God chooses a field,From which He expects an excellent yield. The farmer ploughs through the fields of green,And the blade of the plough is sharp and keenBut the seed must be sown to bring forth grain,For nothing is born without suffering pain.And God never […]

Thee Will I Love

Thee Will I Love Thee will I love, my Strength, my Tower,Thee will I love, my Joy, my Crown, Thee will I love, my Strength, my Tower,Thee will I love, my Joy, my Crown,Thee will I love with all my power,In all Thy works, and Thee alone;Thee will I love, till the pure fireFill my […]

The Indwelling Christ Gerhard Tersteegen

The Indwelling Christ – Gerhard Tersteegen Gerhard Tersteegen Thou who givest of Thy gladnessTill the cup runs o’er— Thou who givest of Thy gladnessTill the cup runs o’er—Cup whereof the pilgrim wearyDrinks to thirst no more—Not a-nigh me, but within meIs Thy joy divine;Thou, O Lord, hast made Thy dwellingIn this heart of mine. Need […]

The Hope of His Coming Gerhard Tersteegen

The Hope of His Coming – Gerhard Tersteegen There is a balm for every pain,A medicine for all sorrow; There is a balm for every pain,A medicine for all sorrow;The eye turned backward to the Cross,And forward to the morrow. The morrow of the glory and the psalm,When He shall come;The morrow of the harping […]

Sweet the Moments, Rich in Blessing Walter Shirley

Sweet the Moments, Rich in Blessing – Walter Shirley Sweet the moments, rich in blessing,Which before the Cross I spend; Sweet the moments, rich in blessing,Which before the Cross I spend;Life and health and peace possessingFrom the sinner’s dying Friend. Truly blessed is this station,Low before His Cross to lie;While I see divine compassionBeaming in […]

Prayer for Purity

Prayer for Purity O Thou, to whose all-searching sightThe darkness shineth as the light, O Thou, to whose all-searching sightThe darkness shineth as the light,Search, prove my heart; it pants for Thee;O burst these bonds, and set it free! Wash out its stains, refine its dross,Nail my affections to the Cross;Hallow each thought; let all […]

O Jesus, King Most Wonderful Bernard of Clarivaux

O Jesus, King Most Wonderful – Bernard of Clarivaux O Jesus, King most wonderful,Thou Conqueror renowned, O Jesus, King most wonderful,Thou Conqueror renowned,Thou Sweetness most ineffable,In whom all joys are found! When once Thou visitest the heart,Then truth begins to shine,Then earthly vanities depart,Then kindles love divine. O Jesus, Light of all below!Thou Fount of […]

None Other Lamb, None Other Name Christina Rossetti

None Other Lamb, None Other Name – Christina Rossetti None other Lamb, none other Name,None other Hope in heaven or earth or sea, None other Lamb, none other Name,None other Hope in heaven or earth or sea,None other Hiding-place from guilt and shame,None beside Thee. My faith burns low, my hope burns low;Only my heart’s […]

My Sins, My Saviour! John S. B. Monsell

My Sins, My Saviour! – John S. B. Monsell My sins, my sins, my Saviour!They take such hold on me, My sins, my sins, my Saviour!They take such hold on me,I am not able to look up,Save only Christ to Thee;In Thee is all forgiveness,In Thee abundant grace,My shadow and my sunshineThe brightness of Thy […]

Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me

Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me Jesus, Thy boundless love to meNo thought can reach, no tongue declare; Jesus, Thy boundless love to meNo thought can reach, no tongue declare;O knit my thankful heart to Thee,And reign without a rival there:Thine wholly, Thine alone I am:Be Thou alone my constant flame. O grant that nothing […]

Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts Bernard of Clairvaux

Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts – Bernard of Clairvaux Jesus, Thou Joy of loving hearts,Thou Fount of life, Thou Light of men, Jesus, Thou Joy of loving hearts,Thou Fount of life, Thou Light of men,From the best bliss that earth impartsWe turn unfilled to Thee again. Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood;Thou savest those […]

Jesus Lives, And So Shall I Christian F. Gellert

Jesus Lives, And So Shall I – Christian F. Gellert Jesus lives, and so shall I.Death! thy sting is gone forever: Jesus lives, and so shall I.Death! thy sting is gone forever:He, who deigned for me to die,Lives, the bands of death to sever.He shall raise me with the just:Jesus is my Hope and trust. […]

Jesus, I Am Resting, Resting Jean Sophia Pigott

Jesus, I Am Resting, Resting – Jean Sophia Pigott Jesus, I am resting, resting     In the joy of what Thou art, Jesus, I am resting, resting     In the joy of what Thou art,I am finding out the greatness     Of Thy loving heart.Here I gaze and gaze upon Thee,     As Thy beauty fills my soul,For by […]

God Is Present Everywhere Oliver Holden

God Is Present Everywhere – Oliver Holden They who seek the throne of graceFind that throne in every place; They who seek the throne of graceFind that throne in every place;If we live a life of prayer,God is present everywhere. In our sickness and our health,In our want, or in our wealth,If we look to […]

Confidence George C. Neumark

Confidence – George C. Neumark If thou but suffer God to guide thee,And hope in Him through all thy ways, If thou but suffer God to guide thee,And hope in Him through all thy ways,He’ll give thee strength, whate’er betide thee,And bear thee through the evil days;Who trusts in God’s unchanging loveBuilds on the rock […]

At the Lord’s Table Horatius Bonar

At the Lord’s Table – Horatius Bonar Horatius Bonar Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face;Here would I touch and handle things unseen, Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face;Here would I touch and handle things unseen,Here grasp with firmer hand the eternal grace,And all my weariness upon Thee […]

As Pants the Hart Tate and Brady

As Pants the Hart – Tate and Brady Tate and Brady As pants the hart for cooling streams,When heated in the chase;So longs my soul, O God, for Thee,And Thy refreshing grace. For Thee, my God, the living God,My thirsty soul doth pine;Oh, when shall I behold Thy face,Thou Majesty divine? Why restless, why cast […]

Allured into the Desert Gerhard Tersteegen

Allured into the Desert – Gerhard Tersteegen Allured into the desert,With God alone, apart,Allured into the desert,With God alone, apart,There spirit meeteth spirit,There speaketh heart to heart. Far, far on that untrodden shore,God’s secret place I find;Alone I pass the golden door,The dearest left behind.There God and I—none other;Oh far from men to be! Nay, […]

Lyke As the Armed Knight

Lyke As the Armed Knight Lyke as the armed knightAppointed to the feeld, The Ballade which Anne Askewe made and sange, whan she was in Newgate. [Ann Askew was burned in Smithfield in July of 1546. Newgate is the prison which she occupied before her martyrdom. This poem appears in a sixteenth-century (undated) print of […]

I Once . . . But Now Ezra Brainard

I Once . . . But Now – Ezra Brainard I once was called a real believer,But now I am believing. I once was called a real believer,But now I am believing.I once had known about the asking,But now about receiving. I once had known about my Jesus,But now He knows my name.I once had […]

My Heart Is Resting, O My God Anna Laetitia Waring

My Heart Is Resting, O My God – Anna Laetitia Waring My heart is resting, O my God,I will give thanks and sing; My heart is resting, O my God,I will give thanks and sing;My heart is at the secret sourceOf every precious thing.Now the frail vessel Thou hast madeNo hand but Thine shall fill;For […]

All Must Be Well Mary Bowley Peters

All Must Be Well – Mary Bowley Peters Mary Bowley Peters Through the love of God our Saviour,All will be well; Through the love of God our Saviour,All will be well;Free and changeless is His favor,All, all is well;Precious is the blood that heal’d us,Perfect is the grace that seal’d us,Strong the hand stretch’d out […]

Gossip

Gossip After I have listenedto gossip for an hour, After I have listenedto gossip for an hour,Vainly I imaginethat I’ve escaped its power.Totally unconscious,I drank in every word;Soaked up all the passionof everything I heard.Thinking I’m impartial,I never really dreamSomeone I have honoredis losing my esteem.Haven’t I intendedto vindicate my friend?Haven’t I attemptedhis motives to […]

Wholly Resigned

Wholly Resigned Christ leads us through no darker roomsThan he went through before: Christ leads us through no darker roomsThan he went through before:He that into God’s kingdom comes,Must enter by this door:Come, Lord, when grace hath made me meetThy blessed face to see,For if Thy work on earth be sweet,What will Thy glory be! […]

Who Is My Brother?

Who Is My Brother? Must I my brother keep,And share his pains and toil, Must I my brother keep,And share his pains and toil,And weep with those that weep,And smile with those that smile;And act to each a brother’s part,And feel his sorrows in my heart? Must I his burden bearAs though it were my […]

The Christian and His Echo

The Christian and His Echo True faith producing love to God and man,Say, Echo, is not this the Gospel plan? True faith producing love to God and man,Say, Echo, is not this the Gospel plan?The Gospel plan. Must I my faith and love to Jesus show,By doing good to all, both friend and foe?Both friend […]

The Better Life

The Better Life When we reach a quiet dwellingOn the strong eternal hills, When we reach a quiet dwellingOn the strong eternal hills,And our praise to Him is swelling,Who the vast creation fills:When the paths of prayer and dutyAnd affliction all are trod,And we wake and see the beautyOf our Saviour and our God; With […]

We All Do Fade As a Leaf

We All Do Fade As a Leaf – R.M. McCheyne SHE LIVED—     So dying-like and frail, SHE LIVED—     So dying-like and frail,     That every bitter gale     Of winter seemed to blow     Only to lay her low!     She lived to show how He,     Who stills the stormy sea,          Can overrule the winter’s power,          And keep alive […]

Poem Written for his Father’s Birthday

Poem Written for his Father’s Birthday – R.M. McCheyne Ah! where is the harp that was strung to thy praise,So oft and so sweetly in happier days? When his brother David (who generally wrote a birthday song) was no longer on earth. Ah! where is the harp that was strung to thy praise,So oft and […]

Peace to This House

Peace to This House – R.M. McCheyne Long may peace within this dwelling             Have its resting place; Long may peace within this dwelling             Have its resting place;Angel shields all harm repelling—             God, their God of grace. May the dove-like Spirit guide them             To the Upright land!May the Saviour-shepherd feed them             From his gentle hand! Facebook […]

Peace Be to Thee

Peace Be to Thee – R.M. McCheyne Peace be to thee, gentle boy!Many years of health and joy! Peace be to thee, gentle boy!Many years of health and joy!Love your Bible more than play—Grow in wisdom every day.Like the lark on hovering wing,Early rise, and mount and sing;Like the dove that found no restTill it […]

On the Death of the Wife of an English Clergyman

On the Death of the Wife of an English Clergyman – R.M. McCheyne Oft as she taught the little maids of FranceTo leave the garland, catanet, and dance, Oft as she taught the little maids of FranceTo leave the garland, catanet, and dance,And listen to the words which she would sayAbout the crowns that never […]

On Reading Baxter’s Call to the Unconverted

On Reading Baxter’s Call to the Unconverted – R.M. McCheyne Though Baxter’s lips have long in silence hung,And death long hush’d that sinner-wakening tongue; Though Baxter’s lips have long in silence hung,And death long hush’d that sinner-wakening tongue;Yet still, though dead, he speaks aloud to all,And from the grave still issues forth his “Call.”Like some […]

He Tenderly Binds Up the Broken in Heart

He Tenderly Binds Up the Broken in Heart – R.M. McCheyne He tenderly binds up the broken in heart,     The soul bowed down he will raise; He tenderly binds up the broken in heart,     The soul bowed down he will raise;For mourning the ointment of joy will impart,     For heaviness garments of praise. Ah, come […]

Gideon’s Fleece

Gideon’s Fleece – R.M. McCheyne When God called Gideon forth to fight—“Go, save thou Israel in thy might,— When God called Gideon forth to fight—“Go, save thou Israel in thy might,—The faithful warrior sought a signThat God would on his labors shine.     The man who, at thy dread command,     Lifted the shield and deadly brand,     […]

Salome

Salome She knew not what for them she sought,At His right hand and left to sit! She knew not what for them she sought,At His right hand and left to sit!How great the glory, passing thought;How rough the path that led to it. They knew not what of Him they asked!But He their deeper sense […]

Pray For Whom Thou Lovest

Pray For Whom Thou Lovest Yes, pray for whom thou lovest; thou mayst vainly, idly seekThe fervid words of tenderness by feeble words to speak; Yes, pray for whom thou lovest; thou mayst vainly, idly seekThe fervid words of tenderness by feeble words to speak;Go kneel before thy Father’s throne, and meekly, humbly thereAsk blessing […]

Pilgrim of Earth

Pilgrim of Earth Pilgrim of earth, who art journeying to heaven!Heir of Eternal Life! child of the day! Pilgrim of earth, who art journeying to heaven!Heir of Eternal Life! child of the day!Cared for, watched over, beloved and forgiven —Art thou discouraged because of the way? Cared for, watched over, though often Thou seemestJustly forsaken, […]

One By One

One By One One by one the sands are flowingOne by one the moments fall, One by one the sands are flowingOne by one the moments fall,Some are coming, some are going —Do not strive to grasp them all. One by one thy duties wait thee,Let thy whole strength go to each;Let no future dreams […]

O My Saviour, Crucified

O My Saviour, Crucified O my Saviour, crucified!Near Thy cross may I abide; O my Saviour, crucified!Near Thy cross may I abide;There to gaze, with steadfast eye,On Thy dying agony. Jesus, bruised and put to shame,Tells me all the Father’s name;God is love, I surely know,By my Saviour’s depths of woe! In His sinless soul’s […]

Now

Now Rise! for the day is passing,And you lie dreaming on; Rise! for the day is passing,And you lie dreaming on;The others have buckled their armor,And forth to the fight are gone:A place in the ranks awaits you,Each man has some part to play;The Past and Future are lookingIn the face of the stern To-day.” […]

Near Jesus

Near Jesus I want to live near Jesus,And never go astray, I want to live near Jesus,And never go astray,To feel that I am growingMore like Him every day;That I am always layingMy treasure up above,And gaining more the spiritOf His gentleness and love. I want such steadfast purposeMy mission to fulfil,That it may be […]

Nature and Faith

Nature and Faith We wept — ’twas Nature wept, but Faith Can pierce beyond the gloom of death, We wept — ’twas Nature wept, but FaithCan pierce beyond the gloom of death,And in yon world, so fair and bright,Behold thee in refulgent light!We miss thee here, yet Faith would ratherKnow thou art with thy heavenly Father.Nature sees […]

How Doth Death Speak of Our Beloved?

How Doth Death Speak of Our Beloved? How doth Death speak of our beloved,When it hath laid them low; How doth Death speak of our beloved,When it hath laid them low;When it has set its hallowing touchOn speechless lip and brow? It clothes their every gift and graceWith radiance from the holiest place,With light as […]

Holy Tears

Holy Tears Yes, thou may’st weep, for Jesus shedSuch tears as those thou sheddest now, Yes, thou may’st weep, for Jesus shedSuch tears as those thou sheddest now,When, for the living or the dead,Sorrow lay heavy on his brow. He sees thee weep, yet doth not blameThe weakness of thy flesh and heart;Thy human nature […]

Grief Was Sent Thee For Thy Good

Grief Was Sent Thee For Thy Good Some there are who seem exemptedFrom the doom incurred by all: Some there are who seem exemptedFrom the doom incurred by all:Are they not more sorely tempted?Are they not the first to fall?As a mother’s firm denialChecks her infant’s wayward mood,Wisdom lurks in every trial —Grief was sent […]

God Our Strength

God Our Strength Man, in his weakness, needs a stronger stayThan fellow-men, the holiest and the best: Man, in his weakness, needs a stronger stayThan fellow-men, the holiest and the best:And yet we turn to them from day to day,As if in them our spirits could find rest. Gently untwine our childish hands, that clingTo […]

God’s Anvil

God’s Anvil Pain’s furnace-heat within me quivers,God’s breath upon the fire doth blow, Pain’s furnace-heat within me quivers,God’s breath upon the fire doth blow,And all my heart in anguish shivers,And trembles at the fiery glow;And yet I whisper, “As God will!”And in His hottest fire hold still. He comes, and lays my heart, all heated,On […]

Alone, Yet Not Alone

Alone, Yet Not Alone When no kind earthly friend is near,With gentle words my heart to cheer, When no kind earthly friend is near,With gentle words my heart to cheer,Still am I with my Saviour dear:“Alone, yet not alone.” Though no loved forms my path attend,With tender looks o’er me to bend,Yet am I with […]

All Is Light

All Is Light What though storm-clouds gather round me,Hovering darkly o’er my way? What though storm-clouds gather round me,Hovering darkly o’er my way?While I see the cross of CalvaryBeaming with celestial ray,All is light, all is light! What though mortal powers may falter?Earthly plans and prospects fail?With a heaven-born hope which enterethE’en to that within […]

A Quiet Mind

A Quiet Mind I have a treasure which I prize;Its like I cannot find: I have a treasure which I prize;Its like I cannot find:There’s nothing like it on the earth;’Tis this — a quiet mind. But ’tis not that I’m stupefied,Or senseless, dull, or blind;’Tis God’s own peace within my heart,Which forms my quiet […]

What Is This That He Saith: A Little While? Jane Crewdson

What Is This That He Saith: A Little While? – Jane Crewdson Oh! for the peace which floweth as a river,Making Life’s desert-places bloom and smile. Oh! for the peace which floweth as a river,Making Life’s desert-places bloom and smile.Oh! for a faith to grasp heaven’s bright “for ever,”Amid the shadows of Earth’s “little while.” […]

They Tell Me You Know Melody Conjurske

They Tell Me You Know – Melody Conjurske Jesus, my friend, they tell me You know,You know how I feel, and why it is so. Jesus, my friend, they tell me You know,You know how I feel, and why it is so.You see every tear, as I sob alone,This heart rending grief and pain of […]

You Can Melody Conjurske

You Can – Melody Conjurske I can’t face this trial,I’ve tried quite awhile I can’t face this trial,I’ve tried quite awhileThe pain’s quite too muchFor a human, as such.  I can’t bear this strain,This suffocating pain,And surely no doubtThere seems no way out.  I can’t face this day,There’s simply no way.There’s no way to cope.I’m […]

Where Is Elijah’s God of Might?

Where Is Elijah’s God of Might? Where is Elijah’s God of might,And where his miracles of old? Where is Elijah’s God of might,And where his miracles of old?The world is sunk in deepest night;The church of God is weak and cold.But God is still the mighty Lord;He changeth not, the Scripture saith.Ye saints, unite with […]

To Every Creature

To Every Creature The Son of God has bled and died,In grief and pain was crucified, The Son of God has bled and died,In grief and pain was crucified,A full salvation to provide,For every creature. The messengers that first he sent,Went forth to spend and to be spent:Through tears, and blood, and fire they went,To […]

The Yearnings of A Father’s Heart for His Children

The Yearnings of A Father’s Heart for His Children Shall I aspire to heav’nly bliss,And all my powers bend to this, Shall I aspire to heav’nly bliss,And all my powers bend to this,Lay all my treasures up above,And worldly things disdain to love,And for my children shall I chooseThe very things that I refuse? Shall […]

The Tree of Death

The Tree of Death The Saviour bore the tree of death,To sacrifice his peerless life. The Saviour bore the tree of death,To sacrifice his peerless life.On Calvary that tree bore him,And so became the tree of life. The Saviour stooped his body low,To shoulder that accursed tree.He sank beneath the weight and fell,To lift to […]

The Ashes of Wycliffe

The Ashes of Wycliffe John Wycliffe, strong and true for Christ,To please poor man he nothing cared: John Wycliffe, strong and true for Christ,To please poor man he nothing cared:The pope he styled the antichrist,Nor prelate, priest, nor monk he spared. What pope could such reproaches bear,Or brook so foul a heresy!Vile Wycliffe must to […]

Just to Save a Poor Sinner Like Me

Just to Save a Poor Sinner Like Me I was straying, rebellious, far off from my God;I was vile as a sinner could be. I was straying, rebellious, far off from my God;I was vile as a sinner could be.But my Father in mercy sent forth a Redeemer,Just to save a poor sinner like me.Just […]

“Are Ye Able,” Said the Master

“Are Ye Able,” Said the Master “Are ye able,” said the Master,“To be crucified with me?” “Are ye able,” said the Master,“To be crucified with me?”“Yea,” devoted spirits answered,To the death we follow thee!” Lord, we are able! Our spirits are thine.We can be strong by thy strength divine:Thy mighty Spirit within us shall beOur […]

The Refuge, River, and Rock of the Church

The Refuge, River, and Rock of the Church He who on earth as man was known,And bore our sins and pains; He who on earth as man was known,And bore our sins and pains;Now, seated on th’ eternal throne,The God of glory reigns. His hands the wheels of nature guideWith an unerring skill;And countless worlds […]

The Name of Jesus

The Name of Jesus How sweet the name of Jesus soundsIn a believer’s ear? How sweet the name of Jesus soundsIn a believer’s ear?It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,And drives away his fear. It makes the wounded spirit whole,And calms the troubled breast;’Tis Manna to the hungry soul,And to the weary rest. Dear name! […]

Vanity of the Creature Sanctified

Vanity of the Creature Sanctified Honey though the bee prepares,An envenomed sting he wears; Honey though the bee prepares,An envenomed sting he wears;Piercing thorns a guard composeRound the fragrant blooming rose. Where we think to find a sweet,Oft a painful sting we meet:When the rose invites our eye,We forget the thorn is nigh. Why are […]

On Recovery from Sickness

On Recovery from Sickness O, Saviour of the faithful dead,With whom thy servants dwell, O, Saviour of the faithful dead,With whom thy servants dwell,Though cold and green the turf is spreadAbove their narrow cell, No more we cling to mortal clay,We doubt and fear no more,Nor shrink to tread the darksome wayWhich thou hast trod […]

Stanzas on the Death of a Friend

Stanzas on the Death of a Friend Thou art gone to the grave; but we will not deplore thee,Though sorrows and darkness encompass the tomb: Thou art gone to the grave; but we will not deplore thee,Though sorrows and darkness encompass the tomb:Thy Saviour has passed through its portal before thee,And the lamp of his […]

At a Funeral

At a Funeral Beneath our feet and o’er our headIs equal warning given; Beneath our feet and o’er our headIs equal warning given;Beneath us lie the countless dead,Above us is the heaven. Their names are graven on the stone,Their bones are in the clay;And ere another day is done,Ourselves may be as they. Death rides […]

O Most Merciful!

O Most Merciful! O most merciful!O most bountiful! O most merciful!O most bountiful!God the Father Almighty!By the Redeemer’sSweet intercessionHear us, help us when we cry. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Email

O God, That Madest Earth and Sky

O God, That Madest Earth and Sky O God, that madest earth and sky, the darkness and the day,Give ear to this thy family, and help us when we pray. O God, that madest earth and sky, the darkness and the day,Give ear to this thy family, and help us when we pray.For wide the […]

Though Sorrows Rise and Dangers Roll

Though Sorrows Rise and Dangers Roll Though sorrows rise and dangers rollIn waves of darkness o’er my soul, Though sorrows rise and dangers rollIn waves of darkness o’er my soul,Though friends are false and love decays,And few and evil are my days,Though conscience, fiercest of my foes,Swells with remembered guilt my woes,Yet even in nature’s […]

To Conquer and to Save

To Conquer and to Save To conquer and to save, the Son of GodCame to his own in great humility, To conquer and to save, the Son of GodCame to his own in great humility,Who wont to ride on cherub wings abroad,And round him wrap the mantle of the sky.The mountains bent their necks to […]

O God, My Sins Are Manifold

O God, My Sins Are Manifold O God, my sins are manifold, against my life they cry,And all my guilty deeds foregone, up to thy temple fly;Wilt thou releast my trembling soul, that to despair is driven?‘Forgive!’ a blessed voice replied, ‘and thou shalt be forgiven.’ My foemen, Lord, are fierce and feel, they spurn […]

The Sound of War!

The Sound of War! The sound of war! In earth and airThe volleying thunders roll: The sound of war! In earth and airThe volleying thunders roll:Their fiery darts the fiends prepare,And dig the pit, and spread the snare,Against the Christian’s soul.The tyrant’s sword, the rack, the flame,The scorner’s serpent tone,Of bitter doubt the barbed aim,And, […]

O Blest Were the Accents of Early Creation

O Blest Were the Accents of Early Creation O blest were the accents of early creation,When the Word of Jehovah came down from above: O blest were the accents of early creation,When the Word of Jehovah came down from above:In the clods of the earth to infuse animation,And wake their cold atoms to life and […]

Wake Not, O Mother, Sounds of Lamentation

Wake Not, O Mother, Sounds of Lamentation Wake not, O Mother, sounds of lamentation;Weep not, O widow, weep not hopelessly: Wake not, O Mother, sounds of lamentation;Weep not, O widow, weep not hopelessly:Strong is his arm, the bringer of salvation,Strong is the word of God to succor thee. Bear forth the cold corpse slowly, slowly […]

God Provideth for the Morrow

God Provideth for the Morrow Lo, the lilies of the field,How their leaves instruction yield! Lo, the lilies of the field,How their leaves instruction yield!Hark to nature’s lesson givenBy the blessed birds of Heaven.Every bush and tufted treeWarbles sweet philosophy;‘Mortal, fly from doubt and sorrow:God provideth for the morrow. ‘Say, with richer crimson glowsThe kingly […]

Who Yonder on the Desert Heath

Who Yonder on the Desert Heath ‘Who yonder on the desert heath,Complains in feeble tone?’ ‘Who yonder on the desert heath,Complains in feeble tone?’‘A pilgrim in the vale of death,Faint, bleeding and alone.’ ‘How cam’st thou to this dismal strandOf danger, grief, and shame?’‘From blessed Sion’s holy land,By folly led, I came.’ ‘What ruffian hand […]

Creator of the Rolling Flood

Creator of the Rolling Flood Creator of the rolling flood!On whom thy people hope alone; Creator of the rolling flood!On whom thy people hope alone;Who cam’st, by water and by blood,For man’s offences to atone; Who from the labors of the deepDidst set thy servant Peter free,To feed on earth thy chosen sheep,And build an […]

Jerusalem, Jerusalem!

