225. Mid Scenes of Confusion, and Creature-complaints

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by Denham
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Mid scenes of confusion, and creature-complaints,
 
How sweet to the soul is communion with saints;
 
To find at the banquet of mercy there's room,
 
To feel in communion a foretaste of home.
Romans 8:18,23; 1 John 1:7; Luke 14:22
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Sweet bonds, that unite all the children of peace!
 
And thrice-blessèd Saviour whose love cannot cease!
 
Though oft amid trials and dangers we roam,
 
With Thine we're united, and hasting towards home.
Galatians 3:28; Ephesians 2:14-18; Ephesians 4:3; 1 Peter 1:7; 1 Peter 4:12; John 13:1; Matthew 8:25-27; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14
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While here, in the valley of conflict, we stay,
 
Oh give us submission and strength as the day:
 
Soon, free from afflictions, to Thee we shall come,
 
And find with our Saviour a heavenly home.
Ephesians 1:12; 2 Timothy 2:3-5; James 4:7; Deuteronomy 33:25; Revelation 21:4
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Whate'er Thou deniest, oh give us Thy grace,
 
Thy Spirit's blest witness, the smiles of Thy face;
 
And grant us still patience to wait at Thy throne,
 
And find, never-ceasing, the foretaste of home.
2 Corinthians 12:9; Romans 8:16; Romans 12:12; Romans 8:25-26
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We wait, blessèd Lord, in Thy beauties to shine,
 
To see Thee in glory—the glory divine;
 
With all Thy redeemed, from the earth, from the tomb,
 
To be to Thy praise, blessèd Saviour at home.
Matthew 13:43; Revelation 22:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:17; Ephesians 1:12
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:18)
“And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.” (Romans 8:23)
“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7)
“And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.” (Luke 14:22)
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28)
“For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us. Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace. And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby. And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.” (Ephesians 2:14-18)
“Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3)
“That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 1:7)
“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you.” (1 Peter 4:12)
“Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.” (John 13:1)
“And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!” (Matthew 8:25-27)
“For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many.” (1 Corinthians 12:12-14)
“That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.” (Ephesians 1:12)
“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.” (2 Timothy 2:3-5)
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)
“Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.” (Deuteronomy 33:25)
“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)
“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.” (Romans 8:16)
“Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.” (Romans 12:12)
“But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” (Romans 8:25-26)
“Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.” (Matthew 13:43)
“And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.” (Revelation 22:4)
“Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:17)
“That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.” (Ephesians 1:12)