My soul followeth hard after Thee: Thy right hand upholdeth me. (Psa. 63:8)
Uphold me according unto Thy word, that I may live. (Psa. 119:116)
Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand. (Rom. 14:4)
For the God I serve today Is the One they served of old; Still does He guide my steps, And still does His hand uphold; He giveth me rest from fear, For on Him my mind is stayed; He is the strength of my life; Of what shall I be afraid?
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God. (Eph. 3:17‑19)
Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. (Eph. 4:13)
It passeth knowledge! that dear love of Thine, My Jesus! Saviour! yet this soul of mine Would of Thy love, in all its breadth and length, Its height and depth and everlasting strength, Know more and more.
Thou hast known My reproach, and My shame, and My dishonor: Mine adversaries are all before Thee. They gave Me also gall for My meat; and in My thirst they gave Me vinegar to drink. (Psa. 69:19,21)
The people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided Him, saying, He saved others; let Him save Himself, if He be Christ, the chosen of God. And the soldiers also mocked Him, coming to Him, and offering Him vinegar. (Luke 23:35‑36)
Gazing on the Lord in glory, While our hearts in worship bow, There we read the wondrous story Of the cross — its shame and woe.
Gazing on it we adore Thee, Blessed, precious, holy Lord; Thou, the Lamb, alone art worthy: This be earth’s and heaven’s accord.
The king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, He will deliver thee. (Dan. 6:16)
When he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions? (Dan. 6:20)
He delivereth and rescueth, and He worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions. (Dan. 6:27)
God will answer when, to thee, Not a possibility Of deliverance seems near; It is then He will appear.
Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; that they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate. (1 Tim. 6:17‑18)
To do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. (Heb. 13:16)
See the rivers flowing downward to the sea, Pouring all their treasures bountiful and free; So the more you spend from your own treasured store, With a double bounty, God will give you more.
God our Saviour; who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. (1 Tim. 2:3‑4)
Our Saviour proved His love, When on the cross He died; He came from heaven above, And here was crucified; That love was clearly manifest, He gave Himself — love’s greatest test, That sinners might be saved and blest.
We prove Him day to day, Nor does He disappoint: The Spirit is our stay, With power does anoint: We’ve proved Him time and time again, In sunshine, sorrow, joy and rain, In health, in sickness and in pain.
Thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. (Psa. 116:8)
God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. (Rev. 21:4)
And God has fixed the happy day When the last tear shall dim our eyes; When He will wipe these tears away, And fill our hearts with glad surprise; To hear His voice, and see His face, And know the fullness of His grace.
Master, I have not strength to serve Thee much; The “half-day’s work” is all that I can do, But let Thy mighty, multiplying touch Even to me the miracle renew; Let five words feed five thousand, and Thy power Strengthen the feeble hands in every hour.
It came to pass on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. (Luke 5:17)
They were all amazed at the mighty power of God. (Luke 9:43)
When they saw Him, they worshipped Him: but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. (Matt. 28:17‑18)
Jesus, mighty Saviour, Lover of the soul, Who but Thee can quicken, Who but Thee make whole? This that I have brought Thee Is too hard for me, But is anything too hard, My Lord, for Thee?
Now am I their song, yea, I am their byword. They abhor Me, they flee far from Me, and spare not to spit in My face. (Job 30:9‑10)
They that sit in the gate speak against Me; and I was the song of the drunkards. (Psa. 69:12)
I gave My back to the smiters, and My cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not My face from shame and spitting. (Isa. 50:6)
Thou countenance transcendent! Thou life-creating Sun! To worlds on Thee dependent — Yet bruised and spit upon: O Lord! what Thee tormented Was our sin’s heavy load; We had the debt augmented Which Thou didst pay in blood.