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My Father is rich in houses and lands,
He holdeth the wealth of the world in His hands!
Of rubies and diamonds, of silver and gold,
His coffers are full, He has riches untold.

 

Refrain

I’m a child of the King,
A child of the King:
With Jesus my Savior,
I’m a child of the King.

 

My Father’s own Son, the Savior of men,
Once wandered on earth as the poorest of them;
But now He is pleading our pardon on high,
That we may be His when He comes by and by.

 

I once was an outcast stranger on earth,
A sinner by choice, an alien by birth,
But I’ve been adopted, my name’s written down,
An heir to a mansion, a robe and a crown.

 

A tent or a cottage, why should I care?
They’re building a palace for me over there;
Though exiled from home, yet still may I sing:
All glory to God, I’m a child of the King.

 

Harriet Eugenia Peck Buell died this date (2/6/1910) in WDC.  She was a NY girl and though living in WDC she had a summer home at Thousand Islands, NY.

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Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our church.

                Dietrich Bonhoeffer,  Cost of Discipleship,  (NY: Macmillan, 1963), 45.

 

Discipleship without Jesus Christ is a way of our own choosing.  It may be the ideal way.  It may even lead to martyrdom but it is devoid of all promise.  Jesus will certainly reject it.

            Dietrich Bonhoeffer,  Cost of Discipleship,  (NY: Macmillan, 1963), 64.

 

Only he who believes is obedient and only he who is obedient believes.

                Dietrich Bonhoeffer,  Cost of Discipleship,  (NY: Macmillan, 1963), 69.

Dietrich  Bonhoeffer was born this date (2/4/1906) in Breslau, Poland.  He was a Lutheran minister who readily saw through the wrongness of the churches backing Hitler.  Bonhoeffer was hung for allegedly plotting to “take out” Hitler.  His Cost of Discipleship is very good reading. 

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Mr Wesley I reverence as the greatest minister I know but would not follow Him one step farther than he follows Christ.

                John Fletcher, Checks to Antinomianism, NY: Carlton and Porter n.d.), 71.

 

Faith is the hidden root hope the rising stalk and love together with good works the nourishing corn… Christ takes neither faith nor hope into heaven the former being gloriously absorbed in sight and the latter in enjoyment.

                John Fletcher, Checks to Antinomianism, NY: Carlton and Porter n.d.), 75.

 

…The word Belial in the original signifies “without yoke.”

                John Fletcher, Checks to Antinomianism, NY: Carlton and Porter n.d.), 81.

 

…Predestinarians…Augustine their father.

                John Fletcher, Checks to Antinomianism, NY: Carlton and Porter n.d.), 153.

 

…part of St. Paul’s triumphant song just before he received the crown of martyrdom was “I have kept the faith!”  What wonder was it that he should have kept what even the incestuous Corinthian could never lose!

                John Fletcher, Checks to Antinomianism, NY: Carlton and Porter n.d.), 256.

 

…believing is as much a work of the heart, as walking to church is a work of the feet.

                John Fletcher, Checks to Antinomianism, NY: Carlton and Porter n.d.), 297.

John William Fletcher was converted to Christ this date (1/23/1755) under the influence of a Methodist minister.

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“The Mercy of God Is an Ocean Divine”   (stanza 1 and refrain)

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.

A B Simpson was born 12/15/1843 on Prince Edward Island in Canada.  It was my privilege to see the spot where his family home was.  His dad had a mill and would cut lumber, place it on a small boat and float it down the narrow creek that boarded their land to a ship building yard.  Simpson was a lad who grew up with the sea – this song reflects this boyhood scenes.  He died 10/29/1919 in Nyack, NY. 

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What God begets is God…What God creates is not God.

            – C. S. Lewis, Beyond Personality (NY: Macmillan, 1945), 5.

 

…God has no history.  He is too completely and utterly real to have one.        

            – C. S. Lewis, Beyond Personality (NY: Macmillan, 1945), 17.

 

When He said, “Be perfect,” He meant it…It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg.  We are like eggs at present.  And you cannot go in indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg.  We must be hatched or go bad.

             – C. S. Lewis, Beyond Personality (NY: Macmillan, 1945), 42.

 

It cost God nothing, as far as we know, to create nice things: but to convert rebellious wills cost Him the crucifixion.

            – C. S. Lewis, Beyond Personality (NY: Macmillan, 1945), 55.

 

Clive Staples Lewis died this date. He had taught at Oxford (1924-1954) and Cambridge (1954-1963) universities. In his early thirties, Lewis was converted to Jesus Christ. He is best known for his children’s classic The Chronicles of Narnia (1950-1956), and for Screwtape Letters, Miracles,and Mere Christianity.  Lewis was born 11/29/1898, Belfast, Ireland.

 

 

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“Faith Is the Victory”   (stanza 1) 

 

Encamped along the hills of light,
Ye Christian soldiers, rise.
And press the battle ere the night
Shall veil the glowing skies.
Against the foe in vales below
Let all our strength be hurled.
Faith is the victory, we know,
That overcomes the world.

 

John Henry Yates was born this date in Batavia, NY.  Yates was a shoe salesman and later a hardware store manager.  Eventually he became a Baptist minister who was influenced by Ira D. Sankey.  Yates also penned “The Harbor Bell” “The Model Church” and “The Old Book Stands.”

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3rd Stanza of “Under His Wings”

 

Under His wings, oh, what precious enjoyment!
There will I hide till life’s trials are o’er;
Sheltered, protected, no evil can harm me,
Resting in Jesus, I’m safe evermore.

 

William Orcut Cushing died this date 1902, in NY.  He also wrote “Ring the Bells of Heaven,” “Follow On,” and “Hiding in Thee.” 

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