Archive for October 1st, 2010

If your church were a “Car,”




Are you big engine or blaring horn?

– eab, 4/28/10 

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An open field not hindered by a fence

But rolling on to the horizon,

And a wooded land without a zone

Or a deep valley forest that is dense;


Are each, in its separated way,

More enhanced and enchanted by a path;

If large or small be the limits it hath,

It matters not, or if made at night or day.


Paths are used by animals of many kinds:

Milk cows, horses, rabbits, and rats

Wild deer, sheep, and the proverbial ants;

Each path so different in what it finds.


Trails and paths are enjoyed and needed by man

Whither in foreign, or native wood or field.

Each to him a different scene may yield

And make going easier where they can.


Paths are made by treading and wear

In various places, be it valley or hill,

Or by a spring or along a rill;

And are used till they become bare.

                – eab, Oct. ’64

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Launch Out, into the Deep

The mercy of God is an ocean divine,
A boundless and fathomless flood.
Launch out in the deep, cut away the shore line,
And be lost in the fullness of God.


Launch out, into the deep.
Oh let the shore line go.
Launch out, launch out in the ocean divine,
Out where the full tides flow.

But many, alas! only stand on the shore,
And gaze on the ocean so wide.
They never have ventured its depths to explore,
Or to launch on the fathomless tide.

And others just venture away from the land,
And linger so near to the shore
That the surf and the slime that beat over the strand
Dash o’er them in floods evermore.

Oh, let us launch out on this ocean so broad,
Where floods of salvation o’erflow.
Oh, let us be lost in the mercy of God,
Till the depths of His fullness we know.

10/1/1883 is the date Albert Benjamin (A. B.) Simpson started Christian Missionary Alliance College, Missionary Training Institute (later Nyack College).

Bro. Simpson was born 12/15/1843, on PEI (Prince Ed­ward Is­land), Can­a­da.  He died 10/29/29/1919, in Ny­ack, New York.

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