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 joys shall flee,When hopeless […]

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 comfort      In 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 pleasures worth comparing      For a […]

IN MEMORIAM Gunerius C. Lee

In memory of a loving wife and mother who was called home on December 21, 1937. 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 […]

I Will Take Your Hand Again Lydia Brainard

2009    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 you a million times o’er,I wonder, can […]

I Stand on Zion’s Mount Charles Swain

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, Shall all be leveled low in […]

Is This All? Horatius Bonar

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 is all. Sometimes I […]

In Such an Hour Fay

Sometimes, when everything goes wrong:When days are short, and nights are long;When wash-day brings so dull a skyThat not a single thing will dry.And when the kitchen chimney smokes,And when there’s naught so “queer” as folks!When friends deplore my faded youth,And when the baby cuts a tooth.While John, the baby last but one,Clings round my […]

In Convalescence Fay Inchfawn

Not long ago, I prayed for dying grace,For then I thought to see Thee face to face. And now I ask (Lord, ’tis a weakling’s cry)That Thou wilt give me grace to live, not die. Such foolish prayers! I know. Yet pray I must.Lord help me — help me not to see the dust! And […]