Precious Jesus

"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan

Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Living Word of God

Thomas Cranmer painted by Gerlach Flicke, c. 1545. Oil on panel

Thank God for an open Bible, 
Thank God for the men so true -
 Wycliffe, Tyndale and Cranmer,
 And a host of others too; 

Some of them poor and humble. 
Yet each one bearing a part 
In that grand Reformation 
Which reached old England's heart; 

Driving away her darkness, 
Opening her eyes to see 
The errors that had bound her, 
And the way to liberty

Thank God for an open Bible! 
Shall we not firmly hold 
The precious truths they stood for, 
Those martyr-saints of old? 

Though dead they yet are speaking,
 My friends, to you and me - 
"We died to disperse the darkness, 
We died to make men free. 

Hold fast the truths we bought you,
 Through flood and flame and sword;
 Use well your open Bible, 

Author Unknown


Darrel said...

And who would "make the cut" today? I know of no one. 1John 2:19.

lyn said...

sad but true