A glory gilds the sacred page

The Spirit breathes upon the Word, And brings the truth to sight; Precepts and promises afford A sanctifying light, A glory gilds the sacred page, Majestic, like the sun: It gives a light to every age; It gives, but borrows none, The Hand that gave it still supplies The gracious light and heat: His truths … Continue reading A glory gilds the sacred page

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

O! for a closer walk with God

O! for a closer walk with God, A calm and heav'nly frame; A light to shine upon the road That leads me to the Lamb!   Where is the blessedness I knew When first I saw the LORD? Where is the soul-refreshing view Of JESUS, and his word?   What peaceful hours I once enjoyed! … Continue reading O! for a closer walk with God

The Covenant

The Lord proclaims his grace abroad! Behold, I change your hearts of stone; Each shall renounce his idol god, And serve, henceforth, the LORD alone.     My grace, a flowing stream, proceeds To wash your filthiness away; Ye shall abhor your former deeds, And learn my statutes to obey.   My truth the great … Continue reading The Covenant