This is my Father’s World

1. This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres. This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas; His hand the wonders wrought. 2. This is my Father’s world, the birds…

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Once  again, a look at the death of Christ. Isaac Watts’s immortal meditation on this grand and glorious theme. When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of glory died, my richest gain I count but loss, and pour contempt on all my pride. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast save in…

Another year is dawning

1 Another year is dawning: Dear Father, let it be, In working or in waiting, Another year with Thee; Another year of progress, Another year of praise, Another year of proving Thy presence all the days. 2 Another year of mercies, Of faithfulness and grace; Another year of gladness In the shining of Thy face;…

Grace, ’tis a charming sound

1. Grace, ’tis a charming sound, Harmonious to mine ear; Heaven with the echo shall resound, And all the earth shall hear. 2. Grace first contrived the way To save rebellious man; And all the steps that grace display Which drew the wondrous plan. 3. Grace first inscribed my name In God’s eternal book; ’Twas…

A Hymn on Work

Behold us, Lord, a little space From daily tasks set free, And met within Thy holy place To rest awhile with Thee. Around us rolls the ceaseless tide Of business, toil, and care; And scarcely can we turn aside For one brief hour of prayer. Yet these are not the only walls Wherein Thou may’st…

Lament for a son

Solemn words written by a Christian father over the loss of his son Perhaps we all take each other too much for granted. The routines of life distract us; our own pursuits make us oblivious; our anxieties and sorrows, unmindful. The beauties of the familiar go unremarked. We do not treasure each other enough. He was…

Exultation in God

This is a song of delight in God by the ancient Jewish King, David. It’s the 103rd chapter of the Book of Psalms. Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all…

Our World belongs to God – Preamble

God reigns! This is the joy of the believer. Through all the stages of the universe’s history – Creation, Fall, Redemption, God has been at work. All things exist for him and he is ruler over all. A document published by the Christian Reformed Church captures this truth eloquently. I intend to present this statement…

Grace! ’tis a charming sound

Grace! ’tis a charming sound, Harmonious to the ear! Heaven with the echo shall resound, And all the earth shall hear.   Grace first contrived the way To save rebellious man; And all the steps, that grace display, Which drew the wondrous plan.   Grace led my roving feet To tread the heavenly road; And…

Love divine, all loves excelling

Love divine, all loves excelling, Joy of heaven, to earth come down; Fix in us Thy humble dwelling; All Thy faithful mercies crown. Jesus, Thou art all compassion, Pure, unbounded love Thou art; Visit us with Thy salvation; Enter every trembling heart. Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit Into every troubled breast! Let us all…