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Creator He was at man’s beginning,

Creating the earth, the sea, the sky.

Sustainer He was at the earth’s flooding,

Protecting species: elephant and fly.

Redeemer He was at the “thorn-crowning,”

Though “It is finished” was His final cry.

Ruler He’ll be at His great next coming,

Forever ending the rule of the sly.

               – eab, 9/14/06

 

Written on the bank of the Middle Fork of the Chandalar River, AK, on a mooseless moose hunt with EAB II, III & Max Shelton.

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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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