FINDING GOD Horatius Bonar

FINDING GOD Horatius Bonar I stand upon the mount of God   With sunlight in my soul;I hear the storms in vales beneath,   I hear the thunders roll. But I am calm with Thee, my God,   Beneath these glorious skies;And to the height on which I stand,   N0 storms, nor clouds, can rise. O THIS is […]

Eve

Oh, my wicked, wayward heart—Not in paradise content!Though I had a perfect start,From the garden I’ve been sent.Why? Because I couldn’t stayFrom forbidden fruit away.   One command was all I had,One fruit only not to eat.How could I have failed so bad,Fully blinded by deceit?Now I suffer for the sinMy temptation got us in. […]

Laid On Jesus

I lay my sins on Jesus,      The spotlessLamb of God;He bears them all and frees us      From the accursed load:I bring my guilt to Jesus,      To wash my crimson stainsWhite in His blood most precious,      TiIll not a stain remains. I lay my wants on Jesus;    […]

Hagar

Sarah can’t conceive a baby     By the usual means of life,So she willingly suggested      I become a second wife. Being given to her husband,     Hopes in me materialized,And I’m hardly to be censured,     If my mistress is despised. I have always done her bidding,     Meekly served along her side.Who […]

Heaven at Last

Angel voices sweetly singing, Echoes through the blue dome ringing, News of wondrous gladness bringing…       Ah, ’tis heaven at last! Now beneath us all the grieving, All the wounded spirit’s heaving, All the woe of hopes deceiving…      Ah ’tis heaven at last! Sin for ever left behind us, Earthly visions […]

The Shepherd Boy’s Song

He that is down needs fear no fall      He that is low, no pride;He that is humble ever shall      Have God to be his guide. I am content with that I have,      Little be it or much;And Lord, contentment still I crave,      Because Thou savest such. Fullness to such a burden is       That go on […]

He Is Near!

I know not in what watch He comes      Or at what hour He may appear,Whether at midnight or at morn,      Or in what season of the year;      I only know that He is near. The centuries have gone and come,      Dark centuries of absence drear;I dare not chide the long delay,      Nor ask when I  […]

Peace on Earth

Here Peace alighted once,      But could not find a home,To Him who brought it, earth      Could give no room. Him and His peace man would not have,      And in this Child of peaceMan saw no heavenly excellence,      No grace, no comeliness. Peace in that cradle lay,      The Prince of Peace was there;The fulness of His […]

Resting

Resting on the faithfulness of Christ our Lord,Resting on the fulness of His own sure Word,Resting on His wisdom, on His love and power,Resting on His covenant from hour to hour.Resting in the fortress while the foe is nigh,Resting in the lifeboat while the waves roll high,Resting in His chariot for the swift, glad race,Resting, […]

Israel–Beloved of God

O, Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me -Isa. 44:21 Forgotten! no; tht cannot be,      All other names may pass away;But thine, My Israel, shall remain      In everlasting memory. Forgotten! no; that cannot be,      Insribed upon My palms thou art,The name I gave in days of old     Is graven still upon My heart. Forgotten! […]

Cast it from Thee-Glenn Conjurske

  Cast It From Thee Abstract of a Sermon Preached on Ocober 11, 1998 by Glenn Conjurske In Matthew 5:29-30 we read, “And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole […]

The Violent

       Matthew 11:12 Yes, the Savior’s yoke is easy,       And His grace is free to all,But the careless don’t embrace it,        When they hear the gospel call. Though the will of man can’t birth it;        Cannot choose the kingdom’s course,Yet the violent—Scripture tells us—        Take it to themselves by force. If you’re […]

THE TIME IS SHORT

              The time is short!If thou woldst work for God it must be now:If thou wouldst win the garland for thy brow,              Redeem the time.              With His rewardHe comes; He tarries not;His day is near;When men least […]

When The Storms of Life are Raging!

When the storms of life are raging And I cannot see ahead When the path so steep – I tremble To go where God has led! I find in Christ my Saviour The strength needed each day To take the step before me Set by Him on life’s way!  – Jennifer René Daniel

Not Ready to Die

The flower of youth though but recently fled,The sentence of death has been passed on my head.My heart is unwilling, my conscience can’t rest,My life’s not in order, by fears I’m oppressed,         ’Cause I am not ready,               Not ready to die. I know in my head […]

Inheritance

I Peter 1:4-9 The sufferings of this present time      Are not to be comparedTo the inheritance sublime      Our Father has prepared.Without corruption, undefiled,      It “fadeth not away,”Reserved in heaven for every child      Who keeps the narrow way.Rejoice, for though the present hour      Is filled with […]

Two Ditches

Out on my own, but not equipped      To meet with life’s demands.From childish props I’m fully stripped—First one and then another slipped      From my unwilling hands. Oh, how it burned to let them go!     I found the process hard,And though I wouldn’t let it show,I fondly clenched my status quo,  […]

The Incarnation

The shepherds wondered at the sight Of angels singing in the night, But angels wondered at the thought That God had incarnation wrought!   How awed the angels must have been To see their God as He was then! Their source of worship night and day Was lying on a bed of hay!     […]

To Die a Martyr

I’m not afraid to die a martyr–   But am afraid to die a fool. It’s not with death I fear to barter,   But folly I refuse to duel.   To die a martyrs death is gladness   What higher honor could be mine? To die for some adventure—madness.   What good is death by man’s design?   […]

If I Believe

If I believe that Jesus died for me, Why would I hesitate to live for him? Should not a life of serving Jesus be A goal so bright it makes all others dim?   If I believe that Jesus died for all, And if I’ve read where it is written: go, How dare I close […]

To Live Is Christ

Am I afraid to live the life of Paul? Afraid to heed the Macedonian call? I’m not afraid to take an open door– I fear a life that’s not worth dying for. I say with Paul, without a care for pain: For me to live is Christ, to die is gain.   I’m not afraid […]

The Sacrifice of Praise

A negative spirit so often prevails, And following closely, discouragement trails. But God, who is rich in his mercy and grace, Has left us a marvelous pattern to trace. And offer a sacrifice made of acclaim; The fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name!   The devil destroys every Christian he can, And […]

My Goal for Life

There are a thousand snares on every hand, That hinder progress to the promised land, It’s Satan’s plan that’s meant for crime But none the less I higher climb For every test is by my Father planned.   I want to be a soldier of the cross, And let my savior separate the dross. I […]

Jonathan

A man of God in his own right,Who walked by faith and not by sight,The battles of the Lord he foughtAnd victory to the nation brought,For Jonathan had this in view:God saves by many or by few. When David came upon the sceneAnd slew the giant Philistine,A servant he became to Saul,Accepted in the sight […]

Inheritance in Light

            Colossians 1:12-20 We thank you, God, our Father,   For giving us the OneBy whom we’re made partakers   Of the kingdom of Your Son.You rescued us from darkness,   From Satan and his chains,And moved us to the kingdom   Where Your Beloved reigns. In Christ we have redemption,   Forgiveness of our sins,Through blood, the blood of […]

Old Soldier

Old soldier, have you left your post?    The place for which you fought? The cross was once your only boast    And held you to the spot. Not words of men, not wealth, not fame    Could move you from the place, Where planted firm in Jesus’ name,    You preached transforming grace. You […]

Colossians 3:2

Why do we cling to earth? Its sweetest pleasuresAre transient as the snowflake of the spring;Like early mist its most abiding treasures,Or foam of ocean wave. To earth why do we cling? Why do we cling to earth? Is it the fleeting brightnessOf her gay robes? fair fields, green forest trees,Grand mountains, lovely dells, or […]

Quietness

2 Chronicles 20:17In quietness and confidence,            Your strength shall be.While standing in the battlefield,            Salvation see.You needn’t fear nor be dismayed—            The Lord is HeWho fights for you and promises            Prosperity. The beauty of His holiness            Calls out for praise.Though the approaching enemy            An ambush lays,God’s mercy evermore endures            In glorious ways,And quietly His mighty […]

Leaving Us an Example, that ye should follow His Steps

    O Jesu, Thou didst leave Thy glorious home,   Of brightness more than mortal eye could bear,   And joys ineffable, alone to roamThrough earth’s dark wilderness in grief and want and care.   Thou didst exchange the praise of seraph voices      For sin-made discords and the wail of pain,   The anthems swelling high where […]

Matthew 14:23

It is the quiet evening time, the sun is in the west,And earth enrobed in purple glow awaits her nightly rest;The shadows of the mountain peaks are lengthening o’er the sea,And the flowerets close their eyelids on the shore of Galilee.The multitude are gone away, their restless hum doth cease,The birds have hushed their music, […]

‘I Leave it all with Thee.’

