"The Hidden Life"
To tell the Saviour all my wants,
How pleasing is the task!
Nor less to praise Him when He grants
Beyond what I can ask.
My laboring spirit vainly seeks
To tell but half the joy,
With how much tenderness He speaks,
And helps me to reply.
Nor were it wise, nor should I choose,
Such secrets to declare;
Like precious herbs their taste they lose,
Exposed to open air.
But this with boldness I proclaim,
Nor care if thousands hear,
Sweet is the ointment of His name,
Not life is half so dear.
And can you frown, my former friends,
Who knew what once I was,
And blame the song that thus commends
The Man who bore the cross?
Trust me, I draw the likeness true,
And not as fancy paints;
Such honor may He give to you,
For such have all His saints.
~ By William Cowper ~
Modified by CRM
A Little Note from Cobblestone Road Ministries:
If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above,
where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on
things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your
life is hid with Christ in God.
Praise the Lord that we are not what we once were! Our life is hid
with Christ in God! We can come boldly to the Throne of Grace
and find help in time of need. We can make our requests known.
We can enter into God's presence, as His dear children-- for our
lives are hidden in Christ Jesus and we stand before God justfied.
Oh thanks be to God for the forgiveness provided through the
blood of His precious Son. Thanks be to God-- that while we
were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Thanks be to God that
we can know the Lord in a personal way and that He knows
us. What beautiful communion between the Lord and His own.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the
peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts
and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things
are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever
things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any
praise, think on these things.
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Further Bible Study:
In Christ - The Fulness of God
In Christ - The Treasures Of Wisdom and Knowledge
Wrapped in God's Love
Learning To Lean On Jesus - Devotional
The Faithfulness of God - Devotional
Christ Is All in All
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