True and False Comforts

O God, whose favourable eye       The sin-sick soul revives, O God, whose favourable eye       The sin-sick soul revives, Holy and heavenly is the joy       Thy shining presence gives. Not such as hypocrites suppose,       Who with a graceless heart Taste not of thee, but drink a dose       Prepared by Satan's art. […]

Love Constraining to Obedience

No strength of nature can suffice       To serve the Lord aright: No strength of nature can suffice       To serve the Lord aright: And what she has she misapplies,       For want of clearer light. How long beneath the law I lay       In bondage and distress! I toil’d the precept to obey,       […]

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 forbid That I should seek my pleasures there. It was the sight of thy dear cross First wean’d my soul from […]

Lively Hope and Gracious Fear

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 renounce       The clod that gave me birth. But God has breathed upon a worm,       And sent me from above Wings such as clothe an angel's […]

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 resign Life, 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 […]

Submission

O Lord, my best desire fulfil,       And help me to resign O Lord, my best desire fulfil,       And help me to resign Life, 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 […]

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

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 […]

Welcome Cross

'Tis my happiness below Not to live without the cross, 'Tis my happiness below Not 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 see Love inscribed upon them all, This is happiness to me. God in Israel sows the […]

Lovest Thou Me?

Hark, my soul! it is the Lord; 'Tis thy Saviour, hear his word; John 21:16 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 […]

Jehovah Our Righteousness

My God! how perfect are thy ways!       But mine polluted are; Jer. 23:6 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 done       To save me from my sin, I cannot […]

Jehovah-Nissi

By whom was David taught, To aim the dreadful blow, The Lord My Banner Exod. 17:15       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 […]