Christ’s Presence Makes Death Easy

Why should we start, and fear to die What timorous worms we mortals are! Why should we start, and fear to die What timorous worms we mortals are! Death is the gate of endless joy, And yet we dread to enter there. The pains, the groans, and dying strife, Fright our approaching souls away; Still […]

The Pharisee and Publican

Saints, at your heav’nly Father’s word Give up your comforts to the Lord; Luke 18:10 Saints, at your heav’nly Father’s word Give up your comforts to the Lord; Behold how sinners disagree, The publican and Pharisee! One doth his righteousness proclaim, The other owns his guilt and shame. This man at humble distance stands, And […]

The Son of God Incarnate

The lands that long in darkness lay Now have beheld a heav’nly light; Isa. 9:2,6,7 The lands that long in darkness lay Now have beheld a heav’nly light; Nations that sat in death’s cold shade Are blessed with beams divinely bright. The virgin’s promised Son is born, Behold th’ expected child appear: What shall his […]

Christ’s Compassion to the Weak and Tempted

With joy we meditate the grace Of our High Priest above; Heb. 4:15,16; 5:7; Matt. 12:20 With joy we meditate the grace Of our High Priest above; His heart is made of tenderness, His bowels melt with love. Touched with a sympathy within, He knows our feeble frame; He knows what sore temptations mean, For […]

The First and Second Adam

Deep in the dust before thy throne Our guilt and our disgrace we own; Rom. 5:12 Deep in the dust before thy throne Our guilt and our disgrace we own; Great God! we own th’ unhappy name Whence sprang our nature and our shame; Adam the sinner: at his fall, Death like a conqueror seized […]

Moses and Christ

The law by Moses came, But peace, and truth, and love, Or, Sins Against the Law and Gospel John 1:17; Heb. 3:3,5,6; 10:28,29 The law by Moses came, But peace, and truth, and love, Were brought by Christ, a nobler name, Descending from above. Amidst the house of God Their diff’rent works were done; Moses […]

Abraham’s Blessing on the Gentiles II

Gentiles by nature, we belong To the wild olive wood; Rom. 11:16,17 Gentiles by nature, we belong    To the wild olive wood; Grace took us from the barren tree,    And grafts us in the good. With the same blessings grace endows    The Gentile and the Jew; If pure and holy be the […]

Abraham’s Blessing on the Gentiles

How large the promise, how divine, To Abram and his seed! Gen. 17:7; Rom. 15:8; Mk 10:14 How large the promise, how divine,    To Abram and his seed! "I’ll be a God to thee and thine,    Supplying all their need." The words of his extensive love    From age to age endure; The […]

Christ Unseen and Beloved

Now with our mortal eyes Have we beheld the Lord; 1 Pet. 1:5 Now with our mortal eyes Have we beheld the Lord; Yet we rejoice to hear his name, And love him in his word. On earth we want the sight Of our Redeemer’s face; Yet, Lord, our inmost thoughts delight To dwell upon […]