Archive for July 17th, 2009

Overcome the world with the Word or


          the world will overcome the Word.


– eab, 7/25/08

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Come, leave your night of toiling

On the boisterous “boiling,”

Of an open-faced sea.

Come, leave the laborious net,

And the fish you DID get,

By simply obeying Me.


Come and dine; be ye filled,

‘Tis your Master who has willed,

A meal for weary men.

Come now, and be refreshed,

Far more than you had guessed

Possible while in sin.

                – eab, 7/80

Written while pastoring Christ Church-Bible Methodist, Friendsville, TN.

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Mankind is searching ev’ry day in quest of something new;
But I have found the “living way,” the path of pleasures true.

I’ve discovered the way of gladness, I’ve discovered the way of joy,
I’ve discovered relief from sadness, ‘Tis a happiness without alloy;
I’ve discovered the fount of blessing, I’ve discovered the “Living Word,”
‘Twas the greatest of all discoveries when I found Jesus, my Lord.

Floyd W Hawkins died this date, 7/17/2002, Springfield, MO.  In 1957 he accepted a call to Kansas City to become music editor for Lillenas Publishing Company, music division of Nazarene Publishing House.  He published some 500 songs including “The Crystal Fountain,” “Let Thy Mantle Fall on Me,” and “Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace.”   Hawkins was born 11/20/1904, Pullman, WA and grew up in Walla Walla.

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