Yes, I will leave it all with Thee,And only ask that I may beSubmissive to Thy loving will,Confiding, waiting, trusting still.Thou every fond desire dost knowWhich in my inmost heart doth glow;Thou hearest every secret sighWhen silent sorrow’s power is nigh.Omniscience alone may tellThe thoughts which in my spirit dwell;But ’t is a soothing word […]

Making Poetry

Little one, what are you doing,   Sitting on the window-seat?Laughing to yourself, and wirting,Some right merry thought inditing,   Balancing with swinging feet. ‘ ’T is some poetry I’m making,   Though I never tried before:Four whole lines! I’ll read them to you.Do you think them funny, do you?   Shall I try to make some more? ‘I […]

This Same Jesus

Acts 1:11 ‘This same Jesus!’ Oh! how sweetly   Fall those words upon the ear,Like as well of far off music,   In a nightwatch still and drear! He who healed the hopeless leper,   He who dried the widow’s tear;He who changed to health and gladness   Helpless suffering, trembling fear; He who wandered, poor and homeless,   By […]

I Gave My Life for Thee

Motto placed under a picture of our Saviour in the study of a German Divine. I gave My life for thee,                    Gal 2:20   My precious blood I shed,            1 Pet. 1:19That thou might’st ransomed be,     Eph 1:7   And quickened from the dead       Eph 2:10I gave My […]

September 1868

An April burst of beauty,   And a May like the Mays of old,And a glow of summer gladness   While June her long days told;And a hush of golden silence   All through the bright July,Without one peal of thunder,   Or a storm-wreath in the sky;And a fiery reign of August,   Till the moon was on the […]

Peace

   Is this the Peace of God, this strange, sweet calm?The weary day is at its zenith still,Yet ‘tis as if beside some cool, clear rill,   Through shadowy stillness rose an evening psalm,And all the noise of life were hushed away,And tranquil gladness reigned with gently soothing sway.    It was not so just now. […]

O How It Breaks My Heart

I prayed to see this world Through Jesus eyes and heart, But oh I didn’t know Just what that would impart.   O how it breaks my heart, To see the souls around me, And to know, Where they go.   O how it breaks my heart; To see the drunk man reel, To see […]

O How I Love Thy Law

Unspotted is the fear of God,    And ever doth endure; The judgments of the Lord are truth,    And righteousness most pure.   O how I love thy law; It is my meditation all the day.   His precepts are to be desired;    More than the purest gold. The sweetness and the gentleness,     Is more than […]

Work and Sleep

My work is like a lion roaring in my ear, But sleep is like a crocodile a bit too near. I face the lion like a knight who won’t retreat; Until the crocodile has pulled me off my feet.   There’s so much work to do that needs attention now; I need to trade my […]

When He Says “Well Done”

Though all the world despise my stand, And not a friend will hold my hand, I know some day mine eyes shall see The one who asked hard things of me, And all the mockings I received, Because of things that I believed, Will seem as nothing when He says, “Well done.”   If from […]

What Jesus Sees

Yes, I can see the pretty trees, But can I see what Jesus sees? Do I see that man beneath that tree, How he’s crying for some love from me? And do I see what Jesus sees? The bikers riding in the square? My legs may itch to join them there, But can I see […]

What is Your Life?

As vapor appears, and then fades from our sight, Or flowers that bloom, and then wither at night; The life that we live has no sooner begun, But that it is ending, and soon will be done. As all of my fathers have lived and then died; It soon will be me who is crossing […]

Waves

I’ve stood upon the ocean’s shore And watched the waves an hour or more, And every wave that rose and fell Inspired awe I cannot tell.   I’ve seen the humpback whale at play. I’ve seen him splash; I’ve seen him spray. He dances with the very waves That make for many watery graves.   […]

Trials

Some trials grow harder as time goes on, And long is the wait for the break of dawn.    But the sun that has set    Is the sun that will rise,    And the crown that I’ll get    Is an infinite prize.   As fire that never will say enough, Afflictions will burn, and the path is […]

Though Jesus Was Rich

Though Jesus was rich, yet He became poor, That I by His want might gain. He promised a home, where riches endure, And where there is never pain.   Though Jesus was God, yet He became Man, That He may His life lay down And all of his pain, was part of His plan That […]

This Modern Gospel

This modern gospel that I hear Has taken out the bitter cup— And then this cry upon my ear, “We want our spirits lifted up!”   But I refuse to hear that call; My ear is deaf; my mind is fixed. I will not change a word at all. I’ll preach the gospel truth unmixed. […]

They Who Wait Upon the Lord.

Isaiah 40:12-31   Whose strength can help when things are rough; And human strength is not enough? The way it has been put to me; I turn and put it now to thee: Who scooped his hand down from the skies, And measured out the ocean’s size?   Who by his strength that cannot fail, […]

The Only Respectable Hope

If you can believe there is goodness in you, Then any of many religions will do. In every religion that man ever made, It’s all about getting a high enough grade.   But Jesus has showed us a narrower path, Where He is the only remover of wrath, For only the merit of Christ will […]

Public Schools

What is it with these public schools today? Where kids get taught it’s fine if you are gay: Where false religions they accept high hand, But Christianity of course they banned. We lower all the tests so kids can pass, And take God’s name in vain and call it class. Where missing links they think […]

O Lord, How Long?

O Lord, how long will this vile world               Reject your endless grace? How long will they reject the light               While darkness they embrace? O Lord, how long will Satan rule               And keep his prisons fast? How long till in his prison cell               The devil will be cast? O Lord, how long […]

My Worth

Dear Father, I’m seeing myself as a worm. The truth that I’m nothing the Scriptures affirm, But pride doesn’t like all the feelings I feel. I want to be something that’s worth a great deal.   But turning to Jesus and seeing His cross, It brings me to tears, as I think of the loss […]

My Wanted Blessing

Though friends receive the blessing I had wanted,      And I am left without a hope, I know my faith in God will stand undaunted,      For He will give me strength to cope.   If I must face the trial of disaster,      Though friends forsake on every side, I still will love my only Lord and […]

My Name for Jesus’ Name

I heard a man use Jesus’ name in vain; With my own ears I heard it clear and plain. And now his blood is placed upon my head, For lack of saying what I should have said. I should have fought to honor Jesus’ name; Instead I left it lie in open shame.   My […]

My God is Still the Same

When I’m lost on the road   I’ve traveled many years, When the things that I knew   Are now my doubts and fears,   When the dreams that I dreamed    Are now my broken heart, When the hope that I had    Is fallen all apart,   When the certain things change,    Secure though thought to be, […]

My Father’s Hand

I’m traveling through a foreign land, Where devils lurk on every hand, But still by faith I face each fear, And trust my Father’s hand is near.   And as a stranger in this land, I’ve learned to trust my Saviour’s Hand; For He is God who made all things, And He is Lord and […]

My Desire

I’ve tasted of my Saviour’s grace; I’ve felt His love to Adam’s race. And now I covet, To have more of it. Lift up Thy shining face.   He died to bring me to the fold, And what I owe can not be told. I’m therefore pining, For His refining; Where I’ll come forth as […]

Jesus Is God

The God who has made both heaven and earth Has come as a man of lowliest birth. Our sins He forgives; our wounds He will heal, For Jesus is God, and Jesus is real!   I know of a place without any night; (No need of the sun; the Lamb is the light;) Without any […]

It’s When You Look at Earth

It’s when you look at earth, And covet all its gold, Forgetting what it’s worth In light of “wealth untold,”   That you forget the things That matter most in life, Like love and what it brings, Dispelling fear and strife.   It’s faith and hope and love, That must be what we sow; If […]

Is It Bold?

