« ZurückWeiter »
GRIETE NOT THE HOLY SPIRIT.
" And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”—Epues. v. 30.
RIEVE not the Holy Spirit: let not trifles,
Things of the earth and earthly, hold thine heart;
May find, too late, that monitor depart.
'Tis thus God's Spirit with thy spirit pleadeth,
The voice unheard, unknown to all beside ;
To view the precious things of Christ that died.
Thy Counsellor, He intercession maketh
For thee with groans that cannot uttered be ; *
That an offended Judge may pardon thee.
And pleading with thyself, He too inciteth
In softest accents, but impressive tone,
Thy sins acknowledge, thy transgressions own.
Is thine heart frozen that it will not soften:
Is thine ear heavy that it will not hear :
That thou canst now repel them without fear?
Perhaps thy conscience, though in nowise tender,
May still be able to explain the cause,
Than the oft-breaking of thy Maker's laws.
Heed then, O heed, the Spirit's earnest pleading!
Fall down e'en now upon thy bended knee ;
That from the wrath to come thou mayest flee.
'Tis but thy duty though it seem unpleasant:
He is the Potter, thou art but the clay;
Nor hast thou right to say thy Master nay;
'Tis but in love He bids thee to surrender
That which seems pleasing to thy earthly eyes :
Grieve, then, no longer His unspoken cries.
* Rom. viii. 26.
CEACH US TO PRAY.
“..... One of His disciples said unto Him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.”—LURE xi. 1.
Teach me to pray: upon the chilly mountain
Hast thou petitioned through the night and day;
Then teach us, Lord, and hear us when we pray.
* Isai. i. 17.
YELL IT OUT.
“Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved : He shall judge the people righteously.” . . . . . . . . . . .
. Psalm xcvi. 10. “ Tell it out among the heathen that the LORD is King : etc.” . . . . . . Prayer Book Vorsion.
ELL it out among the heathen that the Lord Jehovah reigneth !
Tell it out!
Tell it out where sin's pollution all the fair creation staineth
Tell it out: Tell it out!
Tell it out, ye constellations, glowing in the azure heaven;
Though your praises be unspoken let them not the less be given :
And among the pagan nations, from all peace and pardon riven
Tell it out!
Things inanimate may tell them of a King of power and glory
By their startling revelations and their grand traditions hoary;
But of Sinai and Bethlehem, Olivet and Calvary gory
And tell it out.
Then, ye ransomed, raise your voices with a loud exultant shout,
And of Him Who loved and washed you, tell ye out, tell ye out !
Far and wide through all the countries, let there be not one exemption,
Tell ye out! Tell ye out! Tell ye out !
First, ye soulless, speechless creatures, tell ye out to every nation
Of the glorious King Jehovah, Sovereign Lord of all creation;
For as in your several places each fulfils its high vocation
Tell it out, Tell it out.
Tell it out, thon moon of silver, tell it out thou golden sun,
Tell it out, thou midnight darkness, tell it out thou light of day,