282. Master! We Would No Longer Be

L.M.D.
by J.G. Deck
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Master! we would no longer be
 
At home in that which hated Thee,
 
But patient in Thy footsteps go,
 
Thy sorrow as Thy joy to know;
 
We would—and, oh, confirm the power—
 
With meekness meet the darkest hour,
 
By shame, contempt, however tried,
 
For Thou wast scorned and crucified.
John 15:24; Hebrews 12:1; 1 Peter 2:21; Ephesians 4:2; 1 Timothy 6:11; Psalm 22:2; Acts 2:23; Matthew 20:19
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We welcome still Thy faithful word—
 
"The cross shall meet its sure reward";
 
For soon must pass the "little while,"
 
Then joy shall crown Thy servants' toil:
 
And we shall hear Thee, Saviour, say,
 
"Arise, My love, and come away;
 
Look up, for thou shalt weep no more,
 
But rest on heaven's eternal shore."
Matthew 16:24-27; John 16:16; Matthew 25:21; Song of Solomon 2:13; Revelation 21:4
“If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.” (John 15:24)
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.” (Hebrews 12:1)
“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps.” (1 Peter 2:21)
“With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love.” (Ephesians 4:2)
“But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.” (1 Timothy 6:11)
“O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.” (Psalm 22:2)
“Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain.” (Acts 2:23)
“And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.” (Matthew 20:19)
“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.” (Matthew 16:24-27)
“A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.” (John 16:16)
“His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” (Matthew 25:21)
“The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.” (Song of Solomon 2:13)
“And 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.” (Revelation 21:4)