Archive for April 29th, 2009

You can please the “god of this world” (2Co 4.4) –


          or the God of Heaven and Earth.


                             You cannot please both!                  -eab 4/27/09

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She followed her mother-n-law’s God,

Thus leaving her native sod.

A new husband she got;

A son was soon brought.

Famous offspring down her trail trod.

                   – eab, (Rut 4.22), 3/3/05


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“He Leadeth Me”


He leadeth me, O blessèd thought!
O words with heav’nly comfort fraught!
Whate’er I do, where’er I be
Still ’tis God’s hand that leadeth me.


He leadeth me, He leadeth me,
By His own hand He leadeth me;
His faithful follower I would be,
For by His hand He leadeth me.


Sometimes mid scenes of deepest gloom,
Sometimes where Eden’s bowers bloom,
By waters still, over troubled sea,
Still ’tis His hand that leadeth me.


Lord, I would place my hand in Thine,
Nor ever murmur nor repine;
Content, whatever lot I see,
Since ’tis my God that leadeth me.


And when my task on earth is done,
When by Thy grace the vict’ry’s won,
E’en death’s cold wave I will not flee,
Since God through Jordan leadeth me.

Joseph H (Henry) Gilmore was born this date (4/29/1834), son of New Hamp­shire Gov­er­nor Jo­seph A. Gil­more.  He became a Baptist clergyman and Hebrew instructor.  He wrote six books but is remembered today as author of the hymn: “He Leadeth Me, O Blessed Thought.”  It is a hymn written during the American Uncivil War but, as designed by Gilmore, does not mention this awful patch of red which blooded the US.

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