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Safe in the Arms of Jesus

Fanny Crosby
(1820-1915)

Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe on His gentle breast,
There by His love o’ershaded,
Sweetly my soul shall rest.
Hark! ’tis the voice of angels
Borne in a song to me,
Over the fields of glory,
Over the jasper sea.

Chorus:
Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe on His gentle breast,
There by His love o’ershaded,
Sweetly my soul shall rest.

Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe from corroding [continue reading…]

The Fear of Thee

Frederick W. Faber
(1814-1863)

My fear of Thee, O Lord, exults
Like life within my veins,
A fear which rightly claims to be
One of love’s sacred pains.

Thy goodness to Thy saints of old
An awful thing appeared;
For were Thy majesty less good
Much less would it be feared.

There is no joy the soul can meet
Upon life’s various road
Like the sweet fear [continue reading…]

I Love, I Love My Master

Fanny Crosby
(1820-1915)

  • 5And if the servant shall plainly say, “I love my master… I will not go out free:” 6Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever..
  • Exodus 21:5-6 kjv


“I love, I love my Master,
I will not go out free,”
For He is my Redeemer;
He paid the price for me.
I would not leave His service,
It is so sweet and blest,
And in the [continue reading…]

Oh Thou, by Long Experience Tried

Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
(1648-1717)
translated from the French by
William Cowper
(1731-1800)

also known by its original title of
The Soul That Loves God
Finds Him Everywhere

Oh Thou, by long experience tried,
Near whom no grief can long abide;
My Love! How full of sweet content
I pass my years of banishment!

All scenes alike engaging prove
To souls impressed with sacred love;
Where’er they dwell, they dwell in Thee,
In heav’n, in earth, or on the sea.

To me remains nor place nor time;
My country is in [continue reading…]

Blessèd Assurance

Fanny Crosby
(1820-1915)

  • The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God…
  • Romans 8:16 nasb
  • For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
  • 1 Thessalonians 1:5 kjv

Blessèd assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

Chorus:
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect [continue reading…]

Many Weary Years

Haldor Lillenas
(1885-1959)

13Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; 14but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”

John 4:13-14 nasb

…and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock which followed them; and the rock was Christ.

1 Corinthians 10:4 nasb

Many weary years I vainly sought a spring,
One that never would run dry;
Unavailing all that earth to me could bring —
Nothing seemed to satisfy.

Chorus:
Drinking at the Fountain that never runs dry,
Drinking at the Fountain of life am I;
Finding joy and pleasure
In abounding measure,
I am drinking at the Fountain of life!

Through the desert land of sin I roam no more,
For I find a [continue reading…]

Only One Life, ‘Twill Soon Be Past

C.T. Studd
(1860-1931)

Two little lines I heard one day,
Traveling along life’s busy way,
Bringing conviction to my heart,
And from my mind would not depart—
“Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.”

“Only one life!” Yes, only one;
Soon will its fleeting hours be done,
Then, in “that day” my Lord to meet,
And stand before His Judgment seat.
“Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.”

“Only one life!” The still small voice
Gently pleads for a better choice,
Bidding me [continue reading…]

And Can It Be?

Charles Wesley
(1707-1788)

And can it be that I should gain
An interest in the Savior’s blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain—
For me, who Him to death pursued?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
Amazing love! How can it be,
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

’Tis mystery all: th’Immortal dies:
Who can explore His [continue reading…]

O Jesus, Thy Great Love!

Lha Wangdi
(The story of this hymn and its author appears below.)

Chorus:
O Jesus, Thy great love, it is so wonderful,
Transcending sea and stars in the sky,
Greater than mountains so high!
O Jesus, Thy great love…

My heart is bubbling and full, with joy abundant and free;
O Lord, how wonderful, are all Thy workings in me!
From morn to evening, from e’en to morning,
Thou art so praiseworthy!
From morn to evening, from e’en to morning,
Thou art so praiseworthy!
Thou art so praiseworthy!

Oh how my life is crushed [continue reading…]

Give Me the Enlarged Desire

Charles Wesley
(1707-1788)

I am the Lord thy God,
which brought thee out of the land of Egypt:
open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.

— Psalm 81:10 kjv

Give me the enlarged desire
And open, Lord, my soul,
Thy own fulness to require,
And comprehend the whole;

Stretch my faith’s [continue reading…]

O Christ, What Burdens Bowed Thy Head

Anne R. Cousin
(1824-1906)

O Christ, what burdens bowed Thy head!
Our load was laid on Thee;
Thou stoodest in the sinner’s stead,
Didst bear all ill for me.
A Victim led, Thy blood was shed;
Now there’s no load for me.

Death and the curse were in our cup:
O Christ, ’twas full for Thee;
But Thou hast [continue reading…]

Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee

Bernard of Clairvaux
(1090-1153)
translated by
Edward Caswall1
(1814-1878)

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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
(1868-1946)

“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.

Chorus:
There’s a new name written down in glory,
And it’s [continue reading…]

O Worship the Lord

J.S.B. Monsell
(1811-1875)

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…]