Which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Col. 1:27)
Has not each heart a passion and a dream? Each some companionship forever sweet? And each in saddest skies some silver gleam, And each some passing joy, too fair and fleet? And what have I? An endless heaven of love, A rapture, and a glory, and a calm; A life that is an everlasting psalm, All, O Beloved, in Thee.
God granted him that which he requested. (1 Chron. 4:10)
I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked. (1 Kings 3:13)
O Thou, whose mercies far exceed All we can do or say, As in Thy people Thou indeed Dost daily more display; Let, for our happiness, O God, On us while here below, By virtue of Christ’s death and blood, Thy richest blessings flow.
There ariseth another priest, who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the POWER of an endless life. (Heb. 7:15‑16)
We have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the POWER and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. (2 Peter 1:16)
Who being the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His POWER, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. (Heb. 1:3)
In Thee most perfectly expressed, The Father’s self does shine; Fullness of Godhead, too: the Blest, Eternally divine.
The Lord had told Samuel in his ear. (1 Sam. 9:15)
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. (Matt. 10:27)
He has spoken in the darkness, In the silence of thy grief, Sympathy so deep and tender, Mighty for thy heart’s relief; Speaking in thy night of sorrow Words of comfort and of calm, Gently on thy wounded spirit Pouring true and healing balm; What He tells thee in the darkness, Weary watcher for the day, Grateful lip and life should utter When the shadows flee away.
With their mouth they show much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness. And, lo, Thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear Thy words, but they do them not. (Ezek. 33:31‑32)
Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of My Father which is in heaven. (Matt. 7:21)
Such, with hearts of anguish burning, When they find the door is shut, Will, in terror, cry, “Lord, open”; He will say, “I know you not.”
Then be ready, oh, be ready; Heed the cry while yet you may; With lamps trimmed and burning brightly, Wait that coming, blessed day.
Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of His coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. (2 Peter 3:3‑4)
Account that the long-suffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you. (2 Peter 3:15)
Where is the promise of His coming? It is hidden in the hearts of His redeemed; In the gloom of shadowed spaces ’Tis a light on lifted faces From the radiant heavenly places Whence it streamed.
Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, that I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightiest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee? (Prov. 22:20‑21)
Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures. (Luke 24:45)
O God! what cords of love are Thine, How gentle, yet how strong! Thy truth and grace their strength combine To draw our souls along.
Drawn by such cords we’ll onward move, Till round the throne we meet, And, captive in the chains of love, Embrace our Saviour’s feet.
The Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin. (Ex. 34:6‑7)
His merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth forever. Praise ye the Lord. (Psa. 117:2)
Glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, Who shall not fear Thee, and who shall not laud? Anthems of glory Thy universe raises, Holy and Infinite! Father and God!