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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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Must friends and kindred droop and die, And helpers be withdrawn? Zech. 1:5 Must friends and kindred droop and die, And helpers be withdrawn?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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]