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Archive for October 21st, 2008

Every sinner who hears of a Sinless One,

Every father who hears God had a Son,

Every planner who hears Redemption’s is done,

                Is drawn to Christ.

 

The only way to reach heaven’s door,

The only way to tread the golden “floor,”

The only way to enjoy Redemption and more,

                Is through the blood of Christ.

 

Christ is the Key to heaven’s lock,

Christ is the pure Shepherd of a pure flock,

Christ is the center of creations calendar and clock,

                The only hope for all is Christ.  -eab,  1/21/2005

 

Written in Yoshkar Ola, Russia (while visiting the Hausmans). 

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“Spirit of Holiness” (stanza 4)

 

Spirit of holiness, ’tis Thine
To hear our feeble prayer;
Come, for we wait Thy power divine,
Let us Thy mercy share.

 

Samuel Francis Smith, Baptist, in addition to his famous “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” (written at 23) also wrote hymns.  Above and a second example is:

 

“The Morning LIght Is Breaking” (stanza 4)

 

Blest river of salvation, pursue thy onward way;
Flow thou to every nation, nor in thy riches stay:
Stay not till all the lowly triumphant reach their home;
Stay not till all the holy proclaim, “The Lord is come.”

 

Olver Wendell Holmes wrote a cute few lines about Smith:

 

There’s a nice youngster of excellent pith,
Fate tried to conceal him by naming him Smith;
But he shouted a song for the brave and the free,
Just read on his medal, “My country,” “of thee.”

 

Smith and Holmes were classmates at Harvard.

[Some info credit goes to information Cyberhymnal.com]

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