A Broken Heart

A broken heart, my God, my King Is all the sacrifice I bring;

Psalm 149 – Praise God, All His Saints

All ye that love the Lord, rejoice, And let your songs be new; Or, The Saints Judging the World All ye that love the Lord, rejoice, And let your songs be new; Amidst the church with cheerful voice His later wonders show. The Jews, the people of his grace, Shall their Redeemer sing; And Gentile […]

Psalm 148 Paraphrased – Universal Praise to God

Loud hallelujahs to the Lord, From distant worlds where creatures dwell; Let heav'n begin the solemn word, And sound it dreadful down to hell. The Lord, how absolute he reigns! Let every angel bend the knee; Sing of his love in heav'nly strains, And speak how fierce his terrors be. High on a throne his […]

Psalm 148 – Praise To God From All Creatures

Ye tribes of Adam, join With heav’n, and earth, and seas, Ye tribes of Adam, join With heav’n, and earth, and seas, And offer notes divine To your Creator’s praise:       Ye holy throng       Of angels bright,       In worlds of light,       Begin the song. Thou sun with dazzling rays, And moon that […]

Psalm 147, Part 3 – Summer and Winter

O Britain, praise thy mighty God, And make his honors known abroad, A Song for Great Britain O Britain, praise thy mighty God, And make his honors known abroad, He bid the ocean round thee flow; Not bars of brass could guard thee so. Thy children are secure and blest; Thy shores have peace, thy […]

Psalm 147, Part 2 – The Divine Nature, Providence, and Grace

Praise ye the Lord; ’tis good to raise Our hearts and voices in his praise; Praise ye the Lord; ’tis good to raise Our hearts and voices in his praise; His nature and his works invite To make this duty our delight. The Lord builds up Jerusalem, And gathers nations to his name; His mercy […]

Psalm 147, Part 1 – The Seasons of the Year

With songs and honors sounding loud, Address the Lord on high; With songs and honors sounding loud, Address the Lord on high; Over the heav’ns he spreads his cloud, And waters veil the sky. He sends his showers of blessing down To cheer the plains below; He makes the grass the mountains crown, And corn […]

Psalm 146 – Praise to God For His Goodness and Truth

Praise ye the Lord, my heart shall join In work so pleasant, so divine; Praise ye the Lord, my heart shall join In work so pleasant, so divine; Now, while the flesh is mine abode, And when my soul ascends to God. Praise shall employ my noblest powers, While immortality endures; My days of praise […]

Psalm 145, Part 4 – Mercy to Sufferers

Let every tongue thy goodness speak, Thou sovereign Lord of all; Or, God Hearing Prayer Let every tongue thy goodness speak, Thou sovereign Lord of all; Thy strength’ning hands uphold the weak, And raise the poor that fall. When sorrow bows the spirit down, Or virtue lies distressed Beneath some proud oppressor’s frown, Thou giv’st […]

Psalm 145, Part 3 – The Goodness of God

Sweet is the memory of thy grace,       My God, my heav’nly King; Sweet is the memory of thy grace,       My God, my heav’nly King; Let age to age thy righteousness       In sounds of glory sing. God reigns on high, but not confines       His goodness to the skies; Through the whole earth […]

Psalm 145, Part 2 – The Greatness of God

Long as I live I’ll bless thy name,      My King, my God of love; Long as I live I’ll bless thy name,      My King, my God of love; My work and joy shall be the same      In the bright world above. Great is the Lord, his power unknown,      And let his […]

Psalm 145, Part 1 – The Greatness of God

My God, my King, thy various praise Shall fill the remnant of my days; My God, my King, thy various praise Shall fill the remnant of my days; Thy grace employ my humble tongue Till death and glory raise the song. The wings of every hour shall bear Some thankful tribute to thine ear; And […]

Psalm 144, Part 3 – Grace Above Riches

Happy the city where their sons, Like pillars round a palace set, Or, The Happy Nation Happy the city where their sons, Like pillars round a palace set, And daughters, bright as polished stones, Give strength and beauty to the state. Happy the country where the sheep, Cattle, and corn, have large increase; Where men […]

Psalm 144, Part 2 – The Vanity of Man and Condescension of God

Lord, what is man, poor feeble man, Born of the earth at first? Lord, what is man, poor feeble man,       Born of the earth at first? His life a shadow, light and vain,       Still hasting to the dust. O what is feeble, dying man,       Or any of his race, That God should […]

Psalm 144, Part 1 – Assistance and Victory in the Spiritual Warfare

For ever blessed be the Lord, My Savior and my shield; For ever blessed be the Lord, My Savior and my shield; He sends his Spirit with his word, To arm me for the field. When sin and hell their force unite, He makes my soul his care, Instructs me to the heav’nly fight, And […]

Psalm 143 – Complaint of Heavy Afflictions in Mind and Body

My righteous Judge, my gracious God, Hear when I spread my hands abroad, My righteous Judge, my gracious God, Hear when I spread my hands abroad, And cry for succor from thy throne; O make thy truth and mercy known! Let judgment not against me pass; Behold, thy servant pleads thy grace: Should justice call […]

Psalm 142 – God Is the Hope of the Helpless

To God I made my sorrows known, From God I sought relief; To God I made my sorrows known, From God I sought relief; In long complaints before his throne I poured out all my grief. My soul was overwhelmed with woes, My heart began to break; My God, who all my burden knows, He […]

Psalm 141 – Watchfulness and Brotherly Reproof

My God, accept my early vows, Like morning incense in thine house; A Morning Or Evening Psalm My God, accept my early vows, Like morning incense in thine house; And let my nightly worship rise Sweet as the evening sacrifice. Watch o’er my lips, and guard them, Lord, From every rash and heedless word; Nor […]

Psalm 139, Part 3 – Sincerity Professed, and Grace Tried

My God, what inward grief I feel When impious men transgress thy will! Or, The Heart-Searching God My God, what inward grief I feel When impious men transgress thy will! I mourn to hear their lips profane Take thy tremendous name in vain. Does not my soul detest and hate The sons of malice and […]

Psalm 139, Part 2 – The Wonderful Formation of Man

‘Twas from thy hand, my God, I came, A work of such a curious frame ‘Twas from thy hand, my God, I came, A work of such a curious frame In me thy fearful wonders shine, And each proclaims thy skill divine. Thine eyes did all my limbs survey, Which yet in dark confusion lay; […]

Psalm 139, Part 1 – The All-Seeing God

Lord, thou hast searched and seen me through, Thine eye commands with piercing view Lord, thou hast searched and seen me through, Thine eye commands with piercing view My rising and my resting hours, My heart and flesh with all their powers. My thoughts, before they are my own, Are to my God distinctly known; […]

Psalm 135, Part 1 – The Church Is God’s House and Care

Praise ye the Lord, exalt his name, While in his holy courts ye wait, Praise ye the Lord, exalt his name, While in his holy courts ye wait, Ye saints, that to his house belong, Or stand attending at his gate. Praise ye the Lord, the Lord is good; To praise his name is sweet […]

Psalm 135 – Praise Due to God, Not to Idols

Awake, ye saints; to praise your King,       Your sweetest passions raise, Your pious pleasure, while you sing,       Increasing with the praise. Great is the Lord, and works unknown       Are his divine employ; But still his saints are near his throne,       His treasure and his joy. Heav'n, […]

Psalm 134 – Daily and Nightly Devotion

Ye that obey th’ immortal King,       Attend his holy place; Ye that obey th’ immortal King,       Attend his holy place; Bow to the glories of his power,       And bless his wondrous grace. Lift up your hands by morning light,       And send your souls on high; Raise your admiring thoughts by night […]

Psalm 133 – Brotherly Love

Lo! what an entertaining sight Are brethren that agree! Lo! what an entertaining sight       Are brethren that agree! Brethren, whose cheerful hearts unite       In bands of piety! When streams of love from Christ the spring       Descend to every soul, And heav’nly peace, with balmy wing,       Shades and bedews the whole; ‘Tis […]

Psalm 131 – Humility and Submission

Is there ambition in my heart?. Search, gracious God, and see; Is there ambition in my heart?. Search, gracious God, and see; Or do I act a haughty part? Lord, I appeal to thee. I charge my thoughts, be humble still, And all my carriage mild, Content, my Father, with thy will, And quiet as […]

Psalm 130 – Pardoning Grace

Out of the deeps of long distress, The borders of despair, Out of the deeps of long distress,       The borders of despair, I sent my cries to seek thy grace,       My groans to move thine ear. Great God, should thy severer eye,       And thine impartial hand, Mark and revenge iniquity,       No […]

Psalm 129 – Persecutors Punished

Up from my youth, may Isr’el say, Have I been nursed in tears; Up from my youth, may Isr’el say,       Have I been nursed in tears; My griefs were constant as the day,       And tedious as the years. Up from my youth I bore the rage       Of all the sons of strife; […]

Psalm 128 – Family Blessings

O happy man, whose soul is filled       With zeal and reverent awe! O happy man, whose soul is filled       With zeal and reverent awe! His lips to God their honors yield,       His life adorns the law. A careful providence shall stand       And ever guard thy head, Shall on the labors of […]

Psalm 126 – Surprising Deliverance

When God restored our captive state, Joy was our song, and grace our theme; When God restored our captive state, Joy was our song, and grace our theme;AC The grace beyond our hopes so great That joy appeared a painted dream. The scoffer owns thy hand, and pays Unwilling honors to thy name; While we […]

Psalm 125 – The Saint’s Trial and Safety

Unshaken as the sacred hill, And firm as mountains be, Unshaken as the sacred hill, And firm as mountains be, Firm as a rock the soul shall rest That leans, O Lord, on thee. Not walls nor hills could guard so well Old Salem’s happy ground, As those eternal arms of love That every saint […]