Jerusalem, Jerusalem! Jerusalem, Jerusalem!  enthroned once on high,Thou favored home of God on earth, thou heaven below the sky, Jerusalem, Jerusalem!  enthroned once on high,Thou favored home of God on earth, thou heaven below the sky,Now brought to bondage with thy sons, a curse and grief to see,Jerusalem, Jerusalem, our tears shall flow for thee. […]

For the Same

For the Same The feeble pulse, the gasping breath,The clenched teeth, the glazed eye, The feeble pulse, the gasping breath,The clenched teeth, the glazed eye,Are these thy sting, thou dreadful Death?O Grave, are these thy victory? The mourners by our parting bed,The wife, the children weeping nigh,The dismal pageant of the dead, –These, these are […]

Room for the Proud!

Room for the Proud! Room for the proud!  Ye sons of clay,From far his sweepin pomp survey, Room for the proud!  Ye sons of clay,From far his sweepin pomp survey,Nor, rashly curious, clog the wayHis chariot wheels before. Lo, with what scorn his lofty eyeGlances o’er age and poverty,And bids intruding conscience flyFar from his […]

Spirit of Truth

Spirit of Truth Spirit of Truth, on this thy dayTo thee for help we cry; Spirit of Truth, on this thy dayTo thee for help we cry;To guide us through the dreary wayOf dark mortality. We ask not, Lord, thy cloven flame,Or tongues of various tone;But long thy praises to proclaimWith fervor in our own. […]

Sit Thou on My Right Hand, My Son

Sit Thou on My Right Hand, My Son ‘Sit thou on my right hand, my Son!’ saith the Lord.‘Sit thou on my right hand, my Son, ‘Sit thou on my right hand, my Son!’ saith the Lord.‘Sit thou on my right hand, my Son,Till in the fatal hourOf my wrath, and my power,Thy foes shall […]

Life Nor Death Shall Us Dissever

Life Nor Death Shall Us Dissever Life nor Death shall us disseverFrom his love who reigns for ever. Life nor Death shall us disseverFrom his love who reigns for ever.Will he fail us? Never, never,When to him we cry. Sin may seek to snare us,Fiery passion tear us,Doubt and fear and grim despair,Their fangs against […]

Old Things Are Passed Away

Old Things Are Passed Away Let worldly minds the world pursue,It has no charms for me; Let worldly minds the world pursue,It has no charms for me;Once I admired its treed organs too,But grace has set me free Its pleasures now no longer please,No more content afford;Far from my heart be joys like these,Now I […]

I Will Arise and Seek My God

I Will Arise and Seek My God – R.M. McCheyne I will arise and seek my God,And, bowed down beneath my load, I will arise and seek my God,And, bowed down beneath my load,     Lay all my sins before Him;Then He will wash my soul from sin,And put a new heart me within,     And teach […]

Longing to Be with Christ

Longing to Be with Christ To Jesus, the Crown of my Hope,My soul is in haste to be gone; To Jesus, the Crown of my Hope,My soul is in haste to be gone;Oh bear me, ye cherubim, up,And waft me away me away to his throne! My Saviour, whom absent I love,Whom, not having seen, […]

I Will Praise the Lord at All Times

I Will Praise the Lord at All Times Winter has a joy for me,While the Saviour’s charms I read, Winter has a joy for me,While the Saviour’s charms I read,Lowly, meek, from blemish free,In the snowdrop’s pensive head. Spring returns, and brings alongLife-invigorating suns:Hark! the turtle’s plaintive songSeems to speak his dying groans! Summer has […]

Grace and Providence

Grace and Providence Almighty King! whose wondrous handSupports the weight of sea and land; Almighty King! whose wondrous handSupports the weight of sea and land;Whose grace is such a boundless store,No heart shall break that sighs for more. Thy providence supplies my food,And ’tis thy blessing makes it good;My soul is nourished by thy word:Let […]

Praise for Faith

Praise for Faith Of all the gifts thine hand bestows,Thou Giver of all good! Of all the gifts thine hand bestows,Thou Giver of all good!Not heaven itself a richer knowsThan my Redeemer’s blood. Faith too, the blood-receiving grace,From the same hand we gain;Else, sweetly as it suits our case,That gift had been in vain. Till […]

Not of Works

Not of Works Grace, triumphant in the throneScorns a rival, reigns alone; Grace, triumphant in the throneScorns a rival, reigns alone;Come and bow beneath her sway,Cast your idol works away!Works of man, when made his plea,Never shall accepted be;Fruits of pride (vain-glorious worm!)Are the best he can perform. Self, the god his soul adores,Influences all […]

Dependence

Dependence To keep the lamp alive,With oil we fill the bowl; To keep the lamp alive,With oil we fill the bowl;‘Tis water makes the willow thrive,And grace that feeds the soul. The Lord’s unsparing handSupplies the living stream;It is not at our own command,But still derived from him. Beware of Peter’s word,Nor confidently say,“I never […]

The Narrow Way

The Narrow Way What thousands never knew the road!What thousands hate it when ’tis known! What thousands never knew the road!What thousands hate it when ’tis known!None but the chosen tribes of GodWill seek or choose it for their own. A thousand ways in ruin end,One only leads to joys on high;By that my willing […]

Abuse of the Gospel

Abuse of the Gospel Too many, Lord, abuse thy graceIn this licentious day, Too many, Lord, abuse thy graceIn this licentious day,And while they boast they see thy faceThey turn their own away. Thy book displays a gracious lightThat can the blind restore;But these are dazzled by the sight,And blinded still the more. The pardon […]

A Living and a Dead Faith

A Living and a Dead Faith The Lord receives his highest praiseFrom humble minds and hearts sincere; The Lord receives his highest praiseFrom humble minds and hearts sincere;While all the loud professor saysOffends the righteous Judge’s ear. To walk as children of the day,To mark the precepts’ holy light,To wage the warfare, watch, and pray,Show […]

True and False Comforts

True and False Comforts O God, whose favourable eyeThe sin-sick soul revives, O God, whose favourable eyeThe sin sick soul revives,Holy and heavenly is the joyThy shining presence gives. Not such as hypocrites suppose,Who with a graceless heartTaste not of thee, but drink a dosePrepared by Satan’s art. Intoxicating joys are theirs,Who while they boast […]

The New Convert

The New Convert The new born child of Gospel grace,Like some fair tree when summer’s nigh, The new-born child of Gospel grace,Like some fair tree when summer’s nigh,Beneath Emmanuel’s shining faceLifts up his blooming branch on high. No fears he feels, he sees no foes,No conflict yet his faith employs,Nor has he learnt to whom […]

Hatred of Sin

Hatred of Sin Holy Lord God! I love thy truth,Nor dare thy least commandment slight; Holy Lord God! I love thy truth,Nor dare thy least commandment slight;Yet pierced by sin, the serpent’s tooth,I mourn the anguish of the bite. But though the poison lurks within,Hope bids me still with patience wait;Till death shall set me […]

The Heart Healed and Changed by Mercy

The Heart Healed and Changed by Mercy Sin enslaved me many years,And led me bound and blind; Sin enslaved me many years,And led me bound and blind;Till at length a thousand fearsCame swarming o’er my mind.“Where,” said I, in deep distress,“Will these sinful pleasures end?How shall I secure my peace,And make the Lord my friend?” […]

Love Constraining to Obedience

Love Constraining to Obedience No strength of nature can sufficeTo serve the Lord aright: No strength of nature can sufficeTo serve the Lord aright:And what she has she misapplies,For want of clearer light. How long beneath the law I layIn bondage and distress!I toil’d the precept to obey,But toil’d without success. Then, to abstain from […]

My Soul Thirsteth for God

My Soul Thirsteth for God I thirst, but not as once I did,The vain delights of earth to share; I thirst, but not as once I did,The vain delights of earth to share;Thy wounds, Emmanuel, all forbidThat I should seek my pleasures there. It was the sight of thy dear crossFirst wean’d my soul from […]

For the Poor

For the Poor When Hagar found the bottle spent,And wept o’er Ishmael, When Hagar found the bottle spent,And wept o’er Ishmael,A message from the Lord was sentTo guide her to a well. Should not Elijah’s cake and cruseConvince us at this day,A gracious God will not refuseProvisions by the way? His saints and servants shall […]

Lively Hope and Gracious Fear

Lively Hope and Gracious Fea I was a grovelling creature once,And basely cleaved to earth; I was a grovelling creature once,And basely cleaved to earth;I wanted spirit to renounceThe clod that gave me birth. But God has breathed upon a worm,And sent me from aboveWings such as clothe an angel’s form,The wings of joy and […]

The Christian

The Christian Honour and happiness uniteTo make the Christian’s name a praise; Honour and happiness uniteTo make the Christian’s name a praise;How fair the scene, how clear the light,That fills the remnant of his days! A kingly character he bears,No change his priestly office knows;Unfading is the crown he wears,His joys can never reach a […]

True Pleasures

True Pleasures Lord, my soul with pleasure springsWhen Jesus‘ name I hear; Lord, my soul with pleasure springsWhen Jesus’ name I hear;And when God the Spirit bringsThe word of promise near:Beauties too, in holiness,Still delighted I perceive;Nor have words that can expressThe joys thy precepts give. Clothed in sanctity and grace,How sweet it is to […]

Joy and Peace in Believing

Joy and Peace in Believing O Lord, my best desire fulfil,And help me to resign O Lord, my best desire fulfil,And help me to resignLife, health, and comfort to thy will,And make thy pleasure mine. Why should I shrink at thy command,Whose love forbids my fears?Or tremble at the gracious handThat wipes away my tears? […]

The Hidden Life

The Hidden Life To tell the Saviour all my wants,How pleasing is the task! To tell the Saviour all my wants,How pleasing is the task!Nor less to praise him when he grantsBeyond what I can ask. My labouring spirit vainly seeksTo tell but half the joy;With how much tenderness he speaks,And helps me to reply. […]

Retirement

Retirement Far from the world, O Lord, I flee,From strife and tumult far; Far from the world, O Lord, I flee,From strife and tumult far;From scenes where Satan wages stillHis most successful war. The calm retreat, the silent shade,With prayer and praise agree;And seem by thy sweet bounty madeFor those who follow thee. There, if […]

The Happy Change

The Happy Change How blessed thy creature is, O God,When, with a single eye, How blessed thy creature is, O God,When, with a single eye,He views the lustre of thy word,The dayspring from on high! Through all the storms that veil the skiesAnd frown on earthly things,The Sun of Righteousness he eyes,With healing on his […]

Submission

Submission O Lord, my best desire fulfil,And help me to resign O Lord, my best desire fulfil,And help me to resignLife, health, and comfort to thy will,And make thy pleasure mine. Why should I shrink at thy command,Whose love forbids my fears?Or tremble at the gracious handThat wipes away my tears? No, rather let me […]

Prayer for Patience

Prayer for Patience Lord, who hast suffered all for me,My peace and pardon to procure, Lord, who hast suffered all for me,My peace and pardon to procure,The lighter cross I bear for theeHelp me with patience to endure. The storm of loud repining hush;I would in humble silence mourn;Why should the unburnt, though burning bush,Be […]

Self-Acquaintance

Self-Acquaintance Dear Lord! accept a sinful heart,Which of itself complains, Dear Lord! accept a sinful heart,Which of itself complains,And mourns, with much and frequent smart,The evil it contains. There fiery seeds of anger lurk,Which often hurt my frame;And wait but for the tempter’s workTo fan them to a flame. Legality holds out a bribeTo purchase […]

Mourning and Longing

Mourning and Longing The Saviour hides his face!My spirit thirsts to prove The Saviour hides his face!My spirit thirsts to proveRenewed supplies of pardoning grace,And never fading love. The favoured souls who knowWhat glories shine in him,Pant for his presence as the roePants for the living stream. What trifles tease me now!They swarm like summer […]

Peace After a Storm

Peace After a Storm When darkness long has veiled my mind,And smiling day once more appears, When darkness long has veiled my mind,And smiling day once more appears,Then, my Redeemer, then I findThe folly of my doubts and fears. Straight I upbraid my wandering heart,And blush that I should ever beThus prone to act so […]

The Valley of the Shadow of Death

The Valley of the Shadow of Death My soul is sad, and much dismayed;See, Lord, what legions of my foes My soul is sad, and much dismayed;See, Lord, what legions of my foesWith fierce Apollyon at their head,My heavenly pilgrimage oppose! See, from the ever-burning lake,How like a smoky cloud they rise!With horrid blasts my […]

Looking Upwards in a Storm

Looking Upwards in a Storm God of my life, to thee I call,Afflicted at thy feet I fall; God of my life, to thee I call,Afflicted at thy feet I fall;When the great water floods prevail,Leave not my trembling heart to fail! Friend of the friendless and the faint,Where should I lodge my deep complaint?Where […]

Temptation

Temptation The billows swell, the winds are high,Clouds overcast my wintry sky; The billows swell, the winds are high,Clouds overcast my wintry sky;Out of the depths to thee I call,My fears are great, my strength is small. O Lord, the pilot’s part perform,And guard and guide me through the storm;Defend me from each threatening ill,Control […]

Afflictions Sanctified by the Word

Afflictions Sanctified by the Word Oh, how I love thy holy word,Thy gracious covenant, O Lord! Oh, how I love thy holy word,Thy gracious covenant, O Lord!It guides me in the peaceful way;I think upon it all the day. What are the mines of shining wealth,The strength of youth, the bloom of health!What are all […]

Welcome Cross

Welcome Cross ‘Tis my happiness belowNot to live without the cross, ‘Tis my happiness belowNot to live without the cross,But the Saviour’s power to know,Sanctifying every loss:Trials must and will befall;But with humble faith to seeLove inscribed upon them all,This is happiness to me. God in Israel sows the seedsOf affliction, pain, and toil;These spring […]

Light Shining out of Darkness

Light Shining out of Darkness God moves in a mysterious wayHis wonders to perform; God moves in a mysterious wayHis wonders to perform;He plants his footsteps in the sea,And rides upon the storm. Deep in unfathomable minesOf never failing skill,He treasures up his bright designs,And works his sovereign will. Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take,The […]

Seeking the Beloved

Seeking the Beloved To those who know the Lord I speak;Is my Beloved near? To those who know the Lord I speak;Is my Beloved near?The Bridegroom of my soul I seek,Oh! when will he appear? Though once a man of grief and shame,Yet now he fills a throne,And bears the greatest, sweetest nameThat earth or […]

The Waiting Soul

The Waiting Soul Breathe from the gentle south, O Lord,And cheer me from the north; Breathe from the gentle south, O Lord,And cheer me from the north;Blow on the treasures of thy word,And call the spices forth! I wish, thou know’st, to be resigned,And wait with patient hope;But hope delayed fatigues the mind,And drinks the […]

The Shining Light

The Shining Light My former hopes are fled,My terror now begins; My former hopes are fled,My terror now begins;I feel, alas! that I am deadIn trespasses and sins. Ah, whither shall I fly?I hear the thunder roar;The law proclaims destruction nigh,And vengeance at the door. When I review my ways,I dread impending doom:But sure a […]

On the Death of a Minister

On the Death of a Minister His master taken from his head,Elisha saw him go; His master taken from his head,Elisha saw him go;And in desponding accents said,“Ah, what must Israel do?” But he forgot the Lord, who liftsThe beggar to the throne;Nor knew that all Elijah’s giftsWould soon be made his own. What! when […]

The Light and Glory of the Word

The Light and Glory of the Word The Spirit breathes upon the Word,And brings the truth to sight; The Spirit breathes upon the Word,And brings the truth to sight;Precepts and promises affordA sanctifying light. A glory gilds the sacred page,Majestic like the sun;It gives a light to every age,It gives, but borrows none. The hand […]

Exhortation to Prayer

Exhortation to Prayer What various hindrances we meetIn coming to a mercy-seat! What various hindrances we meetIn coming to a mercy-seat!Yet who that knows the worth of prayerBut wishes to be often there? Prayer makes the darkened cloud withdraw,Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw,Gives exercise to faith and love,Brings every blessing from above. Restraining prayer, […]

Jesus Hastening to Suffer

Jesus Hastening to Suffer The Saviour, what a noble flameWas kindled in his breast, The Saviour, what a noble flameWas kindled in his breast,When hasting to Jerusalem,He marched before the rest! Good will to men, and zeal for God,His every thought engross;He longs to be baptized with blood,He pants to reach the cross! With all […]

Welcome to the Table

Welcome to the Table This is the feast of heavenly wine,And God invites to sup; This is the feast of heavenly wine,And God invites to sup;The juices of the living VineWere pressed to fill the cup. Oh! bless the Savior, ye that eat,With royal dainties fed;Not heaven affords a costlier treat,For Jesus is the bread. […]

On Opening a Place for Social Prayer

On Opening a Place for Social Prayer Jesus! where’er thy people meet,There they behold thy mercy seat; Jesus! where’er thy people meet,There they behold thy mercy seat;Where’er they seek thee, thou art found,And every place is hallowed ground. For thou, within no walls confined,Inhabitest the humble mind;Such ever bring thee where they come,And going, take […]

Jehovah Jesus

Jehovah Jesus My song shall bless the Lord of all,My praise shall climb to his abode; My song shall bless the Lord of all,My praise shall climb to his abode;Thee, Saviour, by that name I call,The great Supreme, the Mighty God. Without beginning or decline,Object of faith and not of sense;Eternal ages saw him shine,He […]

Prayer for Children

Prayer for Children Gracious Lord, our children see,By thy mercy we are free; Gracious Lord, our children see,By thy mercy we are free;But shall these, alas! remainSubjects still of Satan’s reign?Israel’s young ones, when of oldPharaoh threatened to withhold,Then thy messenger said, “No;Let the children also go!” When the angel of the Lord,Drawing forth his […]

Pleading for and with Youth

Pleading for and with Youth Sin has undone our wretched race;But Jesus has restored, Sin has undone our wretched race;But Jesus has restored,And brought the sinner face to faceWith his forgiving Lord. This we repeat from year to year,And press upon our youth;Lord, give them an attentive ear,Lord, save them by thy truth! Blessings upon […]

Prayer for a Blessing on the Young

Prayer for a Blessing on the Young Bestow, dear Lord, upon our youth,The gift of saving grace; Bestow, dear Lord, upon our youth,The gift of saving grace;And let the seed of sacred truthFall in a fruitful place. Grace is a plant, where’er it grows,Of pure and heavenly root;But fairest in the youngest shows,And yields the […]

Sardis

Sardis “Write to Sardis,” saith the Lord,“And write what he declares, “Write to Sardis,” saith the Lord,“And write what he declares,He whose Spirit, and whose word,Upholds the seven stars:All thy works and ways I search,Find thy zeal and love decayed;Thou art called a living church,But thou art cold and dead. “Watch, remember, seek, and strive,Exert […]

Old Testament Gospel

Old Testament Gospel Israel in ancient daysNot only had a view Israel in ancient daysNot only had a viewOf Sinai in a blaze,But learned the Gospel too;The types and figures were a glass,In which they saw a Saviour’s face. The paschal sacrificeAnd blood-besprinkled door,Seen with enlightened eyes,And once applied with power,Would teach the need of […]

Contentment

Contentment Fierce passions discompose the mind,As tempests vex the sea; Fierce passions discompose the mind,As tempests vex the sea;But calm content and peace we find,When, Lord, we turn to thee. In vain by reason and by ruleWe try to bend the will;For none but in the Saviour’s schoolCan learn the heavenly skill. Since at his […]

Lovest Thou Me?

Lovest Thou Me? Hark, my soul! it is the Lord;‘Tis thy Saviour, hear his word; Hark, my soul! it is the Lord;‘Tis thy Saviour, hear his word;Jesus speaks, and speaks to thee,“Say, poor sinner, lovest thou me? “I delivered thee when bound,And when bleeding, healed thy wound;Sought thee wandering, set thee right;Turned thy darkness into […]

The House of Prayer

The House of Prayer Thy mansion is the Christian’s heart,O Lord, thy dwelling place secure! Thy mansion is the Christian’s heart,O Lord, thy dwelling-place secure!Bid the unruly throng depart,And leave the consecrated door. Devoted as it is to thee,A thievish swarm frequents the place;They steal away my joys from me,And rob my Saviour of his […]

The Sower

The Sower Ye sons of earth, prepare the plough,Break up your fallow-ground; Ye sons of earth, prepare the plough,Break up your fallow-ground;The sower is gone forth to sow,And scatter blessings round. The seed that finds a stony soilShoots forth a hasty blade;But ill repays the sower’s toil,Soon withered, scorched, and dead. The thorny ground is […]

Praise for the Fountain Opened

Praise for the Fountain Opened There is a fountain filled with bloodDrawn from Emmanuel’s veins; There is a fountain filled with bloodDrawn from Emmanuel’s veins;And sinners, plunged beneath that flood,Lose all their guilty stains. The dying thief rejoiced to seeThat fountain in his day;And there have I, as vile as he,Washed all my sins away. […]

Jehovah-Shammah

Jehovah-Shammah “As birds their infant brood protect,And spread their wings to shelter them, “As birds their infant brood protect,And spread their wings to shelter them,(Thus saith the LORD to his elect,)So will I guard Jerusalem.” And what then is Jerusalem,This darling object of his care?Where is its worth in God’s esteem,Who built it? who inhabits […]

The Covenant

The Covenant The Lord proclaims his grace abroad!“Behold, I change your hearts of stone; The Lord proclaims his grace abroad!“Behold, I change your hearts of stone;Each shall renounce his idol-god,And serve, henceforth, the Lord alone. “My grace, a flowing stream, proceedsTo wash your filthiness away;Ye shall abhor your former deeds,And learn my statutes to obey. […]

Ephraim Repenting

Ephraim Repenting My God! till I received thy stroke,How like a beast was I! My God! till I received thy stroke,How like a beast was I!So unaccustomed to the yoke,So backward to comply. With grief my just reproach I bear,Shame fills me at the thought;How frequent my rebellions were,What wickedness I wrought. Thy merciful restraint […]

Jehovah Our Righteousness

Jehovah Our Righteousness My God! how perfect are thy ways!But mine polluted are; My God! how perfect are thy ways!But mine polluted are;Sin twines itself about my praise,And slides into my prayer. When I would speak what thou hast doneTo save me from my sin,I cannot make thy mercies known,But self-applause creeps in. Divine desire, […]

The Future Peace and Glory of the Church

The Future Peace and Glory of the Church Hear what God the Lord hath spoken:“O my people, faint and few, Hear what God the Lord hath spoken:“O my people, faint and few,Comfortless, afflicted, broken,Fair abodes I build for you.Thorns of heartfelt tribulationShall no more perplex your ways:You shall name your walls Salvation,And your gates shall […]

The Contrite Heart

The Contrite Heart The Lord will happiness divineOn contrite hearts bestow; The Lord will happiness divineOn contrite hearts bestow;Then tell me, gracious God, is mineA contrite heart, or no? I hear, but seem to hear in vain,Insensible as steel;If aught is felt, ’tis only pain,To find I cannot feel. I sometimes think myself inclinedTo love […]

O Lord, I Will Praise Thee

O Lord, I Will Praise Thee I will praise thee every dayNow thine anger’s turned away; I will praise thee every dayNow thine anger’s turned away;Comfortable thoughts ariseFrom the bleeding sacrifice. Here, in the fair Gospel-field,Wells of free salvation yieldStreams of life, a plenteous store,And my soul shall thirst no more. Jesus is become at […]

Vanity of the World

Vanity of the World God gives his mercies to be spent;“Your hoard will do your soul no good; God gives his mercies to be spent;“Your hoard will do your soul no good;Gold is a blessing only lent,Repaid by giving others food. The world’s esteem is but a bribe,To buy their peace you fell your own;The […]

Jehovah-Shalom

Jehovah-Shalom Jesus! whose blood so freely streamedTo satisfy the law’s demand; Jesus! whose blood so freely streamedTo satisfy the law’s demand;By thee from guilt and wrath redeemed,Before the Father’s face I stand. To reconcile offending man,Make Justice drop her angry rod;What creature could have formed the plan,Or who fulfil it but a God? No drop […]

Jehovah-Nissi

Jehovah-Nissi By whom was David taught,To aim the dreadful blow, By whom was David taught,To aim the dreadful blow,When he Goliath fought,And laid the Gittite low?Nor sword nor spear the stripling took,But chose a pebble from the brook. ‘Twas Israel’s God and King,Who sent him to the fight;Who gave him strength to fling,And skill to […]

Jehovah-Rophi

Jehovah-Rophi Heal us, Emmanuel! here we are,Waiting to feel thy touch; Heal us, Emmanuel! here we are,Waiting to feel thy touch;Deep wounded souls to thee repair,And, Saviour we are such. Our faith is feeble, we confess,We faintly trust thy word;But wilt thou pity us the less?Be that far from thee, Lord! Remember him who once […]

God Is Gone Up

God Is Gone Up God is gone up with a merry noiseOf saints that sing on high: God is gone up with a merry noiseOf saints that sing on high:With his own right hand and his holy armHe hath won the victory. Now empty are the courts of death,And crushed thy sting, despair:And roses bloom […]

O More than Merciful!

