Sunday, April 24, 2005

o lover to the uttermost

May I read the meltings of thy heart to me
in the manger of thy birth
in the garden of thy agony,
in the cross of thy suffering,
in the tomb of they resurrection,
in the heaven of thy intercession.

Bold in this thought I defy my adversary,
tread down his temptations,
resist his schemings,
renounce the world,
am valiant for truth.

Deepen in me a sense of my holy relationshp to thee,
as spiritual bridegroom,
as jehovah's fellow,
as sinners' friend.

I think of thy glory and my vileness,
thy majesty and my meanness,
thy beauty and my deformity,
thy purity and my filth,
thy righteousness and my iniquity.

Thou has loved me everlastingly, unchangeably,
may I love thee as I am loved.

Thou hast given thyself for me,
may I give myself to thee;

Thou has died for me,
may I live to thee,
in every moment of my time
in every movement of my mind,
in every pulse of my heart.

May I never dally with the world and its allurements,
but walk by thy side,
listen to thy voice,
be clothed with thy graces.
and adorned with thy righteousness.

Christ Is All from The Valley of Vision
from The Banner of Truth Trust


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