Psalm 124 – A Song For the Fifth of November

Had not the Lord, may Isr’el say, Had not the Lord maintained our side, Had not the Lord, may Isr’el say, Had not the Lord maintained our side, When men, to make our lives a prey, Rose like the swelling of the tide; The swelling tide had stopped our breath, So fiercely did the waters […]

Psalm 123 – Pleading With Submission

O thou whose grace and justice reign Enthroned above the skies, O thou whose grace and justice reign       Enthroned above the skies, To thee our hearts would tell their pain,       To thee we lift our eyes. As servants watch their master’s hand,       And fear the angry stroke; Or maids before their mistress […]

Psalm 122 – Going to Church

How did my heart rejoice to hear My friends devoutly say, How did my heart rejoice to hear       My friends devoutly say, "In Zion let us all appear,       And keep the solemn day!" I love her gates, I love the road;       The church, adorned with grace, Stands like a palace built for […]

Psalm 121 – Divine Protection

Up to the hills I lift mine eyes, Th’ eternal hills beyond the skies; Up to the hills I lift mine eyes, Th’ eternal hills beyond the skies; Thence all her help my soul derives; There my Almighty refuge lives. He lives; the everlasting God, That built the world, that spread the flood; The heav’ns […]

Psalm 120 – Complaint of Quarrelsome Neighbors

Thou God of love, thou ever-blest, Pity my suff’ring state; Or, A Devout Wish for Peace Thou God of love, thou ever-blest,       Pity my suff’ring state; When wilt thou set my soul at rest       From lips that love deceit? Hard lot of mine! my days are cast       Among the sons of strife, […]

Psalm 119, Part 9 – Desire of Knowledge

Thy mercies fill the earth, O Lord; How good thy works appear! Or, The Teachings of the Spirit With the Word Ver. 64,68,18 Thy mercies fill the earth, O Lord;       How good thy works appear! Open mine eyes to read thy word,       And see thy wonders there. Ver. 73,125 My heart was fashioned […]

Psalm 119, Part 8 – The Word of God Is the Saint’s Portion

Lord, I have made thy word my choice, My lasting heritage; Ver. 111, Paraphrased Lord, I have made thy word my choice,       My lasting heritage; There shall my noblest powers rejoice,       My warmest thoughts engage. I’ll read the histories of thy love,       And keep thy laws in sight, While through the promises […]

Psalm 119, Part 7 – Imperfection of Nature, and Perfection of Scripture

Let all the heathen writers join To form one perfect book; Ver. 96, Paraphrased Let all the heathen writers join       To form one perfect book; Great God! if once compared with thine,AC       How mean their writings look! Not the most perfect rules they gave       Could show one sin forgiv’n, Nor lead a […]

Psalm 119, Part 6 – Holiness and Comfort From the Word

Lord, I esteem thy judgments right, And all thy statutes just; Ver. 128 Lord, I esteem thy judgments right,       And all thy statutes just; Thence I maintain a constant fight       With every flatt’ring lust. Ver. 97,9 Thy precepts often I survey;       I keep thy law in sight, Through all the business of […]

Psalm 119, Part 5 – Delight in Scripture

O how I love thy holy law! ‘Tis daily my delight; Or, The Word of God Dwelling in Us Ver. 97 O how I love thy holy law!       ‘Tis daily my delight; And thence my meditations draw       Divine advice by night. Ver. 148 My waking eyes prevent the day       To meditate thy […]

Psalm 119, Part 4 – Instruction From Scripture

How shall the young secure their hearts, And guard their lives from sin? Ver. 9 How shall the young secure their hearts,       And guard their lives from sin? Thy word the choicest rules imparts       To keep the conscience clean. Ver. 130 When once it enters to the mind,       It spreads such light […]

Psalm 119, Part 3 – Professions of Sincerity, Repentance, and Obedience

Thou art my portion, O my God;       Soon as I know thy way, Ver. 57,60 Thou art my portion, O my God;       Soon as I know thy way, My heart makes haste t’ obey thy word,       And suffers no delay. Ver. 30,14 I choose the path of heav’nly truth,       And glory […]

Psalm 119, Part 2 – Secret Devotion and Spiritual-Mindedness

To thee, before the dawning light My gracious God, I pray; Ver. 147,55 To thee, before the dawning light       My gracious God, I pray; I meditate thy name by night,       And keep thy law by day. Ver. 81 My spirit faints to see thy grace,       Thy promise bears me up; And while […]

Psalm 119, Part 1 – The Blessedness of Saints, and Misery of Sinners

Blest are the undefiled in heart, Whose ways are right and clean; Ver. 1-3 Blest are the undefiled in heart,       Whose ways are right and clean; Who never from thy law depart,       But fly from every sin. Blest are the men that keep thy word,       And practise thy commands; With their whole […]

Psalm 118, Part 4 – Hosanna; the Lord’s Day

This is the day the Lord hath made,       He calls the hours his own; Or, Christ’s Resurrection and Our Salvation This is the day the Lord hath made,       He calls the hours his own; Let heav’n rejoice, let earth be glad,       And praise surround the throne. Today he rose and left the […]

Psalm 118, Part 3 – Christ the Foundation of His Church

Behold the sure foundation-stone Which God in Zion lays, Behold the sure foundation-stone Which God in Zion lays, To build our heav’nly hopes upon, And his eternal praise. Chosen of God, to sinners dear, And saints adore the name; They trust their whole salvation here, Nor shall they suffer shame. The foolish builders, scribe and […]

Psalm 118, Part 2 – Public Praise For Deliverance From Death

Lord, thou hast heard thy servant cry And rescued from the grave; Lord, thou hast heard thy servant cry       And rescued from the grave; Now shall he live; and none can die,       If God resolve to save. Thy praise, more constant than before,       Shall fill his daily breath; Thy hand, that hath […]

Psalm 118, Part 1 – Deliverance From A Tumult

The Lord appears my helper now,       Nor is my faith afraid The Lord appears my helper now,       Nor is my faith afraid What all the sons of earth can do,       Since heav’n affords its aid. ‘Tis safer, Lord, to hope in thee,       And have my God my friend, Than trust in […]

Psalm 118 – An Hosanna for the Lord’s Day

See what a living stone       The builders did refuse; Or, A New Song of Salvation by Christ See what a living stone       The builders did refuse; Yet God hath built his church thereon,       In spite of envious Jews. The scribe and angry priest       Reject thine only Son; Yet on this Rock […]

Psalm 117 – Praise to God From All Nations

O all ye nations, praise the Lord, Each with a diff’rent tongue; O all ye nations, praise the Lord,       Each with a diff’rent tongue; In every language learn his word,       And let his name be sung. His mercy reigns through every land;       Proclaim his grace abroad; For ever firm his truth shall […]

Psalm 116, Part 2 – Vows Made in Trouble Paid in the Church

What shall I render to my God       For all his kindness shown? What shall I render to my God       For all his kindness shown? My feet shall visit thine abode,       My songs address thy throne. Among the saints that fill thine house       My off’rings shall be paid; There shall my zeal […]

Psalm 116, Part 1 – Recovery from Sickness

I love the Lord; he heard my cries,       And pitied every groan; I love the Lord; he heard my cries,       And pitied every groan; Long as I live, when troubles rise,       I’ll hasten to his throne. I love the Lord; he bowed his ear,       And chased my griefs away; O let […]

Psalm 115 – The True God Our Refuge

Not to ourselves, who are but dust, Not to ourselves is glory due, Or, Idolatry Reproved Not to ourselves, who are but dust, Not to ourselves is glory due, Eternal God, thou only just, Thou only gracious, wise, and true. Shine forth in all thy dreadful name; Why should a heathen’s haughty tongue Insult us, […]

Psalm 114 – Miracles Attending Israel’s Journey

When Isr’el, freed from Pharaoh’s hand, Left the proud tyrant and his land, When Isr’el, freed from Pharaoh’s hand, Left the proud tyrant and his land, The tribes with cheerful homage own Their King, and Judah was his throne. Across the deep their journey lay; The deep divides to make them way; Jordan beheld their […]

Psalm 113 – The Majesty and Condescension of God

Ye that delight to serve the Lord, The honors of his name record, Ye that delight to serve the Lord, The honors of his name record, His sacred name for ever bless; Where’er the circling sun displays His rising beams, or setting rays, Let lands and seas his power confess. Not time, nor nature’s narrow […]

Psalm 112 – The Blessings of the Liberal Man

That man is blest who stands in awe Of God, and loves his sacred law: That man is blest who stands in awe Of God, and loves his sacred law: His seed on earth shall be renowned; His house the seat of wealth shall be, An inexhausted treasury, And with successive honors crowned. His lib’ral […]

Psalm 111 – The Perfections of God

Great is the Lord; his works of might       Demand our noblest songs: Great is the Lord; his works of might       Demand our noblest songs: Let his assembled saints unite       Their harmony of tongues. Great is the mercy of the Lord;       He gives his children food; And, ever mindful of his word, […]

Psalm 110, Part 2 – Christ Exalted, and Multitudes Converted

Thus the eternal Father spake To Christ the Son: "Ascend and sit Or, The Success of the Gospel Thus the eternal Father spake To Christ the Son: "Ascend and sit At my right hand, till I shall make Thy foes submissive at thy feet. "From Zion shall thy word proceed; Thy word, the sceptre in […]

Psalm 110, Part 1 – Christ’s Kingdom and Priesthood

Jesus, our Lord, ascend thy throne, And near the Father sit; Jesus, our Lord, ascend thy throne,       And near the Father sit; In Zion shall thy power be known,       And make thy foes submit. What wonders shall thy gospel do!       Thy converts shall surpass The num’rous drops of morning dew,       And […]

Psalm 109 – Love to Enemies From the Example of Christ

God of my mercy and my praise,       Thy glory is my song, God of my mercy and my praise,       Thy glory is my song, Though sinners speak against thy grace       With a blaspheming tongue. When in the form of mortal man       Thy Son on earth was found, With cruel slanders, false […]