Is it bold for a baker to talk about bread?Is it bold to repeat what another man said? Is it bold for a Christian to quote from the Word? Is it bold to pass on what you’ve already heard?   Is it odd for mechanics to talk about cars? Is it odd when astronomers point […]

In Christ

I deserve to feel God’s wrath; To have it poured on me like wine. Death and Hell are in my path; The curse of sin is justly mine. But in Christ it isn’t so; I am forgiven, blessed, and free. God no longer is my foe; For Christ has paid the price for me.   […]

I Wanna See You

Reveal your love to me. I beg you let me see, Your blessed shining face, And flood me with your grace.      I wanna see you   And by your loving kindness, I pray you heal my blindness. I want a clearer view, Of all the love in you.   With you I want to […]

I Saw the Light

I thought I was okay. I thought my sins were small. I thought that I was good; That I was strong and tall. Until I saw the Light!   And then I saw my sin, And saw that hell was just For all the things I’d done, So go to hell I must Until I […]

I Once… But Now

I once was called a real believer, But now I am believing. I once had known about the asking, But now about receiving.   I once had known about my Jesus, But now He knows my name. I once had heard about the fire, But now I feel the flame.   I once had heard […]

Give Thanks to the Lord

    Sorrow possess my soul;     Troubles beyond my control  Are posing a powerful threat;  The devil is laying his net,     Hoping to catch and destroy;     Trying to rob me of joy. But the God of the day is the God of the night, And I trust in the one who has always been right, And give […]

Give Glory To His Name

The sun to rule the day, The moon and stars by night Give glory to his name, By showing God is light.   This mighty universe, The planets, earth and sun Give glory to God’s name, By showing what he’s done!   This infinite creation, This endless outer space Give glory to God’s name, By […]

Give

We represent a giving God, So let us walk where Jesus trod; He gave His blood to ransom men He knew would not be born again. So let us give our goods away, And give to those who can’t repay. The only way this world will find God has eternal good in mind Is by […]

Father, Teach Me

My heart is full of sin, and I’m defiled,But still my Father wants me for his child;So I will honor him as best I can,And use his Spirit in the inner man.    Father, teach me how to watch and pray.    Father, help me walk the narrow way. My Saviour’s love constrains me more and moreEach […]

A Little Prayer

God, I want to love you more,Than I ever have before.Purify my heart and mind:Take out every sin you find. God, I’m doing what I can,But I fail in every plan.Flesh is weak, but God is strong.Be my strength and be my song. God, I want to do what’s right,But I almost lose the fight.By […]

A Lesson From a Finch

Inspired by a true happening A finch was hopping on the ground,And calmly eating what he found,Until a blue jay flying byLet out his horrifying cry. How cruel and naughty was the jayTo scare the little bird away!It’s only right the finch should feelSome anger for his troubled meal. It seemed the jay was having […]

A Fountain of Tears

Jeremiah 9:1 Oh, that my tears for my people were flowing!Oh, for a fountain of endless supply!Oh, that the love in my heart would be growing!Then for the sins of my people I’d cry. Oh, that my weeping would be efficacious!Oh, that revival would grip every hand!Oh, that the people would find he is gracious!Oh, […]

A Fool for Christ

I could pursue a life of fun and ease, With riches, games, and other things that please. The hardships of my path I could evade And follow steps my Lord has never laid; But leaving all my hopes and dreams behind, I trust that greater riches I shall find. I glory in my weakness and […]

Revelation

Our God has wisely that revealed      Which we have need to know,And what He wisely left concealed      We safely can let go. ~Nita Brainard      

Don’s Testimony

My memories are few from the first years of life, But what I remember is feuding and strife.

Mary of Bethany

What was it Mary sought    That caused the Lord to say,“The one thing needful she has got.   “It won’t be taken away.”?  It wasn’t service of the kind   That Martha tried to bear,That weighted up on her fretful mind   And cumbered her with care. The outward kind that people see,   That suits a worldly plan,Is […]

The Road

I took the road less travelled by —      Not consciously I chose,

True Surrender

Sinless was our Lord’s request    To have the cup pass by Him —

Life Is So Busy

Life is so busy, no time for much prayer. I am just running and filled with despair.

No Room

Man, you resist God, His calling, Stilling His voice every day;

Discerning God’s Will

The will of the Lord is for you to do right — To honor His Word and to walk in the light,

Running

You’re running from your troubles,       But trouble comes along —

O Love of God

O love of God, how strong and true! Eternal, and yet ever new;

Dreams

  The dreams I once cherished are lost in the flood Of fast-flowing waves from the current of life.

Psalm xxxi

My spirit on thy care,       Blest Saviour, I recline;

Psalm cxxxix

Omniscient God, Thine eye divine       My inmost soul can see;

Food in Egypt

Ah, yes, there's food in Egypt,  But what will be the cost?

Our Rose

As beauty ripens,   Must death invade?

Compensation

Oh, the compensating springs! Oh, the balance-wheels of life, Hidden away in the workings under the seeming strife!

The Wall

I’ve tried so hard to manage things, And make them work by pulling strings

A Minstrel

I used to have a minstrel       Who sang his songs to me,

Aaron’s Feast

The man who spoke in Moses’ stead     And stood by Moses’ side,

Faith and Pride

Faith will sometimes be accused of being nothing more than pride, Though the boldness of its actions has humility inside.

Treasure

Oh, we have this glorious treasure     In a vessel made of clay,

The Narrow Way

The way indeed is narrow;  The entrance to it strait.

The Giver

There’s no one who loves like my Father in heaven, Who so loved the world that He gave us His Son,

Left Alone

Left alone as night draws on, Left alone — but not to sleep —    

It’s Done

It's done. It is finished — and done once for all — The work of the cross that has torn down the wall;

Christ Alone

Christ alone provides an answer      To the ills that plague our race.

Trust in the Lord

  It’s better to trust in the Lord than in men, ‘Cause people will fail you again and again.

My God Is There

In all the changing scenes of life; In times of peace; in times of strife,

Shade

Oh, Lord, if You would shelter me       With some sweet second cause —

Ressurection Song

Oh, do you believe in my Savior?       The One who arose fromt he grave?

Only One

There’s only one shelter and only one rest, There’s only one place I can go when oppressed.

