Archive for February 8th, 2010


“Humble pie” can be hard to eat,


But will surely beat,


Eternal defeat.

– 2/8/10

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Ever received at Christmas

A box surprisingly light?

It seemed it might be empty;

When you looked inside ─ you were right. 


Except for a piece of paper

Its cavernous space was hollow.

Directions or “a promise” the

Giver expected you to “swallow.”


Some folks lives are hollow,

Shallow, empty, weighing light.

They need Jesus to fix them,

Wrong needs replaced by right.


Friend, is your life on empty

Running, but-barely – on short supply?

Are you grasping at earthly straws,

Waiting, yet dreading, to die?


Let Jesus fill your hollow life,

Fill it with purpose and song.

You too can shine and you can shout

Now – – – and Eternally long.

          – eab, 2/8/06

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I am resolved no longer to linger,
Charmed by the world’s delight,
Things that are higher, things that are nobler,
These have allured my sight.


I will hasten to Him, hasten so glad and free;
Jesus, greatest, highest, I will come to Thee.
I will hasten, hasten to Him, hasten so glad and free;
Jesus, Jesus, greatest, highest, I will come to Thee.

I am resolved to go to the Savior,
Leaving my sin and strife;
He is the true One, He is the just One,
He hath the words of life.

I am resolved to follow the Savior,
Faithful and true each day;
Heed what He sayeth, do what He willeth,
He is the living Way.

I am resolved to enter the kingdom
Leaving the paths of sin;
Friends may oppose me, foes may beset me,
Still will I enter in.

I am resolved, and who will go with me?
Come, friends, without delay,
Taught by the Bible, led by the Spirit,
We’ll walk the heav’nly way.

Fillmore wrote the music; Palmer Hartsough to the above hymn.

 James Henry Fillmore, Sr. died this date, 2/8/1936 at Cincinnati, Ohio.  He started sup­port­ing his fam­i­ly when just sixteen by managing his dad’s sing­ing school.  Later he (and his bro­thers) found­ed the Fill­more Bro­thers Mu­sic House in Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio. Fillmore wrote the music; Jes­sie Pounds wrote the words in a thirty year arrangement of gospel songs.  He was born 6/1/1849, in Cin­cin­na­ti.

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