Psalm 107, Part 4 – Deliverance From Storms and Shipwreck

Would you behold the works of God, His wonders in the world abroad, Or, The Seaman’s Song Would you behold the works of God, His wonders in the world abroad, Go with the mariners, and trace The unknown regions of the seas. They leave their native shores behind, And seize the favor of the wind; […]

Psalm 107, Part 3 – Intemperance Punished and Pardoned

Vain man, on foolish pleasures bent, Prepares for his own punishment; Vain man, on foolish pleasures bent, Prepares for his own punishment; What pains, what loathsome maladies, From luxury and lust arise! The drunkard feels his vitals waste, Yet drowns his health to please his taste; Till all his active powers are lost, And fainting […]

Psalm 107, Part 2 – Correction for Sin, and Release by Prayer

From age to age exalt his name; God and his grace are still the same; From age to age exalt his name; God and his grace are still the same; He fills the hungry soul with food, And feeds the poor with every good. But if their hearts rebel and rise Against the God that […]

Psalm 107, Part 1 – Israel Led to Canaan, and Christians to Heaven

Give thanks to God; he reigns above; Kind are his thoughts, his name is Love; Give thanks to God; he reigns above; Kind are his thoughts, his name is Love; His mercy ages past have known, And ages long to come shall own. Let the redeemed of the Lord The wonders of his grace record; […]

Psalm 107, Last Part – Colonies Planted

When God, provoked with daring crimes, Scourges the madness of the times, Or, Nations Blessed and Punished A Psalm for New England When God, provoked with daring crimes, Scourges the madness of the times, He turns their fields to barren sand, And dries the rivers from the land. His word can raise the springs again, […]

Psalm 106, Part 2 – Israel Punished and Pardoned

God of eternal love, How fickle are our ways! Or, God’s Unchangeable Love God of eternal love,       How fickle are our ways! And yet how oft did Isr’el prove       Thy constancy of grace! They saw thy wonders wrought,       And then thy praise they sung; But soon thy works of power forgot,       […]

Psalm 106, Part 1 – Praise to God

To God, the great, the ever-blest, Let songs of honor be addressed; Or, Communion With Saints To God, the great, the ever-blest, Let songs of honor be addressed; His mercy firm for ever stands Give him the thanks his love demands. Who knows the wonders of thy ways? Who shall fulfil thy boundless praise? Blest […]

Psalm 105, Abridged – God’s Conduct of Israel, and the Plagues of Egypt

Give thanks to God, invoke his name,       And tell the world his grace; Give thanks to God, invoke his name,       And tell the world his grace; Sound through the earth his deeds of fame,       That all may seek his face. His cov’nant, which he kept in mind       For num’rous ages past, […]

Psalm 104 – The Glory of God in Creation and Providence

My soul, thy great Creator praise: When clothed in his celestial rays, My soul, thy great Creator praise: When clothed in his celestial rays, He in full majesty appears, And, like a robe, his glory wears. The heav’ns are for his curtains spread, The unfathomed deep he makes his bed. Clouds are his chariot when […]

Psalm 103, Part 3 – God’s Universal Dominion

The Lord, the sovereign King,       Hath fixed his throne on high; Or, Angels Praise the Lord The Lord, the sovereign King,       Hath fixed his throne on high; O’er all the heav’nly world he rules,       And all beneath the sky. Ye angels, great in might,       And swift to do his will, Bless […]

Psalm 103, Part 2 – God’s Gentle Chastisement

The Lord, how wondrous are his ways! How firm his truth! how large his grace! Or, His Tender Mercy to His People The Lord, how wondrous are his ways! How firm his truth! how large his grace! He takes his mercy for his throne, And thence he makes his glories known. Not half so high […]

Psalm 103, Part 1 – Blessing God for His Goodness to Soul and Body

Bless, O my soul, the living God, Call home thy thoughts that rove abroad; Let all the powers within me join In work and worship so divine. Bless, O my soul, the God of grace; His favors claim thy highest praise: Why should the wonders he hath wrought Be lost in silence and forgot? 'Tis […]

Psalm 102, Part 3 – Man’s Mortality, and Christ’s Eternity

It is the Lord our Savior's hand Weakens our strength amidst the race; Disease and death at his command Arrest us, and cut short our days. Spare us, O Lord, aloud we pray, Nor let our sun go down at noon; Thy years are one eternal day, And must thy children die so soon? Yet […]

Psalm 102, Part 2 – Prayer Heard, and Zion Restored

Let Zion and her sons rejoice,       Behold the promised hour; Her God hath heard her mourning voice,       And comes t' exalt his power. Her dust and ruins that remain       Are precious in our eyes; Those ruins shall be built again,       And all that dust shall rise. The […]

Psalm 102, Part 1 – A Prayer of the Afflicted

Hear me, O God, nor hide thy face; But answer, lest I die; Hear me, O God, nor hide thy face;       But answer, lest I die; Hast thou not built a throne of grace       To hear when sinners cry? My days are wasted like the smoke       Dissolving in the air; My strength […]

Psalm 101 – The Magistrate’s Psalm

Mercy and judgment are my song; And since they both to thee belong, Mercy and judgment are my song; And since they both to thee belong, My gracious God, my righteous King, To thee my songs and vows I bring. If I am raised to bear the sword, I’ll take my counsels from thy word; […]

Psalm 100 – “Enter Into His Gates With Thanksgiving”

Ye nations round the earth, rejoice Before the Lord, your sovereign King; Ye nations round the earth, rejoice Before the Lord, your sovereign King; Serve him with cheerful heart and voice, With all your tongues his glory sing. The Lord is God; ’tis he alone Doth life, and breath, and being give; We are his […]

Psalm 150 – A Song of Praise

In God’s own house pronounce his praise, His grace he there reveals; In God’s own house pronounce his praise, His grace he there reveals; To heav’n your joy and wonder raise, For there his glory dwells. Let all your sacred passions move, While you rehearse his deeds; But the great work of saving love Your […]

Praise for Creation and Providence

I sing the mighty power of God, that made the mountains rise, That spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies. I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day; The moon shines full at God's command, and all the stars obey. I sing the goodness of the Lord, who […]

Stones Made Children of Abraham

Matt. 3:9 Vain are the hopes that rebels place Upon their birth and blood, Descended from a pious race; Their fathers now with God. He from the caves of earth and hell Can take the hardest stones, And fill the house of Abram well With new-created sons. Such wondrous power doth he possess Who formed […]

Christ our Wisdom, Righteousness, Etc., II

How heavy is the night That hangs upon our eyes, 1 Cor. 1:30 How heavy is the night That hangs upon our eyes, Till Christ with his reviving light Over our souls arise! Our guilty spirits dread To meet the wrath of Heav'n; But, in his righteousness arrayed, We see our sins forgiv'n. Unholy and […]

Christ Our Wisdom, Righteousness, Etc.

Buried in shadows of the night We lie till Christ restores the light; 1 Cor. 1:30 Buried in shadows of the night We lie till Christ restores the light; Wisdom descends to heal the blind, And chase the darkness of the mind. Our guilty souls are drowned in tears Till his atoning blood appears; Then […]

Election Excludes Boasting

But few among the carnal wise, But few of noble race, 1 Cor. 1:26-31 But few among the carnal wise, But few of noble race, Obtain the favor of thine eyes, Almighty King of Grace. He takes the men of meanest name For sons and heirs of God; And thus he pours abundant shame On […]

Regeneration

Not all the outward forms on earth, Nor rites that God has giv'n, John 1:13; 3:3, etc. Not all the outward forms on earth, Nor rites that God has giv'n, Nor will of man, nor blood, nor birth, Can raise a soul to heav'n. The sovereign will of God alone Creates us heirs of grace […]

Justification by Faith, Not by Works

Vain are the hopes the sons of men On their own works have built; Rom. 3:19-22 Vain are the hopes the sons of men On their own works have built; Their hearts by nature all unclean, And all their actions guilt. Let Jew and Gentile stop their mouths Without a murm'ring word, And the whole […]

Christ, or Wisdom, Obeyed or Resisted

Thus saith the Wisdom of the Lord, "Blest is the man that hears my word, Prov. 8:34-36 Thus saith the Wisdom of the Lord, "Blest is the man that hears my word, Keeps daily watch before my gates, And at my feet for mercy waits. "The soul that seeks me shall obtain Immortal wealth and […]

Christ the Wisdom of God

Shall Wisdom cry aloud, And not her speech be heard? Prov. 8:1,22-32 Shall Wisdom cry aloud, And not her speech be heard? The voice of God's eternal Word, Deserves it no regard? "I was his chief delight, His everlasting Son, Before the first of all his works, Creation, was begun. "Before the flying clouds, Before […]

Advice to Youth

Now in the heat of youthful blood Remember your Creator God: Or, Old Age and Death in an Unconverted State Eccl. 12:1,7; Isa. 45:20 Now in the heat of youthful blood Remember your Creator God: Behold, the months come hast’ning on, When you shall say, "My joys are gone!" Behold, the aged sinner goes, Laden […]

Youth and Judgment II

Eccl. 11:9 Lo! the young tribes of Adam rise, And through all nature rove Fulfil the wishes of their eyes, And taste the joys they love. They give a loose to wild desires; But let the sinners know The strict account that God requires Of all the works they do. The Judge prepares his throne […]

The Promises of the Covenant of Grace

In vain we lavish out our lives To gather empty wind; Isa. 55:1,2; Zech. 13:1; Mic. 7:19; Ezek. 36:25, etc. In vain we lavish out our lives To gather empty wind; The choicest blessings earth can yield Will starve a hungry mind. Come, and the Lord shall feed our souls With more substantial meat, With […]