My Wings

My wings, my wings, I’ve felt them grow.      They’re made to fly, I know,

The Everlasting Memorial

Up and away, like the dew of the morning      That soars from the earth to its home in the sun,

The Inner Calm

Calm me, my God, and keep me calm,      While these hot breezes blow;

Divine Peace

  Peace upon peace, like wave upon wave, This the portion that I crave;

Calm

I stand upon the Mount of God      With sunlight in my soul;

Choose Thou

Thy way, not mine, O Lord!      However dark it be;

Zeal in Labour

Go, labor on; spend and be spent,      Thy joy to do the Father’s will;

Upward

Upward, where the stars are burning, Silent, silent in their turning

Hear My Cry

O strong to save and bless, My rock and righteousness

At the Lord’s Table

Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face;     Here would I touch and handle things unseen,

Be True

Thou must be true thyself, If thou the truth wouldst teach;

Is This All?

Sometimes I catch sweet glimpses of His face,            But that is all.

.Ann Steele Poems

Anne Steele Poems                       Anne Steele 1716 – 1778 Anne Steele was born in England, the daughter of a Baptist preacher. Anne Steele’s fiancé died the day before their anticipated wedding, and she never married. She helped her father with his ministerial labors and served the cause of […]

.James Montgomery Poems

James Montgomery Poems                       Keywords : Christ and Salvation , Christian Life and Work, Faith and Consecration, God and Eternity, Prayer and Praise , Scripture

.Amy Carmiechael Poems

                    Amy Carmichael 1867 -1951 Amy Carmichael was born in Ireland. She became a missionary to India, working with the Church Missionary Society. Amy Carmichael founded and ran an orphanage at Dohnavur, saving young girls from temple service. Many of them learned to love the Lord Jesus as well as […]

God’s Choice

An old, broken vessel that no one can use Is just such an instrument God says He’ll choose. 1 Corinthians 1, Psalm 147, Psalm 34 An old, broken vessel that no one can use Is just such an instrument God says He’ll choose. The weak and the foolish, cast off by the wise, Are valued […]

Hiding From The Truth

To live out your life in delusion,       And hide from the truth and the facts; To live out your life in delusion,       And hide from the truth and the facts; While seeming to lessen your sorrow,       Your sorrow it only protracts. To build on a shaky foundation,       Convincing yourself that it’s […]

Best Wishes

I wish you the best that my Saviour can give. I wish you the happiest life you can live. I wish you the best that my Saviour can give. I wish you the happiest life you can live. I wish you the peace that surpasses all thought. I wish you the love my Lord Jesus […]

God Over All

Sometimes the things I see or hear     Wake feelings deep inside, Sometimes the things I see or hear      Wake feelings deep inside, And make old mem’ries reappear      That I had tried to hide. The buried thoughts thus brought to mind      That time cannot erase Give pain I’d […]

The Testimony of Nature

A drop of dew upon a rose Adorned in nature’s finest clothes,   A drop of dew upon a rose Adorned in nature’s finest clothes, The grandest mount in stately gray Whose glory takes my breath away, The forest, dense with luscious green, The prairie charm, more felt than seen, The checkered fields of every […]

Man’s Intention

Man, I know your heart’s intention       Is to always love your wife;  Man, I know your heart’s intention       Is to always love your wife; Give her strength and truth and passion       Through your years of wedded life. But you thought it would be easy;     […]

Win the World for Christ

Hear our watchword loudly ringing, Win the world for Christ; Hear our watchword loudly ringing, Win the world for Christ; Precious souls to Jesus bringing, Win the world for Christ; We must all take hold together; Ev’ry one must do his share; Seek them one by one, till the work is done; Labor on (labor […]

Will There Be Any Stars?

I am thinking today of that beautiful land I shall reach when the sun goeth down; I am thinking today of that beautiful land I shall reach when the sun goeth down; When through wonderful grace by my Savior I stand, Will there be any stars in my crown? Will there be any stars, any […]

Who Will Follow Jesus?

Who will follow Jesus, Standing for the right, Who will follow Jesus, Standing for the right, Holding up His banner In the thickest fight? List’ning for His orders, Ready to obey, Who will follow Jesus, Serving Him today? Who will follow Jesus? Who will make reply, “I am on the Lord’s side; Master, here am […]

When Jesus Speaks

I hear sweet whisperings of love When Jesus speaks to me; I hear sweet whisperings of love When Jesus speaks to me; And blessèd comfort from above, When Jesus speaks to me. When Jesus speaks, when Jesus speaks, So faithful He will ever be That I will rejoice To hear His sweet voice, When Jesus […]

The Very Same Jesus

Come, sinners, to the living One, He’s just the same Jesus Come, sinners, to the living One, He’s just the same Jesus As when He raised the widow’s son, The very same Jesus. The very same Jesus, The wonder working Jesus; Oh praise His Name, He’s just the same The very same Jesus. Come, feast […]

The Very Friend I Need

When I’m sad and heavy laden, Burdened with the weight of sin, When I’m sad and heavy laden, Burdened with the weight of sin, Jesus is the very Friend I need; To the bloodstained cross He points me, And He gives me peace within, Jesus is the very Friend I need. O, He is the […]

Under the Blood

Lord, keep my soul from day to day, Under the blood, under the blood; Lord, keep my soul from day to day, Under the blood, under the blood; Take doubt and fear and sin away, Under the precious blood. Under the blood, the precious blood, Under the cleansing, healing flood; Keep me, Savior, from day […]

Tell the Whole Wide World

Tell the whole wide world of Jesus, Bear the news from shore to shore; Tell the whole wide world of Jesus, Bear the news from shore to shore; Telling sinners of the Savior, Let the light spread more and more. Tell the world, the whole wide world, Bear the news from shore to shore; Tell […]

Stepping in the Light

Trying to walk in the steps of the Savior, Trying to follow our Savior and King; Trying to walk in the steps of the Savior, Trying to follow our Savior and King; Shaping our lives by His blessèd example, Happy, how happy, the songs that we bring. How beautiful to walk in the steps of […]

Speak for Jesus

Speak for Jesus; He hath touched you, Raised you from the death of sin; Speak for Jesus; He hath touched you, Raised you from the death of sin; Use for Him the life He gives you; Rise, and precious jewels win! Arise and speak! arise and speak! Christ is list’ning now above; Arise and speak […]

Sometime

A voice is heard in the dewy dawn, And the call is sweet and low; A voice is heard in the dewy dawn, And the call is sweet and low; Come now, my child to the Shepherd’s fold, Where the living waters flow; But the gay heart answers in careless tones, As light as the […]

Somebody Else Needs a Blessing

We’re “counting” the blessings, our joys we record, The wonderful mercies like sunbeams outpoured; We’re “counting” the blessings, our joys we record, The wonderful mercies like sunbeams outpoured; But let us remember while praising the Lord, Somebody else needs a blessing. Somebody else needs a blessing, Somebody else needs a blessing; We’ll let our lights […]

Singing I Go

The trusting heart to Jesus clings, Nor any ill forebodes, The trusting heart to Jesus clings, Nor any ill forebodes, But at the cross of Calv’ry, sings, Praise God for lifted loads! Singing I go along life’s road, Praising the Lord, praising the Lord, Singing I go along life’s road, For Jesus has lifted my […]

Since I Found My Savior

Life wears a different face to me, Since I found my Savior; Life wears a different face to me, Since I found my Savior; Rich mercy at the cross I see, My dying, living Savior. Golden sunbeams round me play; Jesus turns my night to day; Heaven seems not far away, Since I found my […]

Seek Ye First

Seek ye first the kingdom; not the things of earth. Priceless are the treasures of immortal worth. Seek ye first the kingdom; not the things of earth. Priceless are the treasures of immortal worth. Like a flitting shadow, time will pass away, But the heav’nly riches change not, nor decay. “Seek ye first the kingdom,” […]

