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Precious Bible

Precious Bible! What a treasure

Does the Word of God afford!

All I want for life or pleasure,

Food and medicine, shield and sword;

Let the world account me poor-

Christ and this, I need no more.

-John Newton

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True Wisdom

True Wisdom is in leaning

On Jesus Christ, our Lord;

True wisdom is in trusting

His own life-giving word;

True wisdom is in living

Near Jesus every day;

True wisdom is in walking

Where He shall lead the way.

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The Blessed Secret: Philippians 4:11

I have learned the blessed secret

Of the soul that’s satisfied,

Since the Saviour dwells within me,

And in Him I now abide.

I have learned the joy of trusting

In the sureness of His Word,

Knowing that each promise spoken,

Will be honoured by my Lord.

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A Song of Compassion

With a soul blood bought and a heart aglow.

Redeemed of the Lord and free,

I ask as I pass down the busy street,

Is it only a crowd I see;

Do I lift my eyes with a careless gaze,

That pieces no deep down woe,

Have I naught to give to the teeming throng

Of the wealth of the love I know?

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O Thou of Little Faith

O thou of little faith,
God hath not failed thee yet!
When all looks dark and gloomy,
Thou dost so soon forget-

Forget that He has led thee,
And gently cleared thy way;
On clouds has poured His sunshine,
And turned thy night to day.

And if He’s helped thee hitherto,
He will not fail thee now;
How it must wound His loving heart To see thy anxious brow!

Oh! Doubt not any longer, To Him commit thy way,
Whom in the past thou trusted,
And is “just the same today.”

-Author Unknown

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Paradox

When Thou hast mastered me,

Then shall I be victor;

When Thou hast enslaved me,

Then shall I be free.

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Quietness

 “Be still and know that I am God,”

That I who made and gave thee life

Will lead thy faltering steps aright;

That I who see each sparrow’s fall

Will hear and heed thy earnest call.

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God Knoweth

I know not what awaits,
God kindly veils mine eyes,
And o’er each step of my onward way
He makes new scenes to rise;
And every joy he sends me, comes
A sweet and glad surprise.

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Too Busy

Forgive me, Lord, that I allow
My days and hours to be
So filled with trifling tasks, that oft
I find no time for Thee.

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New Year

Dear Master, for this coming year

Just one request I bring:

I do not pray for happiness,

Or any earthly thing-

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