Youth and Judgment

Eccl. 11:9 Ye sons of Adam, vain and young, Indulge your eyes, indulge your tongue, Taste the delights your souls desire, And give a loose to all your fire; Pursue the pleasures you design, And cheer your hearts with songs and wine; Enjoy the day of mirth, but know There is a day of judgment […]

Life the Day of Grace and Hope

Life is the time to serve the Lord, The time t’ insure the great reward; Eccl. 9:4-6,10 Life is the time to serve the Lord, The time t’ insure the great reward; And while the lamp holds out to burn, The vilest sinner may return. Life is the hour that God has giv’n To ‘scape […]

God Dwells With the Humble and Penitent

Isa. 47:15,16 Thus saith the high and lofty One: "I sit upon my holy throne; My name is God, I dwell on high, Dwell in my own eternity. "But I descend to worlds below, On earth I have a mansion too; The humble spirit and contrite Is an abode of my delight. "The humble soul […]

God Holy, Just, and Sovereign

Job 9:2-10 How should the sons of Adam's race Be pure before their God? If he contend in righteousness, We fall beneath his rod. To vindicate my words and thoughts I'll make no more pretence; Not one of all my thousand faults Can bear a just defence. Strong is his arm, his heart is wise; […]

Salvation, Righteousness, and Strength in Christ

Jehovah speaks! let Isr'el hear; Let all the earth rejoice and fear, Isa. 45:21-25 Jehovah speaks! let Isr'el hear; Let all the earth rejoice and fear, While God's eternal Son proclaims His sovereign honors and his names. "I am the last, and I the first, The Savior God, and God the just; There's none beside […]

Afflictions and Death Under Providence

Not from the dust affliction grows, Nor troubles rise by chance; Job 5:6-8 Not from the dust affliction grows,    Nor troubles rise by chance; Yet we are born to cares and woes;    A sad inheritance! As sparks break out from burning coals,    And still are upwards borne So grief is rooted in […]

God Far Above Creatures

Job 4:17-21 Shall the vile race of flesh and blood Contend with their Creator God? Shall mortal worms presume to be More holy, wise, or just than he? Behold, he puts his trust in none Of all the spirits round his throne: Their natures, when compared with his, Are neither holy, just, nor wise. But […]

A Song for Morning or Evening

Lam. 3:23; Isa. 45:7 God, how endless is thy love! Thy gifts are every evening new; And morning mercies from above Gently distill like early dew. Thou spread'st the curtains of the night, Great guardian of my sleeping hours; Thy sovereign word restores the light, And quickens all my drowsy powers. I yield my powers […]

An Evening Hymn

Thus far the Lord has led me on, Thus far his power prolongs my days; Psalm 4:8; 3:5,6; 148:8 Thus far the Lord has led me on, Thus far his power prolongs my days; And every evening shall make known Some fresh memorial of his grace. Much of my time has run to waste, And […]

A Morning Hymn

God of the morning! at whose voice The cheerful sun makes haste to rise, Psa. 19:5,8; 73:24,25 God of the morning! at whose voice The cheerful sun makes haste to rise, And like a giant doth rejoice To run his journey through the skies. From the fair chambers of the east The circuit of his […]

Christ Dwells in Heaven, But Visits on Earth

When strangers stand and hear me tell What beauties in my Savior dwell, Song of Solomon 6:1-3,12 When strangers stand and hear me tell What beauties in my Savior dwell, Where he is gone they fain would know, That they may seek and love him too. My best Beloved keeps his throne On hills of […]

The Church the Garden of Christ

We are a garden walled around, Chosen and made peculiar ground; Song of Solomon 4:12-15; 5:1 We are a garden walled around, Chosen and made peculiar ground; A little spot enclosed by grace Out of the world's wide wilderness. Like trees of myrrh and spice we stand, Planted by God the Father's hand; And all […]

The Church’s Beauty in the Eyes of Christ

Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord, Affection sounds in every word: Song of Solomon 4:1-11 Kind is the speech of Christ our Lord, Affection sounds in every word: Lo! thou art fair, my love," he cries, "Not the young doves have sweeter eyes." "Sweet are thy lips, thy pleasing voice Salutes mine ear […]

The Coronation of Christ, and Espousals of the Church

Daughters of Zion, come, behold The crown of honor and of gold Song of Solomon 3:11 Daughters of Zion, come, behold The crown of honor and of gold Which the glad church, with joys unknown, Placed on the head of Solomon. Jesus, thou everlasting King, Accept the tribute which we bring; Accept the well-deserved renown, […]

Christ Found in the Street, and Brought to the Church

Often I seek my Lord by night, Jesus, my Love, my soul's delight; Song of Solomon 3:1-5 Often I seek my Lord by night, Jesus, my Love, my soul's delight; With warm desire and restless thought I seek him oft, but find him not. Then I arise and search the street, Till I my Lord, […]

Christ Inviting, and the Church Answering the Invitation

Song of Solomon 2:14-17 Hark! the Redeemer from on high Sweetly invites his fav'rites nigh; From caves of darkness and of doubt, He gently speaks, and calls us out. "My dove, who hidest in the rock, Thine heart almost with sorrow broke, Lift up thy face, forget thy fear, And let thy voice delight mine ear. […]

The Invitation of the Gospel

Let every mortal ear attend, And every heart rejoice; Isa. 55:1,2 Let every mortal ear attend, And every heart rejoice; The trumpet of the gospel sounds With an inviting voice. Lo! all ye hungry, starving souls. That feed upon the wind, And vainly strive with earthly toys To fill an empty mind. Eternal Wisdom has […]

The Banquet of Love

Behold the Rose of Sharon here, The Lily which the valleys bear; SS 2:1-4,6,7 Behold the Rose of Sharon here, The Lily which the valleys bear; Behold the Tree of Life, that gives Refreshing fruit and healing leaves. Amongst the thorns so lilies shine; Amongst wild gourds the noble vine; So in mine eyes my […]

Seeking the Pastures of Christ the Shephered

SS 1:7 Thou whom my soul admires above All earthly joy and earthly love, Tell me, dear Shepherd, let me know, Where doth thy sweetest pasture grow? Where is the shadow of that rock, That from the sun defends thy flock? Fain would I feed among thy sheep, Among them rest, among them sleep. Why […]

Christ the King at His Table

Let him embrace my soul, and prove Mine interest in his heav'nly love; SS 1:2-5,12,13,17 Let him embrace my soul, and prove Mine interest in his heav'nly love; The voice that tells me, "Thou art mine," Exceeds the blessings of the vine. On thee th' anointing Spirit came, And spreads the savor of thy name; […]

Adoption

Behold what wondrous grace The Father has bestowed 1 John 3:1ff; Gal. 4:6    Behold what wondrous grace    The Father has bestowed On sinners of a mortal race,    To call them sons of God!    'Tis no surprising thing    That we should be unknown; The Jewish world knew not their king,    […]

Christ’s Humiliation and Exaltation

Rev. 5:12 What equal honors shall we bring To thee, O Lord our God, the Lamb, When all the notes that angels sing Are far inferior to thy name? Worthy is he that once was slain, The Prince of Peace that groaned and died; Worthy to rise, and live, and reign At his Almighty Father's […]

Christ Jesus, the Lamb of God, Worshipped by All the Creation

Rev. 5:11-13 Come, let us join our cheerful songs With angels round the throne; Ten thousand thousand are their tongues, But all their joys are one. "Worthy the Lamb that died," they cry, "To be exalted thus:" "Worthy the Lamb," our lips reply, "For he was slain for us." Jesus is worthy to receive Honor […]

Christ Our High Priest and King

Now to the Lord, that makes us know The wonders of his dying love, Rev. 1:5-7 Now to the Lord, that makes us know The wonders of his dying love, Be humble honors paid below, And strains of nobler praise above. 'Twas he that cleansed our foulest sins, And washed us in his richest blood; […]

Triumph Over Death

Job 19:25-27 Great God, I own thy sentence just, And nature must decay; I yield my body to the dust, To dwell with fellow clay. Yet faith may triumph o'er the grave, And trample on the tombs My Jesus, my Redeemer, lives; My God, my Savior, comes. The mighty Conqueror shall appear High on a […]

The Virgin Mary’s Song

Our souls shall magnify the Lord, In God the Savior we rejoice: Luke 1:46ff Our souls shall magnify the Lord, In God the Savior we rejoice: While we repeat the Virgin’s song, May the same Spirit tune our voice! The Highest saw her low estate, And mighty things his hand hath done: His overshadowing power […]

Babylon Fallen

Rev. 18:20,21 In Gabriel's hand a mighty stone Lies, a fair type of Babylon: "Prophets, rejoice, and all ye saints, God shall avenge your long complaints." He said, and dreadful as he stood, He sunk the millstone in the flood: "Thus terribly shall Babel fall, Thus, and no more be found at all." ~ Isaac […]

The Devil Vanquished

Or, Michael's War With the Dragon Rev. 12:7 Let mortal tongues attempt to sing The wars of heav'n, when Michael stood Chief general of th' Eternal King, And fought the battles of our God. Against the dragon and his host The armies of the Lord prevail: In vain they rage, in vain they boast, Their […]

Original Sin

Backward with humble shame we look On our original; Rom. 5:12, etc.; Psa. 51:5; Job 14:4 Backward with humble shame we look On our original; How is our nature dashed and broke In our first father's fall! To all that's good averse and blind, But prone to all that's ill What dreadful darkness veils our […]

The Song of Moses and the Lamb

Rev. 15:3; 16:19; 17:6 We sing the glories of thy love, We sound thy dreadful name; The Christian church unites the songs Of Moses and the Lamb. Great God! how wondrous are thy works Of vengeance and of grace! Thou King of saints, Almighty Lord, How just and true thy ways! Who dares refuse to […]

Hezekiah’s Song

Or, Sickness and Recovery Isa. 38:9ff When we are raised from deep distress, Our God deserves a song; We take the pattern of our praise From Hezekiah's tongue. The gates of the devouring grave Are opened wide in vain, If he that holds the keys of death Commands them fast again. Pains of the flesh […]