Safe in the Shepherd’s Care

Though beneath the drifting snow, Summer flow’rs have been laid low, Though beneath the drifting snow, Summer flow’rs have been laid low, I am safe in the tender Shepherd’s care; Tho’ the sunbeams hide away, On the dark and cloudy day, I am safe in the tender Shepherd’s care. Safe, in the tender Shepherd’s care, […]

The Precious Friend

There’s an eye that watches o’er me, Everywhere I’m called to go; There’s an eye that watches o’er me, Everywhere I’m called to go; There’s a light that shines before me, Brighter still the way will grow; There’s a tender hand to guide me, Thro’ the sunlight and the shade; There’s a Friend Who walks […]

Once My Way Was Dark and Dreary

Once my way was dark and dreary, For my heart was full of sin, But the sky is bright and cheery, Since the fullness of His love came in. I can never tell how much I love Him, I can never tell His love for me, For it passeth human measure, Like a deep, unfathomed […]

Let the Joy Overflow

There’s a clear fountain flowing From the bright throne above, There’s a clear fountain flowing From the bright throne above, And its waters are glowing With the sunshine of love; Take the blest consolation, Which the Lord will bestow, Take the cup of salvation— Let the joy overflow. O the joy! With this wondrous salvation […]

I Shall Be No Stranger There

When the pearly gates are opened To a sinner “saved by grace,” When the pearly gates are opened To a sinner “saved by grace,” When thro’ everlasting mercy, I behold my Savior’s face, When I enter in the mansions Of the city bright and fair, I shall have a royal welcome, For I’ll be no […]

His Word Was with Power

There’s pow’r, mighty pow’r in the word of the King; He speaks, and the captive is free; There’s pow’r, mighty pow’r in the word of the King; He speaks, and the captive is free; The lips of the dumb with rejoicing shall sing; O speak, blessèd Savior, to me! O the pow’r, mighty pow’r, In […]

The Happy Crowning Day

There’s an hour which no man knoweth, Nor the angels round the throne, There’s an hour which no man knoweth, Nor the angels round the throne, When the Lord shall come in glory from the sky; All the saints shall rise to meet Him, For He calleth for his own; They shall hear the trumpet […]

Give Me Thy Heart

“Give Me thy heart,” says the Father above— No gift so precious to Him as our love; “Give Me thy heart,” says the Father above— No gift so precious to Him as our love; Softly He whispers wherever thou art, “Gratefully trust Me and give Me thy heart.” “Give Me thy heart, give me thy […]

Father All Holy

Father all holy, bend we so lowly, Glowing with love’s tender flame; Father all holy, bend we so lowly, Glowing with love’s tender flame; Father in Heaven, praises be given, Hallowed forever Thy Name. Telling the story, spreading Thy glory, Send forth Thy people, we pray, Till every nation know Thy salvation, Under Thy kingdom’s […]

The Everlasting Hymn

Holy, holy, holy; Angel voices singing; Holy, holy, holy; Angel voices singing; Holy, holy, holy, Through high heaven ringing. From that temple, pure and bright, Bathed in streams of crystal light, Hear the everlasting hymn, Holy, holy, holy. Holy, holy, holy; Grandest music swelling; Holy, holy, holy, All sweet notes excelling. Those who conquered by […]

Come Unto Me

Come unto Jesus, all ye that labor, All that are weary, sad and oppressed; Come unto Jesus, all ye that labor, All that are weary, sad and oppressed; Still He is calling, oh, friend and neighbor, “Come unto Me, and I will give you rest.” Down thro’ the ages, sweetly ’tis ringing, This word of […]

Come, for All Things Are Ready!

Come, for all things are ready! ’Tis a banquet of love; Here’s a free invitation from the Master above: Come, for all things are ready! ’Tis a banquet of love; Here’s a free invitation from the Master above: It is written in crimson, drawn from Calvary’s flood, From the wonderful fountain of the soul cleansing […]

Carry the Light

Many in darkness are far astray, Carry the light, carry the light, Many in darkness are far astray, Carry the light, carry the light, Spreading the beams of the Gospel day, Carry the beautiful light; Tell them the gift of the Father’s love, How the dear Savior He gave; Tell them of mercy that smiles […]

Calvary’s Stream Is Flowing

From that dear cross where Jesus died, Calv’ry’s stream is flowing; From that dear cross where Jesus died, Calv’ry’s stream is flowing; From bleeding hands and feet and side, Calv’ry’s stream is flowing. Calv’ry’s stream is flowing, Calv’ry’s stream is flowing; Flowing so free for you and for me, Calv’ry’s stream is flowing. Come, wash […]

By Grace I Will

Will you go to Jesus now, dear friend? He is calling you today: Will you go to Jesus now, dear friend? He is calling you today: Will you seek the bright and better land, By “the true and living Way”? I will, I will! by the grace of God, I will; I will go to […]

Brighter Are the Sunbeams

Brighter are the sunbeams on this day, O rejoice, heart and voice! Brighter are the sunbeams on this day, O rejoice, heart and voice! Sweeter buds unfolding by the way, Telling of the quick’ning life of spring; Bright sunbeams tell out the story Of the Easter joy and glory, And winter’s gone—cold and hoary, All […]

A Blessing in Prayer

There is rest, sweet rest, at the Master’s feet, There is favor now at the mercy seat, There is rest, sweet rest, at the Master’s feet, There is favor now at the mercy seat, For atoning blood has been sprinkled there; There is always a blessing, a blessing in prayer. There’s a blessing in prayer, […]

Beautiful Words of Jesus

Beautiful words of Jesus, Spoken so long ago, Beautiful words of Jesus, Spoken so long ago, Yet, as we sing them over, Dearer to us they grow, Calling the heavy laden, Calling to hearts oppressed, “Come unto Me, ye weary; Come, I will give you rest.” Hear the call of His voice, so sweet; Bring […]

Beautiful Robes

We shall walk with Him in white, In that country pure and bright, We shall walk with Him in white, In that country pure and bright, Where shall enter naught that may defile; Where the day-beam ne’er declines, For the blessèd light that shines Is the glory of a Savior’s smile. Refrain Beautiful robes, beautiful […]

All Over the World

Bear the good tidings all over the world, Let the bright banner of love be unfurled, Bear the good tidings all over the world, Let the bright banner of love be unfurled, Wherever sorrow and sin shall be found, There let the news of salvation resound. Refrain All over the world, All over the world, […]

All in the Silent Night

All in the silent night, Numberless angels bright All in the silent night, Numberless angels bright Came on their wings of light Thronging the deep blue sky; Beautiful songs they sang, Wonderful echoes rang; Glory to Christ our King, Glory to God on high. Glory, glory to God! Glory, glory to God, Glory, all glory […]

Sheet Music Table

    Song Titles Piano* Solos with piano accompaniment Duets with optional piano accompaniment* Trios with optional piano accompaniment* Abide with me Piano Solo Violin / Tenor Recorder with optional Flute Obligato   Trio Part 1   (a)   :            Flute / Treble Recorder / Violin   or       (b)   :            Descant Recorder Part 2        : Flute / Treble […]

Martha Hall

The marriage union God has given To be a type and taste of heaven. Faithful in Adversity The marriage union God has given To be a type and taste of heaven. Both man and wife He means to bless, Increasing earthly happiness, But in the case of Martha Hall, It didn’t work that way at […]

Sheet Music Table

    Song Titles Solos with piano accompaniment Duets with optional piano accompaniment Trios with optional piano accompaniment 1.     Abide with me   Violin / Tenor Recorder with optional Flute Obligato Score    Parts   Piano Í   Part 1    (a)  :    Flute / Treble Recorder / Violin or          (b)  :    Descant Recorder Part 2           :    Flute / Treble […]

Why Will You Die?

