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 brave and clear;We kneel, how weak! […]
“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 heavenly breathings there inspire;Bid […]
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 […]
Josiah Conder Heavenly Father, to whose eye Future things unfolded lie,
Yes, pray for whom thou lovest; thou mayst vainly, idly seekThe fervid words of tenderness by feeble words to speak;
Pilgrim of earth, who art journeying to heaven! Heir of Eternal Life! child of the day!
John Hampden Gurney Lord, as to thy dear cross we flee,And pray to be forgiven,
W. H. Bathurst O Lord, how long shall heathens holdThe heritage that once was thine?
Who died in 1558 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 to show […]
~ From The Old Paths ~ 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 […]