Posts Tagged ‘the Savior’

I hear the Savior say,
“Thy strength indeed is small;
Child of weakness, watch and pray,
Find in Me thine all in all.”

Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.

2. For nothing good have I
Whereby Thy grace to claim,
I’ll wash my garments white
In the blood of Calv’ry’s Lamb.

3. And now complete in Him
My robe His righteousness,
Close sheltered ’neath His side,
I am divinely blest.

4. Lord, now indeed I find
Thy power and Thine alone,
Can change the leper’s spots
And melt the heart of stone.

5. When from my dying bed
My ransomed soul shall rise,
“Jesus died my soul to save,”
Shall rend the vaulted skies.

6. And when before the throne
I stand in Him complete,
I’ll lay my trophies down
All down at Jesus’ feet.

Elvina M (Rey­nolds) Hall died this date, 7/18/1889, Ocean Grove, New Jer­sey was a Methodist, hymn writer.  Her first husband was Ri­chard Hall also from Virginia.  After his demise she married Thom­as Mey­ers, a Meth­od­ist min­is­ter of the Bal­ti­more, Ma­ry­land Con­fer­ence.  She was born 6/4/1822 at Al­ex­an­dria, Vir­gin­ia.

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“Look, Ye Saints!  The Sight Is Glorious”

Look, ye saints! the sight is glorious:
See the Man of Sorrows now;
From the fight returned victorious,
Every knee to Him shall bow;
Crown Him, crown Him,
Crown Him, crown Him,
Crowns become the Victor’s brow,
Crowns become the Victor’s brow.

Crown the Savior! angels, crown Him;
Rich the trophies Jesus brings;
In the seat of power enthrone Him,
While the vault of heaven rings;
Crown Him, crown Him,
Crown Him, crown Him,
Crown the Savior King of kings,
Crown the Savior King of kings.


Sinners in derision scorned Him,
Mocking thus the Savior’s claim;
Saints and angels crowd around Him,
Own His title, praise His name;
Crown Him, crown Him,
Crown Him, crown Him,
Spread abroad the Victor’s fame,
Spread abroad the Victor’s fame.

Hark, those bursts of acclamation!
Hark, those loud triumphant chords!
Jesus takes the highest station;
O what joy the sight affords!
Crown Him, crown Him,
Crown Him, crown Him,
King of kings and Lord of lords!
King of kings and Lord of lords!


Thomas Kelly was born this date 7/13/1769 at Dublin (County Queens) Ireland. 

He was the son of an Irish judge, was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, looking to follow in his father’s profession.  He changed his mind, was ordained an Episcopal clergyman (1792).  His fervent, evangelical preaching brought him into disfavor with his archbishop, who prohibited him from further preaching.  Thus Kelly became a dissenter.  He is credited with 765 hymns.  Kelly passed away 5/14/1855.

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Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin;
Each victory will help you some other to win;
Fight manfully onward, dark passions subdue,
Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through.



Ask the Savior to help you,
Comfort, strengthen and keep you;
He is willing to aid you,
He will carry you through.



Shun evil companions, bad language disdain,
God’s Name hold in reverence, nor take it in vain;
Be thoughtful and earnest, kindhearted and true,
Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through.



To him that o’ercometh, God giveth a crown;
Through faith we shall conquer, though often cast down;
He Who is our Savior our strength will renew;
Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through


Horatio R Palmer was born this date (4/26/1834) at Sherburne, New York.  He was a Congregationalist clergyman.  He died 11/15/1907 at Yonkers, New York.

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When Israel out of bondage came,
A sea before them lay;
My Lord reached down His mighty hand,
And rolled the sea away.



Then forward still—’tis Jehovah’s will,
Though the billows dash and spray.
With a conq’ring tread we will push ahead;
He’ll roll the sea away.



Before me was a sea of sin,
So great I feared to pray;
My heart’s desire the Savior read,
And rolled the sea away.



When sorrows dark, like stormy waves,
Were dashing o’er my way,
Again the Lord in mercy came,
And rolled the sea away.



And when I reach the sea of death,
For needed grace I’ll pray;
I know the Lord will quickly come,
And roll the sea away.


Henry Jeffreys Zelley, PhD, died this date (3/16/1942) in Trenton, NJ,  He was an ordained Methodist minister, who wrote some 1500 poems or songs among which were “Heavenly Sunlight”and “He Brought Me Out.”

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“The Half Has Never Been Told”


I have read of a beautiful city,
Far away in the kingdom of God;
I have read how its walls are of jasper,
How its streets are all golden and broad;
In the midst of the street is life’s river,
Clear as crystal and pure to behold;
But not half of that city’s bright glory
To mortals has ever been told.


Not half has ever been told;
Not half has ever been told;
Not half of that city’s bright glory
To mortals has ever been told.


I have read of bright mansions in Heaven,
Which the Savior has gone to prepare;
And the saints who on earth have been faithful,
Rest forever with Christ over there;
There no sin ever enters, nor sorrow,
The inhabitants never grow old;
But not half of the wonderful story
To mortals has ever been told.


I have read of white robes for the righteous,
Of bright crowns which the glorified wear,
When our Father shall bid them, “Come, enter,
And My glory eternally share”;
How the righteous are evermore blessed
As they walk through the streets of pure gold;
But not half of the wonderful story
To mortals has ever been told.


I have read of a Christ so forgiving,
That vile sinners may ask and receive
Peace and pardon for every transgression,
If when asking they only believe.
I have read how He’ll guide and protect us,
If for safety we enter His fold;
But not half of His goodness and mercy
To mortals has ever been told.


Jonathan Burtch Atchinson was born this date (2/17/1840) in Wilson, NY.  Atchinson, a Methodist minister also wrote “Let Him In” “There’s a Stranger at the door” “Behold the Stone Is Rolled Away” “Fully Persuaded” “Lord, I Believe” “In the Shadow of His Wings” “Not Half Has Ever Been Told” “O Crown of Rejoicing That’s Waiting for Me”

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