My friend, my soul is deeply grieved       To see the state you’re in:   My friend, my soul is deeply grieved       To see the state you’re in: What benefit have you received       For holding on to sin?   What fruit have you to justify       The minding earthly things? It’s vanity you […]

Chastening

And shall a worm complain to God If he should feel the chastening rod? Or, A Worm’s Complaint And shall a worm complain to God If he should feel the chastening rod? No, rather he is reconciled To thus be treated as a child. The Father’s discipline I feel And know thereby the Spirit’s seal; […]

It Takes a Village

It takes a village (so we’re told)       To raise a child today. It takes a village (we reply),   Glenn Conjurske-We are not ignorant of his devices.” ~ II Cor. 2:11. It takes a village (so we’re told)       To raise a child today. It takes a village (we reply),       To steal his […]

Love to All

Create in this poor, struggling soul Too hard a case for Thee? Thy wisdom and Thy power flow In concert with Thy grace, And nothing is too hard for Thee— Nor I, too hard a case. No, not a thirsty soul is found Outside Thy loving sphere, Nor can outside Thy power to save A […]

The Counsel of the Lord

The counsel of the wicked ……May change from day to day. Psalm 33:11 The counsel of the wicked     May change from day to day. It needn’t be consistent     To keep in error’s way. Not so with God almighty —     His counsel stays the same, And those who stand upon it     Will […]

My Times and My Tears

I cannot guess the future;               The past I cannot change; August 25, 2009    I cannot guess the future;               The past I cannot change; My present situation               I cannot re-arrange. My life is full of questions               That I don’t understand, But God my Father tells me,               My times are in […]

It Doesn’t Matter

It doesn’t matter what may come my way; It doesn’t matter what the neighbors say; August 6, 2009 It doesn’t matter what may come my way; It doesn’t matter what the neighbors say; It doesn’t matter what reproach I bear, What other people think, or how they fare,                            I cast my care on You. […]

Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me

Jesus, Thy boundless love to me      No thought can reach, no tongue declare; Paul Gerhardt Translated by John Wesley Jesus, Thy boundless love to me      No thought can reach, no tongue declare; O knit my thankful heart to Thee,      And reign without a rival there: Thine wholly, Thine alone I am: Be […]

Gossip

After I have listened                           to gossip for an hour, July 15, 2009 After I have listened                           to gossip for an hour, Vainly I imagine                           that I’ve escaped its power. Totally unconscious,                           I drank in every word; Soaked up all the passion                           of everything I heard. Thinking I’m impartial,                           I […]

Where Is Elijah’s God of Might?

Where is Elijah’s God of might, And where his miracles of old? Where is Elijah’s God of might, And where his miracles of old? The world is sunk in deepest night; The church of God is weak and cold. But God is still the mighty Lord; He changeth not, the Scripture saith. Ye saints, unite […]

To Every Creature

The Son of God has bled and died, In grief and pain was crucified, The Son of God has bled and died, In grief and pain was crucified, A full salvation to provide,     For every creature. The messengers that first he sent, Went forth to spend and to be spent: Through tears, and blood, […]

The Yearnings of A Father’s Heart for His Children

Shall I aspire to heav’nly bliss, And all my powers bend to this, Shall I aspire to heav’nly bliss, And all my powers bend to this, Lay all my treasures up above, And worldly things disdain to love, And for my children shall I choose The very things that I refuse? Shall I the barren […]

The Tree of Death

The Saviour bore the tree of death, To sacrifice his peerless life. The Saviour bore the tree of death, To sacrifice his peerless life. On Calvary that tree bore him, And so became the tree of life. The Saviour stooped his body low, To shoulder that accursed tree. He sank beneath the weight and fell, […]

The Ashes of Wycliffe

John Wycliffe, strong and true for Christ, To please poor man he nothing cared: John Wycliffe, strong and true for Christ, To please poor man he nothing cared: The pope he styled the antichrist, Nor prelate, priest, nor monk he spared. What pope could such reproaches bear, Or brook so foul a heresy! Vile Wycliffe […]

Just to Save a Poor Sinner Like Me

I was straying, rebellious, far off from my God; I was vile as a sinner could be. I was straying, rebellious, far off from my God; I was vile as a sinner could be. But my Father in mercy sent forth a Redeemer,               Just to save a poor sinner like me.               Just to […]

“Are Ye Able,” Said the Master

“Are ye able,” said the Master,               “To be crucified with me?” “Are ye able,” said the Master,        “To be crucified with me?” “Yea,” devoted spirits answered,        To the death we follow thee!”               Lord, we are able! Our spirits are thine. We can be strong by thy strength divine: Thy mighty […]

The Refuge, River, and Rock of the Church

He who on earth as man was known,          And bore our sins and pains; Isa 32:2 He who on earth as man was known,          And bore our sins and pains; Now, seated on th’ eternal throne,          The God of glory reigns. His hands the wheels of nature guide          With an unerring […]

Longing to Be with Christ

To Jesus, the Crown of my Hope, My soul is in haste to be gone; To Jesus, the Crown of my Hope, My soul is in haste to be gone; Oh bear me, ye cherubim, up, And waft me away me away to his throne! My Saviour, whom absent I love, Whom, not having seen, […]

I Will Praise the Lord at All Times

Winter has a joy for me, While the Saviour's charms I read, Winter has a joy for me, While the Saviour's charms I read, Lowly, meek, from blemish free, In the snowdrop's pensive head. Spring returns, and brings along Life-invigorating suns: Hark! the turtle's plaintive song Seems to speak his dying groans! Summer has a […]

Grace and Providence

Almighty King! whose wondrous hand Supports the weight of sea and land; Almighty King! whose wondrous hand Supports the weight of sea and land; Whose grace is such a boundless store, No heart shall break that sighs for more. Thy providence supplies my food, And 'tis thy blessing makes it good; My soul is nourished […]

Praise for Faith

Of all the gifts thine hand bestows,       Thou Giver of all good! Of all the gifts thine hand bestows,      Thou Giver of all good! Not heaven itself a richer knows      Than my Redeemer's blood. Faith too, the blood-receiving grace,      From the same hand we gain; Else, sweetly as it suits our […]

Not of Works

Grace, triumphant in the throne Scorns a rival, reigns alone; Grace, triumphant in the throne Scorns a rival, reigns alone; Come and bow beneath her sway, Cast your idol works away! Works of man, when made his plea, Never shall accepted be; Fruits of pride (vain-glorious worm!) Are the best he can perform. Self, the […]

The Narrow Way

What thousands never knew the road! What thousands hate it when 'tis known! What thousands never knew the road! What thousands hate it when 'tis known! None but the chosen tribes of God Will seek or choose it for their own. A thousand ways in ruin end, One only leads to joys on high; By […]

Abuse of the Gospel

Too many, Lord, abuse thy grace       In this licentious day, Too many, Lord, abuse thy grace       In this licentious day, And while they boast they see thy face       They turn their own away. Thy book displays a gracious light       That can the blind restore; But these are dazzled by the sight, […]

A Living and a Dead Faith

The Lord receives his highest praise From humble minds and hearts sincere; The Lord receives his highest praise From humble minds and hearts sincere; While all the loud professor says Offends the righteous Judge's ear. To walk as children of the day, To mark the precepts' holy light, To wage the warfare, watch, and pray, […]

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. […]

The New Convert

The new-born child of Gospel grace, Like some fair tree when summer's nigh, The new-born child of Gospel grace, Like some fair tree when summer's nigh, Beneath Emmanuel's shining face Lifts up his blooming branch on high. No fears he feels, he sees no foes, No conflict yet his faith employs, Nor has he learnt […]

