Christ is the World’s true light

  1. Christ is the world’s true light, Its Captain of salvation, The Day-star clear and bright Of every man and nation; New life, new hope awakes, Where’er men own his sway; Freedom her bondage breaks, And night is turned to day. 2. In Christ all races meet, Their ancient feuds forgetting, The whole round…

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun

This hymn captures my confidence in the conquest of the nations by the gospel. Christ is King not merely over individual souls but over the nations of the earth. This is the testimony of the Bible (Psalm 2; Matt.28: 18,19; Isaiah 2:2; 40:5; Malachi 1:11), and it is the vision of The Christian Mind. Jesus…

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

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…

We sing the praise of Him Who died

We sing the praise of Him Who died, Of Him Who died upon the Cross: The sinner’s hope let men deride: For this we count the world but loss. Inscribed upon the Cross we see In shining letters, God is love: He bears our sins upon the tree: He brings us mercy from above. The…

Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I go

Forth in Thy Name, O Lord, I go, My daily labour to pursue; Thee, only Thee, resolved to know In all I think, or speak, or do. The task Thy wisdom hath assigned O let me cheerfully fulfill; In all my works Thy presence find, And prove Thy good and perfect will. Thee may I…

A glory gilds the sacred page

The Spirit breathes upon the Word, And brings the truth to sight; Precepts and promises afford A sanctifying light, A glory gilds the sacred page, Majestic, like the sun: It gives a light to every age; It gives, but borrows none, The Hand that gave it still supplies The gracious light and heat: His truths…