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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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       […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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-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 […]

A Tale, Founded on a Fact

Which happened in January, 1779   Where Humber pours his rich commercial stream There dwelt a wretch, who breathed but to blaspheme; In subterraneous caves his life he led, Black as the mine in which he wrought for bread. When on a day, emerging from the deep, A Sabbath-day (such Sabbaths thousands keep!) The wages […]