Posts Tagged ‘light’


To “make light

of spiritual light,

is to surge that-much-more-rapidly

into the dark.

– eab, 9/4/12

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H             lack of   H                  Home

E              lack of   E                 Enjoyment

L              lack of   L                 Light

L              lack of   L                 Love     

 – eab, 1991

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Let there be light,

Let there be light,

Let there be light.

To light the night of sin,

‘Round men,

Vile men in fright.


Let there be love,

Let there be love,

Let there be love.

A dove-like love to man,

God’s plan,

His plan above.


Let there be life,

Let there be life,

Let there be life.

A life not strife

Below to grow

Christ’s holy wife. 

                – eab, Nov. ’74  (a song) [1]

[1] Written at my first pastorate Maryville, TN (Jefferson Av)

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If you like light, walk in the light,



you will have heavenly light forever.



If you do not like light and walk in darkness,



you’ll have outer darkness forever.


– eab, 10/7/10

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Life and Light

Death is like darkness


          – it must flee when Life and Light approaches. – eab, 2/10/09

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Darkness cannot put out light. 


          Light always, ALWAYS puts out darkness. – eab 3/2003


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Heaven sent a covering for all the world last night.

Was it red?  Was it orange? (Imagine such a sight. K)

Was it yellow, green, blue?  What would these hues do?

Was it purple?  Was the covering indigo?  No.

Heaven’s cover had all those colors – it was “light.” – eab, 12/5/06


Penned while pastoring in Frontenac County, Ontario

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“Praise Him! Praise Him!”   (stanza 2)

Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessèd Redeemer!
For our sins He suffered, and bled, and died.
He our Rock, our hope of eternal salvation,
Hail Him! hail Him! Jesus the Crucified.
Sound His praises! Jesus who bore our sorrows,
Love unbounded, wonderful, deep and strong.

Francis Jane Crosby wrote thousands of hymns in her later life.  She is credited with 8000.  She did not write her first one until she was 45 years of age.  This means within 50 years she wrote 8000 hymns (an average of 160 a year or about three a week.  What a writer!   

Fanny was religious as a youth but was soundly converted to Jesus at a Methodist revival at age thirty.  She said of this day,  “The Lord planted a star in my life and no cloud has ever obscured the light.”

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