Electing Grace

Jesus, we bless thy Father's name; Thy God and ours are both the same; Or, Saints Beloved in Christ Eph. 1:3ff Jesus, we bless thy Father's name; Thy God and ours are both the same; What heav'nly blessings from his throne Flow down to sinners through his Son! "Christ be my first elect," he said, […]

The Holy Scriptures

God, who in various methods told His mind and will to saints of old, Heb. 1:1,2; 2 Tim. 3:15,16; Psa. 147:19,20 God, who in various methods told His mind and will to saints of old, Sent down his Son, with truth and grace, To teach us in these latter days. Our nation reads the written […]

Baptism

‘Twas the commission of our Lord, "Go teach the nations, and baptize:" Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38 ‘Twas the commission of our Lord, "Go teach the nations, and baptize:" The nations have received the word Since he ascended to the skies. He sits upon th’ eternal hills, With grace and pardon in his hands; And sends […]

The Song of Zacharias

Now be the God of Isr’el blessed, Who makes his truth appear; Lk. 1:68ff; John 1:29,32 Now be the God of Isr’el blessed, Who makes his truth appear; His mighty hand fulfils his word, And all the oaths he sware. Now he bedews old David’s root With blessings from the skies; He makes the Branch […]

Submission to Afflictive Providences

Naked as from the earth we came, And crept to life at first, Job 1:21 Naked as from the earth we came, And crept to life at first, We to the earth return again, And mingle with our dust. The dear delights we here enjoy, And fondly call our own, Are but short favors borrowed […]

The Works of Moses and the Lamb

Rev. 15:3 How strong thine arm is, mighty God! Who would not fear thy name? Jesus, how sweet thy graces are! Who would not love the Lamb? He has done more than Moses did, Our Prophet and our King; From bonds of hell he freed our souls, And taught our lips to sing. In the […]

The Christian Race

Awake, our souls; away, our fears, Let every trembling thought begone; Isa. 40:28-31 Awake, our souls; away, our fears, Let every trembling thought begone; Awake, and run the heav’nly race, And put a cheerful courage on. True, ’tis a strait and thorny road, And mortal spirits tire and faint; But they forget the mighty God, […]

Death of Kindred Improved

Must friends and kindred droop and die, And helpers be withdrawn? Zech. 1:5 Must friends and kindred droop and die, And helpers be withdrawn? While sorrow with a weeping eye Counts up our comforts gone? Be thou our comfort, mighty God! Our helper and our friend; Nor leave us in this dangerous road, Till all […]

The Privileges of the Living Above the Dead

Awake, my zeal; awake, my love, To serve my Savior here below, Isa. 38:18,19 Awake, my zeal; awake, my love, To serve my Savior here below, In works which perfect saints above And holy angels cannot do. Awake, my charity, to feed The hungry soul, and clothe the poor; In heav'n are found no sons […]

God Glorious, and Sinners Saved

Rom. 1:30; 5:8,9; 1 Pet. 3:22   Father, how wide thy glories shine! How high thy wonders rise! Known through the earth by thousand signs, By thousand through the skies. Those mighty orbs proclaim thy power, Their motions speak thy skill, And on the wings of every hour We read thy patience still. But when […]

God’s Condescension to Human Affairs

Up to the Lord, that reigns on high, And views the nations from afar, Let everlasting praises fly, And tell how large his bounties are. He that can shake the worlds he made, Or with his word, or with his rod, His goodness, how amazing great! And what a condescending God! God, that must stoop […]

The Last Judgment

Rev. 21:5-8 See where the great incarnate God Fills a majestic throne; While from the skies his awful voice Bears the last judgment down. "I am the first, and I the last, Through endless years the same; I AM is my memorial still, And my eternal name. "Such favors as a God can give My […]

The True Improvement of Life

Ps. 90:12 Ane is this life prolonged to me? Are days and seasons giv'n? O let me, then, prepare to be A fitter heir of heav'n. In vain these moments shall not pass, These golden hours be gone: Lord, I accept thine offered grace, I bow before thy throne. Now cleanse my soul from every […]

Christ’s Dying, Rising, and Reigning

He dies! the friend of sinners dies! Lo! Salem's daughters weep around; Luke 23:27,29,44-46; Mt. 27:50,57; 28:6ff He dies! the friend of sinners dies! Lo! Salem's daughters weep around; A solemn darkness veils the skies; A sudden trembling shakes the ground. Come, saints, and drop a tear or two For him who groaned beneath your […]

Hell

Or, The Vengeance of God With holy fear and humble song, The dreadful God our souls adore; Rev'rence and awe become the tongue That speaks the terrors of his power. Far in the deep where darkness dwells, The land of horror and despair, Justice has built a dismal hell, And laid her stores of vengeance […]

The Christian’s Treasure

How vast the treasure we possess! How rich thy bounty, King of grace! 1 Cor. 3:21 How vast the treasure we possess! How rich thy bounty, King of grace! This world is ours, and worlds to come; Earth is our lodge, and heav’n our home. All things are ours: the gifts of God; The purchase […]

Adam, Our Father and Our Head

Adam, our father and our head, Transgressed, and justice doomed us dead; 1 Peter 1:18; Galations 3:13; Romans 4:25 Adam, our father and our head, Transgressed, and justice doomed us dead; The fiery law speaks all despair: There's no reprieve nor pardon there. But, O unutterable grace The Son of God takes Adam's place; Down […]

Christ’s Suffering and Glory

Now for a tune of lofty praise To great Jehovah's equal Son! Now for a tune of lofty praise To great Jehovah's equal Son! Awake, my voice, in heav'nly lays Tell the loud wonders he hath done. Sing how he left the worlds of light, And the bright robes he wore above; How swift and […]

Divine Wrath and Mercy

Nah. 1:1-3; Heb. 12:29 Adore and tremble, for our God Is a consuming fire! His jealous eyes his wrath inflame, And raise his vengeance higher. Almighty vengeance, how it burns! How bright his fury glows! Vast magazines of plagues and storms Lie treasured for his foes. Those heaps of wrath, by slow degrees, Are forced […]

The Business and Blessedness of Glorified Saints

Rev. 7:13ff "What happy men, or angels, these, That all their robes are spotless white? Whence did this glorious troop arrive At the pure realms of heav'nly light?" From torturing racks, and burning fires, And seas of their own blood, they came; But nobler blood has washed their robes, Flowing from Christ the dying Lamb. […]

The Nativity of Christ

"Shepherds, rejoice! lift up your eyes, And send your fears away; Luke 2:10ff "Shepherds, rejoice! lift up your eyes, And send your fears away; News from the regions of the skies, Salvation's born to-day. "Jesus, the God whom angels fear, Comes down to dwell with you; Today he makes his entrance here, But not as […]

Salvation in the Cross

Here at thy cross, my dying God, I lay my soul beneath thy love, Here at thy cross, my dying God, I lay my soul beneath thy love, Beneath the droppings of thy blood, Jesus, nor shall it e'er remove. Not all that tyrants think or say, With rage and lightning in their eyes, Nor […]

God’s Tender Care of His Church

Now shall my inward joys arise, And burst into a song; Isa. 49:13ff Now shall my inward joys arise, And burst into a song; Almighty love inspires my heart, And pleasure tunes my tongue. God on his thirsty Zion hill Some mercy drops has thrown, And solemn oaths have bound his love To shower salvation […]

The Universal Law of Equity

Blessed Redeemer, how divine, How righteous is this rule of thine! Matt. 8:12 Blessed Redeemer, how divine, How righteous is this rule of thine! "To do to all men just the same As we expect or wish from them." This golden lesson, short and plain, Gives not the mind nor mem’ry pain; And every conscience […]

The Atonement of Christ

How is our nature spoiled by sin! Yet nature ne'er hath found Rom. 3:25 How is our nature spoiled by sin! Yet nature ne'er hath found The way to make the conscience clean, Or heal the painful wound. In vain we seek for peace with God By methods of our own: Jesus, there's nothing but […]

Love to God

Happy the heart where graces reign, Where love inspires the breast; Happy the heart where graces reign, Where love inspires the breast; Love is the brightest of the train, And strengthens all the rest. Knowledge, alas! 'tis all in vain, And all in vain our fear; Our stubborn sins will fight and reign, If love […]

Christ’s Humiliation, Exaltation, and Triumph

The mighty frame of glorious grace, That brightest monument of praise Phil. 2:8,9; Mark 15:20,24,29; Col. 2:15 The mighty frame of glorious grace, That brightest monument of praise That e'er the God of love designed, Employs and fills my lab'ring mind. Begin, my soul, the heav'nly song, A burden for an angel's tongue: When Gabriel […]

Christ’s Intercession

Lift up your eyes to th' heav'nly seats Where your Redeemer stays; Kind Intercessor, there he sits, And loves, and pleads, and prays. 'Twas well, my soul, he died for thee, And shed his vital blood; Appeased stern justice on the tree, And then arose to God. Petitions now, and praise may rise, And saints […]

A Lovely Carriage

Matt. 10:16 O 'tis a lovely thing to see    A man of prudent heart, Whose thoughts, and lips, and life agree    To act a useful part. When envy, strife, and wars begin    In little angry souls, Mark how the sons of peace come in,    And quench the kindling coals. Their minds […]

Truth, Sincerity, Etc.

