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Out of my bondage, sorrow, and night,
Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
Into Thy freedom, gladness, and light,
Jesus, I come to Thee;
Out of my sickness, into Thy health,
Out of my want and into Thy wealth,
Out of my sin and into Thyself,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

Out of my shameful failure and loss,
Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
Into the glorious gain of Thy cross,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of earth’s sorrows into Thy balm,
Out of life’s storms and into Thy calm,
Out of distress to jubilant psalm,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

Out of unrest and arrogant pride,
Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
Into Thy blessèd will to abide,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of myself to dwell in Thy love,
Out of despair into raptures above,
Upward for aye on wings like a dove,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

Out of the fear and dread of the tomb,
Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come;
Into the joy and light of Thy throne,
Jesus, I come to Thee.
Out of the depths of ruin untold,
Into the peace of Thy sheltering fold,
Ever Thy glorious face to behold,
Jesus, I come to Thee.

William True Sleeper died this date, 9/24/1904, at Wellesley, Mass­a­chu­setts. After attending Phillips-Exeter Academy, University of Vermont, and Andover Theological Seminary Sleeper became a Congregationalist minister.  He wrote “Jesus I Come” in 1887.  William was born 2/9/1819 at Danbury, New Hampshire.

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Does…unanswered prayer shake my faith in God’s willingness and power to answer prayer?  No, no!  My own child might just as reasonably decide to never again come to me with a request because I have, in my superior wisdom, denied a petition.

  – Rosalind Goforth, How I Know God Answers Prayer (Philadelphia: Sunday School Times Co.,1921), 40.

 

We found that these people – the whole village – were Mohammedans, and had taken no part in the attack.

                – Rosalind Goforth, How I Know God Answers Prayer (Philadelphia: Sunday School Times Co.,1921), 56.

 

I came to seek very definitely for the fullness of the Holy Spirit…I learned then what “paying the price” meant.

                – Rosalind Goforth, How I Know God Answers Prayer (Philadelphia: Sunday School Times Co.,1921), 134.

 

I quietly but definitely accepted Christ as my Saviour from the power of sin as I had so long before accepted him as my Saviour fom the penalty of sin.

                – Rosalind Goforth, How I Know God Answers Prayer (Philadelphia: Sunday School Times Co.,1921), 136.

 

Florence Rosalind Bellsmith Goforth was born this date (5/6/1864) at  Kensington Gardens, London.  When she was three she moved with her parents to Canada. She was converted to Christ at twelve.  On Oct. 27, 1887 she became Mrs. Jonathan Goforth.  The two served China for many years.

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“Take Up Thy Cross”

 

I walked one day along a country road,
And there a stranger journeyed, too,
Bent low beneath the burden of His load:
It was a cross, a cross I knew.

Refrain

“Take up thy cross and follow Me.”
I hear the blessèd Savior call;
How can I make a lesser sacrifice,
When Jesus gave His all?

Alfred Henry Ackley was born this date (1/21/1887) in Spring Hill, PA.  He was a cello player, attended schools in NY and London, and worked with Billy Sunday.  He wrote hundreds of songs/poems among which is the well-known, “He Lives.” 

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“The principal damning sin is to make anything besides God our end or rest.”

– Richard Baxter, Saints Everlasting Rest, (London:Griffith, Farran, Okeden, Welsh, 1887), 8.

 

“…Sitting still will lose you heaven, as well as running from it.”

– Richard Baxter, Saints Everlasting Rest, (London:Griffith, Farran, Okeden, Welsh, 1887), 10.

 

“The more perfect the sight is, the more delightful the beautiful object.

The more perfect the appetite, the sweeter the food.

The more musical the ear, the more pleasant the melody.

The more perfect the soul, the more joyous those joys, and the more gloroius to us is that glory.”

– Richard Baxter, Saints Everlasting Rest, (London:Griffith, Farran, Okeden, Welsh, 1887), 15.

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