Thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning. (Job 11:17)
Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish Thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish Thou it. (Psa. 90:17)
Come nearer, Sun of Righteousness! that we, Whose swift, short hours of day so swiftly run, So overflowed with love and light may be, So lost in glory of the nearing Sun, That not our light, but Thine, the world may see; New praise to Thee through our poor lives be won.
The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly. (Prov. 20:27)
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. (Prov. 28:13)
Thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: Thou delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise. (Psa. 51:16‑17)
There is hope and help for our sighs and tears, For the wound that stings and smarts; Our God is at home with the rolling spheres, And at home with broken hearts.
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. (1 Cor. 9:24)
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 3:13‑14)
To Him our weakness clings Through tribulation sore, And seeks the covert of His wings Till all be o’er; And when we’ve run the race, And fought the faithful fight, We then shall see Him face to face, With saints in light.
False witnesses did rise up; they laid to My charge things that I knew not. They rewarded Me evil for good to the spoiling of My soul. (Psa. 35:11‑12)
The chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put Him to death; and found none. For many bare false witness against Him, but their witness agreed not together. (Mark 14:55‑56)
He held His peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked Him, and said unto Him, Art Thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am. (Mark 14:61‑62)
Oh faithful Witness of our God, Who cam’st by water and by blood! God’s record does forever stand Of life eternal from His hand.
He shall feed His flock like a shepherd: He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. (Isa. 40:11)
Even to your old age I am He; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you. (Isa. 46:4)
He leads us on through all the unquiet years; Past all our dreamland hopes, and doubts and fears, He guides our steps, through all the tangled maze Of losses, sorrows and o’erclouded days; We know His will is done, And still He leads us on.
He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh a hedge, a serpent shall bite him. (Eccl. 10:8)
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. (Prov. 4:23)
O Lamb of God, still keep us Close to Thy pierced side; ’Tis only there in safety And peace we can abide; With foes and snares around us, And lusts and fears within, The grace that sought and found us Alone can keep us clean.