O More than Merciful! O more than merciful!  whose bounty gaveThy guiltless self to glut the greedy grave, O more than merciful!  whose bounty gaveThy guiltless self to glut the greedy grave,Whose heart was rent to pay thy people’s price,The great High-priest at once and sacrifice;Help, Saviour, by thy cross and crimson stain,Nor let thy […]

O Thou, Whom Neither Time nor Space

O Thou, Whom Neither Time nor Space O Thou, whom neither time nor spaceCan circle in, unseen, unknown, O Thou, whom neither time nor spaceCan circle in, unseen, unknown,Nor faith in boldest flight can trace,Save through thy Spirit and thy Son; And Thou, that from thy bright abode,To us in mortal weakness shown,Didst graft the […]

O, King of Earth and Air and Sea

O, King of Earth and Air and Sea O, King of earth and air and sea,The hungry ravens cry to thee; O, King of earth and air and sea,The hungry ravens cry to thee;To thee the scaly tribes that sweepThe bosom of the boundless deep; To thee the lions roaring call,The common Father, kind to […]

O God, by Whom the Seed Is Given

O God, by Whom the Seed Is Given O God, by whom the seed is given;By whom the harvest blesssed; O God, by whom the seed is given;By whom the harvest blesssed;Whose word like manna showered from heaven,Is planted in our breast; Preserve it from the passing feet,And plunderers of the air;The sultry sun’s intenser […]

The God of Glory Walks His Round

The God of Glory Walks His Round The God of Glory walks his round,From day to day, from year to year, The God of Glory walks his round,From day to day, from year to year,And warns us each with awful sound,‘No longer stand ye idle here. ‘Ye whose young cheeks are rosy bright,Whose hands are […]

Lord, Whose Love, in Power Excelling

Lord, Whose Love, in Power Excelling Lord, whose love, in power excelling,Washed the leper’s stain away, Lord, whose love, in power excelling,Washed the leper’s stain away,Jesus, from thy heavenly dwelling,Hear us, help us, when we pray. From the filth of vice and folly,From infuriate passion’s rage,Evil thoughts and hopes unholy,Heedless youth and selfish age; From […]

When on Her Maker’s Bosom

When on Her Maker’s Bosom When on her Maker’s bosomThe new-born earth was laid, When on her Maker’s bosomThe new-born earth was laid,And nature’s opening blossomIts fairest bloom displayed; When all with fruit and flowersThe laughing soil was dressed,And Eden’s fragrant bowersReceived their human guest; No sin his face defiling,The heir of Nature stood,And God, […]

Incarnate Word

Incarnate Word Incarnate Word, who, wont to dwellIn lowly shape and cottage cell, Incarnate Word, who, wont to dwellIn lowly shape and cottage cell,Didst not refuse a guest to beAt Cana’s poor festivity: O, when our soul from care is free,Then, Saviour, may we think on Thee,And seated at the festal board,In Fancy’s eye behold […]

O Hand of Bounty

O Hand of Bounty O, hand of bounty, largely spread,By whom our every want is fed, O, hand of bounty, largely spread,By whom our every want is fed,Whate’er we touch, or taste, or see,We owe them all, O Lord, to thee;The corn, the oil, the purple wine,Are all thy gifts, and only thine. The stream […]

Abashed Be All the Boast of Age

Abashed Be All the Boast of Age Abashed be all the boast of age,Be hoary learning dumb, Abashed be all the boast of age,Be hoary learning dumb,Expounded of the mystic page,Behold an infant come. O Wisdom, whose unfading powerBeside the Eternal stood,To frame, in nature’s earliest hour,The land, the sky, the flood; Yet didst not […]

The World Is Grown Old

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O, Saviour, Is Thy Promise Fled?

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In the Sun and Moon and Stars

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When Spring Unlocks the Flowers

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There Was Joy in Heaven

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The Son of God Goes Forth to War

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O Thou, Who Gav’st Thy Servant Grace

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O Captain of God’s Host

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The Lord Will Come!

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From Foes That Would the Land Devour

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Forth From the Dark and Stormy Sky

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Bread of the World

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The Lord of Might From Sinai’s Brow

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Lord of Mercy and of Might

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Hosanna to the Living Lord!

Hosanna to the Living Lord! Hosanna to the living Lord!Hosanna to the Incarnate Word! Hosanna to the living Lord!Hosanna to the Incarnate Word!To Christ, Creator, Saviour, King,Let earth, let heaven, Hosanna sing!Hosanna, Lord! Hosanna in the highest! Hosanna, Lord! Thine angels cry;Hosanna, Lord! Thy saints reply;Above, beneath us, and around,The dead and living swell the […]

By Cool Siloam’s Shady Rill

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From Greenland’s Icy Mountains

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Epiphany

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Swords for Souls

Swords for Souls Some men have swords with which to fightTo gain their carnal goals. Some men have swords with which to fightTo gain their carnal goals.The mortal body they will smite,But God has swords for souls. Like Mary, among women blessedAnd favored of the Lord,The servants we esteem the bestHave felt God’s piercing sword. […]

On Prayer

On Prayer Go, when the morning shineth,Go, when the moon is bright, Go, when the morning shineth,Go, when the moon is bright,Go, when the eve declineth,Go, in the hush of night;Go with pure mind and feeling,Fling earthly thoughts away,And in thy chamber kneeling,Do thou in secret pray.  Remember all who love thee,All who are loved […]

Whitsunday

Whitsunday Listen sweet Dove unto my song,And spread thy golden wings in me; Listen sweet Dove unto my song,And spread thy golden wings in me;Hatching my tender heart so long,Till it get wing, and fly away with thee. Where is that fire which once descendedOn thy Apostles? thou didst thenKeep open house, richly attended,Feasting all […]

Vanity

Vanity The fleet astronomer can boreAnd thread the spheres with his quick piercing mind: The fleet astronomer can boreAnd thread the spheres with his quick-piercing mind:He views theirs stations, walks from door to door,Surveys, as if he had designedTo make a purchase there: he sees their dances,And knoweth long before,Both their full-eyed aspects, and secret […]

The World

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The Windows

The Windows Lord, how can man preach thy eternall word?He is a brittle crazie glasse: Lord, how can man preach thy eternall word?He is a brittle crazie glasse:Yet in thy temple thou dost him affordThis glorious and transcendent place,To be a window, through thy grace. But when thou dost anneal in glasse thy storie,Making thy […]

The Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving Oh King of grief! (a title strange, yet true,To thee of all kings only due) Oh King of grief! (a title strange, yet true,To thee of all kings only due)Oh King of wounds! how shall I grieve for thee,Who in all grief preventest me? Shall I weep blood? why thou has wept such […]

The Temper II

The Temper II It cannot be. Where is that mighty joy,Which just now took up all my heart? It cannot be. Where is that mighty joy,Which just now took up all my heart?Lord, if thou must needs use thy dart,Save that, and me; or sin for both destroy. The grosser world stand to thy word […]

The Temper

The Temper How should I praise thee, Lord! how should my rhymesGladly engrave thy love in steel, How should I praise thee, Lord! how should my rhymesGladly engrave thy love in steel,If what my soul doth feel sometimesMy soul might ever feel! Although there were some forty heav’ns, or more,Sometimes I peer above them all;Sometimes […]

The Storm

The Storm If as the winds and waters here belowDo fly and flow, If as the winds and waters here belowDo fly and flow,My sighs and tears as busy were above;Sure they would moveAnd much affect thee, as tempestuous timesAmaze poor mortals, and object their crimes. Stars have their storms, ev’n in a high degree,As […]

The Sinner

The Sinner Lord, how I am all ague, when I seekWhat I have treasur’d in my memory! Lord, how I am all ague, when I seekWhat I have treasur’d in my memory!Since, if my soul make even with the week,Each seventh note by right is due to thee.I find there quarries of pil’d vanities,But shreds […]

The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice – George Herbert Oh all ye, who pass by, whose eyes and mindTo worldly things are sharp, but to me blind;

The Quip

Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Email The Quip – George Herbert The merry World did on a dayWith his train-bands and mates agree

The Pulley

The Pulley – George Herbert When God at first made man,Having a glass of blesings standing by;

The Pearl

The Pearl -George Herbert I know the ways of Learning; both the headAnd pipes that feed the press, and make it run;

The Holdfast

The Holdfast I threatened to observe the strict decreeOf my deare God with all my power and might: I threatened to observe the strict decreeOf my dear God with all my power and might:But I was told by one, `It could not be;Yet I might trust in God to be my light.’ `Then will I […]

The H. Communion

The H. Communion -George Herbert Not in rich furniture, or fine array, Nor in a wedge of gold,

The Forerunners

The Forerunners – George Herbert The harbingers are come. See, see their mark; White is their colour, and behold my head.

The Flower

The Flower – George Herbert How fresh, O Lord, how sweet and clean Are thy returns! ev’n as the flowers in spring;

The Elixir

The Elixir – George Herbert Teach me, my God and King,In all things Thee to see,

The Dawning

The Dawning Awake, sad heart, whom sorrow ever drowns ;Take up thine eyes, which feed on earth ; Awake, sad heart, whom sorrow ever drowns ;Take up thine eyes, which feed on earth ;Unfold thy forehead, gathered into frowns ;Thy Saviour comes, and with Him mirth :Awake, awake,And with a thankful heart His comforts take.But […]

The Collar

The Collar -George Herbert I struck the board, and cried, “No more!I will abroad.

The Altar

The Altar-George Herbert A broken ALTAR, Lord, thy servant rears,Made of a heart and cemented with tears; A broken ALTAR, Lord, thy servant rears,Made of a heart and cemented with tears;Whose parts are as thy hand did frame;No workman’s tool hath touch’d the same.A HEART aloneIs such a stone,As nothing butThy pow’r doth cut.Wherefore each […]

The Agony

The Agony -George Herbert Philosophers have measur’d mountains, Fathom’d the depths of the seas, of states, and kings, Philosophers have measur’d mountains, Fathom’d the depths of the seas, of states, and kings, Walk’d with a staff to heav’n, and traced fountains: But there are two vast, spacious things, The which to measure it doth more […]

The Affliction

The Affliction -George Herbert When first thou didst entice to thee my heart,I thought the service brave;

Sunday

Sunday -George Herbert O day most calm, most bright The fruit of this, the next world’s bud,

Sonnet II

Sonnet II -George Herbert Sure Lord, there is enough in thee to dry Oceans of Ink ; for, as the Deluge did

Sonnet

Sonnet – George Herbert My God, where is that ancient heat towards thee, Wherewith whole showls of Martyrs once did burn,

Sin’s Round

Sin’s Round Sorry I am, my God, sorry I am,That my offences course it in a ring. Sorry I am, my God, sorry I am,That my offences course it in a ring.My thoughts are working like a busy flame,Until their cockatrice they hatch and bring:And when they once have perfected their draughts,My words take fire […]

Sin II

Sin II – George Herbert O that I could a sin once see! We paint the devil foul, yet he O that I could a sin once see! We paint the devil foul, yet heHath some good in him, all agree.Sin is flat opposite to th’ Almighty, seeingIt wants the good of virtue, and of […]

Sin

Sin – George Herbert Lord, with what care hast Thou begirt us round!Parents first season us; then schoolmasters

Sighs and Groans

Sighs and Groans – George Herbert O do not use me After my sins! look not on my dessert,

Sepulchre

Sepulchre -George Herbert O blessed body! Whither are thou thrown? No lodging for thee, but a cold hard stone? O blessed body! Whither are thou thrown? No lodging for thee, but a cold hard stone? So many hearts on earth, and yet not oneReceive thee? Sure there is room within our hearts’ good store; For […]

Repentance

Repentance Lord, I confess my sin is great;Great is my sin. Oh! gently treat Lord, I confess my sin is great;Great is my sin. Oh! gently treatWith thy quick flow’r, thy momentany bloom;Whose life still pressingIs one undressing,A steady aiming at a tomb. Man’s age is two hours’ work, or three:Each day doth round about […]

Redemption

Redemption Having been tenant long to a rich lord,Not thriving, I resolved to be bold, Having been tenant long to a rich lord,Not thriving, I resolved to be bold,And make a suit unto him, to affordA new small rented lease, and cancel the old.In heaven at his manor I him sought;They told me there that […]

Providence

Providence – O Sacred Providence, who from end to endStrongly and sweetly movest! shall I write, O Sacred Providence, who from end to endStrongly and sweetly movest! shall I write,And not of thee, through whom my fingers bendTo hold my quill? shall they not do thee right? Of all the creatures both in sea and […]

Prayer II

Prayer II Prayer the Church’s banquet, angels’ age,God’s breath in man returning to his birth, Prayer the Church’s banquet, angels’ age,God’s breath in man returning to his birth,The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage,The Christian plummet sounding heav’n and earth; Engine against th’ Almighty, sinner’s tower,Reversed thunder, Christ-side-piercing spear,The six-days’ world transposing in an hour,A […]

Praise

Praise To write a verse or two is all the praiseThat I can raise: To write a verse or two is all the praiseThat I can raise:Mend my estate in any ways,Thou shalt have more. I go to Church; help me to wings, and IWill thither fly;Or, if I mount unto the sky,I will do […]

The Roaring Lion

The Roaring Lion There’s no utopian path of easeWhere trials won’t be met; There’s no utopian path of easeWhere trials won’t be met;Where I can think the prize to seizeWithout the lion’s threat. The devil walks about to seekFor souls he may devour.He preys on those whose faith is weakAnd takes them in his power. […]

Peace

Peace- Sweet Peace, where dost thou dwell? I humbly crave,Let me once know. Sweet Peace, where dost thou dwell? I humbly crave,Let me once know.I sought thee in a secret cave,And ask’d, if Peace were there,A hollow wind did seem to answer, No:Go seek elsewhere. I did; and going did a rainbow note:Surely, thought I,This […]

Nature

Nature Full of rebellion, I would die, Or fight, or travel, or deny Full of rebellion, I would die, Or fight, or travel, or denyThat thou has aught to do with me.O tame my heart; It is thy highest artTo captivate strong holds to thee. If thou shalt let this venom lurk, And in suggestions […]

Mortification

Mortification How soon doth man decay!When clothes are taken from a chest of sweets How soon doth man decay!When clothes are taken from a chest of sweetsTo swaddle infants, whose young breathScarce knows the way;Those clouts are little winding-sheets,Which do consign and send them unto Death. When boyes go first to bed,They step into their […]

Mattins

Mattins How Can a Pure Heart b I cannot ope mine eyes, But thou art ready there to catch I cannot ope mine eyes, But thou art ready there to catchMy morning-soul and sacrifice: Then we must needs for that day make a match. My God, what is a heart? Silver, or gold, or precious […]

Man’s Medley

Man’s Medley Hark, how the birds do sing, and woods do ring. Hark, how the birds do sing, and woods do ring. All creatures have their joy: and man hath his. Yet if we rightly measure, Man’s joy and pleasure Rather hereafter, than in present, is. To this life things of sense Make their pretense: […]

Man

Man My God, I heard this day, That none doth build a stately habitation,

Love III

Love III – George Herbert Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back,    Guilty of dust and sin. Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back,    Guilty of dust and sin. But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack    From my first entrance in, Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning    […]

Love II

Love II Immortal Heat, O let thy greater flameAttract the lesser to it: let those fires

Love

Love – George Herbert Immortal love, authour of this great frame,Sprung from that beautie which can never fade;

Life

Life – George Herbert I made a posie, while the day ran by: Here will I smell my remnant out, and tie

Joseph’s Coat

Joseph’s Coat – George Herbert Wounded I sing, tormented I indite, Thrown down I fall into a bed, and rest:

Jordan

Jordan – George Herbert Who says that fictions only and false hairBecome a verse? Is there in truth no beauty?

H. Baptism II

H. Baptism II- George Herbert Since, Lord, to theeA narrow way and little gate Since, Lord, to theeA narrow way and little gateIs all the passage, on my infancyThou didst lay hold, and antedateMy faith in me. O let me still Write thee great God, and me a child: Let me be soft and supple […]

H. Baptism

H. Baptism – George Herbert As he that sees a dark and shady grove, Stays not, but looks beyond it on the sky; As he that sees a dark and shady grove, Stays not, but looks beyond it on the sky; So when I view my sins, mine eyes removeMore backward still, and to that […]

Grace

Grace-George Herbert My stock lies dead and no increaseDoth my dull husbandry improve: My stock lies dead and no increaseDoth my dull husbandry improve: O let thy graces without ceaseDrop from above! If still the sun should hide his face, Thy house would but a dungeon prove, Thy works, night’s captives: O let graceDrop from […]

Good Friday

Good Friday- George Herbert O my chief good, How shall I measure out thy blood?

Faith

Faith – George Herbert Lord, how couldst thou so much appeaseThy wrath for sin, as when man’s sight was dim,

Even – Song

Even – Song – George Herbert Blest be the God of love, Who gave me eyes, and light, and power this day,

Employment

Employment -George Herbert If as a flower doth spread and die, Thou wouldst extend me to some good, If as a flower doth spread and die, Thou wouldst extend me to some good, Before I were by frost’s extremityNipt in the bud; The sweetness and the praise were thine; But the extension and the room, […]

Easter Wings

Easter Wings – George Herbert Lord, Who createdst man in wealth and store,Though foolishly he lost the same,

Easter Song

Easter Song – George Herbert I got me flowers to straw Thy way, I got me boughs off many a tree;

Easter

Easter- George Herbert Rise, heart, thy lord is risen. Sing his praise Without delays,

Discipline

Discipline Throw away Thy rod, Throw away Thy wrath;

Denial

Denial-George Herbert When my devotions could not pierce Thy silent ears;

Clasping of Hands

Clasping of Hands Lord, Thou art mine, and I am Thine,If mine I am; and Thine much more Lord, Thou art mine, and I am Thine,If mine I am; and Thine much moreThen I or ought or can be mine.Yet to be Thine doth me restore,So that again I now am mine,And with advantage mine […]

Church Monuments

Church Monuments – George Herbert While that my soul repairs to her devotion,Here I intomb my flesh, that it betimes

Bitter – Sweet

Bitter – Sweet – George Herbert Ah, my dear angry Lord,Since thou dost love, yet strike; Ah, my dear angry Lord,Since thou dost love, yet strike;Cast down, yet help afford;Sure I will do the like. I will complain, yet praise;I will bewail, approve;And all my sour-sweet daysI will lament and love.

Artillery

Artillery As I one ev’ning sat before my cell,Me thoughts a star did shoot into my lap. As I one ev’ning sat before my cell,Me thoughts a star did shoot into my lap.I rose, and shook my clothes, as knowing well,That from small fires comes oft no small mishap.When suddenly I heard one say,Do as […]

Antiphon

Antiphon Let all the world in ev’ry corner sing‘My God and King.’ Chorus Let all the world in ev’ry corner sing‘My God and King.’ Verse The heav’ns are not too high,His praise may thither fly:The earth is not too low,His praises there may grow. Chorus Let all the world in ev’ry corner sing,‘My God and […]

Affliction IV

Affliction IV Broken in pieces all asunder,Lord, hunt me not, Broken in pieces all asunder,Lord, hunt me not,A thing forgot,Once a poor creature, now a wonder,A wonder tortur’d in the spaceBetwixt this world and that of grace. My thoughts are all a case of knives,Wounding my heartWith scatter’d smart,As wat’ring pots give flowers their lives.Nothing […]

Affliction III

Affliction III My heart did heave, and there came forth, ‘O God’!By that I knew that thou wast in the grief, My heart did heave, and there came forth, ‘O God’!By that I knew that thou wast in the grief,To guide and govern it to my relief,Making a sceptre of the rod:Hadst thou not had […]

Affliction II

Affliction II Kill me not ev’ry day,Thou Lord of life, since thy one death for me Kill me not ev’ry day,Thou Lord of life, since thy one death for meIs more than all my deaths can be,Though I in broken payDie over each hour of Methusalem’s stay. If all men’s tears were letInto one common […]

Affliction

Affliction When thou didst entice to thee my heart,I thought the service brave: When thou didst entice to thee my heart,I thought the service brave:So many joys I writ down for my part,Besides what I might haveOut of my stock of natural delights,Augmented with thy gracious benefits. I looked on thy furniture so fine,And made […]

Aaron

Aaron Holiness on the head,Light and perfection on the breast, Holiness on the head,Light and perfection on the breast,Harmonious bells below, raising the deadTo led them unto life and rest.Thus are true Aarons dressed. Profaneness in my head,Defects and darkness in my breast,A noise of passions ringing me for deadUnto a place where is no […]

A Wreath

A Wreath A wreathed garland of deserved praise,Of praise deserved, unto thee I give, A wreathed garland of deserved praise,Of praise deserved, unto thee I give,I give to thee, who knowest all my wayes,My crooked winding wayes, wherein I live, Wherein I die, not live : for life is straight,Straight as a line, and ever […]

A Dialogue-Anthem

A Dialogue-Anthem Alas, poor Death! Where is thy glory?Where is thy famous force, thy ancient sting? Alas, poor Death! Where is thy glory?Where is thy famous force, thy ancient sting? Alas, poor mortal, void of story!Go spell and read how I have killed thy King. Poor Death! And who was hurt thereby?Thy curse being laid […]

A Dialogue

A Dialogue Sweetest Saviour, if my soulWere but worth the having, Man Sweetest Saviour, if my soulWere but worth the having,Quickly should I then controlAny thought of waving.But when all my care and painsCannot give the name of gainsTo Thy wretch so full of stains,What delight or hope remains? Saviour What, child, is the balance […]

“It Doth Not Yet Appear What We Shall Be”

“It Doth Not Yet Appear What We Shall Be” Ye lingering hours, wheel swift away,And usher in the joyful day, Ye lingering hours, wheel swift away,And usher in the joyful day,When, rising from a world like this,My soul shall dwell where Jesus is! Too long I’ve waited here below,And spread my wings, and sighed to […]

To Ellen

To Ellen Ah wherefore should the silent tearDown Ellen’s youthful visage stray, Ah wherefore should the silent tearDown Ellen’s youthful visage stray,When such a Hand unseen is nearTo wipe each falling drop away;A hand that bears a balm from high,For every earthly tear and sigh? And wherefore mourn a parent’s doom,When such a Parent from […]

The Heart in Tune

The Heart in Tune Be the heart in tune within,All without runs smooth and even, Be the heart in tune within,All without runs smooth and even,And earth’s objects seem to winSomething of the hues of heaven:Clouds from off our sky are flown;All grows bright around and o’er us;Life acquires a loftier tone,And hope dances light […]

The Prayer Answering God

The Prayer Answering God I stand in a world where there’s nothing my own,Where the lightest event is beyond my control; I stand in a world where there’s nothing my own,Where the lightest event is beyond my control;But to Him that is Ruler supreme and aloneI gladly resign, for I know Him, the whole.How pleasant, […]

Inscription on A Monument

Inscription on A Monument What shall we write on this memorial stone?Thy merits? Thou didst rest on Christ’s alone. What shall we write on this memorial stone?Thy merits? Thou didst rest on Christ’s alone.Our sorrows? Thou woulds chide the selfish tear.Our love? Alas, it needs no record here.Praise to thy God and ours?  His truth […]

“It Is I: Be Not Afraid”

“It Is I: Be Not Afraid” Loud was the wind, and wild the tide;The ship her course delayed: Loud was the wind, and wild the tide;The ship her course delayed:The Lord came to their help, and cried,“Tis I: be not afraid.” Who walks the waves in wondrous guise,By Nature’s laws unstaid?“Tis I,” A well known […]

“Is This Thy Kindness to Thy Friend?”

“Is This Thy Kindness to Thy Friend?” Oh, think, how He, whom thou hast wounded,Hast scourged, and scorned, and spit upon, Oh, think, how He, whom thou hast wounded,Hast scourged, and scorned, and spit upon,Hath paid thy ransom, and compoundedFor thy distresses with his own!How He, whose blood thy sins have spilt,Whose limbs they to […]

The World Renounced

The World Renounced Go, worthless world!  I’ve tried and foundThy hollowness at last: Go, worthless world!  I’ve tried and foundThy hollowness at last:I know thee now an empty sound,And spurn at all thou hast. Thy smiles, thy flatteries, thy deceit,I’ve scanned them o’er and o’er.Go, other hearts to snare and cheat;Thou holdest mine no more. […]

Recollections

Recollections ‘Twas a sweet April morning: I traversed the gladeWhere my light foot in infancy often had played: ‘Twas a sweet April morning: I traversed the gladeWhere my light foot in infancy often had played:Each object recalled to my lingering viewThe hours that there once so delightfully flew. Dear scenes of enchantment, for ever gone […]

Dear Lord Lydia Brainard

Dear Lord – Lydia Brainard Lord, I was running far from you,But here without you I can’t live,Oh Lord, I’m coming back just now,To you alone my life I’ll give. There have been times that I have wandered,I’ve tried to do things on my own,But Jesus, how my life is worthless,Unless My Lord by you, […]

I Will Take Your Hand Again Lydia Brainard

I Will Take Your Hand Again – Lydia Brainard For years I have professed his name,But over and over brought him shame.So many times I stumble and fall,Forgetting just who is, my All in All.I can’t seem to walk no matter how I try,I fall on my knees and then I cry,“God, I’ve been to […]

New Year’s Morning Hymn

New Year’s Morning Hymn Hail to another year,The year that now begins! Hail to another year,The year that now begins!All hail to Him who led us hereThrough dangers and through sins! Hail to another year!Peace to the year that’s past!May this one at its close appearLess worthless than the last! Hail to another year!Ere round […]

Hope in the Darkness

Hope in the Darkness When all is black, there’s still a lightThat makes the deepest valley bright; When all is black, there’s still a lightThat makes the deepest valley bright;There’s still a purpose to believe,A Rock to which my soul can cleave. When passion reigns, and reason flies,And dark confusion clouds my eyes,Through dim and […]

My God, Accept My Heart This Day Matthew Bridges

My God, Accept My Heart This Day – Matthew Bridges My God, accept my heart this day,And make it always Thine, My God, accept my heart this day,And make it always Thine,That I from Thee no more may stray,No more from Thee decline. Before the cross of Him who died,Behold, I prostrate fall;Let every sin […]

Hasten, Sinner, to Be Wise! Thomas Scott

Hasten, Sinner, to Be Wise! – Thomas Scott Hasten, sinner, to be wise!Stay not for the morrow’s sun: We pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. Hasten, sinner, to be wise!Stay not for the morrow’s sun:Wisdom if you still despise,Harder is it to be won. Hasten, mercy, to implore!Stay not for the […]

Work, for the Night Is Coming Anna L. Coghill

Work, for the Night Is Coming – Anna L. Coghill Work, for the night is coming,Work through the morning hours; Work, for the night is coming,Work through the morning hours;Work while the dew is sparkling,Work ’mid springing flowers;Work when the day grows brighter,Work in the glowing sun;Work, for the night is coming,When man’s work is […]

We Are But Little Children Weak Cecil F. Alexander

We Are But Little Children Weak – Cecil F. Alexander We are but little children weak,Nor born in any high estate; We are but little children weak,Nor born in any high estate;What can we do for Jesus’ sake,Who is so high and good and great? We know the holy innocentsLaid down for Him their infant […]

What Object, Lord

What Object, Lord What object, Lord, my soul should move,If once compared with Thee? Ye hearts, with youthful vigor warm,In smiling crowds draw near,And turn from every mortal charmA Saviour’s voice to hear. He, Lord of all the worlds on high,Stoops to converse with you,And lays His radiant glories by,Your friendship to pursue. “The soul […]

Though Trouble God Pleases to Send

Though Trouble God Pleases to Send Though trouble God pleases to send,May come, like the clouds o’er the sky, Though trouble God pleases to send,May come, like the clouds o’er the sky,Behind the dark cloud is a Friend,Who hears me whenever I cry.  And so in all times of distressI’ll look to my Father above,Where […]

Lord, Grant Us When Weary and Sad

Lord, Grant Us When Weary and Sad Lord, grant us when weary and sad we are feeling, Behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all the places whither thou goest. Lord, grant us when weary and sad we are feeling,The hope that our journey in gladnessshall end;And better then all in sure […]

Pattern of Forgiveness John Hampden Gurney

Pattern of Forgiveness – John Hampden Gurney Lord, as to thy dear cross we flee,And pray to be forgiven, Be ye kind one to another,tender-hearted, forgiving on another. Lord, as to thy dear cross we flee,And pray to be forgiven,So let thy life our pattern be,And form our souls for heaven. Help us, through good […]

Lord Jesus, Think on Me Synesius of Cyrene

Lord Jesus, Think on Me – Synesius of Cyrene Lord Jesus, think on meAnd purge away my sin; Lord Jesus, think on meAnd purge away my sin;From earthborn passions set me freeAnd make me pure within. Lord Jesus, think on me,With many a care oppressed;Let me Thy loving servant beAnd taste Thy promised rest. Lord […]

She Is Gone! She Is Gone!