Hatred of Sin

Holy Lord God! I love thy truth, Nor dare thy least commandment slight; Holy Lord God! I love thy truth, Nor dare thy least commandment slight; Yet pierced by sin, the serpent's tooth, I mourn the anguish of the bite. But though the poison lurks within, Hope bids me still with patience wait; Till death […]

The Heart Healed and Changed by Mercy

Sin enslaved me many years, And led me bound and blind; Sin enslaved me many years, And led me bound and blind; Till at length a thousand fears Came swarming o'er my mind. "Where," said I, in deep distress, "Will these sinful pleasures end? How shall I secure my peace, And make the Lord my […]

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 […]

For the Poor

When Hagar found the bottle spent,       And wept o'er Ishmael, When Hagar found the bottle spent,       And wept o'er Ishmael, A message from the Lord was sent       To guide her to a well. Should not Elijah's cake and cruse       Convince us at this day, A gracious God will not refuse       […]

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 […]

The Christian

Honour and happiness unite To make the Christian's name a praise; Honour and happiness unite To make the Christian's name a praise; How fair the scene, how clear the light, That fills the remnant of his days! A kingly character he bears, No change his priestly office knows; Unfading is the crown he wears, His […]

True Pleasures

Lord, my soul with pleasure springs       When Jesus' name I hear; Lord, my soul with pleasure springs       When Jesus' name I hear; And when God the Spirit brings       The word of promise near: Beauties too, in holiness,       Still delighted I perceive; Nor have words that can express       The joys thy […]

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 […]

The Hidden Life

To tell the Saviour all my wants,       How pleasing is the task! To tell the Saviour all my wants,       How pleasing is the task! Nor less to praise him when he grants       Beyond what I can ask. My labouring spirit vainly seeks       To tell but half the joy; With how much […]

Retirement

Far from the world, O Lord, I flee,       From strife and tumult far; Far from the world, O Lord, I flee,       From strife and tumult far; From scenes where Satan wages still       His most successful war. The calm retreat, the silent shade,       With prayer and praise agree; And seem by thy […]

The Happy Change

How blessed thy creature is, O God,       When, with a single eye, How blessed thy creature is, O God,       When, with a single eye, He views the lustre of thy word,       The dayspring from on high! Through all the storms that veil the skies       And frown on earthly things, The Sun […]

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 […]

Prayer for Patience

Lord, who hast suffered all for me, My peace and pardon to procure, Lord, who hast suffered all for me, My peace and pardon to procure, The lighter cross I bear for thee Help me with patience to endure. The storm of loud repining hush; I would in humble silence mourn; Why should the unburnt, […]

Self-Acquaintance

Dear Lord! accept a sinful heart,       Which of itself complains, Dear Lord! accept a sinful heart,       Which of itself complains, And mourns, with much and frequent smart,       The evil it contains. There fiery seeds of anger lurk,       Which often hurt my frame; And wait but for the tempter's work       To […]

Mourning and Longing

The Saviour hides his face! My spirit thirsts to prove       The Saviour hides his face!       My spirit thirsts to prove Renewed supplies of pardoning grace,       And never-fading love.       The favoured souls who know       What glories shine in him, Pant for his presence as the roe       Pants for the living […]

Peace After a Storm

When darkness long has veiled my mind, And smiling day once more appears, When darkness long has veiled my mind, And smiling day once more appears, Then, my Redeemer, then I find The folly of my doubts and fears. Straight I upbraid my wandering heart, And blush that I should ever be Thus prone to […]

The Valley of the Shadow of Death

My soul is sad, and much dismayed; See, Lord, what legions of my foes My soul is sad, and much dismayed; See, Lord, what legions of my foes With fierce Apollyon at their head, My heavenly pilgrimage oppose! See, from the ever-burning lake, How like a smoky cloud they rise! With horrid blasts my soul […]

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 […]

Afflictions Sanctified by the Word

Oh, how I love thy holy word, Thy gracious covenant, O Lord! Oh, how I love thy holy word, Thy gracious covenant, O Lord! It guides me in the peaceful way; I think upon it all the day. What are the mines of shining wealth, The strength of youth, the bloom of health! What are […]

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 […]

Light Shining out of Darkness

God moves in a mysterious way        His wonders to perform; God moves in a mysterious way        His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea,        And rides upon the storm. Deep in unfathomable mines        Of never-failing skill, He treasures up his bright designs,        And works his sovereign will. […]

Seeking the Beloved

To those who know the Lord I speak;       Is my Beloved near? To those who know the Lord I speak;       Is my Beloved near? The Bridegroom of my soul I seek,       Oh! when will he appear? Though once a man of grief and shame,       Yet now he fills a throne, And […]

The Waiting Soul

Breathe from the gentle south, O Lord,       And cheer me from the north; Breathe from the gentle south, O Lord,       And cheer me from the north; Blow on the treasures of thy word,       And call the spices forth! I wish, thou know'st, to be resigned,       And wait with patient hope; But […]

The Shining Light

My former hopes are fled, My terror now begins;       My former hopes are fled,       My terror now begins; I feel, alas! that I am dead       In trespasses and sins.       Ah, whither shall I fly?       I hear the thunder roar; The law proclaims destruction nigh,       And vengeance at the door. […]

On the Death of a Minister

His master taken from his head,       Elisha saw him go; His master taken from his head,       Elisha saw him go; And in desponding accents said,       "Ah, what must Israel do?" But he forgot the Lord, who lifts       The beggar to the throne; Nor knew that all Elijah's gifts       Would soon […]

The Light and Glory of the Word

The Spirit breathes upon the Word,       And brings the truth to sight; The Spirit breathes upon the Word,       And brings the truth to sight; Precepts and promises afford       A sanctifying light. A glory gilds the sacred page,       Majestic like the sun; It gives a light to every age,       It gives, […]

Exhortation to Prayer

What various hindrances we meet In coming to a mercy-seat! What various hindrances we meet In coming to a mercy-seat! Yet who that knows the worth of prayer But wishes to be often there? Prayer makes the darkened cloud withdraw, Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw, Gives exercise to faith and love, Brings every blessing […]

Jesus Hastening to Suffer

The Saviour, what a noble flame       Was kindled in his breast, The Saviour, what a noble flame       Was kindled in his breast, When hasting to Jerusalem,       He marched before the rest! Good will to men, and zeal for God,       His every thought engross; He longs to be baptized with blood,       […]

Welcome to the Table

This is the feast of heavenly wine,       And God invites to sup; This is the feast of heavenly wine,       And God invites to sup; The juices of the living Vine       Were pressed to fill the cup. Oh! bless the Savior, ye that eat,       With royal dainties fed; Not heaven affords a […]

On Opening a Place for Social Prayer

Jesus! where'er thy people meet, There they behold thy mercy-seat; Jesus! where'er thy people meet, There they behold thy mercy-seat; Where'er they seek thee, thou art found, And every place is hallowed ground. For thou, within no walls confined, Inhabitest the humble mind; Such ever bring thee where they come, And going, take thee to […]

Jehovah Jesus

My song shall bless the Lord of all, My praise shall climb to his abode; My song shall bless the Lord of all, My praise shall climb to his abode; Thee, Saviour, by that name I call, The great Supreme, the Mighty God. Without beginning or decline, Object of faith and not of sense; Eternal […]

Prayer for Children

Gracious Lord, our children see, By thy mercy we are free; Gracious Lord, our children see, By thy mercy we are free; But shall these, alas! remain Subjects still of Satan's reign? Israel's young ones, when of old Pharaoh threatened to withhold, Then thy messenger said, "No; Let the children also go!" When the angel […]

