I looked for someone to stand up for me against all this, to repair the defenses of the city, to take a stand for me and stand in the gap... (Ezekiel 22:30)

Category SONGS OF PRAISE

SONGS OF PRAISE, POEMS OF DEVOTION IN THE CHRISTIAN CENTURIES

WITH AN INTRODUCTION

BY HENRY COPPEE,

PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE UΝΙVΕRSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA.

PHILADELPHIA:

PUBLISHED BY E. H. BUTLER & CO.

1866.

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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 Stand prepared… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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