Monday, April 24, 2006

It is Well with My Soul

Hymn lyrics by Horatio G. Spafford,
Music by Philip P. Bliss
Verse 1
  • When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
  • When sorrows like sea billows roll;
  • Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
  • It is well, it is well, with my soul.
  • It is well (it is well)
  • With my soul (with my soul),
  • It is well, it is well with my soul.
Verse 2
  • Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
  • Let this blest assurance control,
  • That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,
  • And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
Verse 3
  • My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
  • My sin, not in part but the whole,
  • Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
  • Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
Verse 4
  • For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
  • If Jordan above me shall roll,
  • No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
  • Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.
Verse 5
  • But, Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
  • The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
  • Oh trump of the angel! Oh voice of the Lord!
  • Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul!
Verse 6
  • And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
  • The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
  • The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
  • “Even so!” It is well with my soul.

Monday, April 03, 2006

All Your Anxiety

Hymn lyrics and music by Edward H. Joy
Verse 1
  • Is there a heart o’erbound by1 sorrow?
  • Is there a life weighed down by care?
  • Come to the cross, each burden bearing;
  • All your anxiety—leave it there.
  • All your anxiety, all your care,
  • Bring to the mercy seat, leave it there,
  • Never a burden He cannot bear,
  • Never a friend like Jesus!
Verse 2
  • No other friend so swift2 to help you,
  • No other friend so quick to hear,
  • No other place to leave your burden,
  • No other one to hear your prayer.
Verse 3
  • Come then at once; delay no longer!
  • Heed His entreaty kind and sweet,
  • You need not fear a disappointment;
  • You shall find peace at the mercy seat.
1Some hymnals read “bent o’er with”
2Many hymnals read “keen”

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

A New Name in Glory

Hymn lyrics and music by C. Austin Miles
Verse 1
  • I was once a sinner, but I came
  • Pardon to receive from my Lord:
  • This was freely given, and I found
  • That He always kept His word.
  • There’s a new name written down in glory,
  • And it’s mine, O yes, it’s mine!
  • And the white robed angels sing the story,
  • “A sinner has come home.”
  • For there’s a new name written down in glory,
  • And it’s mine, O yes, it’s mine!
  • With my sins forgiven I am bound for Heaven,
  • Never more to roam.
Verse 2
  • I was humbly kneeling at the cross,
  • Fearing naught by God’s angry frown;
  • When the heavens opened and I saw
  • That my name was written down.
Verse 3
  • In the Book ’tis written, “Saved by Grace,”
  • O the joy that came to my soul!
  • Now I am forgiven, and I know
  • By the blood I am made whole.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Abide With Me

Hymn lyrics by Henry F. Lyte,
Music by William H. Monk
Verse 1
  • Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
  • The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
  • When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
  • Help of the helpless, O abide with me.
Verse 2
  • Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
  • Earth’s joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
  • Change and decay in all around I see;
  • O Thou who changest not, abide with me.
Verse 3
  • Not a brief glance I beg, a passing word;
  • But as Thou dwell’st with Thy disciples, Lord,
  • Familiar, condescending, patient, free.
  • Come not to sojourn, but abide with me.
Verse 4
  • Come not in terrors, as the King of kings,
  • But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings,
  • Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea—
  • Come, Friend of sinners, and thus bide with me.
Verse 5
  • Thou on my head in early youth didst smile;
  • And, though rebellious and perverse meanwhile,
  • Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee,
  • On to the close, O Lord, abide with me.
Verse 6
  • I need Thy presence every passing hour.
  • What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?
  • Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
  • Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.
Verse 7
  • I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
  • Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
  • Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
  • I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.
Verse 8
  • Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
  • Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
  • Heav’n’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
  • In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Now I Belong to Jesus

Hymn lyrics and music by Norman J. Clayton
Copyright Status Uncertain
Verse 1
  • Jesus my Lord will love me forever,
  • From Him no pow’r of evil can sever;
  • He gave His life to ransom my soul—
  • Now I belong to Him!
  • Now I belong to Jesus,
  • Jesus belongs to me—
  • Not for the years of time alone,
  • But for eternity.
Verse 2
  • Once I was lost in sin’s degradation,
  • Jesus came down to bring me salvation,
  • Lifted me up from sorrow and shame—
  • Now I belong to Him!
Verse 3
  • Joy floods my soul, for Jesus has saved me,
  • Freed me from sin that long had enslaved me;
  • His precious blood He gave to redeem—
  • Now I belong to Him!