She Is Gone! She Is Gone! She is gone!   she is gone!  A God of loveHas called her up to His side above; She is gone!   she is gone!  A God of loveHas called her up to His side above;Has gathered the flower in all its prime,And bade it bloom in a brighter clime;Has filled […]

The Sailor’s Meditation, on Watch at Night

The Sailor’s Meditation, on Watch at Night Above me hangs the silent sky;Around me rolls the sea; Above me hangs the silent sky;Around me rolls the sea;The crew is all at rest; and IAm, Lord, alone with Thee! Go where I may, from all remote,Thou Lord art ever near:No secret thought, but Thou canst note;No […]

A Fallen Sister

A Fallen Sister She is not dead she only sleeps:Life in her soul its vigil keeps: “The maid is not dead, but sleepeth.” She is not dead she only sleeps:Life in her soul its vigil keeps:Though dark the cloud, though strong the chain,Speak, Lord, and she shall live again! She is not dead: it cannot […]

The Pilgrim’s Song

The Pilgrim’s Song My rest is in heaven; my rest is not here;Then why should I murmur when trials are near? My rest is in heaven; my rest is not here;Then why should I murmur when trials are near?Be hushed, my dark spirit!  the worst that can comeBut shortens thy journey, and hastens thee home. […]

The Pilgrim’s Progress

The Pilgrim’s Progress Blest is the broken, bleeding heart,For sin constrained to ache! Blest is the broken, bleeding heart,For sin constrained to ache!Soon Heavenly Hands shall bind it up,No more to bleed or break. Blest are the eyes, whose burning tearsO’er past transgressions fall!The Sun of Righteousness shall rise,To dry, or light them all. That […]

Jehovah-Jireh

Jehovah-Jireh When earthly joys glide swift away,When hopes and comforts flee, When earthly joys glide swift away,When hopes and comforts flee,When foes beset, and friends betray,I turn, my God, to Thee! Thy nature, Lord, no change can know;Thy promise still is sure;And ills can ne’er so hopeless growBut Thou canst find a cure. Deliverance comes […]

The Wall-Flower

The Wall-Flower Why loves my flower, so high reclinedUpon these walls of barren gloom, Why loves my flower, so high reclinedUpon these walls of barren gloom,To wast her sweetness on the wind,And far from every eye to bloom?Why joy to twine with golden braidThis ruined rampart’s aged head,Proud to expose her gentle formAnd swing her […]

Psalm cxxxix

Psalm cxxxix Omniscient God, Thine eye divineMy inmost soul can see; Omniscient God, Thine eye divineMy inmost soul can see;And every thought and act of mineIs open, Lord, to Thee! When up I rise, when down I lie,Still Thou art at my side.Where shall I shun Thy awful eye,Or from Thy Spirit hide? If up […]

Jesus Wept

Jesus Wept Did Christ o’er sinners weep?And shall our cheeks be dry? Did Christ o’er sinners weep? And shall our cheeks be dry?Let floods of penitential griefBurst forth from every eye. The Son of God in tearsThe angels wondering see:Hast thou no wonder, O my soul?He shed those tears for thee! He wept that we […]

Winter

Winter The billowy shore is booming loudThe sky is black with storm and cloud, The billowy shore is booming loudThe sky is black with storm and cloud,The fields are bare, the air is chill,And winter reigns from vale to hill. The shortening day, the muffled sky,The wild wind whistling bleakly by,The naked fields, the leafless […]

Aspirations

Aspirations I would not always sailUpon a sunny sea: I would not always sailUpon a sunny sea:The mountain wave, the sounding gale,Have deeper joys for me. Let others love to creepAlong the flowery dell:Be mine upon the craggy steep,Among the storms to dwell. The rock, the mist, the foam,The wonderful, the wildI feel they form […]

Spare My Flower

Spare My Flower O spare my flower, my gentle flower,The slender creature of a day! O spare my flower, my gentle flower,The slender creature of a day!Let it bloom out its little hour,And pass away.Too soon its fleeting charms must lieDecayed, unnoticed, overthrown.O hasten not its destiny,Too like thy own. The breeze will roam this […]

Parted Christians

Parted Christians When reft of the converse of those that they love,The godless may fret and repine: When reft of the converse of those that they love,The godless may fret and repine:‘Tis ours to look up to a Father above,And try to His will to resign.The friends in a Saviour need not be deplored,Wherever their […]

Autumnal Hymn

Autumnal Hymn The leaves around me fallingAre preaching of decay; The leaves around me fallingAre preaching of decay;The hollow winds are calling,“Come, pilgrim, come away!”The day, in night declining,Says, I must too decline,The year its life resigningIts lot foreshadows mine. The light my path surrounding,The loves to which I cling,The hopes within me bounding,The joys […]

“Whither Shall I Fly From Thy Presence?”

“Whither Shall I Fly From Thy Presence?” Where shall I fly?  What dark untrodden pathWill lead a sinner from his Maker’s wrath? Where shall I fly?  What dark untrodden pathWill lead a sinner from his Maker’s wrath?Alas!  where’er I bend my outcast way,His eye can search, His mighty hand hath sway. Is there no island […]

Fly, Ye Hours

Fly, Ye Hours Fly, ye hours, the best, the brightest:Best are they that fleet the lightest! Fly, ye hours, the best, the brightest: Best are they that fleet the lightest!Man, be wise:Thy earthly joysAre poor, compared with those thou slightest. The world we roamIs not our home:We seek a rest that aye remaineth.Through weal or […]

“Return Unto Me, and I Will Return Unto Thee.”

“Return Unto Me, and I Will Return Unto Thee. Wilt Thou return to me, O Lord,If I return to Thee? Wilt Thou return to me, O Lord,If I return to Thee?O Heavenly truth!  O Gracious word!My Hope and Refuge be! Silence from Thy foot I dared to roam.My soul has found no rest,Chastised and contrite, […]

Evening

Evening Sweet evening hour!  sweet evening hour!That calms the air, and shuts the flower; Sweet evening hour!  sweet evening hour!That calms the air, and shuts the flower;That brings the wild bird to her nest,The infant to its mother’s brast. Sweet hour!  that bids the labourer cease;That gives the weary team release,And leads them home, and […]

Morning Thoughts

Tree Branch and Water

Morning Thoughts Again, O Lord, I ope my eyes,Thy glorious light to see, Again, O Lord, I ope my eyes,Thy glorious light to see,And share the gifts so largely lentTo thankless man by Thee. And why has God o’er me this nightThe watch so kindly kept?And why have I so safely waked?And why so sweetly […]

“Lo, We Have Left All, and Followed Thee”

“Lo, We Have Left All, and Followed Thee” Jesus, I my cross have taken,All to leave and follow Thee: Jesus, I my cross have taken,All to leave and follow Thee:Destitute, despised, forsaken,Thou from hence my all shalt be.Perish, every fond ambition,All I’ve sought, and hoped, and known;Yet how rich is my condition,God and heaven are […]

The Voice of God

The Voice of God Glory and praise to Jehovah on high!Glory from all, through the earth and the sky! Glory and praise to Jehovah on high!Glory from all, through the earth and the sky!Angles, approach Him in homage and duty;Fall at the feet of your Heavenly King:Saints, to His presence O throng, in the beautyOf […]

Stability

Stability There is a change in all below;Nought sure beneath the sky: There is a change in all below;Nought sure beneath the sky:Suns rise and set, tides ebb and flow,And man but lives to die. Our joys and sorrows, hopes and fears,Still course each other on:A blessing in our path appearsWe grasp, and it is […]

“The Unknown God”

“The Unknown God” The Lord hath builded for Himself;He needs no earthly dome: The Lord hath builded for Himself;He needs no earthly dome:The universe His dwelling is,Eternity His home. Yon glorious sky His temple stands,So lofty, bright, and blue,All lamped with stars, and curtained roundWith clouds of every hue. Earth is His altar: nature thereHer […]

Mary’s Grave

Mary’s Grave Mary, thou art gone to rest;Why should we deplore thee? Mary, thou art gone to rest;Why should we deplore thee?Light the turf lies on thy breast,Soft the winds breathe o’er thee.Here within thy native clayCalmly thou art sleeping,Safer, happier, far than theyWho are o’er thee weeping. Pleasant is thy lowly bed,Close to those […]

The Mother and Her Dying Boy

The Mother and Her Dying Boy My mother, my mother, O let me depart!Your tears and your pleadings are swords to my heart. BoyMy mother, my mother, O let me depart!Your tears and your pleadings are swords to my heart.I hear gentle voices, that chide my delay;I see lovely visions, that woo me away.My prison […]

Elijah’s Interview With God

Elijah’s Interview With God On Horeb’s rock the prophet stood:The Lord before him passed: On Horeb’s rock the prophet stood:The Lord before him passed:A hurricane in angry moodSwept by him strong and fast.The forests fell before its force;The rocks were shivered in its course:God rode not in the blast!‘Twas but the whirlwind of His breath,Announcing […]

The Lull of Eternity

The Lull of Eternity Many a voice has echoed the cry for “a lull in life,”Fainting under the noontide, fainting under the strife. Many a voice has echoed the cry for “a lull in life,”Fainting under the noontide, fainting under the strife.Is it the wisest longing?  is it the truest gain?Is not the Master withholding […]

The Seeing Heart*

The Seeing Heart* Sweet, blind singer over the sea,Tuneful and jubilant: how can it be, Sweet, blind singer over the sea,Tuneful and jubilant: how can it be,That the songs of gladness, which float so far,As if they fell from the evening star,Are the notes of one who may never see“Visible music” of flower and tree,Purple […]

Adoration

Adoration O Master, at Thy feetI bow in rapture sweet; O Master, at Thy feetI bow in rapture sweet;Before me, as in darkening glass,Some glorious outlines pass,Of love, and truth, and holiness, and power;I own them Thine, O Christ, and bless Thee for this hour. O full of truth and grace,Smile of Jehovah’s face,O tenderest […]

A Lull in Life

A Lull in Life Oh, for “a desert place” with only the Master’s smile!Oh for the “coming apart” with only His “rest awhile!” Oh, for “a desert place” with only the Master’s smile!Oh for the “coming apart” with only His “rest awhile!”Many are “coming and going” with busy and restless feet,And the soul is hungering […]

A Birthday-Greeting To My Father

A Birthday-Greeting To My Father ‘Tis fully known to ONE, by us yet dimly seen,The blessing thou HAST BEEN; ‘Tis fully known to ONE, by us yet dimly seen,The blessing thou HAST BEEN;Yet speaks the silent love of many a mourning heartThe blessing that thou ART;While traced on coming years, in faith and hope we […]

Faith and Reason

Faith and Reason Reason unstrings the harp to seeWherein the music dwells; Reason unstrings the harp to seeWherein the music dwells;Faith pours a Hallelujah song,And heavenly rapture swells.While Reason strives to count the dropsThat lave our narrow strand,Faith launches o’er the mighty deep,To seek a better land. One is the foot that slowly treadsWhere darkling […]

My Name*

My Name From childish days I never heardMy own baptismal name; From childish days I never heardMy own baptismal name;Too small, too slight, too full of gleeAught else but “little Fan” to be,The stately “Frances” not in meCould any fitness claim. Now, in the crowded halls of life,May it be mine to bringSome gentle stir […]

Our Gem Wreath

Our Gem Wreath Heard ye the sounds of joyous gleeAnd the notes of merry minstrelsy, Heard ye the sounds of joyous gleeAnd the notes of merry minstrelsy,And the purling of low, sweet words which startFrom the silent depths of a loving heart; And the gushing laugh, and the rippling song,As the summer days sped swift […]

Bonnie Wee Eric

Bonnie Wee Eric Bonnie wee Eric!  I have sat beside the evening fire,And listened to the leaping flame still darting keenly higher, Bonnie wee Eric!  I have sat beside the evening fire,And listened to the leaping flame still darting keenly higher,And all the while a lisping voice and eyes of sunny blueOut-whispered the flame-whisper, and […]

New Year’s Wishes

New Year’s Wishes A pearl-strewn pathway of untold gladness,Flecked by no gloom, by no weary sadness, A pearl-strewn pathway of untold gladness,Flecked by no gloom, by no weary sadness,Such be the year to thee!A crystal rivulet, sunlight flinging,Awakening blossoms, and joyously singingIts own calm melody. A symphony soft, and sweet, and low,Like the gentlest music […]

Traveling Thoughts

Traveling Thoughts A still gray haze around us,Behind, a foreign shore, A still gray haze around us,Behind, a foreign shore,A still gray deep beneath us,And Dover cliffs before.Not one within a hundred milesWhose name I ever heard,None who would care to speak to meA passing friendly word:Yet not a shadow crosseth meOf loneliness or fear;I […]

More Music

More Music Oh for a burst of song,Exultant, deep, and strong, Oh for a burst of song,Exultant, deep, and strong,One gush of music’s billowy might,To bear my soul awayInto the realms of day,From these dim glacier-caves of Life’s cold night! Oh for a sunset strainWafted o’er slumberous main,To enter, spirit-like, my prisoned heart,And there, with […]

How Should They Know Me?

How Should They Know Me? There are those who deem they know me well,And smile as I tell them “nay!” There are those who deem they know me well,And smile as I tell them “nay!”Who think they may clearly and carelessly tellEach living drop in my heart’s deep well,And lightly enter its inmost cell;But little […]

On the Last Leaf*

On the Last Leaf* Finished at last!Yet for five years past My book on the dusty shelf hath lain,And I hardly thought that ever again My thoughts would follow the pleasant chimeOf musical measure and ringing rhyme. I remember well when I laid it by,Closed with a sort of requiem sigh.S pring in her beauty […]

Remote Results

Remote Results Where are the countless crystals,So perfect and so bright, Where are the countless crystals,So perfect and so bright,That robed in softest ermineThe winter day and night?Not lost!  for, life to many a foot,They rise again in flower and fruit. Where are the mighty forests,And giant ferns of old,That in primeval silenceStrange leaf and […]

“Master, Say On!”

“Master, Say On!” Master, speak!  Thy servant heareth,Waiting for Thy gracious word, Master, speak!  Thy servant heareth,Waiting for Thy gracious word,Longing for Thy voice that cheereth;Master!  let it now be heard.I am listening, Lord, for Thee;What hast Thou to say to me? Master, speak in love and power:Crown the mercies of the day.In this quiet […]

Everlasting Love

Everlasting Love “God’s everlasting love!  What wouldst thou more?”O true and tender friend, well hast thou spoken. “God’s everlasting love!  What wouldst thou more?” O true and tender friend, well hast thou spoken.My heart was restless, weary, sad, and sore,And longed and listened for some heaven-sent token:And, like a child that knows not why it […]

“Now I See”

“Now I See” “Now I see!”  But not the partingOf the melting earth and sky, “Now I see!”  But not the partingOf the melting earth and sky,Not a vision dread and startling,Forcing one despairing cry.But I see the solemn saying,All have sinned and all must die,Holy precepts disobeying,Guilty all the world must lie.Bending, silenced, to […]

Thy Will Be Done

Thy Will Be Done That one unchanging song of praiseShould from our hearts arise;3That we should know his wondrous ways,Though hidden from the wise;4That we, so sinful and so base,Should know the glory of His grace.5 His will to grant the yearning prayerFor dear ones far away,6That they His grace and love may share,And tread […]

The Right Way

The Right Way Lord, is it still the right way, though I cannot see Thy face,Though I do not feel Thy presence and Thine all-sustaining grace? Lord, is it still the right way, though I cannot see Thy face,Though I do not feel Thy presence and Thine all-sustaining grace?Can even this be leading through the […]

Mary’s Birthday

Mary’s Birthday She is at rest,In God’s own presence blest, She is at rest,In God’s own presence blest,Whom, while with us, this day we loved to greet;Her birthdays o’er,She counts the years no more;Time’s footfall is not heard along the golden street. When we would raiseA hymn of birthday praise,The music of our hearts is […]

Wait Patiently For Him

Wait Patiently For Him God doth not bid thee waitTo disappoint at last; God doth not bid thee waitTo disappoint at last;A golden promise, fair and great,In precept-mould is cast.Soon shall the morning gildThe dark horizon-rim,Thy heart’s desire shall be fulfilled,“Wait patiently for Him.” The weary waiting timesAre but the muffled pealsLow preluding celestial chimes,That […]

God The Provider

God The Provider Who shall tell our untold need,Deeply felt, though scarcely known! Who shall tell our untold need,Deeply felt, though scarcely known!Who the hungering soul can feed,Guard, and guide, but God alone?Blessèd promise!  while we seeEarthly friends must powerless be,Earthly fountains quickly dry:“God” shall all your need supply. He hath said it! so we […]

Thine Eyes Shall See!

Thine Eyes Shall See! Thine eyes shall see!  Yes, thine, who, blind erewhile,Now trembling towards the new found light dost flee, Thine eyes shall see!  Yes, thine, who, blind erewhile,Now trembling towards the new-found light dost flee,Leave doubting, and look up with trustful smileThine eyes shall see! Thine eyes shall see!  Not in some dream […]

“I Did This For Thee! What Hast Thou Done For Me?”

“I Did This For Thee! What Hast Thou Done For Me?” I gave My life for thee,My precious blood I shed, I gave My life for thee,My precious blood I shed,That thou might’st ransomed be,And quickend from the dead.I gave My life for thee;What hast thou given for Me? I spent long years for theeIn […]

Faith’s Question

Faith’s Question Jesus, Master, whom I serve,Though so feebly and so ill, Jesus, Master, whom I serve,Though so feebly and so ill,Strengthen hand and heart and nerveAll Thy bidding to fulfil;Open Thou mine eyes to seeAll the work Thou hast for me. Lord, Thou needest not, I know,Service such as I can bring;Yet I long […]

Christ’s Recall

Christ’s Recall Return!O wanderer from My side! Return!O wanderer from My side!Soon droops each blossom of the darkening wild,Soon melts each meteor which thy steps beguiled,Soon is the cistern dry which thou hast hewn,And thou wilt weep in bitterness full soon.Return!  ere gathering night shall shroud the wayThy footsteps yet may tread, in this accepted […]

Yesterday, To-Day, and Forever

Yesterday, To – Day, and Forever Ah!  the weary cares and fears,Earnest yearnings through the years! Ah!  the weary cares and fears,Earnest yearnings through the years!Is it not a vale of tears? Ah!  the love we gladly greetEver now is incomplete;If the melody be sweet, And the harmony be true,Earlier loss is more in view,Ill […]

No Thorn Without a Rose

No Thorn Without a Rose “There is no rose without a thorn!”Who has not found this true, “There is no rose without a thorn!”Who has not found this true,And known that griefs of gladness bornOur footsteps still pursue! That in the grandest harmonyThe strangest discords rise;The brightest bow we only traceUpon the darkest skies! No […]

Light and Shade

Light and Shade Light! emblem of all good and joy!Shade! emblem of all ill! Light! emblem of all good and joy!Shade! emblem of all ill!And yet in this strange mingled life,We need the shadow still.A lamp with softly shaded light,To soothe and spare the tender sight,Will only throwA brighter glowUpon our books and work below. […]

Silent in Love

Silent in Love Love culminates in bliss when it doth reachA white, unflickering, fear consuming glow; Love culminates in bliss when it doth reachA white, unflickering, fear consuming glow;And, knowing it is known as it doth know,Needs no assuring word or soothing speech. It craves but silent nearness, so to rest,No sound, no movement, love […]

The Song Chalice

The Song Chalice “You bear the chalice.” Is it so, my friend?Have I indeed a chalice of sweet song, “You bear the chalice.” Is it so, my friend?Have I indeed a chalice of sweet song,With underflow of harmony made strongNew calm of strength through throbbing veins to send?I did not form or fill, I do […]

Disappointment

Disappointment Our yet unfinished storyIs tending all to this: Our yet unfinished storyIs tending all to this:To God the greatest glory,To us the greatest bliss. If all things work togetherFor ends so grand and blest,What need to wonder whetherEach in itself is best! If some things were omittedOr altered as we would,The whole might be […]

Our Father

Our Father “Oh, that I loved the FatherWith depth of conscious love, “Oh, that I loved the FatherWith depth of conscious love,As steadfast, bright, and burning,As seraphim above!But how can I be deemingMyself a loving child,When here, and there, and everywhere,My thoughts are wandering wild? “It is my chief desireTo know Him more and more,To […]

Early Faith

Early Faith Whom hear we tell of all the joy whichloving Faith can bring, Whom hear we tell of all the joy whichloving Faith can bring,The ever-widening glories reached on her strongseraph wing?Is it not oftenest they who long have wrestledwith temptation,Or passed through fiery baptisms of mightytribulation? Perhaps, in life’s great tapestry, the darkestscenes […]

An April Burst of Beauty

An April Burst of Beauty An April burst of beauty,And a May like the Mays of old, An April burst of beauty,And a May like the Mays of old,And a glow of summer gladnessWhile June her long days told;And a hush of golden silenceAll through the bright July,Without one peal of thunder,Or a storm-wreath in […]

Coming Summer

Coming Summer What will the summer bring?Sunshine and flowers, What will the summer bring?Sunshine and flowers,Brightness and melody,Golden voiced hours;Rose-gleaming morningsVocal with praise;Crimson-flushed evenings,Nightingale lays. What may the summer bring?Gladness and mirth,Laughter and song,For the children of earth;Smiles for the old man,Joy for the strong,Glee for the little ones,All the day long. What will the […]

Treasure-Trove

Treasure-Trove I played with the whispering rushes,By a river of reverie, I played with the whispering rushes,By a river of reverie,Flowing so quietly onwardInto an unknown sea. And I watched the dreamy current,Till to my feet it brought,Glistening among the pebbles,The pearl of a fair new thought. New!  yet many another,Leaning over the stream,May have […]

The Star Shower

The Star Shower Oh! to raise a mighty shout,And bid the sleepers all come out! Oh! to raise a mighty shout,And bid the sleepers all come out!No dreamer’s fancy, fair and high,Could image forth a grander sky.And oh, for eyes of swifter powerTo follow fast the starry shower!Oh! for a sweep of vision clearTo grasp […]

Sunbeams in the Wood

Sunbeams in the Wood Mark ye not the sunbeams glancingThrough the cool green shade, Mark ye not the sunbeams glancingThrough the cool green shade,On the waving fern-leaves dancing,In the quiet glade? See you how they change and quiverWhere the broad oaks rise,Rippling like a golden riverFrom their fountain skies? On the gray old timber restingLike […]

Misunderstood

Misunderstood “People do not understand me,Their ideas are not like mine; “People do not understand me,Their ideas are not like mine;All advances seem to land me,Still outside their guarded shrine.” So you turn from simple joyance,Losing many a mutual good,Weary with the chill annoyance,So to be misunderstood. Let me try to lift the curtainHiding other […]

Content

Content “What wouldst thou be?’A wavelet just rising from life’s “What wouldst thou be?’A wavelet just rising from life’swide sea.I would I were once again a child,Like a laughing floweret on mountains wild;In the fairy realms of fancy dwelling,The golden moments for sunbeams selling;Ever counting on bright to-morrows,And knowing naught of unspoken sorrows:Such would I […]

One Question, Many Answers

One Question, Many Answers “What wouldst thou be?”The question hath wakened wild thoughts in me, “What wouldst thou be?”The question hath wakened wild thoughts in me,And a thousand responses, like ghosts from their graves,Arise from my soul’s unexplored deep caves,The echoes of every varyng moodOf a wayward spirit all unsubdued;The voices which thrill through my […]

Rest

Rest Made for Thyself, O God!Made for Thy love, Thy service, Thy delight; Made for Thyself, O God! Made for Thy love, Thy service, Thy delight;Made to show forth Thy wisdom, grace, and might;Made for Thy praise, whom veiled archangels land;Oh strange and glorious thought, that we may beA joy to Thee! Yet the heart […]

Auntie’s Lessons

Auntie’s Lessons They said their texts, and their hymnsthey sang They said their texts, and their hymns they sangOn that sunny Sabbath day;And yet there was time ere the church-bell rang,So I bid them trot away,And leave me to rest and read alone,Where the ash-tree’s shade o’er the lawn wasthrown. But oh!  ’twas a cry […]

The Great Teacher

The Great Teacher I love to feel that I am taught,And, as a little child, I love to feel that I am taught,And, as a little child,To note the lessons I have learntIn passing through the wild.For I am sure God teaches me,And His own gracious handEach varying page before me spreads,By love and wisdom […]

Be Not Weary

Be Not Weary Yes!  He knows the way is dreary,Knows the weakness of our frame, Yes!  He knows the way is dreary,Knows the weakness of our frame,Knows that hand and heart are weary;He, “in all points,” felt the same.He is near to help and bless;Be not weary, onward press. Look to Him who once was […]

“A Great Mystery”

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I Have Neglected Thy Word

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Come, Sound His Praise Abroad

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With Glory Clad, With Strength Arrayed

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Sweet Is the Work, My God, My King

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Thou Who Art Enthroned Above George Sandys

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Call Jehovah Thy Salvation James Montgomery

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By the Holy Hills Surrounded Karl Johann Philipp Spitta

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Psalm 84 – How Lovely Are Thy Tents, O Lord!

