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 […]

A Friend That Sticketh Closer Than a Brother

One there is, above all others, Well deserves the name of friend; Pr 18:24 One there is, above all others, Well deserves the name of friend; His is love beyond a brother’s, Costly, free, and knows no end:          They who once his kindness prove,          Find it everlasting love! Which of all our friends […]

Pleading for Mercy

In mercy, not in wrath, rebuke          Thy feeble worm, my God! Ps 6 In mercy, not in wrath, rebuke          Thy feeble worm, my God! My spirit dreads thine angry look,          And trembles at thy rod. Have mercy, Lord, for I am weak,          Regard my heavy groans; O let thy voice of […]

On Dreaming

When slumber seals our weary eyes,   The busy fancy wakeful keeps;   When slumber seals our weary eyes,   The busy fancy wakeful keeps;   The scenes which then before us rise,   Prove something in us never sleeps.   As in another world we seem,   A new creation of our own,   […]

Men Honoured Above Angels

Now let us join with hearts and tongues, And emulate the angels' songs; Now let us join with hearts and tongues, And emulate the angels' songs; Yea, sinners may address their King In songs that angels cannot sing.   They praise the Lamb who once was slain; But we can add a higher strain; Not […]

Ebenezer

The Lord, our salvation and light,   The guide of our strength and our days, The Lord, our salvation and light,   The guide of our strength and our days,   Has brought us together to-night,   A new Ebenezer to raise:   The year we have now passed through,   His goodness with blessings […]

Bitter and Sweet

Kindle, Saviour, in my heart,   A flame of love divine;   Kindle, Saviour, in my heart,   A flame of love divine;   Hear, for mine I trust thou art,   And sure I would be thine;   If my soul has felt thy grace,   If to me thy name is known;   […]

At the Close of the Year

Let hearts and tongues unite,   And loud thanksgivings raise: Let hearts and tongues unite,   And loud thanksgivings raise:   'Tis duty, mingled with delight,   To sing the Saviour's praise.     To him we owe our breath,   He took us from the womb,   Which else had shut us up in […]

Amazing Grace

Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound!)         That sav'd a wretch like me! Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound!)         That sav'd a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found;       Was blind, but now I see.   'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,       And grace […]