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Archive for August 22nd, 2009

A false church can oppose

 

          Another false church yet

 

                    still be false itself.

 

– eab, 7/02

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Carnal man likes to be seen,

Likes you to know his fair worth,

Wants to stand out in his crowd,

Longs for acclaim on this earth.

 

Holy hearts want the Lord seen.

Lift up His name for acclaim,

Readily give up “lime light,”

Backing away from cheap fame.

 

Carnal man takes pride in himself.

Always demands his own way.

“Thought of it first,” knows “what’s best,”

Argues that night is day.

 

Holiness yields to the Lord,

Gives up its claim to be right.

Wants still God’s perfect, pure will,

Happily walks in God’s light.

 

Carnality centers “on me.”

I am the important one.

Sees no way other than his,

Answers to no one – that’s none!

 

Holy hearts center on Christ,

Focus on the Son of God,

Easily know His way goes,

Perfect on Sea or on Sod.

                – eab, 8/12/2005

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We praise Thee, O God!
For the Son of Thy love,
For Jesus Who died,
And is now gone above.

Refrain

Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Hallelujah! Amen.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Revive us again.

2. We praise Thee, O God!
For Thy Spirit of light,
Who hath shown us our Savior,
And scattered our night.

3. All glory and praise
To the Lamb that was slain,
Who hath borne all our sins,
And hath cleansed every stain.

4. All glory and praise
To the God of all grace,
Who hast brought us, and sought us,
And guided our ways.

 5. Revive us again;
Fill each heart with Thy love;
May each soul be rekindled
With fire from above.

William Paton Mackay, MD, died this date,  8/22/1885 at Portree, Scotland.  After graduating from the University of Edinburgh and practicing medicine he was ordained, and in 1868 started pastoring Prospect Street Presbyterian Church in Hull.  Mackay was born 5/13/1839 at Montrose, Scotland.

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