Wednesday, 20 July 2016

THE BRIGHT MORNING STAR

Thou art the Star of the morning;
Thou art the Bright Morning Star;
Saints, in the midst of man's scorning
Welcome Thy light from afar:

Star of the morning,
O what a source of delight!
Soon Thou wilt have Thine assembly
Shining with heavenly light.

Thou art the Star of the morning;
Thou art the Bright Morning Star;
Shining with heaven's adorning
Into the night where we are.
 
Star of the morning,
O what a source of delight!
Soon Thou wilt have Thine assembly
Shining with heavenly light.


Sing it to "Showers of Blessing" - http://hidwithhim.net/hymn/?hymn=122&Submit=Go
 

Thursday, 7 July 2016

RULER IN ISRAEL

O Hope of Israel
Thou hast done all things well
For Israel's peace;
Thou wilt come forth with might
To vindicate the right
And lead them to the light
That shall not cease.

O King of righteousness
Thou wilt come forth to bless
And wilt not cease;
All men shall know Thy Name;
All men shall own Thy claim;
All peoples shall proclaim,
The King of peace.

Ruler in Israel
Men in Thy realm shall dwell
In perfect peace;
To Thee alone belongs
Praise from the ransomed throngs
Who sing triumphant songs
Which shall not cease.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

O SHELTER


O Shelter from the wind
Which would have smitten me;
Though it was I who sinned
The judgment fell on Thee;
And now despite each dart
That seeks to daunt my face
I gladly own Thou art
My constant Hiding-place.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

I AM

Thou, the I AM, who dwelt before
The fundament of time and space
Didst come to say, “I am the Door”;
What condescending grace!
 
When we were wandering astray
Thou didst pursue us to retrace
Our steps, and say, “I am the Way”;
What condescending grace!
 
Man’s way of thinking was uncouth,
Yet Thou didst come and take man’s place,
And say to man, “I am the Truth”;
What condescending grace!
 
Thou didst endure our world of strife,
The cross, and death, to meet our case
And bring Thy word, “I am the Life”;
What condescending grace!

Sunday, 26 June 2016

GOD'S MAN


As Israel’s givers would inspect
Herds for the best gift they could find
God chose distinctly from mankind
Thee to be named as His Elect.

As God saw history unfold
There was one Man He longed to see;
When Thou wast here found in Thee
His servant, whom He could uphold.

As God looked down on everyone
Who was alive in Israel,
He saw One who did all things well
And called Thee His beloved Son.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

O WONDERFUL

O Wonderful, Thou hast come here
Where sins had left me ailing;
Where sorrow, death and evil reigned
Thy grace was never-failing;
More wonderful, the previous blood
Flowed when Thy side was riven;
Till grace abounding was revealed
And sinful souls forgiven.
 
O Counsellor, disciples came
For teaching on the mountain;
The woman of Samaria gained
Thy guidance by the fountain;
Two saints help although their way
Led out ward to Emmaus:
Thy word comes still from depth and height
Or where life’s sorrows fray us.

O Mighty God, Thy universe
Is wonderful and spacious;
Yet Thou hast come within its scope
And shown that Thou art gracious;
The Mighty God who dwelt in light
Came near to men in meekness
And so we praise Thee for Thy power
Is perfected in weakness,
 
O Father of eternity
Thy power shall rule the nations
And all shall flow to Israel
To join their celebrations.
Relationships with God and man
Will have their true connexion
And everything shall gain from Thee
Its temper and complexion.

O Prince of peace, Thou hast brought peace
And reconciliation;
Thy blood and cross secure the ground
Of peace for every nation;
Now righteousness and peace have kissed,
And grace and truth have flourished;
And through the work of peace Thy saints
Are comforted and nourished.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

MASTER

If waves appear to overwhelm
Faith sees the Master at the helm;
If winds appear to countervail
Faith see the Master ease the sail;
If breakers break and rollers roll
Faith sees the Master in control;
O Master we rejoice that we
Sail with the Master of the sea.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

BEHOLD THE LAMB

Behold the Lamb of God who walked
On earth in perfect dignity;
Behold the Lamb of God who died
Because of our iniquity;
Behold the Lamb upon the throne,
Who has been raised and glorified;
Behold the Lamb’s wife who alone
Can grace the day of which He talked.

The heavenly chorus will rejoice
When the Lamb’s wife is at Thy side:
But now before us are the charms
Which Thou, the Bridegroom, dost provide.
The Bridegroom's face lights and delights;
The Bridegroom's grace arms and disarms;
The bridal chorus now unites
In answer to the Bridegroom's voice.

Soon as the bridegroom in his strength
Thou, Sun of Righteousness shalt rise,
To bountifully bless the scene
God purchased through Thy sacrifice;
And all shall flourish in Thy light
While all men’s realms shall be serene,
And all shall be for God’s delight
In height and depths and breadth and length!