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)