Pleading for and with Youth

Sin has undone our wretched race;       But Jesus has restored, Sin has undone our wretched race;       But Jesus has restored, And brought the sinner face to face       With his forgiving Lord. This we repeat from year to year,       And press upon our youth; Lord, give them an attentive ear,       Lord, […]

Prayer for a Blessing on the Young

Bestow, dear Lord, upon our youth,       The gift of saving grace; Bestow, dear Lord, upon our youth,       The gift of saving grace; And let the seed of sacred truth       Fall in a fruitful place. Grace is a plant, where'er it grows,       Of pure and heavenly root; But fairest in the youngest […]

Sardis

"Write to Sardis," saith the Lord, "And write what he declares,

Old Testament Gospel

Israel in ancient days Not only had a view Heb. 4:2       Israel in ancient days       Not only had a view       Of Sinai in a blaze,       But learned the Gospel too; The types and figures were a glass, In which they saw a Saviour's face.       The paschal sacrifice       And blood-besprinkled […]

Contentment

Fierce passions discompose the mind,       As tempests vex the sea; Phil. 4:11 Fierce passions discompose the mind,       As tempests vex the sea; But calm content and peace we find,       When, Lord, we turn to thee. In vain by reason and by rule       We try to bend the will; For none but […]

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 […]

The House of Prayer

Thy mansion is the Christian's heart, O Lord, thy dwelling-place secure! Mark 11:17 Thy mansion is the Christian's heart, O Lord, thy dwelling-place secure! Bid the unruly throng depart, And leave the consecrated door. Devoted as it is to thee, A thievish swarm frequents the place; They steal away my joys from me, And rob […]

The Sower

Ye sons of earth, prepare the plough,       Break up your fallow-ground; Matt. 13:3 Ye sons of earth, prepare the plough,       Break up your fallow-ground; The sower is gone forth to sow,       And scatter blessings round. The seed that finds a stony soil       Shoots forth a hasty blade; But ill repays the […]

Praise for the Fountain Opened

There is a fountain filled with blood       Drawn from Emmanuel's veins; Zechariah 13:1 There is a fountain filled with blood       Drawn from Emmanuel's veins; And sinners, plunged beneath that flood,       Lose all their guilty stains. The dying thief rejoiced to see       That fountain in his day; And there have I, as […]

Jehovah-Shammah

"As birds their infant brood protect, And spread their wings to shelter them, Ezek. 48:35 "As birds their infant brood protect, And spread their wings to shelter them, (Thus saith the LORD to his elect,) So will I guard Jerusalem." And what then is Jerusalem, This darling object of his care? Where is its worth […]

The Covenant

The Lord proclaims his grace abroad! "Behold, I change your hearts of stone; Ezek. 36:25-28 The Lord proclaims his grace abroad! "Behold, I change your hearts of stone; Each shall renounce his idol-god, And serve, henceforth, the Lord alone. "My grace, a flowing stream, proceeds To wash your filthiness away; Ye shall abhor your former […]

Ephraim Repenting

My God! till I received thy stroke,       How like a beast was I! Jer. 31:18-20 My God! till I received thy stroke,       How like a beast was I! So unaccustomed to the yoke,       So backward to comply. With grief my just reproach I bear,       Shame fills me at the thought; How […]

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 […]

The Future Peace and Glory of the Church

Hear what God the Lord hath spoken:      "O my people, faint and few, Isaiah 60:15-20 Hear what God the Lord hath spoken:       "O my people, faint and few, Comfortless, afflicted, broken,       Fair abodes I build for you. Thorns of heartfelt tribulation       Shall no more perplex your ways: You shall name your […]

The Contrite Heart

The Lord will happiness divine       On contrite hearts bestow; Isaiah 57: 15 The Lord will happiness divine       On contrite hearts bestow; Then tell me, gracious God, is mine       A contrite heart, or no? I hear, but seem to hear in vain,       Insensible as steel; If aught is felt, 'tis only pain, […]

O Lord, I Will Praise Thee

I will praise thee every day Now thine anger's turned away; Isaiah 12:1 I will praise thee every day Now thine anger's turned away; Comfortable thoughts arise From the bleeding sacrifice. Here, in the fair Gospel-field, Wells of free salvation yield Streams of life, a plenteous store, And my soul shall thirst no more. Jesus […]

Vanity of the World

God gives his mercies to be spent; "Your hoard will do your soul no good; God gives his mercies to be spent; "Your hoard will do your soul no good; Gold is a blessing only lent, Repaid by giving others food. The world's esteem is but a bribe, To buy their peace you fell your […]

Jehovah-Shalom

Jesus! whose blood so freely streamed To satisfy the law's demand; The Lord Send Peace Judges 6:24 Jesus! whose blood so freely streamed To satisfy the law's demand; By thee from guilt and wrath redeemed, Before the Father's face I stand. To reconcile offending man, Make Justice drop her angry rod; What creature could have […]

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 […]

Jehovah-Rophi

Heal us, Emmanuel! here we are,       Waiting to feel thy touch; I Am the Lord That Healeth Thee Exod. 15:26 Heal us, Emmanuel! here we are,       Waiting to feel thy touch; Deep wounded souls to thee repair,       And, Saviour we are such. Our faith is feeble, we confess,       We faintly trust […]

God Is Gone Up

God is gone up with a merry noise Of saints that sing on high: God is gone up with a merry noise Of saints that sing on high: With his own right hand and his holy arm He hath won the victory. Now empty are the courts of death, And crushed thy sting, despair: And […]

Swords for Souls

Some men have swords with which to fight              To gain their carnal goals. Luke 2: 35 Some men have swords with which to fight              To gain their carnal goals. The mortal body they will smite,              But God has swords for souls. Like Mary, among women blessed              And favored of the Lord, […]

The Roaring Lion

There’s no utopian path of ease               Where trials won’t be met;  I Peter 5:7-11 There’s no utopian path of ease               Where trials won’t be met; Where I can think the prize to seize               Without the lion’s threat. The devil walks about to seek               For souls he may devour. He preys on […]

Clasping of Hands

Lord, Thou art mine, and I am Thine, If mine I am; and Thine much more Lord, Thou art mine, and I am Thine, If mine I am; and Thine much more Then I or ought or can be mine. Yet to be Thine doth me restore, So that again I now am mine, And […]

Artillery

As I one ev'ning sat before my cell, Me thoughts a star did shoot into my lap.

Antiphon

Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing 'My God and King.'

Affliction III

My heart did heave, and there came forth, 'O God'! By that I knew that thou wast in the grief,

Affliction II

Kill me not ev'ry day, Thou Lord of life, since thy one death for me

Affliction

When thou didst entice to thee my heart, I thought the service brave:

A Wreath

A wreathed garland of deserved praise, Of praise deserved, unto thee I give,

A Dialogue-Anthem

Alas, poor Death! Where is thy glory? Where is thy famous force, thy ancient sting?

A Dialogue

Sweetest Saviour, if my soul    Were but worth the having,

Hope in the Darkness

When all is black, there’s still a light That makes the deepest valley bright; April 16, 2009 When all is black, there’s still a light That makes the deepest valley bright; There’s still a purpose to believe, A Rock to which my soul can cleave. When passion reigns, and reason flies, And dark confusion clouds […]

Jehovah-Jireh

When earthly joys glide swift away, When hopes and comforts flee, When earthly joys glide swift away,       When hopes and comforts flee, When foes beset, and friends betray,       I turn, my God, to Thee! Thy nature, Lord, no change can know;       Thy promise still is sure; And ills can ne'er so hopeless […]