Let those who bear the Christian name Their holy vows fulfil; Phil. 4:8 Let those who bear the Christian name Their holy vows fulfil; The saints, the followers of the Lamb, Are men of honor still. True to the solemn oaths they take, Though to their hurt they swear; Constant and just to all they […]

Faith the Way of Salvation

Not by the laws of innocence Can Adam's sons arrive at heav'n; Rom. 1:16; Eph. 2:8,9 Not by the laws of innocence Can Adam's sons arrive at heav'n; New works can give us no pretence To have our ancient sins forgiv'n. Not the best deeds that we have done Can make a wounded conscience whole; […]

Praise to God for Creation and Redemption

Let them neglect thy glory, Lord, Who never knew thy grace; But our loud songs shall still record The wonders of thy praise. We raise our shouts, O God, to thee, And send them to thy throne; All glory to th' united Three, The undivided One. 'Twas he (and we'll adore his name) That formed […]

None Excluded From Hope

Jesus, thy blessings are not few, Nor is thy gospel weak; Rom. 1:16; 1 Cor. 1:24 Jesus, thy blessings are not few, Nor is thy gospel weak; Thy grace can melt the stubborn Jew, And bow th' aspiring Greek. Wide as the reach of Satan's rage Doth thy salvation flow; 'Tis not confined to sex […]

The Gospel the Power of God to Salvation

What shall the dying sinner do That seeks relief for all his woe? Rom. 1:16 What shall the dying sinner do That seeks relief for all his woe? Where shall the guilty conscience find Ease for the torment of the mind? How shall we get our crimes forgiv'n? Or form our natures fit for heav'n? […]

Absurdity of Infidelity

Shall atheists dare insult the cross Of our Redeemer, God? 1 Cor. 1:26-31 Shall atheists dare insult the cross    Of our Redeemer, God? Shall infidels reproach his laws,    Or trample on his blood? What if he choose mysterious ways    To cleanse us from our faults? May not the works of sovereign grace […]

Strength From Heaven

Whence do our mournful thoughts arise? And where's our courage fled? Isa. 40:27-30 Whence do our mournful thoughts arise? And where's our courage fled? Have restless sin and raging hell Struck all our comforts dead? Have we forgot th' almighty name That formed the earth and sea? And can an all-creating arm Grow weary or […]

The Christian’s Hidden Life

O happy soul that lives on high While men lie grov’lling here Col. 3:3 O happy soul that lives on high While men lie grov’lling here His hopes are fixed above the sky, And faith forbids his fear. His conscience knows no secret stings, While peace and joy combine To form a life whose holy […]

Condescending Grace

Psa. 138:6 When the Eternal bows the skies To visit earthly things, With scorn divine he turns his eyes From towers of haughty kings. He bids his aweful chariot roll Far downward from the skies, To visit every humble soul With pleasure in his eyes. Why should the Lord that reigns above Disdain so lofty […]

Prayer for Deliverance Answered

Isa. 26:12,20,21 In thine own ways, O God of love, We wait the visits of thy grace, Our soul's desire is to thy name, And the remembrance of thy face. My thoughts are searching, Lord, for thee 'Mongst the black shades of lonesome night; My earnest cries salute the skies Before the dawn restore the […]

The Ruin of the Antichrist

Isa. 63:4-7 "I lift my banner," saith the Lord, "Where Antichrist has stood; The city of my gospel foes Shall be a field of blood. "My heart has studied just revenge, And now the day appears; The day of my redeemed is come To wipe away their tears. "Quite weary is my patience grown, And […]

The Triumph of Christ Over the Enemies of His Church

Isa. 63:1-3, etc. What mighty man, or mighty God, Comes travelling in state, Along the Idumean road, Away from Bozrah's gate? The glory of his robes proclaim 'Tis some victorious king: "'Tis I, the Just, th' Almighty One, That your salvation bring." "Why, mighty Lord," thy saints inquire, "Why thine apparel's red? And all thy […]

Assurance of Heaven

Death may dissolve my body now, And bear my spirit home; 2 Timothy 4:68,18 Death may dissolve my body now, And bear my spirit home; Why do my minutes move so slow, Nor my salvation come? With heav'nly weapons I have fought The battles of the Lord; Finished my course, and kept the faith, And […]

Hope of Heaven by the Resurrection of Christ

Blest be the everlasting God, The Father of our Lord; 1 Pet. 1:3-5 Blest be the everlasting God, The Father of our Lord; Be his abounding mercy praised, His majesty adored. When from the dead he raised his Son, And called him to the sky, He gave our souls a lively hope That they should […]

A Vision of the Lamb

All mortal vanities, begone, Nor tempt my eyes, nor tire my ears; Rev. 5:6-9 All mortal vanities, begone, Nor tempt my eyes, nor tire my ears; Behold, amidst th' eternal throne, A vision of the Lamb appears. Glory his fleecy robe adorns, Marked with the bloody death he bore; Seven are his eyes, and seven […]

The Rich Sinner Dying

Psa. 49:6,9; Eccl. 8:8; Job 3:14,15 In vain the wealthy mortals toil, And heap their shining dust in vain, Look down and scorn the humble poor, And boast their lofty hills of gain. Their golden cordials cannot ease Their pained hearts or aching heads, Nor fright nor bribe approaching death From glitt'ring roofs and downy […]

A Hopeful Youth Falling Short of Heaven

Mark 10:21 Must all the charms of nature, then, So hopeless to salvation prove? Can hell demand, can heav'n condemn, The man whom Jesus deigns to love? The man who sought the ways of truth, Paid friends and neighbors all their due; A modest, sober, lovely youth, And thought he wanted nothing new. But mark […]

Absent From the Body, and Present With the Lord

2 Cor. 5:8   Absent from flesh! O blissful thought! What unknown joys this moment brings! Freed from the mischiefs sin has brought, From pains, and fears, and all their springs. Absent from flesh! illustrious day! Surprising scene! triumphant stroke That rends the prison of my clay; And I can feel my fetters broke. Absent […]

The Sight of God and Christ in Heaven

Descend from heav'n, immortal Dove, Stoop down and take us on thy wings, And mount and bear us far above The reach of these inferior things: Beyond, beyond this lower sky, Up where eternal ages roll; Where solid pleasures never die, And fruits immortal feast the soul. O for a sight, a pleasing sight Of […]

Flesh and Spirit

What vain desires and passions vain Attend this mortal clay! Rom. 8:1 What vain desires and passions vain Attend this mortal clay! Oft have they pierced my soul with pain, And drawn my heart astray. How have I wandered from my God! And, following sin and shame, In this vile world of flesh and blood […]

Christ the Eternal Life

Jesus, our Savior and our God, Arrayed in majesty and blood, Rom. 9:5 Jesus, our Savior and our God, Arrayed in majesty and blood, Thou art our life; our souls in thee Possess a full felicity. All our immortal hopes are laid In thee, our surety and our head; Thy cross, thy cradle, and thy […]

With God Is Terrible Majesty

Terrible God, that reign'st on high, How awful is thy thund'ring hand! Thy fiery bolts, how fierce they fly! Nor can all earth or hell withstand. This the old rebel angels knew, And Satan fell beneath thy frown; Thine arrows struck the traitor through, And weighty vengeance sunk him down. This Sodom felt, and feels […]

A Vision of the Kingdom of Christ Among Men

Rev. 21:1-4 Lo! what a glorious sight appears To our believing eyes! The earth and sea are passed away, And the old rolling skies. From the third heav'n, where God resides, That holy, happy place, The new Jerusalem comes down, Adorned with shining grace. Attending angels shout for joy, And the bright armies sing- "Mortals, […]

Spiritual Apparel

Awake, my heart; arise, my tongue, Prepare a tuneful voice; Isa. 61:10 Awake, my heart; arise, my tongue, Prepare a tuneful voice; In God, the life of all my joys, Aloud will I rejoice. 'Tis he adorned my naked soul, And made salvation mine; Upon a poor polluted worm He makes his graces shine. And […]

The Deity and Humanity of Christ

Ere the blue heav'ns were stretched abroad, From everlasting was the Word: John 1:1,3,14; Col. 1:16 Ere the blue heav'ns were stretched abroad, From everlasting was the Word: With God he was; the Word was God, And must divinely be adored. By his own power were all things made; By him supported all things stand; […]

The Song of Simeon

Lord, at thy temple we appear, As happy Simeon came, Or, Death Made Desirable Luke 2:27ff Lord, at thy temple we appear, As happy Simeon came, And hope to meet our Savior here; O make our joys the same! With what divine and vast delight The good old man was filled, When fondly in his […]

Blessed Are the Dead That Die in the Lord

Rev. 14:13   Hear what the voice from heav'n proclaims, For all the pious dead; Sweet is the savor of their names, And soft their sleeping bed. They die in Jesus, and are blest; How kind their slumbers are! From suff'rings and from sins released, And freed from every snare. Far from this world of […]

God Incomprehensible and Sovereign

Can creatures to perfection find Th' eternal, uncreated Mind? Or can the largest stretch of thought Measure and search his nature out? 'Tis high as heav'n, 'tis deep as hell And what can mortals know or tell? His glory spreads beyond the sky, And all the shining worlds on high. But man, vain man, would […]

Victory Over Death

O for an overcoming faith To cheer my dying hours; 1 Cor. 15:55ff O for an overcoming faith To cheer my dying hours; To triumph o'er the monster Death, And all his frightful powers! Joyful with all the strength I have My quiv'ring lips should sing- Where is thy boasted vict'ry, Grave? And where the […]

The Divine Perfections III

Jehovah reigns, his throne is high, His robes are light and majesty; His glory shines with beams so bright, No mortal can sustain the sight. His terrors keep the world in awe; His justice guards his holy law; His love reveals a smiling face; His truth and promise seal the grace. Through all his works […]

The Divine Perfections, II

Great God! thy glories shall employ My holy fear, my humble joy; My lips in songs of honor bring Their tribute to th' eternal King. Earth, and the stars, and worlds unknown, Depend precarious on his throne; All nature hangs upon his word, And grace and glory own their Lord. His sovereign power what mortal […]

The Divine Perfections

How shall I praise th' eternal God, That infinite Unknown? Who can ascend his high abode, Or venture near his throne? The great Invisible! he dwells Concealed in dazzling light; But his all-searching eye reveals The secrets of the night. Those watchful eyes that never sleep Survey the world around His wisdom is a boundless […]

