The Pharisee and Publican

Saints, at your heav’nly Father’s word Give up your comforts to the Lord; Luke 18:10 Saints, at your heav’nly Father’s word Give up your comforts to the Lord; Behold how sinners disagree, The publican and Pharisee! One doth his righteousness proclaim, The other owns his guilt and shame. This man at humble distance stands, And […]

The Son of God Incarnate

The lands that long in darkness lay Now have beheld a heav’nly light; Isa. 9:2,6,7 The lands that long in darkness lay Now have beheld a heav’nly light; Nations that sat in death’s cold shade Are blessed with beams divinely bright. The virgin’s promised Son is born, Behold th’ expected child appear: What shall his […]

Christ’s Compassion to the Weak and Tempted

With joy we meditate the grace Of our High Priest above; Heb. 4:15,16; 5:7; Matt. 12:20 With joy we meditate the grace Of our High Priest above; His heart is made of tenderness, His bowels melt with love. Touched with a sympathy within, He knows our feeble frame; He knows what sore temptations mean, For […]

The First and Second Adam

Deep in the dust before thy throne Our guilt and our disgrace we own; Rom. 5:12 Deep in the dust before thy throne Our guilt and our disgrace we own; Great God! we own th’ unhappy name Whence sprang our nature and our shame; Adam the sinner: at his fall, Death like a conqueror seized […]

Moses and Christ

The law by Moses came, But peace, and truth, and love, Or, Sins Against the Law and Gospel John 1:17; Heb. 3:3,5,6; 10:28,29 The law by Moses came, But peace, and truth, and love, Were brought by Christ, a nobler name, Descending from above. Amidst the house of God Their diff’rent works were done; Moses […]

Abraham’s Blessing on the Gentiles II

Gentiles by nature, we belong To the wild olive wood; Rom. 11:16,17 Gentiles by nature, we belong    To the wild olive wood; Grace took us from the barren tree,    And grafts us in the good. With the same blessings grace endows    The Gentile and the Jew; If pure and holy be the […]

Abraham’s Blessing on the Gentiles

How large the promise, how divine, To Abram and his seed! Gen. 17:7; Rom. 15:8; Mk 10:14 How large the promise, how divine,    To Abram and his seed! "I’ll be a God to thee and thine,    Supplying all their need." The words of his extensive love    From age to age endure; The […]

Christ Unseen and Beloved

Now with our mortal eyes Have we beheld the Lord; 1 Pet. 1:5 Now with our mortal eyes Have we beheld the Lord; Yet we rejoice to hear his name, And love him in his word. On earth we want the sight Of our Redeemer’s face; Yet, Lord, our inmost thoughts delight To dwell upon […]