Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
Bernard of Clairvaux
Jesus, the very thought of Thee
With sweetness fills the breast;
But sweeter far Thy face to see,
And in Thy presence rest.
Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame,
Nor can the memory find [continue reading…]
A New Name Written Down in Glory
C. Austin Miles
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. ‘To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it.’”
Revelation 2:17 nasb
I was once a sinner, but I came
Pardon to receive from my Lord;
This was freely given, and I found
That He always kept His word.
There’s a new name written down in glory,
And it’s [continue reading…]
Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name;
worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
Psalm 29:2 kjv
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness,
Bow down before Him, His glory proclaim!
With gold of obedience, and incense of lowliness,
Kneel and adore him: the Lord is His name.
Low at His feet lay thy burden of carefulness—
High on His heart [continue reading…]
Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
(First sung during Christmas 1821)
Hail to the Lord’s anointed,
Great David’s greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!
He comes to break oppression,
To set the captive free,
To take away transgression,
And rule in equity.
He comes in succor speedy
To those who suffer wrong,
To help [continue reading…]
The Blood, the Blood Is All My Plea
Now I’m Kneeling at the Cross
The blood, the blood is all my plea,
Nor should a sinner wonder;
For guilty stain and stinging pain
Hath torn my heart asunder!
But now I’m kneeling at the cross,
Washing in the crimson tide,
And cleansed, I tarry at the fountain
Opened at my Savior’s side.
I rest, I rest supremely blest, [continue reading…]
In God I Have Found a Retreat (Under His Wings)
In God I have found a retreat
Where I can securely abide;
No refuge, nor rest so complete,
And here I intend to abide.
Oh, what comfort it brings,
As my soul sweetly sings;
I am safe from all danger
While under His wings.
I dread not the terror by night;
No arrow can harm me by day; [continue reading…]
Take My Heart, O Great Refiner
Ellen Lakshmi Goreh
Take my heart, O Great Refiner,
Plunge it in the cleansing flame;
Heat the furnace seven times hotter,
I shall still adore Thy Name;
I shall hail its hungry roaring,
’Twill be music in mine ear,
If, amid its fiery [continue reading…]
His Eye Is on the Sparrow
29“Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.”
Matthew 10:29-31 nasb
6“Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? Yet not one of them is forgotten before God. 7Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.“
Luke 12:6-7 nasb
Why should I feel discouraged,
Why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely,
And long for Heav’n and home,
When Jesus is my portion?
My constant friend is He—
His eye is on the sparrow, [continue reading…]
The Beautiful Garden of Prayer
There’s a garden where Jesus is waiting,
There’s a place that is wondrously fair,
For it glows with the light of His presence —
’Tis the beautiful garden of prayer.
Oh, the beautiful garden, [continue reading…]