Unfruitfulness, Ignorance, and Unsanctified Affections

Long have I sat beneath the sound Of thy salvation, Lord; Long have I sat beneath the sound Of thy salvation, Lord; But still how weak my faith is found, And knowledge of thy word! Oft I frequent thy holy place, And hear almost in vain; How small a portion of thy grace My memory […]

The End of the World

Why should this earth delight us so? Why should we fix our eyes On these low grounds where sorrows grow, And every pleasure dies ? While time his sharpest teeth prepares Our comforts to devour, There is a land above the stars, And joys above his power. Nature shall be dissolved and die, The sun […]

Complaint of Desertion and Temptations

Dear Lord! behold our sore distress; Our sins attempt to reign; Dear Lord! behold our sore distress; Our sins attempt to reign; Stretch out thine arm of conquering grace, And let thy foes be slain. The lion with his dreadful roar Affrights thy feeble sheep: Reveal the glory of thy power, And chain him to […]

Custom in Sin

Let the wild leopards of the wood Put off the spots that nature gives, Let the wild leopards of the wood Put off the spots that nature gives, Then may the wicked turn to God, And change their tempers and their lives. As well might Ethiopian slaves Wash out the darkness of their skin, The […]

The Enjoyment of Christ

Lord, what a heav'n of saving grace Shines through the beauties of thy face, Or, Delight in Ordinances Lord, what a heav'n of saving grace Shines through the beauties of thy face, And lights our passions to a flame! Lord, how we love thy charming name! When I can say, "My God is mine," When […]

Hosannah to Christ

Hosannah to the royal Son Of David's ancient line! Mt. 21:9; Luke 19:38,40 Hosannah to the royal Son Of David's ancient line! His natures two, his person one, Mysterious and divine. The root of David here, we find, And offspring is the same: Eternity and time are joined In our Immanuel's name. Blest he that […]

An Unconverted State

Great King of glory and of grace, We own, with humble shame, Or, Converting Grace Great King of glory and of grace, We own, with humble shame, How vile is our degen'rate race, And our first father's name. From Adam flows our tainted blood, The poison reigns within; Makes us averse to all that's good, […]

Few Saved

Broad is the road that leads to death, And thousands walk together there; Or, The Almost-Christian, the Hypocrite,and Apostate Broad is the road that leads to death,AC And thousands walk together there; But wisdom shows a narrower path, With here and there a traveller. "Deny thyself, and take thy cross," Is the Redeemer's great command; […]

Satan’s Devices

Now Satan comes with dreadful roar And threatens to destroy; Now Satan comes with dreadful roar And threatens to destroy; He worries whom he can’t devour With a malicious joy. Ye sons of God, oppose his rage, Resist, and he’ll begone; Thus did our dearest Lord engage And vanquish him alone. Now he appears almost […]

Presumption and Despair

I hate the tempter and his charms, I hate his flatt’ring breath; Or, Satan’s Various Temptations I hate the tempter and his charms, I hate his flatt’ring breath; The serpent takes a thousand forms To cheat our souls to death. He feeds our hopes with airy dreams, Or kills with slavish fear; And holds us […]

Christ Our Passover

Lo, the destroying angel flies To Pharaoh's stubborn land; Lo, the destroying angel flies To Pharaoh's stubborn land; The pride and flower of Egypt dies By his vindictive hand. He passed the tents of Jacob o'er, Nor poured the wrath divine; He saw the blood on every door, And blessed the peaceful sign. Thus the […]

Self-Righteousness Insufficient

"Where are the mourners," saith the Lord, "That wait and tremble at my word, "Where are the mourners," saith the Lord, "That wait and tremble at my word, That walk in darkness all the day? Come, make my name your trust and stay. "No works nor duties of your own Can for the smallest sin […]

The Distemper, Folly, and Madness of Sin

Sin, like a venomous disease, Infects our vital blood; Sin, like a venomous disease, Infects our vital blood; The only balm is sovereign grace, And the physician, God. Our beauty and our strength are fled, And we draw near to death; But Christ the Lord recalls the dead With his almighty breath. Madness by nature […]

Sinai and Zion

Heb. 12:18ff Not to the terrors of the Lord, The tempest, fire, and smoke; Not to the thunder of that word Which God on Sinai spoke; But we are come to Zion's hill, The city of our God, Where milder words declare his will, And spread his love abroad. Behold th' innumerable host Of angels […]

Prophecy and Inspiration.

‘Twas by an order from the Lord The ancient prophets spoke his word; ‘Twas by an order from the Lord The ancient prophets spoke his word; His Spirit did their tongues inspire, And warmed their hearts with heav’nly fire. The works and wonders which they wrought Confirmed the messages they brought; The prophet’s pen succeeds […]

The Offices of Christ, II

Join all the glorious names Of wisdom, love, and power, Join all the glorious names Of wisdom, love, and power, That ever mortals knew, That angels ever bore: All are too mean to speak his worth, Too mean to set my Savior forth. But O what gentle terms, What condescending ways, Doth our Redeemer use […]

Our Own Weakness, and Christ Our Strength

Let me but hear my Savior say, "Strength shall be equal to thy day," 2 Cor. 12:7,9,10 Let me but hear my Savior say, "Strength shall be equal to thy day," Then I rejoice in deep distress, Leaning on all-sufficient grace. I glory in infirmity, That Christ’s own power may rest on me: When I […]

The Offices of Christ

Join all the names of love and power That ever men or angels bore, Join all the names of love and power That ever men or angels bore, All are too mean to speak his worth, Or set lmmannel's glory forth. But O what condescending ways He takes to teach his heav'nly grace My eyes […]

The Names and Titles of Christ

'Tis from the treasures of his word I borrow titles for my Lord; 'Tis from the treasures of his word I borrow titles for my Lord; Nor art nor nature can supply Sufficient forms of majesty. Bright image of the Father's face, Shining with undiminished rays; Th' eternal God's eternal Son, The heir and partner […]

Characters of Christ

Go, worship at Immanuel's feet, See in his face what wonders meet! Borrowed from intimate things in scripture Go, worship at Immanuel's feet, See in his face what wonders meet! Earth is too narrow to express His worth, his glory, or his grace. The whole creation can afford But some faint shadows of my Lord; […]

Christ and Aaron

Jesus, in thee our eyes behold A thousand glories more, Heb. 7; 9. Jesus, in thee our eyes behold A thousand glories more, Than the rich gems and polished gold The sons of Aaron wore. They first their own burnt-offerings brought, To purge themselves from sin; Thy life was pure without a spot, And all […]

The Witnessing and Sealing Spirit

Rom. 8:14,16; Eph. 1:13,14 Why should the children of a King Go mourning all their days? Great Comforter! descend and bring Some tokens of thy grace. Dost thou not dwell in all the saints, And seal the heirs of heav'n? When wilt thou banish my complaints, And show my sins forgiv'n? Assure my conscience of […]

Characters of the Children of God

So new-born babes desire the breast, To feed, and grow, and thrive; So new-born babes desire the breast, To feed, and grow, and thrive; So saints with joy the gospel taste, And by the gospel live. With inward gust their heart approves All that the word relates; They love the men their Father loves, And […]

The Humiliation and Exaltation of Christ

Who has believed thy word, Or thy salvation known? Isa. 53:1-5,10-12 Who has believed thy word, Or thy salvation known? Reveal thine arm, Almighty Lord, And glorify thy Son. The Jews esteemed him here Too mean for their belief; Sorrows his chief acquaintance were, And his companion, grief. They turned their eyes away, And treated […]

The Triumph of Faith

Who shall the Lord's elect condemn? 'Tis God that justifies their souls; Or, Christ's Unchangeable Love Rom. 8:33ff Who shall the Lord's elect condemn? 'Tis God that justifies their souls; And mercy, like a mighty stream, O'er all their sins divinely rolls. Who shall adjudge the saints to hell? 'Tis Christ that suffered in their […]

Saints in the Hands of Christ

Firm as the earth thy gospel stands, My Lord, my hope, my trust; Jn. 10:28,29 Firm as the earth thy gospel stands, My Lord, my hope, my trust; If I am found in Jesus’ hands, My soul can ne’er be lost. His honor is engaged to save The meanest of his sheep; All that his […]

Salvation by Grace in Christ

Now to the power of God supreme Be everlasting honors giv'n; 2 Tim. 1:9,10 Now to the power of God supreme Be everlasting honors giv'n; He saves from hell, (we bless his name,) He calls our wand'ring feet to heav'n. Not for our duties or deserts, But of his own abounding grace, He works salvation […]

Sincerity and Hypocrisy

Or, Formality in Worship John 4:24; Ps. 139:23,24 God is a Spirit, just and wise, He sees our inmost mind; In vain to heav'n we raise our cries, And leave our souls behind. Nothing but truth before his throne With honor can appear; The painted hypocrites are known Through the disguise they wear. Their lifted […]

The Love of Christ Shed Abroad in the Heart

Eph. 3:16 Come, dearest Lord, descend and dwell By faith and love in every breast; Then shall we know, and taste, and feel The joys that cannot be expressed. Come, fill our hearts with inward strength, Make our enlarged souls possess, And learn the height, and breadth, and length Of thine unmeasurable grace. Now to […]

Religion Vain Without Love

Had I the tongues of Greeks and Jews, And nobler speech, that angels use, 1 Cor. 13:1-3 Had I the tongues of Greeks and Jews, And nobler speech, that angels use, If love be absent, I am found, Like tinkling brass, an empty sound. Were I inspired to preach and tell All that is done […]

Love and Charity

Let Pharisees of high esteem Their faith and zeal declare, 1 Cor. 13:2-7, 13 Let Pharisees of high esteem Their faith and zeal declare, All their religion is a dream, If love be wanting there. Love suffers long with patient eye, Nor is provoked in haste; She lets the present injury die, And long forgets […]

