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. […]

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 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 […]

Stanzas on Death III

He lives who lives to God alone,       And all are dead beside; For the year 1793 He lives who lives to God alone,       And all are dead beside; For other source than God is none       Whence life can be supplied. To live to God is to requite       His love as best […]

Stanzas on Death II

Thankless for favours from on high,       Man thinks he fades too soon; For the year 1792 Thankless for favours from on high,       Man thinks he fades too soon; Though ’tis his privilege to die,       Would he improve the boon. But he, not wise enough to scan       His blest concerns aright, Would […]

Stanzas on Death

“O most delightful hour by man       Experienced here below, For the year 1789 “O most delightful hour by man       Experienced here below, The hour that terminates his span,       His folly and his woe! “Worlds should not bribe me back to tread       Again life’s dreary waste, To see again my day o’erspread […]