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When Once a Little Boy

A king
A fighter
A singer
A writer

From little boy
To David: King
He played guitar
To dance, to sing

Anointed king
While still a lad
He then served Saul
His heart made glad

Saul knew his plight
He’d lose the crown
The next in line
He would hunt down

By God’s grace
David was spared
As Saul drew close
God was near

David knew God
His hope secure
Saul grew corrupt
The crown seen clear

Soon a new king
On Israels throne
That little boy
Of sling and stone

A king
A fighter
A singer
A writer

what do you know?

It’s said they know the God of truth

Yet they reject all earthly proof

All men do know our God at base

But more in wrath than in His grace

 

In sin they thus disown His name

This to their eternal shame

For all the truth is plain to see

Unless the mind’s at enmity.

 

Natural man cannot receive

What those born again believe

To him they are but foolishness

Suppressing them in foolishness.

 

“You must be born again”, He said

Or is it that you’ve never read:

“New eyes you see, ears you hear.”

Knowing truly begins with fear

~what do you know?~

 

Self control

Self-control that comes by grace

As chocolate bars are what I face

To indulge would be a waste

I hear a Voice saying “taste”

 

“Taste and see that I am good

Better than all earthly food”

I don’t resist because I will

Else I would be indulgent still

Titus 2:11-14

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself ta people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

He has brought us this far by His grace

He has brought us this far by His grace
He has led us by fire and by cloud
He will bring us to Zion to look on His face
O blessed, O blessed be God

Blessed be God, Blessed be God
Blessed, O blessed be God

He has sheltered us under His wings
And He planned every path that we’ve trod
To bring us to Zion, His praises to sing
O blessed, O blessed be God

http://www.singaporebaptistchurch.sg/worship/english/He%20Has%20Brought%20Us%20This%20Far.htm

Grace that is greater than all our sin

Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,
Grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt!
Yonder on Calvary’s mount outpoured,
There where the blood of the Lamb was spilled.

Refrain

Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin.

Sin and despair, like the sea waves cold,
Threaten the soul with infinite loss;
Grace that is greater, yes, grace untold,
Points to the refuge, the mighty cross.

Refrain

Dark is the stain that we cannot hide.
What can avail to wash it away?
Look! There is flowing a crimson tide,
Brighter than snow you may be today.

Refrain

Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace,
Freely bestowed on all who believe!
You that are longing to see His face,
Will you this moment His grace receive?

Refrain

http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/g/g/ggreater.htm

O sacred Head, now wounded

O sacred Head, now wounded, with grief and shame weighed down,
Now scornfully surrounded with thorns, Thine only crown;
O sacred Head, what glory, what bliss till now was Thine!
Yet, though despised and gory, I joy to call Thee mine.

What Thou, my Lord, hast suffered, was all for sinners’ gain;
Mine, mine was the transgression, but Thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior! ’Tis I deserve Thy place;
Look on me with Thy favor, vouchsafe to me Thy grace.

Men mock and taunt and jeer Thee, Thou noble countenance,
Though mighty worlds shall fear Thee and flee before Thy glance.
How art thou pale with anguish, with sore abuse and scorn!
How doth Thy visage languish that once was bright as morn!

Now from Thy cheeks has vanished their color once so fair;
From Thy red lips is banished the splendor that was there.
Grim death, with cruel rigor, hath robbed Thee of Thy life;
Thus Thou hast lost Thy vigor, Thy strength in this sad strife.

My burden in Thy Passion, Lord, Thou hast borne for me,
For it was my transgression which brought this woe on Thee.
I cast me down before Thee, wrath were my rightful lot;
Have mercy, I implore Thee; Redeemer, spurn me not!

What language shall I borrow to thank Thee, dearest friend,
For this Thy dying sorrow, Thy pity without end?
O make me Thine forever, and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never outlive my love to Thee.

My Shepherd, now receive me; my Guardian, own me Thine.
Great blessings Thou didst give me, O source of gifts divine.
Thy lips have often fed me with words of truth and love;
Thy Spirit oft hath led me to heavenly joys above.

Here I will stand beside Thee, from Thee I will not part;
O Savior, do not chide me! When breaks Thy loving heart,
When soul and body languish in death’s cold, cruel grasp,
Then, in Thy deepest anguish, Thee in mine arms I’ll clasp.

The joy can never be spoken, above all joys beside,
When in Thy body broken I thus with safety hide.
O Lord of Life, desiring Thy glory now to see,
Beside Thy cross expiring, I’d breathe my soul to Thee.

My Savior, be Thou near me when death is at my door;
Then let Thy presence cheer me, forsake me nevermore!
When soul and body languish, oh, leave me not alone,
But take away mine anguish by virtue of Thine own!

Be Thou my consolation, my shield when I must die;
Remind me of Thy passion when my last hour draws nigh.
Mine eyes shall then behold Thee, upon Thy cross shall dwell,
My heart by faith enfolds Thee. Who dieth thus dies well.

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/o/s/osacredh.htm

Alas! and did my Savior bleed?

Alas! and did my Savior bleed?
And did my Sov’reign die,
Would He devote that sacred head
For such a worm as I?

Was it for sins that I had done
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity! grace unknown!
And love beyond degree!

Well might the sun in darkness hide,
And shut his glories in,
When the incarnate Maker died
For man, His creature’s sin.

Thus might I hide my blushing face
While His dear cross appears
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And melt mine eyes to tears.

But drops of grief can ne’er repay
The debt of love I owe;
Here Lord, I give myself away:
’Tis all that I can do.

 

https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/104?

a reflection on today

a reflection on today

 

 

 

Thirty years since I was born
A Sunday evenings child
Cord to her was cut not torn
Looked overcooked and wild

Eight days over due
Born of a healthy weight
Skin was of a rich red hue
Both because I was late

Born I was on Sunday night
At a hospital down south
Cleaned of red and dressed in white
Feed then via mouth

How long I stayed I do not know
Not weeks but rather days
Breathing, feeding, good to go
No reason for us to stay

I don’t recall what home was like
With mum and dad
Sister, Caren; Brother, Mike
Were they happy or sad?

Another mouth was I to feed
While dad drank his wages
Our mother worked out of need
This went on for ages

A known burden I was to them
Told this from early on
Rather than a crown set gem
They wanted me gone

“When will you go…” she often said
To boy as young as ten
His silence echoed in my head
As loud today as then

This day each year is sad for me
Though now I have new life
Time and change are no remedy
Nor my own son and wife

This the thorn that’s in my side
That asserts itself today
From this pain I try to hide
While wishing it away

~ a reflection on today ~