Holiness and Grace

O let our lips and lives express The holy gospel we profess; Titus 2:10-13 O let our lips and lives express The holy gospel we profess; So let our works and virtues shine, To prove the doctrine all divine. Thus shall we best proclaim abroad The honors of our Savior God; When the salvation reigns […]

Love and Hatred

Now by the bowels of my God, His sharp distress, his sore complaints, Phil. 2:2; Eph. 4:30 Now by the bowels of my God, His sharp distress, his sore complaints, By his last groans, his dying blood, I charge my soul to love the saints. Clamor, and wrath, and war, begone, Envy and spite, for […]

Submission and Deliverance

Saints, at your heav’nly Father’s word Give up your comforts to the Lord; Or, Abraham Offering up His Son Gen. 22:6, etc. Saints, at your heav’nly Father’s word Give up your comforts to the Lord; He shall restore what you resign, Or grant you blessings more divine. So Abram with obedient hand Led forth his […]

The Apostles’ Commission

"O preach my gospel," saith the Lord, "Bid the whole earth my grace receive; Mark 16:15ff; Matt. 28:18ff "O preach my gospel," saith the Lord, "Bid the whole earth my grace receive; He shall be saved that trusts my word, He shall be damned that won’t believe. "I’ll make your great commission known, And ye […]

Charity and Uncharitableness

Not diff’rent food, or diff’rent dress, Compose the kingdom of our Lord; Rom. 14:17,19; 1 Cor. 10:32 Not diff’rent food, or diff’rent dress, Compose the kingdom of our Lord; But peace, and joy, and righteousness, Faith, and obedience to his word. When weaker Christians we despise, We do the gospel mighty wrong; For God, the […]

The Repenting Prodigal

Behold the wretch whose lust and wine Had wasted his estate, Luke 15:13 Behold the wretch whose lust and wine Had wasted his estate, He begs a share among the swine, To taste the husks they eat! "I die with hunger here," he cries, "I starve in foreign lands; My father's house has large supplies […]

Believers Buried With Christ in Baptism

Do we not know that solemn word, That we are buried with the Lord, Rom. 6:3,4,etc. Do we not know that solemn word, That we are buried with the Lord, Baptized into his death, and then Put off the body of our sin? Our souls receive diviner breath, Raised from corruption, guilt, and death; So […]

Faith of Things Unseen

Faith is the brightest evidence Of things beyond our sight, Heb. 11 Faith is the brightest evidence Of things beyond our sight, Breaks through the clouds of flesh and sense, And dwells in heav'nly light. It sets times past in present view, Brings distant prospects home, Of things a thousand years ago, Or thousand years […]

Free Grace in Revealing Christ

Jesus, the man of constant grief, A mourner all his days; Luke 10:21 Jesus, the man of constant grief, A mourner all his days; His spirit once rejoiced aloud, And tuned his joy to praise: "Father, I thank thy wondrous love, That hath revealed thy Son To men unlearned, and to babes Has made thy […]

The Different Success of the Gospel

Christ and his cross is all our theme; The myst'ries that we speak The Different Success of the Gospel 1 Cor. 1:23,24; 3:6,7; 2 Cor. 2:16 Christ and his cross is all our theme; The myst'ries that we speak Are scandal in the Jew's esteem, And folly to the Greek. But souls enlightened from above […]

Election Sovereign and Free

Behold the potter and the clay, He forms his vessels as he please: Rom. 9:20-23 Behold the potter and the clay, He forms his vessels as he please: Such is our God, and such are we, The subjects of his high decrees. Doth not the workman's power extend O'er all the mass, which part to […]

Conviction of Sin by the Law

Lord, how secure my conscience was, And felt no inward dread! Rom. 7:8,9,14,24 Lord, how secure my conscience was, And felt no inward dread! I was alive without the law, And thought my sins were dead. My hopes of heav'n were firm and bright, But since the precept came With a convincing power and light, […]

The Brazen Serpent

So did the Hebrew prophet raise The brazen serpent high, Or, Looking to Jesus John 3:14-16 So did the Hebrew prophet raise The brazen serpent high, The wounded felt immediate ease, The camp forbore to die. "Look upward in the dying hour, And live," the prophet cries; But Christ performs a nobler cure, When Faith […]

Salvation by Grace

Lord, we confess our num'rous faults, How great our guilt has been! Titus 3:3-7 Lord, we confess our num'rous faults, How great our guilt has been! Foolish and vain were all our thoughts, And all our lives were sin. But, O my soul! for ever praise, For ever love his name, Who turns thy feet […]

Death and Immediate Glory

2 Cor. 5:1,5-8 There is a house not made with hands, Eternal and on high; And here my spirit waiting stands, Till God shall bid it fly. Shortly this prison of my clay Must be dissolved and fall; Then, O my soul! with joy obey Thy heav'nly Father's call. 'Tis he, by his almighty grace, […]

The Humble Enlightened, and Carnal Reason Humbled

Luke 10:21,22 There was an hour when Christ rejoiced, And spoke his joy in words of praise: "Father, I thank thee, mighty God, Lord of the earth, and heav'ns, and seas. "I thank thy sovereign power and love That crowns my doctrine with success, And makes the babes in knowledge learn The heights, and breadths, […]

The Value of Christ and His Righteousness

No more, my God, I boast no more Of all the duties I have done; Phil. 3:7-9 No more, my God, I boast no more Of all the duties I have done; I quit the hopes I held before, To trust the merits of thy Son. Now, for the love I bear his name, What […]

The Fall and Recovery of Man

Deceived by subtle snares of hell, Adam, our head, our father, fell; Or, Christ and Satan at Enmity. Gen. 3:1,15,17; Gal. 4:4; Col. 2:15. Deceived by subtle snares of hell, Adam, our head, our father, fell; When Satan, in the serpent hid, Proposed the fruit that God forbid. Death was the threat'ning: death began To […]

Dead to Sin by the Cross of Christ

Shall we go on to sin Because thy grace abounds; Rom. 6:1,2,6. Shall we go on to sin Because thy grace abounds; Or crucify the Lord again, And open all his wounds? Forbid it, mighty God! Nor let it e'er be said, That we whose sins are crucified Should raise them from the dead. We […]

Heaven Invisible and Holy

1 Cor. 2:9,10; Rev. 21:27.   Nor eye hath seen, nor ear hath heard, Nor sense nor reason known, What joys the Father hath prepared For those that love the Son.   But the good Spirit of the Lord Reveals a heav'n to come; The beams of glory in his word Allure and guide us […]

A State of Nature and of Grace

Not the malicious or profane, The wanton or the proud, 1 Cor. 6:10, 11. Not the malicious or profane, The wanton or the proud, Nor thieves, nor sland’rers, shall obtain The kingdom of our God. Surprising grace! and such were we By nature and by sin, Heirs of immortal misery, Unholy and unclean. But we […]

The Beatitudes

Blest are the humble souls that see Their emptiness and poverty; Mt. 5:3-12. Blest are the humble souls that see Their emptiness and poverty; Treasures of grace to them are giv’n, And crowns of joy laid up in heav’n. Blest are the men of broken heart, Who mourn for sin with inward smart The blood […]

Joy in Heaven for a Repenting Sinner

Who can describe the joys that rise Through all the courts of Paradise, Luke 15:7,10. Who can describe the joys that rise Through all the courts of Paradise, To see a prodigal return, To see an heir of glory born? With joy the Father doth approve The fruit of His eternal love; The Son with […]

Believe and be Saved

                                                                           Not to condemn the sons of men, Did Christ, the Son of God, appear; John 3:16-18. Not to condemn the sons of men, Did Christ, the Son of God, appear; No weapons in his hands are seen, No flaming sword nor thunder there. Such was the pity of our God, He loved the race […]

The Blessedness of the Gospel Times

How beauteous are their feet Who stand on Zion’s hill! Isa. 52:2,7-10; Mt. 13:16,17. How beauteous are their feet Who stand on Zion’s hill! Who bring salvation on their tongues, And words of peace reveal! How charming is their voice! How sweet the tidings are! "Zion, behold thy Savior King; He reigns and triumphs here." […]

The Glories of the Lamb

Behold the glories of the Lamb Amidst his Father's throne; Rev. 5:6-12 Behold the glories of the Lamb Amidst his Father's throne; Prepare new honors for his name, And songs before unknown. Let elders worship at his feet, The church adore around, With vials full of odors sweet, And harps of sweeter sound. Those are […]

Examples of Early Piety

What blest examples do I find Writ in the Word of Truth What blest examples do I find Writ in the Word of Truth Of children that began to mind Religion in their youth! Jesus, who reigns above the sky, And keeps the world in awe, Was once a child as young as I, And […]

Against Scoffing and Calling Names

Our tongues were made to bless the Lord, And not speak ill of men: Our tongues were made to bless the Lord, And not speak ill of men: When others give a railing word, We must not rail again. Cross words and angry names require To be chastised at school; And he’s in danger of […]

Against Quarreling and Fighting

Let dogs delight to bark and bite, For God hath made them so:        Let dogs delight to bark and bite, For God hath made them so: Let bears and lions growl and fight, For ’tis their nature, too. But, children, you should never let Such angry passions rise: Your little hands were never […]

Against Lying

O ’tis a lovely thing for youth To early walk in wisdom’s way;        O ’tis a lovely thing for youth To early walk in wisdom’s way; To fear a lie, to speak the truth, That we may trust to all they say! But liars we can never trust, Even when they say what […]

Against Idleness and Mischief

How doth the little busy Bee Improve each shining Hour,       How doth the little busy Bee Improve each shining Hour, And gather Honey all the day From every opening Flower! How skilfully she builds her Cell! How neat she spreads the Wax! And labours hard to store it well With the sweet Food […]