Monday, 20 October 2014

BEHOLD THE MAN!

“Behold the Man!” poor Pilate cried,
Knowing the Master’s innocence:
And centuries of saints replied:
“Behold the Man!”

Betrayed by Judas, and denied,
Scourged by the Romans – how immense
The sufferings of the Crucified!

Yet much more awful and intense
His sufferings before He dies.
Drinking all, He can now dispense:
Behold the Man!

Sunday, 19 October 2014

LET US GO ON

Because of all that God has done
In giving us His only Son
Let us go on!

Since Christ descended from above
To show the fulness of God’s love
Let us go on!

Because the land of promise which
God purposed for His saints is rich
Let us go on!

The Spirit drawing us apart,
Spreading God’s love within our heart
Let us go on!

Saturday, 18 October 2014

PRAISE

Let songs of praise and wonderment be raised
To Him who, having suffered to atone,
Is seated now upon the Father’s throne –
The Lord is great, and greatly to be praised!

Until His advent dying creatures groan,
Waiting until sin’s imprint is erased –
But even now a song comes from His own –
The Lord is great, and greatly to be praised!

Soon He will come to reign, but not alone,
Since saints will share the glory to be shown.
While all the earth will sing, blessed and amazed,
The Lord is great, and greatly to be praised!

Friday, 17 October 2014

REST

(On the death of a sister in Christ)

One who had answered to the Saviours call,
Come unto meand I will give you rest
Took up the yoke of Him who served us all,
As many whom she worked for can attest.
As Martha served, she served, but now is blessed
In dying in the Lord. This is reserved
For her and all who serve Him: they shall rest,
But God will not forget that they have served.

For those she loved and served most, who are left,
The Man who is of meek and lowly heart
Tells them - as when He was Himself bereft
Of one He loved - Come ye yourselves apart
Into a desert place and rest a while -
To learn His touch, and sympathetic smile.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

WILL YOU, IN SIMPLE FAITH, BELIEVE?

Gods grace is for you to receive;
Its more than human words can tell -
Will you, in simple faith, believe?

Christ came in mercy to relieve
Your soul of sin and death and hell -
Gods grace is for you to receive!

What triumphs Christ came to achieve,
And all Hes done He has done well -
Will you, in simple faith, believe?

Satan is active to deceive
As he caused Adam to rebel;
Gods grace is for you to receive.

Christ promises He will not leave
His saints until, near Him, they dwell;
Will you, in simple faith, believe?

His grace will bless and will not grieve:
Come, buy of Him and do not sell!
Gods grace is for you to receive;
Will you, in simple faith, believe?

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

DISTINCTIVE

The Just stands at an unjust throne,
Accused by sinners who disown
The Man who is their King -
The cry Behold the Man! makes known
That Jesus is distinctive.

Three men bore crucifixions shame -
Of One alone could men exclaim
That He did naught amiss -
Myriads for whom Christ died proclaim
That Jesus is distinctive.

Many had lain within the grave,
But One Man death could not enslave
Despite its mighty power;
We know, whom Jesus died to save,
That Jesus is distinctive.

One Man sits now at Gods right hand
By His own right and Gods command
To be Gods great delight.
Saints witness as their hearts expand
That Jesus is distinctive.

Now we await the moment when
Jesus our Lord will come again
And we shall see His face;
Well sing as in His presence then
That Jesus is distinctive.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

HE CAME

He came
To die
In shame
That I
Might know the fulness of the love of God,
That there for me He should endure God’s wrath
And that forgiveness might be shed abroad.
My path
Is led
By Him
My Head.
His claim
On me
Must be
Each limb,
Or cell,
Or breath.
In life or death
Everything will be well
Since, through the grace of God, He came.

Monday, 13 October 2014

PEACE

And this Man shall be peace
For this is Gods delight;
He sees Man perfectly
In Christ who shall hold sway
When all things shall be right
And this Man shall be peace.