Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso and Others

Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso and Others

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...who knows the pathway To that refuge sweet, Where is covert from the tempest, Shadow from the heat. Speech of Heaven, from wise men hidden, Unto children taught; Few the words of that great lesson, Only "I am not." Heart of man, another language Is thy native speech, Spoken by a thousand races, All alike in each. "I am, --" rich, or wise, or holy--"Thus, and thus am I;" For " I am," men live and labour, For " I am," they die. For " I am," men dare and suffer, Count all loss as gain, Toil and weariness and bondage, Sin and grief and pain. In the blessed Gospel read we How a rich man bade Christ the Lord and His disciples To a feast he made. Well it was to feed the prophet; Thus the rich man thought, But amidst his wealth and bounty Lacked he "I am not." Then there came a sinful woman, Eyes with weeping dim--"I am not," her heart was saying--She had looked on Him. He beheld her broken-hearted, Ruined and undone, Yet enthroned above the angels Brighter than the Sun. All the while in dust before Him Did her heart adore, "I am not," that song of gladness--"Thou art, evermore." For His heart to hers had spoken, To His wandering lamb; In the speech of Love Eternal, He had said " I AM." Now she thirsts no more for ever, All she would is given; None on earth hath she beside Him, None beside in Heaven. Oh how fair that heavenly portion, That eternal lot; Christ, and Christ alone, for ever--Ever "I am not" H. Suso. THE MASTERS HAND Phil. L 21. "To me to live is Christ," and yet the days Are days of toiling men; We rise at morn, and tread the beaten ways, And lay us down again. How is it that this base, unsightly life Can yet be...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576152
  • 9781236576156