This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Friday, September 28, 2007

Scripture and Song

Praise the Name of the LORD. For His Name alone is excellent; His glory is about the earth and heaven. Psalm 148:13

O for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and King,
The triumphs of His grace!

My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honors of Thy name.

Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease;
’Tis music in the sinner’s ears,
’Tis life, and health, and peace.

He breaks the power of canceled sin,
He sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean,
His blood availed for me.

He speaks, and, listening to His voice,
New life the dead receive,
The mournful, broken hearts rejoice,
The humble poor believe.

Hear Him, ye deaf; His praise, ye dumb,
Your loosened tongues employ;
Ye blind, behold your Savior come,
And leap, ye lame, for joy.

In Christ your Head, you then shall know,
Shall feel your sins forgiven;
Anticipate your heaven below,
And own that love is heaven.

Glory to God, and praise and love
Be ever, ever given,
By saints below and saints above,
The church in earth and heaven.

On this glad day the glorious Sun
Of Righteousness arose;
On my benighted soul
He shoneAnd filled it with repose.

Sudden expired the legal strife,
’Twas then I ceased to grieve;
My second, real, living life
I then began to live.

Then with my heart I first believed,
Believed with faith divine,
Power with the Holy Ghost received
To call the Savior mine.

I felt my Lord’s atoning blood
Close to my soul applied;
Me, me He loved, the Son of God,
For me, for me He died!

I found and owned His promise true,
Ascertained of my part,
My pardon passed in heaven
I knewWhen written on my heart.

Look unto Him, ye nations, own
Your God, ye fallen race;
Look, and be saved through faith alone,
Be justified by grace.

See all your sins on Jesus laid:
The Lamb of God was slain,
His soul was once an offering made
For every soul of man.

Awake from guilty nature’s sleep,
And Christ shall give you light,
Cast all your sins into the deep,
And wash the Æthiop white.

Harlots and publicans and thieves
In holy triumph join!
Saved is the sinner that believes
From crimes as great as mine.

Murderers and all ye hellish crew
In holy triumph join!
Believe the Savior died for you;
For me the Savior died.

With me, your chief, ye then shall know,
Shall feel your sins forgiven;
Anticipate your heaven below,
And own that love is heaven.

Words by Charles Wesley
Music by Carl G. Glaser

The gracious Sheryl at Taking the Challenge is hostess for Faith Lift Fridays. For inspirational thoughts to start the week visit her and all who join her to begin the weekend with faith.


Karen said...

This is fantastic, I was just praying for a friend about the blood of Jesus and this just fits in and will bless her no end. The right hymn for this moment. Thank you for sharing.

KC said...

What a wonderful post, thanks for sharing

sheryl said...

Such beautiful words! Thank you for sharing this. I'm alway amazed at how the words of a hymn sometimes jump out even more when you are reading rather than singing them...although I love to sing them too :)

freetofly said...

Mmmm...that IS beautiful! Thanks for treating us to something beautful for our spirits to drink in. I love the new praise & Worship songs, but, I will ALWAYS love these old ones. We don't write like this anymore & I know God knows that it has a lot to do with being an electronic gereation (TV, text messaging, etc.). But, just in in the Word the OT is the NT concealed & the NT is the OT revealed, well the liberty we walk in today is founded in the lyrics of the old classics, while we celebrate it in the new.

Anonymous said...

hi julie:
i love that name "faith lift fridays." how clever! i gotta remember that one.

blessings friend,
kathleen :)