THANK GOD FOR THE BIBLE James M. Gray

Oh, how we thank Thee, our God, for the Bible,      Whose truth doth each century clearer reveal!The fountain of wisdom and source of all knowledge,      The court of humanity’s final appeal. Oh, here Thou revealest that Thou art our Father,      The hand that hath fashioned and caused us to be;Oh, “resident forces,” “electrons,” and “atoms”      […]

TRUST HIM Gunerius C. Lee

When Holy men like Peter, John, and PaulAt times have doubts and fear,Can we who are so very weak and smallBe always in the clear? When Peter walked the water in his prideHis doubts soon brought him griefBut when he sought the Master o’er the tideHe found a sure relief. There are so many “Fear […]

TO A FATHER Gunerius C. Lee

I would not dare in oral words to voiceThe thoughts so near the heart—A father’s thoughts—by father understood—Of fathers true such feelings are a part. A son whose ways seem foolish, wrong and wildWill create heartache, sorrow, fear;Advice seems futile, he will not be ledHe is so deaf, he will not hear. From earthly father’s […]

TRY Charles Spurgeon

Once let every man say Try,Very few on straw would lie;Fewer still of want would die;Pans would all have fish to fry;Pigs would fill the poor man’s sty;Want would cease, and need would fly:Wives and children cease to cry;Poor rates would not swell so high;Things wouldn’t go so much awry—You’d be glad, and so would […]

Travel on Your Knees

Last night I took a journeyTo a land far “cross the seas;I didn’t go by boat or plane,I trusted on my knees. I saw so many people thereIn deepest depths of sin,And Jesus told me I should goThat there were souls to win. But I said, “Jesus, I can’t goAnd work with such as these.’He […]

The Stranger Hannes Grove

I met this stranger on a rocky road seldom traveled on, and He asked me: “Friend where are you going?” And I told Him about The Lion of Judah who had pointed me on this steep way and who had protected me several times on this lonely, dangerous road. At this, the stranger smiled, and […]

Trembling We Had Hoped for Mercy Frances Bevan

Trembling, we had hoped for mercy —       Some lone place within the door; But the crown, the throne, the mansion,       All were ready long before. And in past and distant ages,       In those courts so bright and fair, Ere we were, was He rejoicing,     […]

The 23rd Psalm Max M. Johnson

By a 21st Century Sheep Max M. Johnson   The Lord is my Shepherd, no want shall I know. He leads me in paths were He’d have me to go.

The Better Life

When we reach a quiet dwelling     On the strong eternal hills,

The Philosopher’s Scales Jane Taylor

  Jane Taylor   A monk, when his rites sacerdotal were o’er, In the depth of his cell with his stone-covered floor, Resigning to thought his chimerical brain, Once formed the contrivance we now shall explain.   Perhaps it was only by patience and care, At last, that he brought his invention to bear. In […]

The Martyrs’ Hymn Martin Luther

Martin Luther,Translated by W. J. Fox   Flung to the heedless winds, Or on the waters cast, The martyrs’ ashes, watched, Shall gathered be at last; And from that scattered dust, Around us and abroad, Shall spring a plenteous seed Of witnesses for God.   The Father hath received Their latest living breath; And vain […]

The Hound of Heaven Francis Thompson

Francis Thompson  (1859 – 1907) I fled Him, down the nights and down the days; I fled Him, down the arches of the years; Francis Thompson  (1859 – 1907) I fled Him, down the nights and down the days; I fled Him, down the arches of the years; I fled Him, down the labyrinthine ways […]

The Atheist and the Acorn Anne, Countess of Winchelsea

By Anne, Countess of Winchelsea   “Methinks the world is oddly made ,And every things amiss,”A dull presuming Athiest said,As stretched he lay beneath a shade,And instanced it in this: “Behold,” quoth he, “that mighty thing,A pumpkin large and round,Is held but by a little string,Which upwards cannot make it spring,Or bear it from the […]

The Holy Bible and the TV guide

They lie on the table side by sideThe Holy Bible and the TV Guide.One is well worn and cherished with pride.Not the Bible, but the TV Guide.One is used daily to help folks decide.   No, not the Bible, But the TV Guide.As the pages are turned, what shall they see,Oh, what does it matter, […]