Think on these things....

Poems and Songs

"HIMSELF"

Once it was the blessing, Now it is the Lord;
Once it was the feeling, Now it is His Word.
Once His gift I wanted, Now the Giver own;
Once I sought for healing, Now Himself alone.

Once 'twas painful trying, Now 'tis perfect trust;
Once a half salvation, Now the uttermost!
Once 'twas ceaseless holding, Now He holds me fast;
Once 'twas constant drifting, Now my anchor's cast.

Once 'twas busy planning, Now 'tis trustful prayer;
Once 'twas anxious caring, Now He has the care;
Once 'twas what I wanted, Now what Jesus says;
Once 'twas constant asking, Now 'tis ceaseless praise.

Once it was my working, His it hence shall be;
Once I tried to use Him, Now He uses me;
Once the power I wanted, Now the Mighty One;
Once for self I labored, Now for Him alone.

Once I hoped in Jesus, Now I know He's mine;
Once my lamps were dying, Now they brightly shine;
Once for death I waited, Now Him coming hail;
And my hopes are anchored Safe within the vail.

-Albert B. Simpson
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*NONE OF SELF, AND ALL OF THEE (Song)

Oh, the bitter pain and sorrow ~
That a time could ever be,
When I proudly said to Jesus,
"All of self, and none of thee,"
All of self, and none of thee,
All of self, and none of thee.
When I proudly said to Jesus,
All of self, and none of thee.


Yet he found me: I beheld him,
Bleeding on the accursed tree;
And my wistful heart said faintly,
"Some of self, and some of thee,"
Some of self, and some of thee,
Some of self and some of thee,
And my wistful heart said faintly,
Some of self and some of thee.

Day by day his tender mercy, ~
Healing, helping, full and free,
Brought me lower, while I whispered,
"Less of self, and more of thee,"
Less of self, and more of thee,
less of self and more of thee,
Brought me lower, while I whispered,
Less of self, and more of thee.

Higher than the highest heavens,
Deeper than the deepest sea,
Lord, thy love at last has conquered,
"None of self, and all of thee,"
None of self, and all of thee,
None of self, and all of thee,
Lord, thy love at last has conquered,
None of self, and ALL
of thee.

Theodore Monroe
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Prayer of Surrender and Faith


"Lord Jesus, I believe that you are able and willing to deliver me from all the care, and unrest and bondage of my Christian life. I believe you died to set me free, not only in the future, but now and here. I believe you are stronger than Satan, and that you can keep me, even me, in my extreme of weakness, from falling into his snares or yielding obedience to his commands. And, Lord, I am going to trust you to keep me. I have tried keeping myself, and have failed, and failed most grievously. I am absolutely helpless; so now I will trust you. I will give myself to you; I keep back no reserves. Body, soul, and spirit, I present myself to you, a worthless lump of clay, to be made into anything your love and your wisdom shall choose. And now, I am yours. I believe you accept that which I present to you; I believe that this poor, weak, foolish heart has been taken possession of by you, and you have even at this very moment begun to work in me to will and to do of your good pleasure. I trust you utterly, and I trust you now!"
Adapted from The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life


As we yield, He cleanses and gives us victory!

The Cleansing Wave
By Mrs. Phoebe Palmer

Oh, now I see the crimson wave, The fountain deep and wide;
Jesus, my Lord, mighty to save, Points to His wounded side.

Chorus

The cleansing stream I see, I see! I plunge, and oh, it cleanseth me;
Oh, praise the Lord, It cleanseth me! It cleanseth me, yes, cleanseth me.


I see the new creation rise, I hear the speaking blood;
It speaks! polluted nature dies! Sinks 'neath the crimson flood.

The cleansing stream I see, I see! I plunge, and oh, it cleanseth me;
Oh, praise the Lord, It cleanseth me! It cleanseth me, yes, cleanseth me.


I rise to walk in heavenís own light, Above the world and sin;
With hearts made pure and garments white, And Christ enthroned within.

The cleansing stream I see, I see! I plunge, and oh, it cleanseth me;
Oh, praise the Lord, It cleanseth me! It cleanseth me, yes, cleanseth me.


Amazing grace! ítis heaven below To feel the blood applied,
And Jesus, only Jesus know, My Jesus crucified.

The cleansing stream I see, I see! I plunge, and oh, it cleanseth me;
Oh, praise the Lord, It cleanseth me! It cleanseth me, yes, cleanseth me.


Song number 220, taken from:Christian Service Songs, 1939
The Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Co., Philadelphia, PA

(For music, click on "the Cleansing Wave" link in list below)

Abide in Jesus, the true Vine.

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*"O The Bitter Shame and Sorrow" - Song written in July, 1874, by Theodore Monad. The story of the writing of this song is found in More Hymn Stories by Carl F. Price, Copyright 1929. This song, perhaps, is the original of "None of Self, and All of Thee" above.

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