Send The Fire – F. Tucker-Booth

To make my weak heart strong and brave,
Send the fire.
To live a dying world to save, send the fire.
Oh, see me on Thy altar lay
My life, my all, this very day;
To crown the offering now, I pray:
Send the fire!

– F. Tucker-Booth –

Take up the torch – Horatius Bonar

Men die in darkness at your side,
Without a hope to cheer the tomb;
Take up the torch and wave it wide,
The torch that lights time’s thickest gloom.

– Horatius Bonar –

Without The Book – C T Studd

What could we do without the Book
That God gave us to read?
No more than any farmer
Who hadn’t any seed!

– C T Studd –

October 23, 2014

Should all the forms that men devise
Assault my faith with treacherous art,
I’d call them vanity and lies
And bind the gospel to my heart.

– Isaac Watts –

August 4, 2014

Rivers to the ocean run,
Nor stay in all their course;
Fire ascending seeks the sun,
Both speed them to their source:
So a soul that’s born of God,
Pants to view his glorious face;
Upward tends to his abode,
To rest in his embrace.

– Robert Seagraves –

July 5, 2014

We rest on Thee, our Shield and our Defender!
We go not forth alone against the foe;
Strong in Thy strength, safe in Thy keeping tender,
We rest on Thee, and in Thy Name we go.

– Edith G. Cherry –

Jim Elliot and his four missionary co-laborers sang this song before entering the Ecuadorian jungles to be killed by the Waorani Indians.

May 22, 2014

My spirit turns to Thee and clings,
All else forsaking, unto Thee;
Forgetting all created things,
Remembering only “God in me.”
O living Stream; O gracious rain,
None wait for Thee, and wait in vain.

– Gerhard Tersteegen –

May 12, 2014

What curses does the law denounce
Against the man who fails but once!
But in the gospel Christ appears
Pardoning the guilt of numerous years.
My soul, no more attempt to draw
Thy life and comfort from the law;
Fly to the hope the gospel gives;
The man that trusts the promise lives.

– Isaac Watts –

April 16, 2014

Improve the present moment! Why delay?
Why wait tomorrow when you have today?

– Unknown –