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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]