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Of Old, O God, Thine Own Right Hand James Montgomery

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In Time of Tribulation James Montgomery

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God of My Childhood and My Youth

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Psalm 68:18 – Jesus, Jehovah, God

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To Bless Thy Chosen Race Nahum Tate

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Earth, With All Thy Thousand Voices Edward Churton

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Psalm 65 – A Harvest Thanksgiving

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Great God, Indulge My Humble Claim

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Psalm 57 – My Heart Is Fixed, O God, My Heart

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A Broken Heart

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Great Is the Lord Our God

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Psalm 48 – Great Is Our Redeeming Lord

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Psalm 47 – Clap Your Hands, Ye People All

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God Is the Refuge of His Saints

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The Tongue

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Builders

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Hard Is Your Lot

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Flirt Not With Wrong

Flirt Not With Wrong Flirt not with wrong, dear child of GodNor treat with sympathy Flirt not with wrong, dear child of GodNor treat with sympathyThe ‘hell bound’ inclinationThat draws a soul from Me Flirt not with wrong, dear child of GodT’will overpower you soonFor nought that spells iniquityMust have a space or room Hate […]

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Tis He Who’ll Bear Your Burdens

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The Bearer of Your Burdens

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What Shall I Render?

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Thy Power and Saving Truth to Show Thy power and saving truth to show,A warfare at thy charge I go, Thy power and saving truth to show,A warfare at thy charge I go,Strong in the Lord, and thy great might;Gladly take up the hallowed cross;And, suffering all things for thy cause,Beneath thy bloody banner fight. […]

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Psalm 63 – O God, My God, My All Thou Art!

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Give Me the Faith Which Can Remove

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Father, Into Thy Hands Alone

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O Glorious Hope of Perfect Love! O glorious hope of perfect love!It lifts me up to things above, O glorious hope of perfect love!It lifts me up to things above,It bears on eagles’ wings;It gives my ravished soul a taste,And makes me for some moments feastWith Jesu’s priests and kings. Rejoicing now in earnest hope,I […]

Lord, I Believe a Rest Remains

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All Things Are Possible to Him

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Saviour of the Sin-Sick Soul

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Holy, and True, and Righteous Lord Holy, and true, and righteous Lord,I wait to prove thy perfect will, Holy, and true, and righteous Lord,I wait to prove thy perfect will,Be mindful of thy gracious word,And stamp me with thy Spirit’s seal. Open my faith’s interior eye,Display thy glory from above;And all I am shall sink […]

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O Jesus, at Thy Feet We Wait

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O That My Load of Sin Were Gone

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Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling Love Divine, all loves excelling,Joy of heaven, to earth come down! Love Divine, all loves excelling,Joy of heaven, to earth come down!Fix in us thy humble dwelling,All thy faithful mercies crown;Jesu, thou art all compassion,Pure, unbounded love thou art;Visit us with thy salvation,Enter every trembling heart. 2 Come, almighty to […]

I Know That My Redeemer Lives, and Ever Prays

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When, My Saviour, Shall I Be

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Prisoners of Hope, Lift up Your Heads

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O Love, I Languish at Thy Stay!

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What Shall I Do My God to Love?

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I Want the Spirit of Power Within

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Saviour From Sin, I Wait to Prove

Saviour From Sin, I Wait to Prove Saviour from sin, I wait to proveThat Jesus is thy healing name; Saviour from sin, I wait to proveThat Jesus is thy healing name;To lose, when perfected in love,Whate’er I have, or can, or am:I stay me on thy faithful word,“The servant shall be as his Lord.” Answer […]

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Jesu, Thy Boundless Love to Me

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Give Me the Enlarged Desire

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What Now Is My Object and Aim?

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Deepen the Wound Thy Hands Have Made

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O God Most Merciful and True!

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Father, See This Living Clod

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O Come, and Dwell in Me

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I Soon Shall Hear Thy Quickening Voice

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O God of My Salvation, Hear

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Jesus, the Gift Divine I Know

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What! Never Speak One Evil Word

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Be It According to Thy Word

Be It According to Thy Word Be it according to thy word;This moment let it be! Be it according to thy word;This moment let it be!O that I now, my gracious Lord,Might lose my life for thee! Now, Jesus, let thy powerful deathInto my being come;Slay the old Adam with thy breath;The man of sin […]

My God! I Know, I Feel Thee Mine

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Lord, I Believe Thy Every Word

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Stanzas on Death

Stanzas on Death “O most delightful hour by manExperienced here below, “O most delightful hour by manExperienced here below,The hour that terminates his span,His folly and his woe! “Worlds should not bribe me back to treadAgain life’s dreary waste,To see again my day o’erspreadWith all the gloomy past. “My home henceforth is in the skies,Earth, […]

Knocking Again

Knocking Again My Father, it’s me, knocking hard on your door.You know what I want, ’cause I’ve been here before. My Father, it’s me, knocking hard on your door.You know what I want, ’cause I’ve been here before.I’m asking again, and I don’t plan to cease.Until I am blessed, I won’t leave You in peace. […]

If I Could Be a Martyr

If I Could Be a Martyr If I could be a martyr,I’d sooner die indeed If I could be a martyr,I’d sooner die indeedFor love shown to my brothers,Then sticking by my creed. The truth is all important,And doctrine comes from God,And I would never slight itTo thus escape the rod. Yet there is something […]

Mediocrity

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The God of the Universe Hearkens to Me

The God of the Universe Hearkens to Me The God of the universe hearkens to me.A heavenly paradox though it may be, The God of the universe hearkens to me.A heavenly paradox though it may be,By faith I lay hold of this great mystery. The Maker of all that has ever been made,Whose majesty, glory, […]

The Way of Escape

The Way of Escape There’s never a temptationOf all that might befall, There’s never a temptationOf all that might befall,That is a situationNot common to us all. There’s never a temptation,Whatever be its shape,But that a way is given,By which I might escape. However bleak my prospects,However dark my way,If I will heed God’s promise,I’ll […]

The Will of God

The Will of God It is the Word of God alone,The written Word, I mean, It is the Word of God alone,The written Word, I mean,By which the will of God is known,For there His ways are seen. The Bible is the way by whichThe Holy Spirit leads,And he will fall into a ditchWho to […]

God Remains the Same

God Remains the Same Life’s changing scenes make their appealTo my poor, fickle frame, Life’s changing scenes make their appealTo my poor, fickle frame,And often change the way I feel,But God remains the same. When circumstances fluctuate,My hopes may rise or fall,But God, unhindered by my state,Is always over all. Though hopes and fears by […]

Walking with God

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Cain and Abel

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Adam

Adam On man, in his own image made,How much did GOD bestow? On man, in his own image made,How much did GOD bestow?The whole creation homage paid,And owned him LORD, below! He dwelt in Eden’s garden, storedWith sweets for every sense;And there with his descending LORDHe walked in confidence. But O! by sin how quickly […]

My Father, My God, I Long for Thy Love

My Father, My God, I Long for Thy Love My Father, my God, I long for thy love,O shed it abroad; Send Christ from above! My Father, my God, I long for thy love,O shed it abroad; Send Christ from above!My heart ever fainting, He only can cheer,And all things are wanting, Till Jesus is […]

O Heavenly King, Look Down From Above!

O Heavenly King, Look Down From Above! O heavenly King, Look down from above!Assist us to sing Thy mercy and love: O heavenly King, Look down from above!Assist us to sing Thy mercy and love:So sweetly o’erflowing, So plenteous the store,Thou still art bestowing, And giving us more. O God of our life, We hallow […]

O What Shall I Do My Saviour to Praise

O What Shall I Do My Saviour to Praise What shall I do My Saviour to praise,So faithful and true, So plenteous in grace, What shall I do My Saviour to praise,So faithful and true, So plenteous in grace,So strong to deliver, So good to redeemThe weakest believer That hangs upon him! How happy the […]

Happy Soul Who Sees the Day

Happy Soul Who Sees the Day Happy soul who sees the day,The glad day of gospel grace! Happy soul who sees the day,The glad day of gospel grace!Thee, my Lord (thou then wilt say)Thee will I for ever praise;Though thy wrath against me burned,Thou dost comfort me again;All thy wrath aside is turned,Thou hast blotted […]

Into Thy Gracious Hands I Fall

Into Thy Gracious Hands I Fall Into thy gracious hands I fall,And with the arms of faith embrace; Into thy gracious hands I fall,And with the arms of faith embrace;O King of glory, hear my call,O raise me, heal me, by thy grace!Now righteous through thy wounds I am;No condemnation now I dread:I taste salvation […]

High Above Every Name

High Above Every Name High above every name,Jesus, the great I AM! High above every name,Jesus, the great I AM!Bows to Jesus every knee,Things in heaven, and earth, and hell;Saints adore him, demons flee,Fiends, and men, and angels feel! He left his throne above,Emptied of all but love:Whom the heavens cannot contain,God, vouchsafed a worm […]

Arise, My Soul, Arise, Thy Saviour’s Sacrifice

Arise, My Soul, Arise, Thy Saviour’s Sacrifice Arise, my soul, arise,Thy Saviour’s sacrifice! Arise, my soul, arise,Thy Saviour’s sacrifice!All the names that love could find,All the forms that love could take,Jesus in himself hath joined,Thee, my soul, his own to make. Equal with God most high,He laid his glory by;He, the eternal God, was born,Man […]

O Filial Deity

O Filial Deity O filial Deity,Accept my new-born cry! O filial Deity,Accept my new-born cry!See the travail of thy soul,Saviour, and be satisfied;Take me now, possess me whole,Who for me, for me, hast died! Of life thou art the tree,My immortality!Feed this tender branch of thine,Ceaseless influence derive;Thou the true, the heavenly Vine;Grafted into thee […]

Romans 10:6-9 – Oft I in My Heart Have Said

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Luke 15:20-24 – Thee, O My God and King

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Jesu, Thy Blood and Righteousness

Jesu, Thy Blood and Righteousness Jesu, thy blood and righteousnessMy beauty are, my glorious dress; Jesu, thy blood and righteousnessMy beauty are, my glorious dress;Midst flaming worlds in these arrayed,With joy shall I lift up my head. Bold shall I stand in thy great day,For who aught to my charge shall lay?Fully absolved through these […]

Now I Have Found the Ground Wherein

Now I Have Found the Ground Wherein Now I have found the ground whereinSure my soul’s anchor may remain, Now I have found the ground whereinSure my soul’s anchor may remain,The wounds of Jesus, for my sinBefore the world’s foundation slain;Whose mercy shall unshaken stay,When heaven and earth are fled away. Father, thine everlasting graceOur […]

Lord, and Is Thine Anger Gone?

Lord, and Is Thine Anger Gone? Lord, and is thine anger gone?And art thou pacified? Lord, and is thine anger gone?And art thou pacified?After all that I have done,Dost thou no longer chide?Infinite thy mercies are,Beneath the weight I cannot move;O! ’tis more than I can bear,The sense of pardoning love. Let it still my […]

Son of God, If Thy Free Grace

Son of God, If Thy Free Grace Son of God, if thy free graceAgain hath raised me up, Son of God, if thy free graceAgain hath raised me up,Called me still to seek thy face,And given me back my hope;Still thy timely help afford,And all thy loving kindness show:Keep me, keep me, gracious Lord,And never […]

Weary of Wandering From My God

Weary of Wandering From My God Weary of wandering from my God,And now made willing to return, Weary of wandering from my God,And now made willing to return,I hear, and bow me to the rod;For thee, not without hope, I mourn;I have an Advocate above,A Friend before the throne of Love. O Jesus, full of […]

After All That I Have Done

After All That I Have Done After all that I have done,Saviour, art thou pacified? After all that I have done,Saviour, art thou pacified?Whither shall my vileness run?Hide me, earth, the sinner hide!Let me sink into the dust,Full of holy shame, adore!Jesus Christ, the good, the just,Bids me go, and sin no more. O confirm […]

My God, My God, to Thee I Cry

My God, My God, to Thee I Cry My God, my God, to thee I cry,Thee only would I know; My God, my God, to thee I cry,Thee only would I know;Thy purifying blood apply,And wash me white as snow. Touch me, and make the leper clean;Purge my iniquity;Unless thou wash my soul from sin,I […]

Jesu, Shepherd of the Sheep

Jesu, Shepherd of the Sheep Jesu, Shepherd of the sheep,Pity my unsettled soul! Jesu, Shepherd of the sheep,Pity my unsettled soul!Guide, and nourish me, and keep,Till thy love shall make me whole:Give me perfect soundness, give,Make me steadfastly believe. I am never at one stay,Changing every hour I am;But thou art, as yesterday,Now and evermore […]

I Will Hearken What the Lord

I Will Hearken What the Lord I will hearken what the LordWill say concerning me: I will hearken what the LordWill say concerning me:Hast thou not a gracious wordFor one who waits on thee?Speak it to my soul, that IMay in thee have peace and power,Never from my Saviour fly,And never grieve thee more. How […]

Thou Man of Griefs, Remember Me

Thou Man of Griefs, Remember Me Thou Man of griefs, remember me,Who never canst thyself forget! Thou Man of griefs, remember me,Who never canst thyself forget!Thy last mysterious agony,Thy fainting pangs, and bloody sweat! When, wrestling in the strength of prayer,Thy spirit sunk beneath its load,Thy feeble flesh abhorred to bearThe wrath of an almighty […]

Saviour, I Now With Shame Confess

Saviour, I Now With Shame Confess Saviour, I now with shame confessMy thirst for creature happiness; Saviour, I now with shame confessMy thirst for creature happiness;By base desires I wronged thy love,And forced thy mercy to remove. Yet would I not regard thy stroke;But when thou didst thy grace revoke,And when thou didst thy face […]

Father, If Thou Must Reprove

Father, If Thou Must Reprove Father, if thou must reproveFor all that I have done, Father, if thou must reproveFor all that I have done,Not in anger, but in loveChastise thine humbled son;Use the rod, and not the sword,Correct with kind severity;Bring me not to nothing, Lord!But bring me home to thee. True and faithful […]

Yes, From This Instant Now, I Will

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Jesus, Thou Know’st My Sinfulness

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O God, Thy Righteousness We Own

O God, Thy Righteousness We Own O God, thy righteousness we own,Judgment is at thy house begun O God, thy righteousness we own,Judgment is at thy house begunWith humble awe thy rod we hear,And guilty in thy sight appear,We cannot in thy judgement stand,But sink beneath thy mighty hand. Our mouth as in the dust […]

God of My Salvation, Hear

God of My Salvation, Hear God of my salvation, hear,And help me to believe! God of my salvation, hear,And help me to believe!Simply do I now draw near,Thy blessing to receive:Full of sin, alas! I am,But to thy wounds for refuge flee;Friend of sinners, spotless Lamb,Thy blood was shed for me. Standing now as newly […]

How Shall a Lost Sinner in Pain

How Shall a Lost Sinner in Pain How shall a lost sinner in painRecover his forfeited peace? How shall a lost sinner in painRecover his forfeited peace?When brought into bondage again,What hope of a second release?Will mercy itself be so kindTo spare such a rebel as me?And O! can I possibly findSuch plenteous redemption in […]

Jesus, I Believe Thee Near

Jesus, I Believe Thee Near Jesus, I believe thee near,Now my fallen soul restore! Jesus, I believe thee near,Now my fallen soul restore!Now my guilty conscience clear,Give me back my peace and power,Stone to flesh again convert,Write forgiveness on my heart. I believe thy pardoning grace,As at the beginning, free;Open are thy arms to embraceMe, […]

O Unexhausted Grace!

O Unexhausted Grace! O Unexhausted grace!O love unsearchable! O Unexhausted grace!O love unsearchable!I am not gone to my own place,I am not yet in hell!Earth doth not open yet,My soul to swallow up!And hanging o’er the burning pit,I still am forced to hope. I hope at last to findThe kingdom from above,The settled peace, the […]

O God, If Thou Art Love Indeed

O God, If Thou Art Love Indeed O God, if thou art love indeed,Let it once more be proved in me, O God, if thou art love indeed,Let it once more be proved in me,That I thy mercy’s praise may spread,For every child of Adam free;O let me now the gift embrace!O let me now […]

O ‘Tis Enough, My God, My God!

O ‘Tis Enough, My God, My God! O ’tis enough, my God, my God!Here let me give my wanderings o’er; O ’tis enough, my God, my God!Here let me give my wanderings o’er;No longer trample on thy blood,And grieve thy gentleness no more;No more thy lingering anger move,Or sin against thy light and love. O […]

Jesus, the All-Restoring Word

Jesus, the All-Restoring Word Jesus, the all-restoring Word,My fallen spirit’s hope, Jesus, the all-restoring Word,My fallen spirit’s hope,After thy lovely likeness, Lord,Ah, when shall I wake up? Thou, O my God, thou only artThe Life, the Truth, the Way;Quicken my soul, instruct my heart.My sinking, footsteps stay. Of all thou hast in earth below,In heaven […]

Depth of Mercy! Can There Be?

Depth of Mercy! Can There Be? Depth of mercy! can there beMercy still reserved for me? Depth of mercy! can there beMercy still reserved for me?Can my God his wrath forbear?Me, the chief of sinners, spare?I have long withstood his grace,Long provoked him to his face,Would not hearken to his calls,Grieved him by a thousand […]

Lamb of God, for Sinners Slain

Lamb of God, for Sinners Slain Lamb of God, for sinners slain,To thee I feebly pray; Lamb of God, for sinners slain,To thee I feebly pray;Heal me of my grief and pain,O take my sins away!From this bondage, Lord, release,No longer let me be opprest;Jesus, Master, seal my peace,And take me to thy breast! Wilt […]

Jesu, Take My Sins Away

Jesu, Take My Sins Away Jesu, take my sins away,And make me know thy name! Jesu, take my sins away,And make me know thy name!Thou art now, as yesterdayAnd evermore, the same;Thou my true Bethesda be;I know within thine arms is room,All the world may unto thee,Their House of Mercy, come. Mercy then there is […]

Come Holy Celestial Dove

Come Holy Celestial Dove Come holy celestial Dove,To visit a sorrowful breast, Come holy celestial Dove,To visit a sorrowful breast,My burden of guilt to remove,And bring me assurance and rest!Thou only hast power to relieveA sinner o’erwhelmed with his load,The sense of acceptance to give,And sprinkle his heart with the blood. With me if of […]

Lord, Regard My Earnest Cry

Lord, Regard My Earnest Cry Lord, regard my earnest cry,A potsherd of the earth; Lord, regard my earnest cry,A potsherd of the earth;A poor guilty worm am I,A Canaanite by birth:Save me from this tyranny,From all the power of Satan save;Mercy, mercy upon me,Thou Son of David, have! To the sheep of Israel’s foldThou in […]

When, Gracious Lord, When Shall It Be?

When, Gracious Lord, When Shall It Be? When, gracious Lord, when shall it be,That I shall find my all in thee, When, gracious Lord, when shall it be,That I shall find my all in thee,The fulness of thy promise prove,The seal of thine eternal love? A poor blind child I wander here,If haply I may […]

O My Offended God

O My Offended God O my offended God,If now at last I see O my offended God,If now at last I seeThat I have trampled on thy blood,And done despite to thee,If I begin to wakeOut of my deadly sleep,Into thy arms of mercy take,And there for ever keep. No other right have IThan what […]

Stay, Thou Insulted Spirit, Stay

Stay, Thou Insulted Spirit, Stay Stay, thou insulted Spirit, stay,Though I have done thee such despite, Stay, thou insulted Spirit, stay,Though I have done thee such despite,Nor cast the sinner quite away,Nor take thine everlasting flight. Though I have steeled my stubborn heart,And still shook off my guilty fears,And vexed, and urged thee to depart,For […]

O Jesus my Hope

O Jesus my Hope O Jesus my Hope, For me offered up, O Jesus my Hope, For me offered up,Who with clamour pursued thee to Calvary’s top,The blood thou hast shed, For me let it plead,And declare thou hast died in thy murderer’s stead. Come then from above, Its hardness remove,And vanquish my heart with […]

Lay to Thy Hand, O God of Grace!

Lay to Thy Hand, O God of Grace! Lay to thy hand, O God of grace!O God, the work is worthy thee! Lay to thy hand, O God of grace!O God, the work is worthy thee!See at thy feet of all the raceThe chief, the vilest sinner see;And let me all thy mercy prove,Thine utmost […]

O My God, What Must I Do?

O My God, What Must I Do? O my God, what must I do?Thou alone the way canst show; O my God, what must I do?Thou alone the way canst show;Thou canst save me in this hour,I have neither will nor power:God if over all thou art,Greater than my sinful heart,All thy power on me […]

My Sufferings All to Thee Are Known

My Sufferings All to Thee Are Known My sufferings all to thee are known,Tempted in every point like me; My sufferings all to thee are known,Tempted in every point like me;Regard my grief, regard thy own,Jesus, remember Calvary! O call to mind thy earnest prayers,Thy agony, and sweat of blood,Thy strong and bitter cries and […]

O Disclose Thy Lovely Face!

O Disclose Thy Lovely Face! O disclose thy lovely face!Quicken all my drooping powers; O disclose thy lovely face!Quicken all my drooping powers;Gasps my fainting soul for grace,As a thirsty land for showers;Haste, my Lord, no more delay,Come, my Saviour, come away! Well thou know’st I cannot restTill I fully rest in thee,Till I am […]

Fain Would I Leave the World Below

Fain Would I Leave the World Below Fain would I leave the world below,Of pain and sin the dark abode, Fain would I leave the world below,Of pain and sin the dark abode,Where shadowy joy or solid woeAllures or tears me from my God;Doubtful and insecure of bliss,Since faith alone confirms me his. Till then, […]

I Seem Desirous to Repent

I Seem Desirous to Repent I seem desirous to repent, But cannot without thee I seem desirous to repent, But cannot without theeSoften this hard heart, or lament My own obduracy;Gladly I would thy word believe, My dear Redeemer know,But neither can rejoice, nor grieve, Till thou the power bestow. I would more sensibly distressed, […]

Ah Whither Should I Go

Ah Whither Should I Go Ah whither should I go, Burdened, and sick, and faint? Ah, whither should I go, Burdened, and sick, and faint?To whom should I my troubles show, And pour out my complaint?My Saviour bids me come, Ah! why do I delay?He calls the weary sinner home, And yet from him I […]

Out of the Deep I Cry

Out of the Deep I Cry Out of the deep I cry, Just at the point to die, Out of the deep I cry, Just at the point to die,Hastening to infernal pain, Jesus, Lord, I cry to thee;Help a feeble child of man,Show forth all thy power in me. On thee I ever call, […]

Thou Hidden God, For Whom I Groan

Thou Hidden God, For Whom I Groan Thou hidden God, for whom I groan,Till thou thyself declare, Thou hidden God, for whom I groan,Till thou thyself declare,God inaccessible, unknown,Regard a sinner’s prayer!A sinner weltering in his blood,Unpurged and unforgiven;Far distant from the living GodAs far as hell from heaven. An unregenerate child of man,To thee […]

Why Not Now, My God, My God?

Why Not Now, My God, My God? Why not now, my God, my God!Ready if thou always art, Why not now, my God, my God!Ready if thou always art,Make in me thy mean abode,Take possession of my heart?If thou canst so greatly bow,Friend of sinners, why not now? God of love, in this my dayFor […]

Father of Jesus Christ the Just

Father of Jesus Christ the Just Father of Jesus Christ the Just.My Friend and Advocate with thee, Father of Jesus Christ the Just.My Friend and Advocate with thee,Pity a soul that fain would trustIn him who lived and died for me;But only thou canst make him known,And in my heart reveal thy Son. If, drawn […]

O Love Divine, How Sweet Thou Art!

O Love Divine, How Sweet Thou Art! When shall I find my willing heartO love divine, how sweet thou art! O love divine, how sweet thou art!When shall I find my willing heartAll taken up by thee?I thirst, I faint, I die to proveThe greatness of redeeming love,The love of Christ to me! Stronger his […]

Still Lord, I Languish For Thy Grace

Still Lord, I Languish For Thy Grace Still Lord, I languish for thy grace;Reveal the beauties of thy face, Still Lord, I languish for thy grace;Reveal the beauties of thy face,The middle wall remove;Appear, and banish my complaint,Come, and supply my only want,Fill all my soul with love. O conquer this rebellious will!Willing thou art […]

O Jesus, Let Me Bless Thy Name!

