As I was praying this morning this song came to may heart and mind; so I thought I would share it.
My faith looks up to Thee, Thou Lamb of Calvary, Saviour divine!
Now hear me while I pray, Take all my guilt away, O let me from this day Be wholly Thine!
May Thy rich grace impart Strength to my fainting heart, My zeal inspire;
As Thou hast died for me, O may my love to Thee Pure, warm and changeless be A living fire!
While life’s dark maze I tread, And griefs around me spread, Be Thou my guide;
Bid darkness turn to day, Wipe sorrow’s tears away, Nor let me ever stray From Thee aside.
When ends life’s transient dream, When death’s cold sullen stream Shall o’er me roll,
Blest Saviour, then, in love, Fear and distrust remove; O bear me safe above, A ransomed soul!
Ray Palmer, 1808-1887
Lowel Mason, 1792-1872
ARE YOU WASHED IN THE BLOOD?
1. Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power? Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb? Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour? Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
2. Are you walking daily by the Saviour’s side? Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb? Do you rest each moment in the Crucified? Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
3. When the Bridegroom cometh will your robes be white? Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb? Will your soul be ready for the mansions bright, and be washed in the blood of the Lamb?
4. Lay aside the garments that are stained with sin, And be washed in the blood of the Lamb; There’s a fountain flowing for the soul unclean, O be washed in the blood of the Lamb.
Are you washed in the blood, In the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb? Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow? Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Elisha A. Hoffman, 1839-1929
-posted by Tim a. Blankenship, along the banks of Flat Creek.
Fairest Lord Jesus
1. Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nations, O Thou of God and man the Son; Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor, Thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown.
2. Fair are the meadows, Fairer still the woodlands, Robed in the blooming garb of spring; Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer, Who makes the woeful heart to sing.
3. Fair is the sunshine, Fairer still the moonlight And all the twinkling, starry host; Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer Than all the angels heaven can boast. A-MEN.
From the German, Seventeenth Century
From Schlesische Volkslieder, 1842
Arr. by Richard S. Willis, 1819-1900
-posted by Tim A. Blankenship
O SAFE TO THE ROCK
1. O safe to the Rock that is higher than I, My soul in its conflicts and sorrows would fly; So sinful, so weary, Thine own would I be; Thou blest “Rock of Ages,” I’m hiding in Thee.
Hiding in Thee, hiding in Thee, Thou blest “Rock of Ages,” I’m hiding in Thee.
2. In the calm of the noontide, in the sorrow’s lone hour, In times when temptation casts o’er me its power; In the tempests of life, on its wide, heaving sea, Thou blest “Rock of Ages,” I’m hiding in Thee.
3. How oft in the conflict, when press’d by the foe, I have fled to my refuge and breath’d out my woe; How often, when trials like sea billows roll, Have I hidden in Thee, O Thou Rock of my soul.
William O. Cushing, 1823-1902
Ira D. Sankey, 1840-1908
Go and join your brothers and sisters in Christ worshipping the Lord in Spirit and in Truth today.
He Is Able to Deliver Thee
‘Tis the grandest theme thro’ the ages rung; ‘Tis the grandest theme for a mortal tongue; ‘Tis the grandest theme that the world e’er sung: Our God is able to deliver thee.
He is able to deliver thee, He is able to deliver thee; Tho’ by sin opprest, Go to Him for rest; Our God is able to deliver thee.
verse 2 – ‘Tis the grandest theme in the earth or main; ‘Tis the grandest theme for a mortal strain; ‘Tis the grandest theme, tell the world again: Our God is able to deliver thee.
verse 3 – ‘Tis the grandest theme, let the tidings roll To the guilty heart, to the sinful soul; Look to God in faith, He will make thee whole: Our God is able to deliver thee.
William A. Ogden, 1841-1897
-posted by Tim
Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God, Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.
This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Saviour all the day long; This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Saviour all the day long.
Perfect submission, perfect delight, Visions of rapture now burst on my sight: Angels descending bring from above Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
Perfect submission, all is at rest, I in my Saviour am happy and blest: Watching and waiting, looking above, Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.
Fanny J. Crosby, 1820-1915
Mrs Joseph F. Knapp, 1839-1908
-posted by Tim A. Blankenship
God the Almighty One
1. God the almighty One! wisely ordaining Judgments unsearchable, famine and sword; Over the tumult of war Thou art reigning:
Give to us peace in our time, O Lord! Amen.
2. God the all merciful! earth hath forsaken Thy ways of blessedness, slighted Thy Word; Bid not Thy wrath in its terrors awaken:
3. God the all righteous One! man hath defied Thee; Yet to eternity standeth Thy Word; Falsehood and wrong shall not tarry beside Thee:
Give us peace in our time, O Lord! Amen.
A Russian Hymn
Henry F Chorley, 1808-1872
John Ellerton, 1826-1893
Alexis F. Lwoff, 1799-1870
-posted by Tim
Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
Jesus, keep me near the cross, There a precious fountain, Free to all, a healing stream, Flows from Calvary’s mountain.
Near the cross, a trembling soul, Love and mercy found me; There the Bright and Morning Star Shed His beams around me.
Near the cross! O Lamb of God, Bring its scenes before me; Help me walk from day to day with its shadow o’er me.
Near the cross! I’ll watch and wait, Hoping, trusting ever, Till I reach the golden strand, Just beyond the river.
In the cross, in the cross Be my glory ever, Till my raptur’d soul shall find Rest beyond the river. A-MEN.
by Fanny J. Crosby. 1820 – 1915 and William H. Doane, 1832 – 1915
-posted by Tim
O WORSHIP THE KING
“O worship the King, all glorious above, And gratefully sing His wonderful love; Our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days, Pavilioned in splendor, and girded with praise.
O tell of His might, O sing of His grace, Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space! His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form, And dark is His path on the wings of the storm.
Thy bountiful care what tongue can recite? It breathes in the air, it shines in the light, It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain, And sweetly distils in the dew and the rain.
Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail, In Thee do we trust, nor find Thee to fail: Thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end, Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer and Friend.”
Robert Grant, 1779-1838 Johann M. Haydn, 1737-1806
Worship the King. Today and everyday.
“When I survey the wondrous cross, On which the Prince of glory died, My richest gain I count but loss, And pour contempt on all my pride.
Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, Save in the death of Christ my God; All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to His blood.
See, from His head, His hands, His feet, Sorrow and love flow mingled down; Did e’er such love and sorrow meet, Or thorns compose so rich a crown.
Were the whole realm of nature mine, That were a present far to small; Love so amazing, so divine, Demands my soul, my life, my all.”
by Isaac Watts 1674-1748
and still a wonderful hymn of praise to our God and Savior Jesus Christ.
Always praising God along the banks of Flat Creek.
Worshipping along the banks of Flat Creek.
I know that my Redeemer liveth, And on the earth again shall stand;
I know eternal life He giveth, That grace and power are in His hand.
I know, I know that Jesus liveth, And on the earth again shall stand;
I know, I know that life He giveth, That grace and power are in His hand.
Because He loves us, and because He lives we can worship and love Him.
A hymn of praise to our God and King…
Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love; Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, Opening to the sun above. Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; Drive the dark of doubt away; Giver of immortal gladness, Fill us with the light of day!
Have a great day and worship the King at your local church.