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God: "I looked for someone to take a stand for me, and stand in the gap" (Ezekiel 22:30)

We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is good, because it is good, if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country.
C.S. Lewis

SONGS OF PRAISE

SONGS OF PRAISE

THE PILGRIMS OF JESUS

Ο HAPPY band of pilgrims,
If onward ye will tread
With Jesus as your Fellow
To Jesus as your Head!
Oh, happy, if ye labor
As Jesus did for men!
Oh, happy, if ye hunger
As Jesus hungered then!
The Cross that Jesus carried
He carried as your due:
The …

SONGS OF PRAISE

WHΕΝCΕ SHALL MY TEARS BEGIN?

Πόθεν άρξομοi θρηνέlν;
WHENCE shall my tears begin?
What first-fruits shall I bear
Of earnest sorrow for my sin?
Or how my woes declare?
O Thou, the Merciful and Gracious One!
Forgive the foul transgressions I have done.
With Adam I have vied,
Yea, passed him, …

SONGS OF PRAISE

EASTER EVEN

Rest of the weary! Thou
Thyself art resting now,
Where lowly in Thy sepulchre Thou liest;
From out her deathly sleep
My soul doth start,to weep
So sad a wonder, that Thou, Saviour, diest!
Thy bitter anguish o’er,
To this dark tomb they bore
Thee, Life of …

SONGS OF PRAISE

MISSIONARY HYMN

From Greenland’s icy mountains,
From India’s coral strand,
Where Afric’s sunny fountains
Roll down their golden sand,
From many an ancient river,
From many a palmy plain,
They call us to deliver
Their land from error’s chain.
What though the spicy breezes
Blow soft o’er Ceylon’s isle,
Though every …

SONGS OF PRAISE

DOVE, LEAF, AND BOW

Sweet Dove! the softest, steadiest plume
In all the sunbright sky,
Brightening in ever-changeful bloom
As breezes change on high; —
Sweet Leaf! the pledge of peace and mirth,
“Long sought, and lately won,”
Blest increase of reviving Earth,
When first it felt the Sun; — …

SONGS OF PRAISE

WHAT WENT YE OUT TO SEE?

What went ye out to see
O’er the rude sandy lea,
Where stately Jordan flows by many a palm,
Or where Gennesaret’s wave
Delights the flowers to lave
That o’er her western slope breathe airs of balm?
All through the summer night,
Those blossoms red and …

SONGS OF PRAISE

LOVE OF GOD

I LOVE Thee, Thou God of mine,
Because Thou first hast loved me:
And all my liberty resign
That I may willing follow Thee.
Nothing that memory can suggest,
But doth with Thy effulgence blend;
The mind’s extremest range, at best.
Thy greatness fails to …

SONGS OF PRAISE

PALM SUNDAY

‘lησοΰς υπέρ τυύ χόσμου.
Jesus, hastening for the world to suffer,
Enters in, Jerusalem, to thee:
With His Twelve He goeth forth to offer
That free Sacrifice He came to be.
They that follow Him with true affection

SONGS OF PRAISE

A TRUE HYMN

My Joy, my Life, my Crown!
My heart was meaning all the day,
Somewhat it fain would say;
And still it runneth, muttering up and down.
With only this. My Joy, my Life, my Crown!
Yet slight not these few words;
If truly said, they …

SONGS OF PRAISE

BITTER REPENTANCE

“And is there in God’s world so drear a place
Where the loud bitter cry is raised in vain?
Where tears of penance come too late for grace,
As on the uprooted flower the genial rain?
‘Tis even so: the Svereign Lord of …