Upon the Swallow

This pretty bird, O! how she flies and sings, But could she do so if she had not wings? This pretty bird, O! how she flies and sings, But could she do so if she had not wings? Her wings bespeak my faith, her songs my peace; When I believe and sing my doubtings cease. […]

The Operation of Faith

The word of faith unto me pardon brings, Shows me the ground and reason whence it springs: The word of faith unto me pardon brings, Shows me the ground and reason whence it springs: To wit, free grace, which moved God to give His Son to die and bleed, that I might live This word […]

Of Uprightness and Sincerity

Wouldst thou be very upright and sincere? Wouldst thou be that within thou dost appear, Wouldst thou be very upright and sincere? Wouldst thou be that within thou dost appear, Or seem to be in outward exercise Before the most devout, and godly wise? Yea, art thou thus when no eye doth thee see But […]

Of Love to God

When I do this begin to apprehend, My heart, my soul, and mind, begins to bend When I do this begin to apprehend, My heart, my soul, and mind, begins to bend To God-ward, and sincerely for to love His son, his ways, his people, and to move With brokenness of spirit after him Who […]

Of Holiness of Life

Now, then, if holiness thou wouldst obtain, And wouldst a tender Christian man remain, Now, then, if holiness thou wouldst obtain, And wouldst a tender Christian man remain, Keep faith in action, let that righteousness That Christ fulfilled always have express And clear distinction in thy heart, from all That men by Scripture, or besides, […]

Of Godly Fear

Us godly fear delightful unto thee, That fear that God himself delights to see Us godly fear delightful unto thee, That fear that God himself delights to see Bear sway in them that love him? then he will Thy godly mind in this request fulfil. By giving thee a fear that tremble shall, At every […]