Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trust and Obey

Lyrics: J. H. Sammis
Music: D. B. Towner

When we walk with the Lord In the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Not a shadow can rise, Not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt nor a fear, Not a sigh nor a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.

Not a burden we bear, Not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief nor a loss, Not a frown nor a cross,
But is blest if we trust and obey.

But we never can prove The delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, And the joy He bestows,
Are for those who will trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet We will sit at His feet,
Or we'll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, Where He sends we will go --
Never fear, only trust and obey.

Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Jesus Is Mine

Lyrics: Mrs. Catharine J. Bonar
Music: T. E. Perkins

Fade, fade, each earthly joy, Jesus is mine!
Break ev'ry tender tie, Jesus is mine!
Dark is the wilderness,
Earth has no resting-place,
Jesus alone can bless, Jesus is mine!

Tempt not my soul away, Jesus is mine!
Here would I ever stay, Jesus is mine!
Perishing things of clay,
Born but for one brief day,
Pass from my heart away, Jesus is mine!

Farewell, mortality, Jesus is mine!
Welcome, eternity, Jesus is mine!
Welcome, oh, loved and blest,
Welcome sweet scenes of rest,
Welcome, my Savior's breast, Jesus is mine!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed?

(At the Cross)
Lyrics: Isaac Watts (chorus: Ralph E. Hudson)
Music: Hugh Wilson (chorus: Ralph E. Hudson)

Alas! and did my savior bleed?
And did my Sov'reign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For such a worm as I?

Was it for crimes that I have done
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity, grace unknown!
And love beyond degree!

Well might the sun in darkness hide,
And shut his glories in,
When Christ, the mighty Maker, died,
For man, the creature's, sin.

Thus might I hide my blushing face
When His dear cross appears!
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And melt mine eyes to tears.

But drops of grief can ne'er repay
The debt of love I owe.
Here, Lord, I give myself away,
'Tis all that I can do.

At the cross, at the cross,
Where I first saw the light!
And the burden of my heart rolled away!
It was there by faith,
I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day!

Friday, October 26, 2007

A Mighty Fortress

Lyrics: Martin Luther (German, English translation: Frederick H. Hedge)
Music: Martin Luther

A mighty fortress is our God,
A bulwark never failing;
Our helper He, amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe
Doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and pow'r are great,
And, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.

Did we in our own strength confide
Our striving would be losing;
Were not the right One on our side
The Man of God's own choosing.
Dost ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth His name,
From age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.

And tho' this world, with evil filled,
Should threaten to undo us;
We will not fear, for God hath willed
His truth to triumph through us.
Let goods and kindred go,
This mortal life also;
The body they may kill:
God's truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Even Me

Lyrics: Elizabeth Codner, 1836
Music: William Bradbury, 1862

Lord, I hear of show'rs of blessing,
Thou art scatt'ring full and free,
Show'rs the thirsty land refreshing
Let Thy mercy fall on me.
Even me, Even me,
Let Thy mercy fall on me.

Pass me not, O gracious Savior,
Let me love and cling to Thee;
I am longing for Thy favor:
Whilst Thou'rt calling, O call me.
Even me, Even me,
Whilst Thou'rt calling, O call me.

Love of God, so pure and changeless,
Blood of Christ so rich, so free,
Grace of God, so strong and boundless,
Magnify them all in me.
Even me, Even me,
Magnify them all in me.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Shelter in Time of Storm

Lyrics: V. J. Charlesworth
Music: V. J. Charlesworth

The Lord's our Rock, in Him we hide,
A shelter in the time of storm;
Secure whatever ill betide,
A shelter in the time of storm.

A shade by day, defence by night,
A shelter in the time of storm;
No fears alarm, no foes affright,
A shelter in the time of storm.

The raging storms may round us beat,
A shelter in the time of storm;
We'll never leave our safe retreat,
A shelter in the time of storm.

O Rock divine, O Refuge dear,
A shelter in the time of storm;
Be Thou our helper ever near,
A shelter in the time of storm.

O Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A weary land, a weary land;
O Jesus is a Rock in a weary land,
A shelter in the time of storm.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Be with Me, Lord

Lyrics: T.O. Chisholm
Music: L.O. Sanderson

Be with me, Lord -- I cannot live without Thee,
I dare not try to take one step alone,
I cannot bear the loads of life, unaided,
I need THy strength to lean myself upon.

Be with me, Lord, and then if dangers threaten,
If storms of trial burst above my head,
If lashing seas leap ev'rywhere about me,
They cannot harm, or make my heart afraid.

Be with me, Lord! No other gift or blessing
Thou couldst bestow could with this one compare --
A constant sense of Thy abiding presence,
Where'er I am, to feel that Thou art near.

Be with me, Lord, when loneliness o'ertakes me,
When I must weep amid the fires of pain,
And when shall come the hour of "my departure"
For "worlds unknown," O Lord, be with me then.