Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven. (Matt. 5:10‑12)
The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers. (1 Peter 3:12)
I’m looking past my circumstance To heaven’s throne above; My prayers have reached the heart of God; I’m resting in His love.
I give God thanks in everything; My eyes are on His face; His ears are open to my pleas; He looks on me in grace.
The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there He put the man whom He had formed. (Gen. 2:8)
In the place where He was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulcher, wherein was never man yet laid. There laid they Jesus. (John 19:41‑42)
The Father sent the Son A ruined world to save; Man meted out the Sinless One The cross — the grave; Blest Substitute from God, Wrath’s awful cup He drained; Laid down His life, and e’en the tomb’s Reproach sustained.
Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not. … He will come and save you. Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. (Isa. 35:3‑4,6)
All the way my Savior leads me, Cheers each winding path I tread, Gives me grace for every trial, Feeds me with the living bread; Though my weary steps may falter, And my soul athirst may be, Gushing from the rock before me, Lo! a spring of joy I see.
Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not … ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. (Matt. 21:21)
Though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity [love], I am nothing. (1 Cor. 13:2)
And Christ is still the healing friend Of poverty and pain; And never did imploring soul His garment touch in vain.
May we with humble effort take Example from above; And thence the active lesson learn Of charity and love!
He giveth more grace. Wherefore He saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. (James 4:6)
The God of all grace, who hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus. (1 Peter 5:10)
Thus far by grace preserved, Each moment speeds us on; The crown and kingdom are reserved Where Christ is gone; When cloudless morning shines, We shall His glory share; In pleasant places are the lines; The home how fair!
The poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up. (2 Sam. 12:3)
There was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city. (Eccl. 9:15)
He is the Savior of the body. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church. (Eph. 5:23,29)
Abba’s purpose gave us being When in Christ, in that vast plan, Abba chose the saints in Jesus Long before the world began; Oh what love the Father bore us! Oh how precious in His sight! When He gave the church to Jesus! Jesus, His whole soul’s delight!
When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them. I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. (Isa. 41:17‑18)
Is the wilderness before thee, Desert land where drought abides? Heavenly springs shall there restore thee, Fresh from God’s exhaustless tides.
On to Canaan’s rest still wending, E’en thy wants and woes shall bring Suited grace from high descending; Thou shalt taste of mercy’s spring.