O Jesus, Let Me Bless Thy Name! Jesus, let me bless thy name!All sin, alas! thou know’st I am, Jesus, let me bless thy name!All sin, alas! thou know’st I am,But thou all pity art:Turn into flesh my heart of stone;Such power belongs to thee alone;Turn into flesh my heart. A poor, unloving wretch, to […]

Thee, Jesu, Thee, the Sinner’s Friend

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Jesu, Lover of My Soul

Jesu, Lover of My Soul Jesu, Lover of my soul,Let me to thy bosom fly, Jesu, Lover of my soul,Let me to thy bosom fly,While the nearer waters roll,While the tempest still is high:Hide me, O my Saviour, hide,Till the storm of life be past!Safe into the haven guide,O receive my soul at last! Other […]

Drooping Soul, Shake off Thy Fears

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Yield to Me Now, For I Am Weak

Yield to Me Now, For I Am Weak Yield to me now, for I am weak,But confident in self-despair; Yield to me now, for I am weak,But confident in self-despair;Speak to my heart, in blessings speak,Be conquered by my instant prayer;Speak, or thou never hence shalt move,And tell me if thy name is Love. ‘Tis […]

Come, O Thou Traveller Unknown

Come, O Thou Traveller Unknown Come, O thou Traveller unknown,Whom still I hold, but cannot see! Come, O thou Traveller unknown,Whom still I hold, but cannot see!My company before is gone,And I am left alone with thee;With thee all night I mean to stay,And wrestle till the break of day. I need not tell thee […]

Jesu! Redeemer! Saviour, Lord

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O That Thou Wouldst the Heavens Rent

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When Shall Thy Love Constrain

When Shall Thy Love Constrain When shall thy love constrain,And force me to thy breast? When shall thy love constrain,And force me to thy breast?When shall my soul return againTo her eternal rest? Ah! what avails my strife,My wandering to and fro?Thou hast the words of endless life;Ah! whither should I go? Thy condescending graceTo […]

While Dead in Trespasses I Lie

While Dead in Trespasses I Lie While dead in trespasses I lie,Thy quickening spirit give; While dead in trespasses I lie,Thy quickening spirit give;Call me, thou Son of God, that IMay hear thy voice and live. While, full of anguish and diseaseMy weak distempered soulThy love compassionately sees,O let it make me whole! Cast out […]

Jesu, If Still Thou Art To-day

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Jesu, If Still the Same Thou Art

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Jesu, Whose Glory’s Streaming Rays

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Jesu, the Sinner’s Friend, to Thee

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Lord, I Despair Myself to Heal

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Man Pleasing Oh, the crowd can’t be pleased, nor the members thereof, For what one will call hatred, another calls love. Oh, the crowd can’t be pleased, nor the members thereof,For what one will call hatred, another calls love. Though on pointing of fingers all seem to agree,The direction of pointing quite varied may be. […]

They Be Many

They Be Many Unto me, O my God, show thy mercy and grace,For I’m near swallowed up by oppressions I face. Unto me, O my God, show thy mercy and grace,For I’m near swallowed up by oppressions I face. They be many that fight against me, O most High,But thy word I will praise, and […]

Thou Knowest

Thou Knowest That I’ve clung unto they word,More than food thy voice preferred; That I’ve clung unto thy word,More than food thy voice preferred;That my feet have kept thy way,From thy steps refused to stray,Thou knowest. Though I find not what I’ve sought,Though I speak and hear thee not,Though thou seemest sore remiss,Yet I’m confident […]

Wind

Wind The sound of whispers in the trees,The calm of summer’s evening breeze, The sound of whispers in the trees,The calm of summer’s evening breeze, The freshness of the gales in spring,All make the weary spirit sing. E’en winter’s blasts in beauty blow,When whirling flakes of pure, white snow. No season stops the mighty wind,No […]

Who Are You?

Who Are You? Can you plunge the depth of seas;Understand the ways of bees; Can you plunge the depth of seas;Understand the ways of bees;Count the waves upon the shore;Or instruct a dinosaur? Did you choose our planet’s course;Or give strength unto the horse?Can you reach up to the sky?Can you cause the hawk to […]

What I Wanted

What I Wanted Ah, this is what I wanted, And this is what I got, Ah, this is what I wanted,  And this is what I got,To be a quiet poet, In my own quiet spot. But oh that I had hungered For things of greater worth,That I had longed and panted To bring a […]

We Can

We Can We can have sorrow and rejoice,In praises lift our faltering voice. We can have sorrow and rejoice,In praises lift our faltering voice. We can be weak and yet be strong.We can have suffering with a song. We can be chastened and yet cleave.We can be sifted, yet believe. We can, for grace is […]

To Taste a Real Revival

To Taste a Real Revival I want a visitationOf manna from above, I want a visitationOf manna from above,Another Great Awakening,A feast of heaven’s love.I want the Spirit’s powerTo move among the saints,To purify our flagging faith,And purge our selfish taints. I want the living watersTo flow from every soul,To bring a great refreshing floodTo […]

The Well of All Wells

The Well of All Wells If I draw from the well of my own shallow heart, Then the blessings are few that I have to impart, If I draw from the well of my own shallow heart, Then the blessings are few that I have to impart, But a fountain is flowing that never runs […]

Thank You

Thank You I thank you, I thank you, My Savior;I thank you for giving me grace. I thank you, I thank you, My Savior;I thank you for giving me grace.I thank you for patience in suffering;And even for pain in its place. I thank you for strength in my weakness;For power in Christ to abide;For […]

Strength

Strength He’ll put strength in me. He whose voice could still the waves,He is still the one who saves,He’ll put strength in me. Though a weak and faltering saint,I am worn and feeling faint,He’ll put strength in me. Though I grovel in the dirt,He won’t touch me for my hurtHe’ll put strength in me. Having […]

Settle My Soul

Settle My Soul No one on earth understands my distress;Nor of my burdens does anyone guess. No one on earth understands my distress;Nor of my burdens does anyone guess.I, for myself, hardly know my own heart;Scarcely can sort my emotions apart. Only my God knows the anguish I feel.He is the one unto whom I […]

Perfect in Grace

Perfect in Grace Perfect in holiness, Perfect in grace, Perfect in holiness, Perfect in grace,Saviour who pities me, Show me thy face.Men may think ill of me, Friends prove untrue to me;Closer I draw to thee, Grant thy embrace. Little I understand How it can be,Perfect in holiness, Lovest thou me?Oft to my shame I’ve […]

Pain

Pain “Man of Sorrows” knows my griefHe can soothe and bring relief, “Man of Sorrows” knows my griefHe can soothe and bring relief,Who himself such pain did bear,That none other can compare. All that sinners put him throughNo one shared and no one knew.I am not thus left alone,All I face to him is known. […]

Blessing, Honour, Thanks, and Praise

Blessing, Honour, Thanks, and Praise Blessing, honour, thanks, and praise,Pay we, gracious God, to thee; Blessing, honour, thanks, and praise,Pay we, gracious God, to thee;Thou, in thine abundant grace,Givest us the victory;True and faithful to thy word,Thou hast glorified thy Son,Jesus Christ, our dying Lord,He for us the fight hath won. Lo! the prisoner is […]

Rejoice for a Brother Deceased

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Pass a Few Swiftly-Fleeting Years

Pass a Few Swiftly-Fleeting Years Pass a few swiftly-fleeting years,And all that now in bodies live Pass a few swiftly-fleeting years,And all that now in bodies liveShall quit, like me, the vale of tears,Their righteous sentence to receive. But all, before they hence remove,May mansions for themselves prepareIn that eternal house above;And, O my God, […]

Come, Let Us Anew Our Journey Pursue

Come, Let Us Anew Our Journey Pursue Come, let us anewOur journey pursue, Come, let us anewOur journey pursue,Roll round with the year,And never stand still till the Master appear. His adorable willLet us gladly fulfil,And our talents improve,By the patience of hope, and the labour of love. Our life is a dream;Our time as […]

The Morning Flowers Display Their Sweets Samuel Wesley, Jr.

The Morning Flowers Display Their Sweets – Samuel Wesley, Jr. The morning flowers display their sweets,And gay their silken leaves unfold The morning flowers display their sweets,And gay their silken leaves unfoldAs careless of the noontide heats,As fearless of the evening cold. Nipt by the wind’s unkindly blast,Parched by the sun’s directer ray,The momentary glories […]

Shrinking From the Cold Hand of Death

Shrinking From the Cold Hand of Death Shrinking from the cold hand of death,I too shall gather up my feet, Shrinking from the cold hand of death,I too shall gather up my feet,Shall soon resign this fleeting breath,And die, my fathers’ God to meet. Numbered among thy people, IExpect with joy thy face to see;Because […]

And Am I Only Born to Die?

And Am I Only Born to Die? And am I only born to die?And must I suddenly comply And am I only born to die?And must I suddenly complyWith nature’s stern decree?What after death for me remains?Celestial joys, or hellish pains,To all eternity? How then ought I on earth to live,While God prolongs the kind […]

And Am I Born to Die?

And Am I Born to Die? And am I born to die?To lay this body down? And am I born to die?To lay this body down?And must my trembling spirit flyInto a world unknownA land of deepest shade,Unpierced by human thought,The dreary regions of the dead,Where all things are forgot? Soon as from earth I […]

Thee We Adore, Eternal Name!

Thee We Adore, Eternal Name! Thee we adore, eternal name!And humbly own to thee, Thee we adore, eternal name!And humbly own to thee,How feeble is our mortal frame,What dying worms we be! Our wasting lives grow shorter still,As days and months increase;And every beating pulse we tellLeaves but the number less. The year roll round, […]

O God Our Help in Ages Past

O God Our Help in Ages Past O God our help in ages past,Our hope for years to come, O God our help in ages past,Our hope for years to come,Our shelter from the stormy blast,And our eternal home: Under the shadow of thy throne,Still may we dwell secure;Sufficient is thine arm alone,And our defence […]

Ye Neighbours, and Friends of Jesus, Draw Near

Ye Neighbours, and Friends of Jesus, Draw Near Ye neighbours, and friends Of Jesus, draw near:His love condescends by titles so dear Ye neighbours, and friends Of Jesus, draw near:His love condescends by titles so dearTo call and invite you His triumph to prove,And freely delight you In Jesus’s love. The Shepherd who died His […]

Father, Whose Everlasting Love

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O God, of Good the Unfathomed Sea!

O God, of Good the Unfathomed Sea! God, of good the unfathomed sea!Who would not give his heart to thee? God, of good the unfathomed sea!Who would not give his heart to thee?Who would not love thee with his might?O Jesu, lover of mankind,Who would not his whole soul and mind,With all his strength, to […]

Jesus! the Name High Over

Jesus! the Name High Over Jesus! the name high overIn hell, or earth, or sky, Jesus! the name high overIn hell, or earth, or sky,Angels and men before it fall,And devils fear and fly. Jesus! the name to sinners dear,The name to sinners given;It scatters all their guilty fear,It turns their hell to heaven. Jesus! […]

Lovers of Pleasure More Than God

Lovers of Pleasure More Than God Lovers of pleasure more than God,For you he suffered pain; Lovers of pleasure more than God,For you he suffered pain;Swearers, for you he spilt his blood;And shall he bleed in vain? Misers, for you his life he paid,Your basest crime he bore:Drunkards, your sins on him were laid,That you […]

Jesus, Thou All-Redeeming Lord

Jesus, Thou All-Redeeming Lord Jesus, thou all-redeeming Lord,Thy blessing we implore, Jesus, thou all-redeeming Lord,Thy blessing we implore,Open the door to preach thy word,The great effectual door. Gather the outcasts in, and saveFrom sin and Satan’s power;And let them now acceptance have,And know their gracious hour. Lover of souls! thou know’st to prizeWhat thou hast […]

Let Earth and Heaven Agree

Let Earth and Heaven Agree Let earth and heaven agree,Angels and men be joined, Let earth and heaven agree,Angels and men be joined,To celebrate with meThe Saviour of mankind;To adore the all-atoning Lamb,And bless the sound of Jesu’s name. Jesus, transporting sound!The joy of earth and heaven;No other help is found,No other name is given,By […]

Would Jesus Have the Sinner Die?

Would Jesus Have the Sinner Die? Would Jesus have the sinner die?Why hangs he then on yonder tree? Would Jesus have the sinner die?Why hangs he then on yonder tree?What means that strange expiring cry?(Sinners, he prays for you and me)“Forgive them, Father, O forgive,They know not that by me they live!” Adam descended from […]

Sinners, Believe the Gospel Word

Sinners, Believe the Gospel Word Sinners, believe the gospel word,Jesus is come your souls to save Sinners, believe the gospel word,Jesus is come your souls to saveJesus is come, your common Lord;Pardon ye all through him may have,May now be saved, whoever will;This man receiveth sinners still. See where the lame, the halt, the blind,The […]

See, Sinners, in the Gospel Glass

See, Sinners, in the Gospel Glass See, sinners, in the gospel glass,The friend and Saviour of mankind! See, sinners, in the gospel glass,The friend and Saviour of mankind!Not one of all the apostate raceBut may in him salvation find!His thoughts, and words, and actions prove,His life and death, that God is love! Behold the Lamb […]

Where Shall My Wondering Soul Begin?

Where Shall My Wondering Soul Begin? Where shall my wondering soul begin?How shall I all to heaven aspire? Where shall my wondering soul begin?How shall I all to heaven aspire?A slave redeemed from death and sin,A brand plucked from eternal fire,How shall I equal triumphs raise,Or sing my great Deliverer’s praise? O how shall I […]

Come, Ye Weary Sinners, Come

Come, Ye Weary Sinners, Come Come, ye weary sinners, come,All who groan beneath your load, Come, ye weary sinners, come,All who groan beneath your load,Jesus calls his wanderers home,Hasten to your pardoning God!Come, ye guilty spirits oppressed,Answer to the Saviour’s call,“Come, and I will give you rest,Come, and I will save you all.” Jesus, full […]

O Love Divine! What Hast Thou Done!

O Love Divine! What Hast Thou Done! Love divine! what hast thou done!The immortal God hath died for me! Love divine! what hast thou done!The immortal God hath died for me!The Father’s co-eternal SonBore all my sins upon the tree;The immortal God for me hath died!My Lord, my Love is crucified. Behold him, all ye […]

Saviour, the World’s and Mine

Saviour, the World’s and Mine Savior, the world’s and mine,Was ever grief like thine! Savior, the world’s and mine,Was ever grief like thine!Thou my pain, my curse hast took,All my sins were laid on thee;Help me, Lord; to thee I look,Draw me, Saviour, after thee. ‘Tis done! my God hath died;My Love is crucified!Break, this […]

I Thirst, Thou Wounded Lamb of God John Wesley

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Stupendous Love of God Most High!

Stupendous Love of God Most High! Stupendous love of God most high!He comes to meet us from the sky Stupendous love of God most high!He comes to meet us from the skyIn mildest majesty;Full of unutterable grace,He calls the weary burdened race,“Come all for help to me.” Tired with the greatness of my way,From him […]

Saviour, If Thy Precious Love

Saviour, If Thy Precious Love Saviour, if thy precious loveCould be merited by mine, Saviour, if thy precious loveCould be merited by mine,Faith these mountains would remove;Faith would make me ever thine:But when all my care and painsWorth can ne’er create in me,Nought by me thy fulness gains;Vain the hope to purchase thee. Cease, O […]

Extended on a Cursed Tree

Extended on a Cursed Tree Extended on a cursed tree,Besmeared with dust, and sweat, and blood, Extended on a cursed tree,Besmeared with dust, and sweat, and blood,See there, the king of glory see!Sinks and expires the Son of God. Who, who, my Saviour, this hath done?Who could thy sacred body wound?No guilt thy spotless heart […]

Behold the Saviour of Mankind Samuel Wesley, Sr.

Behold the Saviour of Mankind – Samuel Wesley, Sr. Behold the Saviour of mankindNailed to the shameful tree! Behold the Saviour of mankindNailed to the shameful tree!How vast the love that him inclinedTo bleed and die for thee! Hark, how he groans! while nature shakes,And earth’s strong pillars bend;The temple’s veil in sunder breaks,The solid […]

Ye Simple Souls That Stray

Ye Simple Souls That Stray Ye simple souls that strayFar from the path of peace, Ye simple souls that strayFar from the path of peace,That lonely, unfrequented wayTo life and happiness,Why will ye folly love,And throng the downward road,And hate the wisdom from above,And mock the sons of God? Madness and miseryYe count our life […]

Weary Souls, That Wander Wide

Weary Souls, That Wander Wide Weary souls, that wander wideFrom the central point of bliss, Weary souls, that wander wideFrom the central point of bliss,Turn to Jesus crucified,Fly to those dear wounds of his:Sink into the purple flood;Rise into the life of God! Find in Christ the way of peace,Peace unspeakable, unknown;By his pain he […]

Rejoice Evermore With Angels Above

Rejoice Evermore With Angels Above Rejoice evermore With angels above,In Jesus’s power, In Jesus’s love: Rejoice evermore With angels above,In Jesus’s power, In Jesus’s love:With glad exultation Your triumph proclaim,Ascribing salvation To God and the Lamb. Thou, Lord, our relief In trouble hast been;Hast saved us from grief, Hast saved us from sin;The power of […]

Maker, Saviour of Mankind

Maker, Saviour of Mankind Maker, Saviour of mankind,Who hast on me bestowed Maker, Saviour of mankind,Who hast on me bestowedAn immortal soul, designedTo be the house of God;Come, and now reside in me,Never, never to remove;Make me just and good, like thee,And full of power and love. Bid me in thy image rise,A saint, a […]

Jesus, From Whom All Blessings Flow

Jesus, From Whom All Blessings Flow Jesus, from whom all blessings flow,Great builder of thy church below, Jesus, from whom all blessings flow,Great builder of thy church below,If now thy Spirit moves my breast,Hear, and fulfil thine own request! The few that truly call thee Lord,And wait thy sanctifying word,And thee their utmost Saviour own,Unite, […]

Happy the Souls That First Believed

Happy the Souls That First Believed Happy the souls that first believed,To Jesus and each other cleaved, Happy the souls that first believed,To Jesus and each other cleaved,Joined by the unction from aboveIn mystic fellowship of love. Meek, simple followers of the Lamb,They lived, and spake, and thought the same;They joyfully conspired to raiseTheir ceaseless […]

Happy the Souls to Jesus Joined

Happy the Souls to Jesus Joined Happy the souls to Jesus joined,And saved by grace alone, Happy the souls to Jesus joined,And saved by grace alone,Walking in all his ways they findTheir heaven on earth begun. The church triumphant in thy love,Their mighty joys we know;They sing the Lamb in hymns above,And we in hymns […]

Happy the Man That Finds the Grace

Happy the Man That Finds the Grace Happy the man that finds the grace,The blessing of God’s chosen race, Happy the man that finds the grace,The blessing of God’s chosen race,The wisdom coming from above,The faith that sweetly works by love. Happy beyond description heWho knows, The Saviour died for me,The gift unspeakable obtains,And heavenly […]

Happy Soul That Free From Harms

Happy Soul That Free From Harms Happy soul that free from harmsRests within his Shepherd’s arms! Happy soul that free from harmsRests within his Shepherd’s arms!Who his quiet shall molest?Who shall violate his rest?Jesus doth his spirit bear,Jesus takes his every care;He who found the wandering sheep,Jesus still delights to keep. O that I might […]

Come, Ye That Love the Lord

Come, Ye That Love the Lord Come, ye that love the Lord,And let your joys be known; Come, ye that love the Lord,And let your joys be known;Join in a song with sweet accord,While ye surround his throne:Let those refuse to singWho never knew our God;But servants of the heavenly KingMay speak their joys abroad. […]

God, the Offended God Most High

God, the Offended God Most High God, the offended God most high,Ambassadors to rebels sends; God, the offended God most high,Ambassadors to rebels sends;His messengers his place supply,And Jesus begs us to be friends. Us, in the stead of Christ, they pray,Us, in the stead of God, intreat,To cast our arms, our sins, away,And find […]

Let the Beasts Their Breath Resign

Let the Beasts Their Breath Resign Let the beasts their breath resign,Strangers to the life divine; Let the beasts their breath resign,Strangers to the life divine;Who their God can never know,Let their spirit downward go.You for higher ends were born,You may all to God return,Dwell with him above the sky;Why will you for ever die? […]

Why Will Ye Die, O House of Israel?

Why Will Ye Die, O House of Israel? Sinners, turn, why will ye die?God, your Maker, asks you why? Sinners, turn, why will ye die?God, your Maker, asks you why?God, who did your being give,Made you with himself to liveHe the fatal cause demands,Asks the work of his own hands,Why, ye thankless creatures, whyWill ye […]

Thou Art Able

Thou Art Able No temptation thee assaileth,But what commonly prevaileth. No temptation thee assaileth,But what commonly prevaileth.Others also patience borrow,Who must face thy self-same sorrow,Who like thee with burdens groan.Even when the Lord’s allowed thee,That the blackest sky becloud thee,Even in the dark confusion,Give no heed to the illusionThat thou sufferest alone. Though of hope […]

Keep me, Lord

Keep me, Lord Keep me, Lord, by your side; my own ways I resign,And I want to abide as a branch in the vine.  Keep me, Lord, by your side; my own ways I resign,And I want to abide as a branch in the vine.With your glory my goal, and your purpose my aim,May the […]

I Know What I Want

I Know What I Want This time when I pray I know just what I want,And nothing You say could my confidence daunt, This time when I pray I know just what I want,And nothing You say could my confidence daunt,For my cup You have promised to fill.My case I now plead, with my mouth […]

I Ask for a Blessing

I Ask for a Blessing I ask you, my God, for a blessing,Though just what your blessing may mean I ask you, my God, for a blessing,Though just what your blessing may meanIs buried in clouds of confusion,And hid in the future, unseen. Just what should be chosen to bless meYou know so much better […]

He’ll Never Leave Me

He’ll Never Leave Me Forsaken of God was his well-beloved Son,Condemned for my sin was the only pure One. Forsaken of God was his well-beloved Son,Condemned for my sin was the only pure One.He suffered alone, died alone on the tree,Love’s eternal object rejected for me. The pain and the anguish I hardly conceive,Affliction so […]

Healing

Healing The wound is sore and open wide,Revealing wrenching pain inside. The wound is sore and open wide,Revealing wrenching pain inside.’Tis so the healing process starts,When God binds up our broken hearts. The hungry are the ones he feeds,He bandages the heart that bleeds.The weary only find his rest,The poor are they who most are […]

The Bonds are Broken

The Bonds are Broken The law of sin and death may reign,Increasing misery and pain, The law of sin and death may reign,Increasing misery and pain,Where blinded men its bonds embrace,But God be praised who offers grace,And frees me from sin’s bitter claw,By issuing a better lawThe law of life and liberty;The law of Christ […]

Free

Free In Christ I have sweet liberty.From condemnation I am free, In Christ I have sweet liberty.From condemnation I am free,From fear of death, and from its sting,From minding every fleshly thing,From fear of man, and pride of life,From worldly sorrow, lust, and strife. I’m free from worry, free from care,Free from the yoke that […]

Death and Life

Death and Life The Father’s love is far too greatTo be to heaven confined.The love He gave a worthy SonExtends to humankind. No man deserves a share in thatWhich God bestows in grace,And pours with all the wealth He ownsOn our rebellious race. My God, could any yearning soulBe turned away by Thee?And could thy […]

Dead in Christ

Dead in Christ Dead in Christ and ris’n again;This the plan of God for men. Dead in Christ and ris’n again;This the plan of God for men.When we die, new life we find,Guilt and pain are left behind. Once he died for you and me,That from sin we’d be set free.Daily we must likewise die,Daily […]

Bubbles

Bubbles Today I watched the bubbles,That floated through the sky. Today I watched the bubbles,That floated through the sky.So gentle and so graceful,Their colors floated by. An infant’s hand had blown them;A darling little boy;So light at heart and cheerful,He found a moment’s joy. So like the world’s brief pleasures,They won’t remain in hand.They linger […]

As Dead

As Dead As over me the world once reigned,And lust and pride their hold maintained, As over me the world once reigned,And lust and pride their hold maintained,Let now the Holy Ghost control,And be director of my soul. Once death, in which I loved to dwell,Would keep me from the living well,So now an equal […]

Light on the Inside

Light on the Inside Though nothing looks the brighter;My path is still the same, Though nothing looks the brighter;My path is still the same,My God, I want to thank YouAnd praise Your holy name. Dark clouds are all around me;No sign of light is here,But in my heart I cherishThe thought that You are near. […]

A Refuge

A Refuge That a refuge we needIs quite certain indeed That a refuge we needIs quite certain indeedIn this age of such sorrow and strife.Every man has his wayHis own pain to allay,And to bury the hurts in his life. There is nowhere to hide,Where my soul would abide,But in Christ, who gives comfort and […]

Once Has God Spoken

Once Has God Spoken Once has God spoken Yeah, twice have I heard, Once has God spoken Yeah, twice have I heard,That His is the power It’s writ in God’s word:Trust not in oppression, Trust not in the sword,For power, all power Belongs to the Lord. Unto Him power, Yea, power belongs,And unto Him mercy, […]

Psalm 149 – Praise God, All His Saints

Psalm 149 – Praise God, All His Saints All ye that love the Lord, rejoice,And let your songs be new; All ye that love the Lord, rejoice,And let your songs be new;Amidst the church with cheerful voiceHis later wonders show. The Jews, the people of his grace,Shall their Redeemer sing;And Gentile nations join the praise,While […]

Psalm 148 Paraphrased – Universal Praise to God

Psalm 148 Paraphrased – Universal Praise to God Loud hallelujahs to the Lord,From distant worlds where creatures dwell;Let heav’n begin the solemn word,And sound it dreadful down to hell. The Lord, how absolute he reigns!Let every angel bend the knee;Sing of his love in heav’nly strains,And speak how fierce his terrors be. High on a […]

Psalm 148 – Praise To God From All Creatures

Psalm 148 – Praise To God From All Creatures Ye tribes of Adam, join With heav’n, and earth, and seas, Ye tribes of Adam, join With heav’n, and earth, and seas,And offer notes divine To your Creator’s praise:Ye holy throng Of angels bright, In worlds of light, Begin the song. Thou sun with dazzling rays, […]

Psalm 147, Part 3 – Summer and Winter

Psalm 147, Part 3 – Summer and Winter O Britain, praise thy mighty God,And make his honors known abroad, O Britain, praise thy mighty God,And make his honors known abroad,He bid the ocean round thee flow;Not bars of brass could guard thee so. Thy children are secure and blest;Thy shores have peace, thy cities rest;He […]

Psalm 147, Part 2 – The Divine Nature, Providence, and Grace

Psalm 147, Part 2 – The Divine Nature, Providence, and Grace Praise ye the Lord; ’tis good to raiseOur hearts and voices in his praise; Praise ye the Lord; ’tis good to raiseOur hearts and voices in his praise;His nature and his works inviteTo make this duty our delight. The Lord builds up Jerusalem,And gathers […]

Psalm 147, Part 1 – The Seasons of the Year

Psalm 147, Part 1 – The Seasons of the Year With songs and honors sounding loud,Address the Lord on high; With songs and honors sounding loud,Address the Lord on high;Over the heav’ns he spreads his cloud,And waters veil the sky. He sends his showers of blessing downTo cheer the plains below;He makes the grass the […]

Psalm 146 – Praise to God For His Goodness and Truth

Psalm 146 – Praise to God For His Goodness and Truth Praise ye the Lord, my heart shall joinIn work so pleasant, so divine; Praise ye the Lord, my heart shall joinIn work so pleasant, so divine;Now, while the flesh is mine abode,And when my soul ascends to God. Praise shall employ my noblest powers,While […]

Psalm 145, Part 4 – Mercy to Sufferers

Psalm 145, Part 4 – Mercy to Sufferers Let every tongue thy goodness speak,Thou sovereign Lord of all; Let every tongue thy goodness speak,Thou sovereign Lord of all;Thy strength’ning hands uphold the weak,And raise the poor that fall. When sorrow bows the spirit down,Or virtue lies distressedBeneath some proud oppressor’s frown,Thou giv’st the mourners rest. […]

