Christian communion

He wants not friends that hath Thy love, And may converse and walk with Thee; And with Thy saints here and above, With whom forever I must be. In the communion of the saints Is wisdom, safety and delight; And, when my heart declines and faints, It’s raised by their heat and light. As for … Continue reading Christian communion

Battle Hymn of the Republic

 This hymn was written during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and was very popular with the side fighting to keep the seceding states within the American union. Regardless of what one might think of that conflict, the song captures the theme of the progress of Christ’s kingdom. And this truth is at the core of … Continue reading Battle Hymn of the Republic

In the Cross of Christ I glory

In the cross of Christ I glory, Towering o'er the wrecks of time; All the light of sacred story Gathers round its head sublime. When the woes of life overtake me, Hopes deceive and fears annoy; Never shall the cross forsake me: Lo! it glows with peace and joy. When the sun of bliss is … Continue reading In the Cross of Christ I glory

Awake, my heart; arise, my tongue

Awake, my heart; arise, my tongue, Prepare a tuneful voice; In God, the life of all my joys, Aloud will I rejoice. 'Tis he adorned my naked soul, And made salvation mine; Upon a poor polluted worm He makes his graces shine. And lest the shadow of a spot Should on my soul be found, … Continue reading Awake, my heart; arise, my tongue

Jesus, Thou joy of loving hearts!

Jesus, Thou joy of loving hearts! Thou Fount of life! Thou Light of men! From the best bliss that earth imparts We turn unfilled to Thee again. Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood; Thou savest those that on Thee call; To them that seek Thee, Thou art good, To them that find Thee, all in … Continue reading Jesus, Thou joy of loving hearts!

The Future Peace and Glory of the Church

(Isaiah, ix. 15-20) Hear what God the Lord hath spoken, "O my people, faint and few, Comfortless, afflicted, broken, Fair abodes I build for you. Thorns of heartfelt tribulation Shall no more perplex your ways; You shall name your walls, Salvation, And your gates shall all be Praise.   "There, like streams that feed the … Continue reading The Future Peace and Glory of the Church

The Christian

        Honor and happiness unite To make the Christian's name a praise; How fair the scene, how clear the light, That fills the remnant of His days! A kingly character He bears, No change His priestly office knows; Unfading is the crown He wears, His joys can never reach a close. Adorn'd … Continue reading The Christian

On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity by John Milton

I *THis is the Month, and this the happy morn Wherein the Son of Heav'ns eternal King, Of wedded Maid, and Virgin Mother born, Our great redemption from above did bring; For so the holy sages once did sing, [ 5 ] That he our deadly forfeit should release, And with his Father work us … Continue reading On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity by John Milton

Come, my soul, thy suit prepare

Come, my soul, thy suit prepare: Jesus loves to answer prayer; He Himself has bid thee pray, Therefore will not say thee nay; Thou art coming to a King, Large petitions with thee bring; For His grace and power are such, None can ever ask too much. With my burden I begin: Lord, remove this … Continue reading Come, my soul, thy suit prepare

Quotes on Providence

Providence is God's rule over all that exists, visible and unseen, past and future. It is the christian's comfort and confidence. Louis Berkhof defines it thus: Providence is that work of God in which He preserves all His creatures, is active in all that happens in the world, and directs all things to their appointed … Continue reading Quotes on Providence