Archive for June 25th, 2009

There was no sorrow until there was sin.


        When sin ends (end of age)


                Sorrow will end for all saints!   


                        – eab, 5/30/09

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It’s not the man who starts out first,

To whom the prize must go.

Nor to the one whose clothes are just right,

And his part a nice neat row.

It’s not the one whose list of degrees

Are tacked behind for show.

Nor is it the one who emphatically declares,

“I won’t lose, no, no, no!”                 

          – eab, 6/75

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Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim,
And publish abroad His wonderful Name;
The Name all victorious of Jesus extol,
His kingdom is glorious and rules over all.

The waves of the sea have lift up their voice,
Sore troubled that we in Jesus rejoice;
The floods they are roaring, but Jesus is here;
While we are adoring, He always is near.

When devils engage, the billows arise,
And horribly rage, and threaten the skies:
Their fury shall never our steadfastness shock,
The weakest believer is built on a rock.

God ruleth on high, almighty to save,
And still He is nigh, His presence we have;
The great congregation His triumph shall sing,
Ascribing salvation to Jesus, our King.

“Salvation to God, who sits on the throne!”
Let all cry aloud and honor the Son;
The praises of Jesus the angels proclaim,
Fall down on their faces and worship the Lamb.

Then let us adore and give Him His right,
All glory and power, all wisdom and might;
All honor and blessing with angels above,
And thanks never ceasing and infinite love

Today in history, 6/25/1744, the first Methodist conference convened in London.  What better way to note it in verse than to have a Charles Wesley hymn here.

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