Psalm 145, Part 3 – The Goodness of God

Psalm 145, Part 3 – The Goodness of God Sweet is the memory of thy grace,My God, my heav’nly King; Sweet is the memory of thy grace,My God, my heav’nly King;Let age to age thy righteousnessIn sounds of glory sing. God reigns on high, but not confinesHis goodness to the skies;Through the whole earth his […]

Psalm 145, Part 2 – The Greatness of God

Psalm 145, Part 2 – The Greatness of God Long as I live I’ll bless thy name,My King, my God of love; Long as I live I’ll bless thy name,My King, my God of love;My work and joy shall be the sameIn the bright world above. Great is the Lord, his power unknown,And let his […]

Psalm 145, Part 1 – The Greatness of God

Psalm 145, Part 1 – The Greatness of God My God, my King, thy various praiseShall fill the remnant of my days; My God, my King, thy various praiseShall fill the remnant of my days;Thy grace employ my humble tongueTill death and glory raise the song. The wings of every hour shall bearSome thankful tribute […]

Psalm 144, Part 3 – Grace Above Riches

Psalm 144, Part 3 – Grace Above Riches Happy the city where their sons,Like pillars round a palace set, Happy the city where their sons,Like pillars round a palace set,And daughters, bright as polished stones,Give strength and beauty to the state. Happy the country where the sheep,Cattle, and corn, have large increase;Where men securely work […]

Psalm 144, Part 2 – The Vanity of Man and Condescension of God

Psalm 144, Part 2 – The Vanity of Man and Condescension of God Lord, what is man, poor feeble man,Born of the earth at first? Lord, what is man, poor feeble man,Born of the earth at first?His life a shadow, light and vain,Still hasting to the dust. O what is feeble, dying man,Or any of […]

Psalm 144, Part 1 – Assistance and Victory in the Spiritual Warfare

Psalm 144, Part 1 – Assistance and Victory in the Spiritual Warfare For ever blessed be the Lord,My Savior and my shield; For ever blessed be the Lord,My Savior and my shield;He sends his Spirit with his word,To arm me for the field. When sin and hell their force unite,He makes my soul his care,Instructs […]

Psalm 143 – Complaint of Heavy Afflictions in Mind and Body

Psalm 143 – Complaint of Heavy Afflictions in Mind and Body My righteous Judge, my gracious God,Hear when I spread my hands abroad, My righteous Judge, my gracious God,Hear when I spread my hands abroad,And cry for succor from thy throne;O make thy truth and mercy known! Let judgment not against me pass;Behold, thy servant […]

Psalm 142 – God Is the Hope of the Helpless

Psalm 142 – God Is the Hope of the Helpless To God I made my sorrows known,From God I sought relief; To God I made my sorrows known,From God I sought relief;In long complaints before his throneI poured out all my grief. My soul was overwhelmed with woes,My heart began to break;My God, who all […]

Psalm 141 – Watchfulness and Brotherly Reproof

Psalm 141 – Watchfulness and Brotherly Reproof My God, accept my early vows,Like morning incense in thine house; My God, accept my early vows,Like morning incense in thine house;And let my nightly worship riseSweet as the evening sacrifice. Watch o’er my lips, and guard them, Lord,From every rash and heedless word;Nor let my feet incline […]

Psalm 139, Part 3 – Sincerity Professed, and Grace Tried

Psalm 139, Part 3 – Sincerity Professed, and Grace Tried My God, what inward grief I feelWhen impious men transgress thy will! My God, what inward grief I feelWhen impious men transgress thy will!I mourn to hear their lips profaneTake thy tremendous name in vain. Does not my soul detest and hateThe sons of malice […]

Psalm 139, Part 2 – The Wonderful Formation of Man

Psalm 139, Part 2 – The Wonderful Formation of Man ‘Twas from thy hand, my God, I came,A work of such a curious frame ‘Twas from thy hand, my God, I came,A work of such a curious frameIn me thy fearful wonders shine,And each proclaims thy skill divine. Thine eyes did all my limbs survey,Which […]

Psalm 139, Part 1 – The All-Seeing God

Psalm 139, Part 1 – The All-Seeing God Lord, thou hast searched and seen me through,Thine eye commands with piercing view Lord, thou hast searched and seen me through,Thine eye commands with piercing viewMy rising and my resting hours,My heart and flesh with all their powers. My thoughts, before they are my own,Are to my […]

Psalm 135, Part 1 – The Church Is God’s House and Care

Psalm 135, Part 1 – The Church Is God’s House and Care Praise ye the Lord, exalt his name,While in his holy courts ye wait, Praise ye the Lord, exalt his name,While in his holy courts ye wait,Ye saints, that to his house belong,Or stand attending at his gate. Praise ye the Lord, the Lord […]

Psalm 135 – Praise Due to God, Not to Idols

Psalms » Psalm 135 – Praise Due to God, Not to Idols Awake, ye saints; to praise your King,Your sweetest passions raise,Your pious pleasure, while you sing,Increasing with the praise. Great is the Lord, and works unknownAre his divine employ;But still his saints are near his throne,His treasure and his joy. Heav’n, earth, and sea […]

Psalm 134 – Daily and Nightly Devotion

Psalm 134 – Daily and Nightly Devotion Ye that obey th’ immortal King,Attend his holy place; Ye that obey th’ immortal King,Attend his holy place;Bow to the glories of his power,And bless his wondrous grace. Lift up your hands by morning light,And send your souls on high;Raise your admiring thoughts by nightAbove the starry sky. […]

Psalm 133 – Brotherly Love

Psalm 133 – Brotherly Love Lo! what an entertaining sightAre brethren that agree! Lo! what an entertaining sightAre brethren that agree!Brethren, whose cheerful hearts uniteIn bands of piety! When streams of love from Christ the springDescend to every soul,And heav’nly peace, with balmy wing,Shades and bedews the whole; ‘Tis like the oil, divinely sweet,On Aaron’s […]

Psalm 131 – Humility and Submission

Psalm 131 – Humility and Submission Is there ambition in my heart?.Search, gracious God, and see; Is there ambition in my heart?.Search, gracious God, and see;Or do I act a haughty part?Lord, I appeal to thee. I charge my thoughts, be humble still,And all my carriage mild,Content, my Father, with thy will,And quiet as a […]

Psalm 130 – Pardoning Grace

Psalm 130 – Pardoning Grace Out of the deeps of long distress,The borders of despair, Out of the deeps of long distress,The borders of despair,I sent my cries to seek thy grace,My groans to move thine ear. Great God, should thy severer eye,And thine impartial hand,Mark and revenge iniquity,No mortal flesh could stand. But there […]

Psalm 129 – Persecutors Punished

Psalm 129 – Persecutors Punished Up from my youth, may Isr’el say,Have I been nursed in tears; Up from my youth, may Isr’el say,Have I been nursed in tears;My griefs were constant as the day,And tedious as the years. Up from my youth I bore the rageOf all the sons of strife;Oft they assailed my […]

Psalm 128 – Family Blessings

Psalm 128 – Family Blessings O happy man, whose soul is filledWith zeal and reverent awe! O happy man, whose soul is filledWith zeal and reverent awe!His lips to God their honors yield,His life adorns the law. A careful providence shall standAnd ever guard thy head,Shall on the labors of thy handIts kindly blessings shed. […]

Psalm 127 – The Blessing of God on the Business and Comforts of Life

Psalm 127 – The Blessing of God on the Business and Comforts of Life If God succeed not, all the costAnd pains to build the house are lost; If God succeed not, all the costAnd pains to build the house are lost;If God the city will not keep,The watchful guards as well may sleep. What […]

Psalm 126 – Surprising Deliverance

Psalm 126 – Surprising Deliverance When God restored our captive state,Joy was our song, and grace our theme; When God restored our captive state,Joy was our song, and grace our theme;The grace beyond our hopes so greatThat joy appeared a painted dream. The scoffer owns thy hand, and paysUnwilling honors to thy name;While we with […]

Psalm 125 – The Saint’s Trial and Safety

Psalm 125 – The Saint’s Trial and Safety Unshaken as the sacred hill,And firm as mountains be, Unshaken as the sacred hill,And firm as mountains be,Firm as a rock the soul shall restThat leans, O Lord, on thee. Not walls nor hills could guard so wellOld Salem’s happy ground,As those eternal arms of loveThat every […]

Psalm 124 – A Song For the Fifth of November

Psalm 124 – A Song For the Fifth of November Had not the Lord, may Isr’el say,Had not the Lord maintained our side, Had not the Lord, may Isr’el say,Had not the Lord maintained our side,When men, to make our lives a prey,Rose like the swelling of the tide; The swelling tide had stopped our […]

Psalm 123 – Pleading With Submission

Psalm 123 – Pleading With Submission O thou whose grace and justice reignEnthroned above the skies, O thou whose grace and justice reignEnthroned above the skies,To thee our hearts would tell their pain,To thee we lift our eyes. As servants watch their master’s hand,And fear the angry stroke;Or maids before their mistress stand,And wait a […]

Psalm 122 – Going to Church

Psalm 122 – Going to Church How did my heart rejoice to hearMy friends devoutly say, How did my heart rejoice to hearMy friends devoutly say,“In Zion let us all appear,And keep the solemn day!” I love her gates, I love the road;The church, adorned with grace,Stands like a palace built for God,To show his […]

Psalm 121 – Divine Protection

Psalm 121 – Divine Protection Up to the hills I lift mine eyes,Th’ eternal hills beyond the skies; Up to the hills I lift mine eyes,Th’ eternal hills beyond the skies;Thence all her help my soul derives;There my Almighty refuge lives. He lives; the everlasting God,That built the world, that spread the flood;The heav’ns with […]

Psalm 120 – Complaint of Quarrelsome Neighbors

Psalm 120 – Complaint of Quarrelsome Neighbors Thou God of love, thou ever-blest,Pity my suff’ring state; Thou God of love, thou ever-blest,Pity my suff’ring state;When wilt thou set my soul at restFrom lips that love deceit? Hard lot of mine! my days are castAmong the sons of strife,Whose never-ceasing brawling wasteMy golden hours of life. […]

Psalm 119, Part 9 – Desire of Knowledge

Psalm 119, Part 9 – Desire of Knowledge Thy mercies fill the earth, O Lord;How good thy works appear! Ver. 64,68,18 Thy mercies fill the earth, O Lord;How good thy works appear!Open mine eyes to read thy word,And see thy wonders there. Ver. 73,125 My heart was fashioned by thy hand;My service is thy due:O […]

Psalm 119, Part 8 – The Word of God Is the Saint’s Portion

Psalm 119, Part 8 – The Word of God Is the Saint’s Portion Lord, I have made thy word my choice,My lasting heritage; Lord, I have made thy word my choice,My lasting heritage;There shall my noblest powers rejoice,My warmest thoughts engage. I’ll read the histories of thy love,And keep thy laws in sight,While through the […]

Psalm 119, Part 7 – Imperfection of Nature, and Perfection of Scripture

Psalm 119, Part 7 – Imperfection of Nature, and Perfection of Scripture Let all the heathen writers joinTo form one perfect book; Let all the heathen writers joinTo form one perfect book;Great God! if once compared with thine,How mean their writings look! Not the most perfect rules they gaveCould show one sin forgiv’n,Nor lead a […]

Psalm 119, Part 6 – Holiness and Comfort From the Word

Psalm 119, Part 6 – Holiness and Comfort From the Word Lord, I esteem thy judgments right,And all thy statutes just; Ver. 128 Lord, I esteem thy judgments right,And all thy statutes just;Thence I maintain a constant fightWith every flatt’ring lust. Ver. 97,9 Thy precepts often I survey;I keep thy law in sight,Through all the […]

Psalm 119, Part 5 – Delight in Scripture

Psalm 119, Part 5 – Delight in Scripture O how I love thy holy law!‘Tis daily my delight; Ver. 97 O how I love thy holy law!‘Tis daily my delight;And thence my meditations drawDivine advice by night. Ver. 148 My waking eyes prevent the dayTo meditate thy word;My soul with longing melts awayTo hear thy […]

Psalm 119, Part 4 – Instruction From Scripture

Psalm 119, Part 4 – Instruction From Scripture How shall the young secure their hearts,And guard their lives from sin? Ver. 9 How shall the young secure their hearts,And guard their lives from sin?Thy word the choicest rules impartsTo keep the conscience clean. Ver. 130 When once it enters to the mind,It spreads such light […]

Psalm 119, Part 3 – Professions of Sincerity, Repentance, and Obedience

Psalm 119, Part 3 – Professions of Sincerity, Repentance, and Obedience Thou art my portion, O my God;Soon as I know thy way, Ver. 57,60 Thou art my portion, O my God;Soon as I know thy way,My heart makes haste t’ obey thy word,And suffers no delay. Ver. 30,14 I choose the path of heav’nly […]

Psalm 119, Part 2 – Secret Devotion and Spiritual-Mindedness

Psalm 119, Part 2 – Secret Devotion and Spiritual-Mindedness To thee, before the dawning lightMy gracious God, I pray; Ver. 147,55 To thee, before the dawning lightMy gracious God, I pray;I meditate thy name by night,And keep thy law by day. Ver. 81 My spirit faints to see thy grace,Thy promise bears me up;And while […]

Psalm 119, Part 1 – The Blessedness of Saints, and Misery of Sinners

Psalm 119, Part 1 – The Blessedness of Saints, and Misery of Sinners Blest are the undefiled in heart,Whose ways are right and clean; Ver. 1-3 Blest are the undefiled in heart,Whose ways are right and clean;Who never from thy law depart,But fly from every sin. Blest are the men that keep thy word,And practise […]

Psalm 118, Part 4 – Hosanna; the Lord’s Day

Psalm 118, Part 4 – Hosanna; the Lord’s Day This is the day the Lord hath made,He calls the hours his own; Or, Christ’s Resurrection and Our Salvation This is the day the Lord hath made,He calls the hours his own;Let heav’n rejoice, let earth be glad,And praise surround the throne. Today he rose and […]

Psalm 118, Part 3 – Christ the Foundation of His Church

Psalm 118, Part 3 – Christ the Foundation of His Church Behold the sure foundation-stoneWhich God in Zion lays, Behold the sure foundation-stoneWhich God in Zion lays,To build our heav’nly hopes upon,And his eternal praise. Chosen of God, to sinners dear,And saints adore the name;They trust their whole salvation here,Nor shall they suffer shame. The […]

Psalm 118, Part 2 – Public Praise For Deliverance From Death

Psalm 118, Part 2 – Public Praise For Deliverance From Death Lord, thou hast heard thy servant cryAnd rescued from the grave; Lord, thou hast heard thy servant cryAnd rescued from the grave;Now shall he live; and none can die,If God resolve to save. Thy praise, more constant than before,Shall fill his daily breath;Thy hand, […]

Psalm 118, Part 1 – Deliverance From A Tumult

Psalm 118, Part 1 – Deliverance From A Tumult The Lord appears my helper now,Nor is my faith afraid The Lord appears my helper now,Nor is my faith afraidWhat all the sons of earth can do,Since heav’n affords its aid. ‘Tis safer, Lord, to hope in thee,And have my God my friend,Than trust in men […]

Psalm 118 – An Hosanna for the Lord’s Day

Psalm 118 – An Hosanna for the Lord’s Day See what a living stoneThe builders did refuse; See what a living stoneThe builders did refuse;Yet God hath built his church thereon, In spite of envious Jews. The scribe and angry priestReject thine only Son;Yet on this Rock shall Zion rest,As the chief corner-stone. The work, […]

Psalm 117 – Praise to God From All Nations

Psalm 117 – Praise to God From All Nations O all ye nations, praise the Lord,Each with a diff’rent tongue; O all ye nations, praise the Lord,Each with a diff’rent tongue;In every language learn his word,And let his name be sung. His mercy reigns through every land;Proclaim his grace abroad;For ever firm his truth shall […]

Psalm 116, Part 2 – Vows Made in Trouble Paid in the Church

Psalm 116, Part 2 – Vows Made in Trouble Paid in the Church What shall I render to my GodFor all his kindness shown? What shall I render to my GodFor all his kindness shown?My feet shall visit thine abode,My songs address thy throne. Among the saints that fill thine houseMy off’rings shall be paid;There […]

Psalm 116, Part 1 – Recovery from Sickness

Psalm 116, Part 1 – Recovery from Sickness I love the Lord; he heard my cries,And pitied every groan; I love the Lord; he heard my cries,And pitied every groan;Long as I live, when troubles rise,I’ll hasten to his throne. I love the Lord; he bowed his ear,And chased my griefs away;O let my heart […]

Psalm 115 – The True God Our Refuge

Psalm 115 – The True God Our Refuge Not to ourselves, who are but dust,Not to ourselves is glory due, Not to ourselves, who are but dust,Not to ourselves is glory due,Eternal God, thou only just,Thou only gracious, wise, and true. Shine forth in all thy dreadful name;Why should a heathen’s haughty tongueInsult us, and, […]

Psalm 114 – Miracles Attending Israel’s Journey

Psalm 114 – Miracles Attending Israel’s Journey When Isr’el, freed from Pharaoh’s hand,Left the proud tyrant and his land, When Isr’el, freed from Pharaoh’s hand,Left the proud tyrant and his land,The tribes with cheerful homage ownTheir King, and Judah was his throne. Across the deep their journey lay;The deep divides to make them way;Jordan beheld […]

Psalm 113 – The Majesty and Condescension of God

Psalm 113 – The Majesty and Condescension of God Ye that delight to serve the Lord,The honors of his name record, Ye that delight to serve the Lord,The honors of his name record,His sacred name for ever bless;Where’er the circling sun displaysHis rising beams, or setting rays,Let lands and seas his power confess. Not time, […]

Psalm 112 – The Blessings of the Liberal Man

Psalm 112 – The Blessings of the Liberal Man That man is blest who stands in aweOf God, and loves his sacred law: That man is blest who stands in aweOf God, and loves his sacred law:His seed on earth shall be renowned;His house the seat of wealth shall be,An inexhausted treasury,And with successive honors […]

Psalm 111 – The Perfections of God

Psalm 111 – The Perfections of God Great is the Lord; his works of mightDemand our noblest songs: Great is the Lord; his works of mightDemand our noblest songs:Let his assembled saints uniteTheir harmony of tongues. Great is the mercy of the Lord;He gives his children food;And, ever mindful of his word,He makes his promise […]

Psalm 110, Part 2 – Christ Exalted, and Multitudes Converted

Psalm 110, Part 2 – Christ Exalted, and Multitudes Converted Thus the eternal Father spakeTo Christ the Son: “Ascend and sit Thus the eternal Father spakeTo Christ the Son: “Ascend and sitAt my right hand, till I shall makeThy foes submissive at thy feet. “From Zion shall thy word proceed;Thy word, the sceptre in thy […]

Psalm 110, Part 1 – Christ’s Kingdom and Priesthood

Psalm 110, Part 1 – Christ’s Kingdom and Priesthood Jesus, our Lord, ascend thy throne,And near the Father sit; Jesus, our Lord, ascend thy throne,And near the Father sit;In Zion shall thy power be known,And make thy foes submit. What wonders shall thy gospel do!Thy converts shall surpassThe num’rous drops of morning dew,And own thy […]

Psalm 109 – Love to Enemies From the Example of Christ

Psalm 109 – Love to Enemies From the Example of Christ God of my mercy and my praise,Thy glory is my song, God of my mercy and my praise,Thy glory is my song,Though sinners speak against thy graceWith a blaspheming tongue. When in the form of mortal manThy Son on earth was found,With cruel slanders, […]

Psalm 107, Part 4 – Deliverance From Storms and Shipwreck

Psalm 107, Part 4 – Deliverance From Storms and Shipwreck Would you behold the works of God,His wonders in the world abroad, Would you behold the works of God,His wonders in the world abroad,Go with the mariners, and traceThe unknown regions of the seas. They leave their native shores behind,And seize the favor of the […]

Psalm 107, Part 3 – Intemperance Punished and Pardoned

Psalm 107, Part 3 – Intemperance Punished and Pardoned Vain man, on foolish pleasures bent,Prepares for his own punishment; Vain man, on foolish pleasures bent,Prepares for his own punishment;What pains, what loathsome maladies,From luxury and lust arise! The drunkard feels his vitals waste,Yet drowns his health to please his taste;Till all his active powers are […]

Psalm 107, Part 2 – Correction for Sin, and Release by Prayer

Psalm 107, Part 2 – Correction for Sin, and Release by Prayer From age to age exalt his name;God and his grace are still the same; From age to age exalt his name;God and his grace are still the same;He fills the hungry soul with food,And feeds the poor with every good. But if their […]

Psalm 107, Part 1 – Israel Led to Canaan, and Christians to Heaven

Psalm 107, Part 1 – Israel Led to Canaan, and Christians to Heaven Give thanks to God; he reigns above;Kind are his thoughts, his name is Love; Give thanks to God; he reigns above;Kind are his thoughts, his name is Love;His mercy ages past have known,And ages long to come shall own. Let the redeemed […]

Psalm 107, Last Part – Colonies Planted

Psalm 107, Last Part – Colonies Planted When God, provoked with daring crimes,Scourges the madness of the times, When God, provoked with daring crimes,Scourges the madness of the times,He turns their fields to barren sand,And dries the rivers from the land. His word can raise the springs again,And make the withered mountains green;Send showery blessings […]

Psalm 106, Part 2 – Israel Punished and Pardoned

Psalm 106, Part 2 – Israel Punished and Pardoned God of eternal love,How fickle are our ways! God of eternal love,How fickle are our ways!And yet how oft did Isr’el proveThy constancy of grace! They saw thy wonders wrought,And then thy praise they sung;But soon thy works of power forgot,And murmured with their tongue. Now […]

Psalm 106, Part 1 – Praise to God

Psalm 106, Part 1 – Praise to God To God, the great, the ever-blest,Let songs of honor be addressed; To God, the great, the ever-blest,Let songs of honor be addressed;His mercy firm for ever standsGive him the thanks his love demands. Who knows the wonders of thy ways?Who shall fulfil thy boundless praise?Blest are the […]

Psalm 105, Abridged – God’s Conduct of Israel, and the Plagues of Egypt

Psalm 105, Abridged – God’s Conduct of Israel, and the Plagues of Egypt Give thanks to God, invoke his name,And tell the world his grace; Give thanks to God, invoke his name,And tell the world his grace;Sound through the earth his deeds of fame,That all may seek his face. His cov’nant, which he kept in […]

Psalm 104 – The Glory of God in Creation and Providence

Psalm 104 – The Glory of God in Creation and Providence My soul, thy great Creator praise:When clothed in his celestial rays, My soul, thy great Creator praise:When clothed in his celestial rays,He in full majesty appears,And, like a robe, his glory wears. The heav’ns are for his curtains spread,The unfathomed deep he makes his […]

Psalm 103, Part 3 – God’s Universal Dominion

Psalm 103, Part 3 – God’s Universal Dominion The Lord, the sovereign King,Hath fixed his throne on high; The Lord, the sovereign King,Hath fixed his throne on high;O’er all the heav’nly world he rules,And all beneath the sky. Ye angels, great in might,And swift to do his will,Bless ye the Lord, whose voice ye hear,Whose […]

Psalm 103, Part 2 – God’s Gentle Chastisement

Psalm 103, Part 2 – God’s Gentle Chastisement The Lord, how wondrous are his ways!How firm his truth! how large his grace! The Lord, how wondrous are his ways!How firm his truth! how large his grace!He takes his mercy for his throne,And thence he makes his glories known. Not half so high his power hath […]

Psalm 103, Part 1 – Blessing God for His Goodness to Soul and Body

Psalm 103, Part 1 – Blessing God for His Goodness to Soul and Body Bless, O my soul, the living God,Call home thy thoughts that rove abroad;Let all the powers within me joinIn work and worship so divine. Bless, O my soul, the God of grace;His favors claim thy highest praise:Why should the wonders he […]

Psalm 102, Part 3 – Man’s Mortality, and Christ’s Eternity

Psalm 102, Part 3 – Man’s Mortality, and Christ’s Eternity It is the Lord our Savior’s handWeakens our strength amidst the race;Disease and death at his commandArrest us, and cut short our days. Spare us, O Lord, aloud we pray,Nor let our sun go down at noon;Thy years are one eternal day,And must thy children […]

Psalm 102, Part 2 – Prayer Heard, and Zion Restored

Psalm 102, Part 2 – Prayer Heard, and Zion Restored Let Zion and her sons rejoice,Behold the promised hour;Her God hath heard her mourning voice,And comes t’ exalt his power. Her dust and ruins that remainAre precious in our eyes;Those ruins shall be built again,And all that dust shall rise. The Lord will raise JerusalemAnd […]

Psalm 102, Part 1 – A Prayer of the Afflicted

Psalm 102, Part 1 – A Prayer of the Afflicted Hear me, O God, nor hide thy face;But answer, lest I die; Hear me, O God, nor hide thy face;But answer, lest I die;Hast thou not built a throne of graceTo hear when sinners cry? My days are wasted like the smokeDissolving in the air;My […]

Psalm 101 – The Magistrate’s Psalm

Psalm 101 – The Magistrate’s Psalm Mercy and judgment are my song;And since they both to thee belong, Mercy and judgment are my song;And since they both to thee belong,My gracious God, my righteous King,To thee my songs and vows I bring. If I am raised to bear the sword,I’ll take my counsels from thy […]

Psalm 100 – “Enter Into His Gates With Thanksgiving”

Psalm 100 – “Enter Into His Gates With Thanksgiving” Ye nations round the earth, rejoiceBefore the Lord, your sovereign King; Ye nations round the earth, rejoiceBefore the Lord, your sovereign King;Serve him with cheerful heart and voice,With all your tongues his glory sing. The Lord is God; ’tis he aloneDoth life, and breath, and being […]

Psalm 150 – A Song of Praise

Psalm 150 – A Song of Praise In God’s own house pronounce his praise,His grace he there reveals; In God’s own house pronounce his praise,His grace he there reveals;To heav’n your joy and wonder raise,For there his glory dwells. Let all your sacred passions move,While you rehearse his deeds;But the great work of saving loveYour […]

Child Coming To Jesus

Child Coming To Jesus – R.M. McCheyne Suffer me to come to Jesus,  Mother, dear, forbid me not; July 1841 Suffer me to come to Jesus,  Mother, dear, forbid me not;By His blood from hell he frees us;  Makes us fair without a spot. Suffer me, my earthly father,  At His pierced feet to fall;Why […]

To Yonder Side

To Yonder Side – R.M. McCheyne Behind the hills of Naphtali  The sun went slowly down,

The Sea of Galilee

The Sea of Galilee – R.M. McCheyne How pleasant to me thy deep blue wave,  O sea of Galilee!

