Archive for April 26th, 2013




4/25 William Cowper (“Coop’ er”) died 1800, East Dereham, Norfolk, England.  The English Literature world remembers him for THE TASK (1785).  The Church world remembers him for “God Moves in a Mysterious Way,” “O for a Closer Walk with God,” and “There Is a Fountain.”  Though he suffered from depression, he left a great spiritual literary legacy in the above.

Cowper’s father was chaplain to King George II.  Cowper trained for law but never had a practice.  He lived near Olney, co-wrote the Olney Hymns with John Newton (author of Amazing Grace) with whom he shared a backyard fence.

Enjoy these lesser known words from Cowper:

            Lord, I believe Thou hast prepared, unworthy though I be,
            For me a blood bought free reward, a golden harp for me!
            ’Tis strung and tuned for endless years, and formed by power divine,
            To sound in God the Father’s ears no other name but Thine.

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The devil, as an angel of light,


Has told them that wrong is “right,”


Convinced them that day is “night,”


Painted black as “white,”


“Explained” that loose is tight,


Persuaded it is right to fight,


Argued that weakness is “might,”


Said ugly is a beautiful sight,


Called true peace “a fright,”


Made them “love” sin’s blight,


Materialism made them “high as a kite,”


And re-named low as some great height.

 – eab, 4/18/09

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Christ is never wrong.




The Bible, properly understood,




is never wrong.



Theology can be sooooo wrong




and hinder our making heaven.


-eab,  2/12/11

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Translation Trouble – Joh 16.16

AV “A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again

a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.”


NIV  In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me _________________________.



NIV readers, Sadly, are not “allowed”

to see where Jesus went.  

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