Christ, Whose Glory Fills The Skies

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Christ, Whose Glory Fills The Skies

Christ, whose glory fills the skies, Christ, the true, the only light, Sun of Righteousness, arise, triumph o'er the shades of night; Dayspring from on high, be near; Daystar, in my heart appear.

Dark and cheerless is the morn unaccompanied by thee; joyless is the day's return, till thy mercy's beams I see; till they inward light impart, cheer my eyes and warm my heart.

Visit then this soul of mine; pierce the gloom of sin and grief; fill me, Radiancy divine, scatter all my unbelief; more and more thyself display, shining to the perfect day.

Written by Charles Wesley, 1740.

 

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Hymn of the Week - Christ, Or Else I Die

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This hymn is from Red Mountain Church's "Gadsby Project" - I highly recommend it!  You can download it here.

Christ, Or Else I Die
Taken from the Gadsby Hymnal # 737
Words - William Hammond, 1719-1783 Music - Drew Holcomb, 2004

Gracious Lord, incline thy ear; 
My requests vouchsafe to hear; 
Hear my never-ceasing cry;  
Give me Christ, or else I die.

Wealth and honor I disdain, 
Earthly comforts, Lord are vain; 
These can never satisfy: 
Give me Christ, or else I die.

refrain:
All unholy and unclean,  
I am nothing else but sin; 
On thy mercy I rely;  
Give me Christ, or else I die.

Thou dost freely save the lost;
In thy grace alone I trust. 
With my earnest suit comply; 
Give me Christ, or else I die.

Thou dost promise to forgive 
All who in thy Son believe; 
Lord, I know thou canst not lie; 
Give me Christ, or else I die.

© 2005 Red Mountain Music 


Hymn of the Week: Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken

This hymn from Indelible Grace Music has been running around in my head the last few days.  You can download it from iTunes here.

Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken

1. Jesus, I my cross have taken,
All to leave and follow Thee.
Destitute, despised, forsaken,
Thou from hence my all shall be.
Perish every fond ambition,
All I’ve sought or hoped or known.
Yet how rich is my condition!
God and heaven are still my own.

2. Let the world despise and leave me,
They have left my Savior, too.
Human hearts and looks deceive me;
Thou art not, like them, untrue.
O while Thou dost smile upon me,
God of wisdom, love, and might,
Foes may hate and friends disown me,
Show Thy face and all is bright.

3. Man may trouble and distress me,
’Twill but drive me to Thy breast.
Life with trials hard may press me;
Heaven will bring me sweeter rest.
Oh, ’tis not in grief to harm me
While Thy love is left to me;
Oh, ’twere not in joy to charm me,
Were that joy unmixed with Thee.

4. Go, then, earthly fame and treasure,
Come disaster, scorn and pain
In Thy service, pain is pleasure,
With Thy favor, loss is gain
I have called Thee Abba Father,
I have stayed my heart on Thee
Storms may howl, and clouds may gather;
All must work for good to me.

5. Soul, then know thy full salvation
Rise o’er sin and fear and care
Joy to find in every station,
Something still to do or bear.
Think what Spirit dwells within thee,
Think what Father’s smiles are thine,
Think that Jesus died to win thee,
Child of heaven, canst thou repine.

6. Haste thee on from grace to glory,
Armed by faith, and winged by prayer.
Heaven’s eternal days before thee,
God’s own hand shall guide us there.
Soon shall close thy earthly mission,
Soon shall pass thy pilgrim days,
Hope shall change to glad fruition,
Faith to sight, and prayer to praise.

© 2001 Bill Moore Music.