“Thy Word Is A Lamp Unto My Feet, and A Light Unto My Path”

Thy Word Is A Lamp Unto My Feet, and A Light Unto My Path”- R.M. McCheyne 1838. When Israel knew not where to go,God made the fiery pillar glow;By night, by day, above the campIt led the way – their guiding lamp;Such is Thy Holy Word to meIn day of dark perplexity.When devious paths before […]

Jehovah Tsidkenu

Jehovah Tsidkenu- R.M. McCheyne I once was a stranger to grace and to God,I knew not my danger, and felt not my load;

The Barren Fig-Tree

The Barren Fig-Tree -R.M. McCheyne Within a vineyard’s sunny boundAn ample fig tree shelter found,

Who Would True Valour See

Who Would True Valour See Who would true Valour seeLet him come hither; Who would true Valour seeLet him come hither;Who would true Valour seeLet him come hither;One here will Constant be,Come Wind, come Weather.There’s no Discouragement,Shall make him once Relent,His first avow’d Intent,To be a Pilgrim. Who so beset him round,With dismal Storys,Do but […]

Upon Time and Eternity

Upon Time and Eternity Eternity is like unto a Ring.Time, like to Measure, doth it self extend; Eternity is like unto a Ring.Time, like to Measure, doth it self extend;Measure commences, is a finite thing.The Ring has no beginning, middle, end. John Bunyan

Upon the Begger

Upon the Begger He wants, he asks, he pleads his poverty,They within doors do him an alms deny. He wants, he asks, he pleads his poverty,They within doors do him an alms deny.He doth repeat and aggravate his grief,But they repulse him, give him no relief. He begs, they say, Begone; he will not hear,But […]

Upon the Whipping of the Top

Upon the Whipping of the Top Tis with the whip the boy sets up the top,The whip makes it run round upon its toe; Tis with the whip the boy sets up the top,The whip makes it run round upon its toe;The whip makes it hither and thither hop:‘Tis with the whip the top is […]

Upon the Vine Tree

Upon the Vine Tree What is the vine, more than another tree?Nay most, than it, more tall, more comely be. What is the vine, more than another tree?Nay most, than it, more tall, more comely be.What workman thence will take a beam or pin,To make ought which may be delighted in?Its excellency in its fruit […]

Upon the Thief

Upon the Thief The thief, when he doth steal, thinks he doth gain;Yet then the greatest loss he doth sustain. The thief, when he doth steal, thinks he doth gain;Yet then the greatest loss he doth sustain. Come, thief, tell me thy gains, but do not falter.When summ’d, what comes it to more than the […]

Upon the Swallow

Upon the Swallow This pretty bird, O! how she flies and sings,But could she do so if she had not wings? This pretty bird, O! how she flies and sings,But could she do so if she had not wings?Her wings bespeak my faith, her songs my peace;When I believe and sing my doubtings cease. John […]

Upon the Sun’s Reflection upon the Clouds in a Fair Morning

Upon the Sun’s Reflection upon the Clouds in a Fair Morning Look yonder, ah! methinks mine eyes do seeClouds edged with silver, as fine garments be; Look yonder, ah! methinks mine eyes do seeClouds edged with silver, as fine garments be;They look as if they saw that golden faceThat makes black clouds most beautiful with […]

Upon the Skilfull Player of an Instrument

Upon the Skilfull Player of an Instrument He that can play well on an instrument,Will take the ear, and captivate the mind He that can play well on an instrument,Will take the ear, and captivate the mindWith mirth or sadness; for that it is bentThereto, as music in it place doth find. But if one […]

Upon the Sight of a Pound of Candles Falling to the Ground

Upon the Sight of a Pound of Candles Falling to the Ground But be the candles down, and scattered too,Some lying here, some there? What shall we do? But be the candles down, and scattered too,Some lying here, some there? What shall we do?Hold, light the candle there that stands on high, It you may […]

Upon the Sacraments

Upon the Sacraments Two sacraments I do believe there be,Baptism and the Supper of the Lord; Two sacraments I do believe there be,Baptism and the Supper of the Lord;Both mysteries divine, which do to me,By God’s appointment, benefit afford.But shall they be my God, or shall I haveOf them so foul and impious a thought,To […]

Upon the Pismire

Upon the Pismire Must we unto the pismire go to school,To learn of her in summer to provide Must we unto the pismire go to school,To learn of her in summer to provideFor winter next ensuing. Man’s a fool,Or silly ants would not be made his guide. But, sluggard, is it not a shame for […]

Upon the Lord’s Prayer

Upon the Lord’s Prayer Our Father which in heaven art,Thy name be always hallowed; Our Father which in heaven art,Thy name be always hallowed;Thy kingdom come, thy will be done;Thy heavenly path be followed By us on earth as ’tis with thee,We humbly pray;And let our bread us given be,From day to day. Forgive our […]

Upon the Lark and the Fowler

Upon the Lark and the Fowler Thou simple bird, what makes thou here to play?Look, there’s the fowler, pr’ythee come away. Thou simple bird, what makes thou here to play?Look, there’s the fowler, pr’ythee come away.Do’st not behold the net? Look there, ’tis spread,Venture a little further, thou art dead. Is there not room enough […]

Upon the Flint in the Water

Upon the Flint in the Water This flint, time out of mind, has there abode,Where crystal streams make their continual road. This flint, time out of mind, has there abode,Where crystal streams make their continual road.Yet it abides a flint as much as ’twereBefore it touched the water, or came there Its hard obdurateness is […]

Upon the Fish in the Water

Upon the Fish in the Water The water is the fish’s element;Take her from thence, none can her death prevent; The water is the fish’s element;Take her from thence, none can her death prevent;And some have said, who have transgressors been,As good not be, as to be kept from sin. 2. The water is the […]

Upon the Disobedient Child

Upon the Disobedient Child Children become, while little, our delights!When they grow bigger, they begin to fright’s. Children become, while little, our delights!When they grow bigger, they begin to fright’s.Their sinful nature prompts them to rebel,And to delight in paths that lead to hell. Their parents’ love and care they overlook,As if relation had them […]

Upon the Bee

Upon the Bee The bee goes out, and honey home doth bring,And some who seek that honey find a sting. The bee goes out, and honey home doth bring,And some who seek that honey find a sting.Now would’st thou have the honey, and be freeFrom stinging, in the first place kill the bee. Comparison. This […]

Upon the Barren Fig-Tree in God’s Vineyard

Upon the Barren Fig-Tree in God’s Vineyard What, barren here! in this so good a soil?The sight of this doth make God’s heart recoil What, barren here! in this so good a soil?The sight of this doth make God’s heart recoilFrom giving thee his blessing; barren tree,Bear fruit, or else thine end will cursed be! […]

Upon Over-Much Niceness

Upon Over-Much Niceness Tis much to see how over nice some areAbout the body and household affair, Tis much to see how over nice some areAbout the body and household affair,While what’s of worth they slightly pass it by,Not doing, or doing it slovenly. Their house must be well furnished, be in print,Meanwhile their soul […]

Upon Fire

Upon Fire Who falls into the fire shall burn with heat;While those remote scorn from it to retreat. Who falls into the fire shall burn with heat;While those remote scorn from it to retreat.Yea, while those in it, cry out, O! I burn,Some farther off those cries to laughter turn. Comparison. While some tormented are […]

Upon Apparel

Upon Apparel God gave us Cloaths to hide our Nakedness,And we by them, do it expose to View. God gave us Cloaths to hide our Nakedness,And we by them, do it expose to View.Our Pride, and unclean Minds, to an excess,By our Apparel we to others shew. John Bunyan

Upon a Snail

Upon a Snail She goes but softly, but she goeth sure,She stumbles not, as stronger creatures do. She goes but softly, but she goeth sure,She stumbles not, as stronger creatures do.Her journey’s shorter, so she may endureBetter than they which do much farther go. She makes no noise, but stilly seizeth onThe flower or herb […]

Upon a Sheet of White Paper

Upon a Sheet of White Paper This subject is unto the foulest pen,Or fairest handled by the sons of men. This subject is unto the foulest pen,Or fairest handled by the sons of men. ‘Twill also show what is upon it writ,Be it wisely, or nonsense for want of wit, Each blot and blur it […]

Upon a Penny Loaf

Upon a Penny Loaf Thy price one penny is in time of plenty,In famine doubled, ’tis from one to twenty. Thy price one penny is in time of plenty,In famine doubled, ’tis from one to twenty.Yea, no man knows what price on thee to setWhen there is but one penny loaf to get. Comparison. This […]

Upon a Lowering of Morning

Upon a Lowering of Morning Well, with the day I see the clouds appear,And mix the light with darkness everywhere; Well, with the day I see the clouds appear,And mix the light with darkness everywhere;This threatening is, to travellers that goLong journeys, slabby rain they’ll have, or snow. Else, while I gaze, the sun doth […]

Upon a Looking Glass

Upon a Looking Glass In this see thou thy beauty, hast thou any,Or thy defects, should they be few or many. In this see thou thy beauty, hast thou any,Or thy defects, should they be few or many. Thou may’st, too, here thy spots and freckles see,Hast thou but eyes, and what their numbers be. […]

The Spirit of Prayer

The Spirit of Prayer Wouldst thou have that good, that blessed mind,That is so much to heavenly things inclin’d Wouldst thou have that good, that blessed mind,That is so much to heavenly things inclin’d That it aloft will soar, and always beContemplating on blest eternity. That mind that never thinks itself at rest,But when it […]

The Sinner and the Spider

The Sinner and the Spider I am a man, and in God’s image made,I have a soul shall neither die nor fade, Sinner. What black, what ugly crawling thing art thou? Spider. I am a spider——————- Sinner. A spider, ay, also a filthy creature. Spider. Not filthy as thyself in name or feature.My name entailed […]

The Operation of Faith

The Operation of Faith The word of faith unto me pardon brings,Shows me the ground and reason whence it springs: The word of faith unto me pardon brings,Shows me the ground and reason whence it springs: To wit, free grace, which moved God to giveHis Son to die and bleed, that I might live This […]

The Necessity of a New Heart

The Necessity of a New Heart Now wouldst thou have a heart that tender is,A heart that forward is to close with bliss; Now wouldst thou have a heart that tender is,A heart that forward is to close with bliss; A heart that will impressions freely takeOf the new covenant, and that will make The […]

The Fowls Flying in the Air

The Fowls Flying in the Air Methinks I see a sight most excellent,All sorts of birds fly in the firmament: Methinks I see a sight most excellent,All sorts of birds fly in the firmament: Some great, some small, all of a divers kind,Mine eye affecting, pleasant to my mind. Look how they tumble in the […]

The Philosopher’s Scales Jane Taylor

The Philosopher’s Scales – Jane Taylor A monk, when his rites sacerdotal were o’er, In the depth of his cell with his stone-covered floor, Resigning to thought his chimerical brain, Once formed the contrivance we now shall explain. Perhaps it was only by patience and care, At last, that he brought his invention to bear. […]

I Stand on Zion’s Mount Charles Swain

I Stand on Zion’s Mount – Charles Swain I stand on Zion’s mount, And view my starry crown; Charles Swain I stand on Zion’s mount, And view my starry crown; No power on earth my hope can shake, Nor hell can thrust me down. The lofty hills and towers, That lift their heads on high, […]

The Martyrs’ Hymn Martin Luther

The Martyrs’ Hymn – Martin Luther Flung to the heedless winds, Or on the waters cast, The martyrs’ ashes, watched, Shall gathered be at last; And from that scattered dust, Around us and abroad, Shall spring a plenteous seed Of witnesses for God. The Father hath received Their latest living breath; And vain is Satan’s […]

Prayer by Mary, Queen of Hungary

Prayer by Mary, – Queen of Hungary O God! Though sorrow be my fate, And the world’s hate For my heart’s faith pursue me, My peace they cannot take away; From day to day Thou dost anew imbue me; Thou art not far; a little while Thou hid’st thy face with brighter smile Thy father-love […]

On the Rising of the Sun

On the Rising of the Sun Look, look, brave Sol doth peep up from beneath,Shows us his golden face, doth on us breathe; Look, look, brave Sol doth peep up from beneath,Shows us his golden face, doth on us breathe; brave He also doth compass us round with glories,Whilst he ascends up to his highest […]

On the Cackling of a Hen

On the Cackling of a Hen The hen, so soon as she an egg doth lay,(Spreads the fame of her doing what she may.) The hen, so soon as she an egg doth lay,(Spreads the fame of her doing what she may.)About the yard she cackling now doth go,To tell what ’twas she at her […]

O, Where Shall Rest be Found? James Montgomery

O, Where Shall Rest be Found? – James Montgomery O, Where shall rest be found,Rest for the weary soul? O, Where shall rest be found,Rest for the weary soul?’T were vain the ocean depths to sound,Or pierce to either pole. The world can never giveThe bliss for which we sigh:’T is not the whole of […]

On Promising Fruitfulness of a Tree

On Promising Fruitfulness of a Tree A comely sight indeed it is to seeA world of blossoms on an apple-tree: A comely sight indeed it is to seeA world of blossoms on an apple-tree:Yet far more comely would this tree appear,If all its dainty blooms young apples were. But how much more might one upon […]

Of Uprightness and Sincerity

Of Uprightness and Sincerity Wouldst thou be very upright and sincere?Wouldst thou be that within thou dost appear, Wouldst thou be very upright and sincere?Wouldst thou be that within thou dost appear, Or seem to be in outward exerciseBefore the most devout, and godly wise? Yea, art thou thus when no eye doth thee seeBut […]

O Dearest Lamb, Take Thou My Heart!

O Dearest Lamb, Take Thou My Heart! O dearest Lamb, take thou my heart! Where can such sweetness be As I have tasted in thy love, As I have found in thee? If there’s a fervor in my soul, And fervor sure there is, Now it shall be at thy control, And but to serve […]

Of the Rose Bush

Of the Rose Bush This homely bush doth to mine eyes exposeA very fair, yea, comely ruddy rose. This homely bush doth to mine eyes exposeA very fair, yea, comely ruddy rose.This rose doth also bow its head to me,Saying, Come, pluck me, I thy rose will be; Yet offer I to gather rose or […]

Of The Mole in the Ground

Of The Mole in the Ground The mole’s a creature very smooth and slick,She digs i’ th’ dirt, but ’twill not on her stick; The mole’s a creature very smooth and slick,She digs i’ th’ dirt, but ’twill not on her stick;So’s he who counts this world his greatest gains,Yet nothing gets but’s labour for […]

Of the Love of Christ

Of the Love of Christ The love of Christ, poor I! may touch upon;But ’tis unsearchable. O! there is none The love of Christ, poor I! may touch upon;But ’tis unsearchable. O! there is noneIts large dimensions can comprehendShould they dilate thereon world without end. When we had sinned, in his zeal he swore,That he […]

Nothing But Leaves

How Can a Pure Heart be Obtained? – William Booth Nothing but leaves; the spirit grieves Over a wasted life; Sin committed while conscience slept, Promises made but never kept, Hatred, battle, and strife; Nothing but leaves! Nothing but leaves; no garnered sheaves Of life’s fair, ripened grain; Words, idle words, for earnest deeds; We […]

Of the Going Down of the Sun

Of the Going Down of the Sun What, hast thou run thy race, art going down?Thou seemest angry, why dost on us frown? What, hast thou run thy race, art going down?Thou seemest angry, why dost on us frown? Yea, wrap thy head with clouds and hide thy face,As threatening to withdraw from us thy […]

Of the Fly at the Candle

Of the Fly at the Candle What ails this fly thus desperately to enterA combat with the candle? Will she venture What ails this fly thus desperately to enterA combat with the candle? Will she ventureTo clash at light? Away, thou silly fly;Thus doing thou wilt burn thy wings and die. But ’tis a folly […]

Is This All? Horatius Bonar

Is This All? – Horatius Bonar Sometimes I catch sweet glimpses of His face, But that is all. Horatius Bonar Sometimes I catch sweet glimpses of His face, But that is all. Sometimes he looks on me, and seems to smile, But that is all. Sometimes he speaks a passing word of peace, But that […]

Of The Boy and Butterfly

Of The Boy and Butterfly Behold, how eager this our little boyIs for a butterfly, as if all joy, Behold, how eager this our little boyIs for a butterfly, as if all joy,All profits, honours, yea, and lasting pleasures,Were wrapped up in her, or the richest treasuresFound in her would be bundled up together,When all […]

Of Moses and His Wife

Of Moses and His Wife This Moses was a fair and comely man,His wife a swarthy Ethiopian; This Moses was a fair and comely man,His wife a swarthy Ethiopian;Nor did his milk-white bosom change her sin.She came out thence as black as she went in. Now Moses was a type of Moses’ law,His wife likewise […]

A Hymn Repeated by John Brown

A Hymn Repeated by – John Brown for denying the efficacy of the mass O Lord, I yield me to thy grace, Grant me mercy for my trespass; Let never the fiend my soul chase. Lord, I will bow, and thou shalt beat, Let never my soul come in hell-heat. as he was burnt to […]

Of Man by Nature

Of Man by Nature From God he’s a backslider,Of ways he loves the wider; From God he’s a backslider,Of ways he loves the wider;With wickedness a sider,More venom than a spider.In sin he’s a considerer,A make-bate and divider;Blind reason is his guider,The devil is his rider. John Bunyan

Of Love to God

Of Love to God When I do this begin to apprehend,My heart, my soul, and mind, begins to bend When I do this begin to apprehend,My heart, my soul, and mind, begins to bend To God-ward, and sincerely for to loveHis son, his ways, his people, and to move With brokenness of spirit after himWho […]

Of Judgment

Of Judgment As ’tis appointed men should die,So judgment is the next As ’tis appointed men should die,So judgment is the nextThat meets them most assuredly;For so saith holy text. Wherefore of judgment I shall nowInform you what I may,That you may see what ’tis, and how‘Twill be with men that day. This world it […]

Of Holiness of Life

Of Holiness of Life Now, then, if holiness thou wouldst obtain,And wouldst a tender Christian man remain, Now, then, if holiness thou wouldst obtain,And wouldst a tender Christian man remain, Keep faith in action, let that righteousnessThat Christ fulfilled always have express And clear distinction in thy heart, from allThat men by Scripture, or besides, […]

Of Hell and the Estate of Those Who Perish

Of Hell and the Estate of Those Who Perish Thus, having show’d you what I seeOf heaven, I now will tell Thus, having show’d you what I seeOf heaven, I now will tellYou also, after search, what beThe damned wights of hell. And O, that they who read my linesWould ponder soberly,And lay to heart […]

Of Heaven

Of Heaven Heaven is a place, also a state,It doth all things excel, Heaven is a place, also a state,It doth all things excel,No man can fully it relate,Nor of its glory tell. God made it for his residence,To sit on as a throne,Which shows to us the excellenceWhereby it may be known. Doubtless the […]

Of Godly Fear

Of Godly Fear Us godly fear delightful unto thee,That fear that God himself delights to see Us godly fear delightful unto thee,That fear that God himself delights to see Bear sway in them that love him? then he willThy godly mind in this request fulfil. By giving thee a fear that tremble shall,At every trip […]

Of Death

Of Death  Death, as a king rampant and stoutThe world he dare engage; Death, as a king rampant and stoutThe world he dare engage;He conquers all, yea, and doth routThe great, strong, wise, and sage. No king so great, nor prince so strong,But death can make to yield,Yea, bind and lay them all along,And make […]

Of Child with Bird at the Bush

Of Child with Bird at the Bush My little bird, how canst thou sitAnd sing amidst so many thorns? My little bird, how canst thou sitAnd sing amidst so many thorns?Let me a hold upon thee get,My love with honour thee adorns. Thou art at present little worth,Five farthings none will give for thee,But pr’ythee, […]

Meditations upon an Egg

Meditations upon an Egg The egg’s no chick by falling from the hen;Nor man a Christian, till he’s born again. 1. The egg’s no chick by falling from the hen;Nor man a Christian, till he’s born again.The egg’s at first contained in the shell;Men, afore grace, in sins and darkness dwell. The egg, when laid, […]

Meditations upon a Candle

Meditations upon a Candle Man’s like a candle in a candlestick,Made up of tallow and a little wick; Man’s like a candle in a candlestick,Made up of tallow and a little wick;And as the candle when it is not lighted,So is he who is in his sins benighted. Nor can a man his soul with […]

Meditation upon the Day Before the Sun Rising

Meditation upon the Day Before the Sun Rising But all this while, where’s he whose golden raysDrives night away and beautifies our days? But all this while, where’s he whose golden raysDrives night away and beautifies our days? Where’s he whose goodly face doth warm and heal,And show us what the darksome nights conceal? Where’s […]

After

After After the rain, the sunlight is brighter; After a storm, the breezes are lighter; After an absence, friends are the dearer, After a sorrow, God seemeth nearer. After a battle, peace is the sweeter, After a trial, life is completer. After the tempest, clouds shall be riven; After the cross the crown shall be […]

My Bud in Heaven F. I. Darling

My Bud in Heaven – F. I. Darling A bud the gard’ner gave me, A fair and lovely child, He gave it for my keeping. To cherish undefiled. It lay upon my bosom. It was my joy and pride, Perhaps it was an idol Which I must be denied. For just as it was opening […]

After a While James Rowe

After a While – James Rowe After a while our sky will be bright, Sunshine will banish shadows of night, Evil will cease our souls to defile, We shall be happy after a while. After awhile, the storm will be past, Billows asleep, our anchor be cast, We shall have reached the beautiful isle, Heaven […]

Can Sinners Hope For Heaven ?

Can Sinners Hope For Heaven ? Can sinners hope for heaven, Who love this world so well; Or dream of future happiness, While in the road to hell? Shall they hosannas sing, With an unhallowed tongue; Shall psalms adorn the guilty hand Which does its neighbor wrong? Can sin’s deceitful way Conduct to Zion’s hill;’ […]

Blessed Be God, Our God

Blessed Be God, Our God Blessed be God, our God,Who freely His beloved Son up gaveHis enemies to reconcile and save:Blessed be God, our God. He spared not His Son:‘Tis this that bids the hard thought disappear,‘Tis this that silences each rising fear,He spared not His Son. Who shall condemn us now?Since Christ has died, […]

Prayer is Appointed to Convey

Prayer is Appointed to Convey Prayer is appointed to convey The blessings God designs to give; Long as they live should Christians pray, They learn to pray when first they live. If pain affect or woes oppress, If cares distract, or fears dismay, If guilt deject, if sin distress, In every case still watch and […]

Sick and In Prison Alice Cory

Sick and In Prison – Alice Cory Wildly falls the night around me, Chains I cannot break have bound me; Spirits unrebuked, undriven From before me darken Heaven; Creeds bewilder, and the saying Unfelt prayer makes need of praying. In this bitter anguish lying Only Thou wilt hear my crying – Thou whose hands wash […]

Looking This Way J. W. Van DeVenter

Looking This Way – J. W. Van DeVenter Over the river faces I see, Fair as the morning, looking for me; Free from their sorrow, grief, and despair, Waiting and watching patiently there. Looking this way, yes looking this way, Loved ones are waiting, looking this way; Fair as the morning, bright as the day, […]

Praise for Creation and Providence

Praise for Creation and Providence I sing the mighty power of God,that made the mountains rise,That spread the flowing seas abroad,and built the lofty skies.I sing the wisdom that ordainedthe sun to rule the day;The moon shines full at God’s command,and all the stars obey. I sing the goodness of the Lord,who filled the earth […]

Stones Made Children of Abraham

Stones Made Children of Abraham Vain are the hopes that rebels placeUpon their birth and blood,Descended from a pious race;Their fathers now with God. He from the caves of earth and hellCan take the hardest stones,And fill the house of Abram wellWith new-created sons. Such wondrous power doth he possessWho formed our mortal frame,Who called […]

Christ our Wisdom, Righteousness, Etc., II

Christ our Wisdom, Righteousness, Etc., II How heavy is the nightThat hangs upon our eyes, How heavy is the nightThat hangs upon our eyes,Till Christ with his reviving lightOver our souls arise! Our guilty spirits dreadTo meet the wrath of Heav’n;But, in his righteousness arrayed,We see our sins forgiv’n. Unholy and impureAre all our thoughts […]

Christ Our Wisdom, Righteousness, Etc.

Christ Our Wisdom, Righteousness, Etc. Buried in shadows of the nightWe lie till Christ restores the light; Buried in shadows of the nightWe lie till Christ restores the light;Wisdom descends to heal the blind,And chase the darkness of the mind. Our guilty souls are drowned in tearsTill his atoning blood appears;Then we awake from deep […]

Election Excludes Boasting

Election Excludes Boasting But few among the carnal wise,But few of noble race, But few among the carnal wise,But few of noble race,Obtain the favor of thine eyes,Almighty King of Grace. He takes the men of meanest nameFor sons and heirs of God;And thus he pours abundant shameOn honorable blood. He calls the fool, and […]

Regeneration

Regeneration Not all the outward forms on earth,Nor rites that God has giv’n, Not all the outward forms on earth,Nor rites that God has giv’n,Nor will of man, nor blood, nor birth,Can raise a soul to heav’n. The sovereign will of God aloneCreates us heirs of graceBorn in the image of his Son,A new, peculiar […]

Justification by Faith, Not by Works

Justification by Faith, Not by Works Vain are the hopes the sons of menOn their own works have built; Vain are the hopes the sons of menOn their own works have built;Their hearts by nature all unclean,And all their actions guilt. Let Jew and Gentile stop their mouthsWithout a murm’ring word,And the whole race of […]

Christ, or Wisdom, Obeyed or Resisted

Christ, or Wisdom, Obeyed or Resisted Thus saith the Wisdom of the Lord,“Blest is the man that hears my word, Thus saith the Wisdom of the Lord,“Blest is the man that hears my word,Keeps daily watch before my gates,And at my feet for mercy wa