At the Beautiful Gate and Other Songs of Faith

At the Beautiful Gate and Other Songs of Faith

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... THE LAMB THAT WAS SLAIN Joyful to follow Thee Through paths unknown! In Thee my strength renew; Give me Thy work to do! Through me Thy truth be shown, Thy love made known! Not for myself alone May my prayer be: --Lift Thou Thy world, O Christ, Closer to Thee! Cleanse it from guilt and wrong; Teach it salvation's song! Make it alive in Thee, --Perfect in Thee! Nearer to Thee, O Christ, Nearer to Thee! Till we in Thy dear face God's glory see! Heavenward our hopes ascend, Saviour and Lord and Friend! Oh, draw us all to Thee, Nearer to Thee! THE LAMB THAT WAS SLAIN. I Had a haunting thought at Easter-tide, Musing between the twilight and the dawn, Of our dear Lord and Friend, who, having died, Came to His chosen where they were withdrawn: THE LAMB THAT WAS SLAIN 57 Came, while they talked of His mysterious death, And doubted if He had arisen indeed; Breathed on them with His loving, living breath, Their Master, from the grave's enthrallment freed. "Reach hither, Thomas! see and touch my wounds! Behold! believe that it is I!" He said. Down unto us the wondrous word resounds;--The death-marks on Him, yet He was not dead. They were the sure proofs that He was alive: The doubter's finger traced His dreadful scars: Bears He not still those fatal tokens five Within the unseen heavens beyond the stars? The heart, the hands, the feet, have bled for us; More than our common curse of death He knew: Into His spotless nature glorious The eternal sorrow of our sins He drew. This is the wonder John in Patmos saw, --The vision of a Lamb that had been slain: Sacred to us forever is God's Law, Writ in the awful print-marks of His pain! Still is He touched with our infirmity; Yearning to win us from our shame and wrong, Still must His wounds throb, when we go...
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561279
  • 9781236561275