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 His children sever;Unto them […]

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 self and some of […]


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 alarms      While by myself I stand;Imprison me witin Thine arms,And strong shall be my hand. George Matheson


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 soothe th’unholy throng,Soften Thy […]


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 din.Holy things are profaned In high places and […]


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.

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 today. So much to do; so little done! […]


A dark and blinded thing is man,      Yet full of fancied light!But all his penetration can      Obtain no gospel light. Though heavenly truth may blaze abroad      He cannot see at all;Though gospel leaders show the road,      He still gropes for the wall. Perhaps he stands to hear […]


I was in the spirit on the Lord’s day. — Rev. i. 10. 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 […]

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 hour – Where God himself […]

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

Lord, Thou knowest all the hunger Of the heart that seeks Thee now; How my soul hath long been craving What 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 my soul confesses All its […]


She knew not what for them she sought,     At His right hand and left to sit!

Sick and In Prison Alice Cory

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 white the erring, […]

St Matthew J.S.B. Monsell

J.S.B. Monsell   The tide of life was at its flow,Rose higher day by day;But he a higher life would know,Than that which round him did lay. O Saviour! When prosperityMakes this world hard to leave,And all its ‘pomps and vanity’Their meshes round us weave. O grant us grace, that to thy call,We may obedient […]