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Kissed a Guilty World in Love

Katherine Jenkins and the Morriston Tabernacle Chapel congregation in the hymn “Here is Love Vast as the Ocean”.

Lyrice :
Here is love vast as the ocean,
Lovingkindness as the flood,
When the Prince of Life, our Ransom,
Shed for us His precious blood.
Who His love will not remember?
Who can cease to sing His praise?
He can never be forgotten,
Throughout Heav’n’s eternal days.

On the mount of crucifixion,
Fountains opened deep and wide;
Through the floodgates of God’s mercy
Flowed a vast and gracious tide.
Grace and love, like mighty rivers,
Poured incessant from above,
And Heav’n’s peace and perfect justice
Kissed a guilty world in love.

Let me all Thy love accepting,
Love Thee, ever all my days;
Let me seek Thy kingdom only
And my life be to Thy praise;
Thou alone shalt be my glory,
Nothing in the world I see.
Thou hast cleansed and sanctified me,
Thou Thyself hast set me free.

In Thy truth Thou dost direct me
By Thy Spirit through Thy Word;
And Thy grace my need is meeting,
As I trust in Thee, my Lord.
Of Thy fullness Thou art pouring
Thy great love and power on me,
Without measure, full and boundless,
Drawing out my heart to Thee.

How Strange A Mystery Is Life!

Yes, how strange a mystery is Life!

Yes, when once the eye

has been turned in the right direction,

and the mists and phantoms have disappeared,
we shall see

that life is the theater of action,

and the
prelude to eternity;

an eternity whose untold wonders
are beyond the highest flight of the imagination!

Whitmore Winslow

Those who pray that they may not be led

Those who pray that they may not be led into temptation —must not lead themselves into temptation.

Thomas Watson, The Christian Soldier 1669

Communion with Christ is a Certain Cure For Every Ill

Communion with Christ
is a Certain Cure For Every Ill
Whether it be
the bitterness of woe
or the cloying overabundance of earthly delight,
close fellowship with the Lord Jesus
will take the gall from the one,
and the satiety from the other.

Live near to Jesus, Christian
and it is matter of secondary import
whether you live on the ‘mountain of honor’
or in the ‘valley of humiliation’.

Live near to Jesus
and the glowing coals of the furnace
cannot consume you,
nor the chill blasts
of wintry affliction destroy you.

Living near to Jesus,
you are covered with the wings of God
and underneath you are the everlasting arms.

Spurgeon

Hold Up, Hold On, Hold Out, Hold Fast

Believe firmly,
hope joyfully,
love fervently,
pray earnestly,
walk humbly,
work diligently
and wait quietly.

Hold up,
hold on,
hold out,
hold fast that which you have received.

Still watch,
still pray,
still believe
still fight and run,
that you may obtain.

It is but a little while
and He who comes will come
and will not tarry;
it is but a little while
and your warfare is accomplished
and your iniquities shall be everlastingly separated from you
your sin and sorrows,
tears and fears,
fled and gone—
gone forever
and you meet with an unspeakable reward.

John Mason (1646 – 1694)

Tokyo Brollies

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A True Minister of Christ

Find a man

who has the doctrine of Christ on his lips,

the Spirit of Christ in his heart

and the example of Christ in his life

and you find one of His genuine ministers.

Arthur Pink