Salvation is of the Lord ( Jon.2:9 )

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  1. Rippon

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    Tis not that I did choose thee ,
    For , Lord , that could not be ;
    This heart would still refuse thee ,
    Hadst thou not chosen me .
    Thou from the sin that stained me
    Hast cleansed and set me free ;
    Of old thou hast ordained me ,
    That I should live to thee .

    Twas sov'reign mercy called me
    And taught my op'ning mind ;
    The world had else enthralled me ,
    To heav'nly glories blind .
    My heart owns none before thee ,
    For thy rich grace I thirst ;
    This knowing , if I love thee ,
    Thou must have loved me first .

    Josiah Conder , 1836
     
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    I sought the Lord , and afterward I knew
    He moved my soul to seek him , seeking me .
    It was not I that found , O Saviour true ,
    No, I was found of thee .

    Thou didst reach forth thy hand and mine enfold :
    I walked and sank not on the storm-vexed sea , -
    Twas not so much that I on thee took hold ,
    As thou , dear Lord , on me .

    I find , I walk , I love , but , on the whole
    Of love is but my answer , Lord , to thee ;
    For thou wert long beforehand with my soul ,
    Always thou lovedst me .
     
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    Wonderful poetry and reflective of the great eternal love God has for His own. This is a favorite from Chas. Wesley, 1742

    Arise, my soul, arise; shake off thy guilty fears;
    The bleeding sacrifice in my behalf appears:
    Before the throne my surety stands,
    Before the throne my surety stands,
    My name is written on His hands.

    He ever lives above, for me to intercede;
    His all redeeming love, His precious blood, to plead:
    His blood atoned for me,
    His blood atoned for me,
    And ransomed now His throne I see.

    Five bleeding wounds He bears; received on Calvary;
    They pour effectual prayers; they strongly plead for me:
    “Forgive him, O forgive,” they cry,
    “Forgive him, O forgive,” they cry,
    “Nor let that ransomed sinner die!”

    The Father hears Him pray, His dear anointed One;
    He cannot turn away, the presence of His Son;
    His Spirit answers to the blood,
    His Spirit answers to the blood,
    And tells me I am born of God.

    My God is reconciled; His pardoning voice I hear;
    He owns me for His child; I can no longer fear:
    With confidence I now draw nigh,
    With confidence I now draw nigh,
    And “Father, Abba, Father,” cry.
     
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    Anonymous, from "The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions":

    I am a shell full of dust, but animated with an invisible rational soul
    and made anew by an unseen power of grace;

    Yet I am no rare object of valuable price, but one that has nothing and is nothing,
    although chosen of thee from eternity, given to Christ, and born again;

    I am deeply convinced of the evil and misery of a sinful state, of the vanity of creatures,
    but also of the sufficiency of Christ.

    When thou wouldst guide me I control myself.
    When thou wouldst be sovereign I rule myself.
    When thou wouldst take care of me I suffice myself.
    When I should depend on thy providings I supply myself,
    When I should submit to thy providence I follow my will,
    When I should study, love, honor, trust thee, I serve myself,
    Instead of thee I look to man's approbation, and am by nature an idolater.

    Lord, it is my chief design to bring my heart back to thee.

    Convince me that I cannot be my own god, or make myself happy,
    nor my own Christ to restore my joy, nor my own spirit to teach, guide and rule me.

    Help me to see that grace does this by providential affliction,
    for when my credit is god thou dost cast me lower,
    when riches are my idol thou dost wing them away,
    when pleasure is my all thou does turn it to bitterness.

    Take away my roving eye, curious ear, greedy appetite, lustful heart;

    Show me that none of these things can heal a wounded conscience,
    or support a tottering frame,
    or uphold a departing spirit.

    Then take me to the cross and leave me there.
     
  5. Rippon

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    This selection is from the 3rd and 4th stanzas of Isaac Watt's wonderful hymn : " How Sweet And Awful "

    Why was I made to hear his voice ,
    And enter while there's room ,
    While thousands make a wretched choice ,
    And rather starve than come ?

    Twas the same love that spread the feast ,
    Which sweetly forced me in ,
    Else I had still refused to taste ,
    And perished in my sin .
     
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    From the second stanza of the hymn 'The Bride of Christ', written by JF Parker (yeah, yeah, whohe, dunno either, maybe someone does ?):

    She was his bride, before she knew
    She had a husband dear;
    And when for her, his choice was made,
    It caused her to draw near.

    Chorus:

    The turtledove is singing now;
    The winter's past and gone;
    Rise up, my fair one, come away;
    I'll take you home to stay.

    [ March 10, 2006, 06:57 AM: Message edited by: pinoybaptist ]
     
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    Then, from George Robinson 1838-1877:

    Loved with everlasting love, Led by grace that love to know;
    Spirit breathing from above, Thou hast taught me it is so;
    O, this full and pefect peace, From his presence all divine;
    In a love which cannot cease, I am his, and he is mine.

    Heav'n above a softer blue, Earth around is sweeter green;
    Someting lives in every hue, Christless eyes have never seen;
    Birds in song his glories show, Flow'rs with deeper beauties shine, since I know as now I know,
    I am his and he is mine.

    His forever, only His, who the Lord and me shall part,
    Ah, with what a rest of bliss, Christ can fill the loving heart;
    Heav'n and earth may fade and flee, First born light in gloom decline,
    But while God and I shall be,
    I am his, and he is mine.
     
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    This is from S.J. Stone's famous " The Church's One Foundation " . I'll quote stanza one and two .

    The Church's one foundation Is Jesus Christ , her Lord . She is His new creation By water and the word . From heav'n He came and sought her To be His holy bride ; With His own blood He bought her , And for her life He died .

    Elect from ev-'ry nation , Yet one o'er all the earth ; Her charter of salvation One Lord , one faith , one birth ; One holy name she blesses ; Partakes one holy food ; And to one hope she presses , With ev-'ry grace endued .
     
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    Dr Bob, oops on my last post, my comments and question appears in the middle of the quote - it's repeated here:

    "Dr. Bob, I've often wondered to what degree Charles shared his brother's theology. His hymns are so God-glorifying. Many of them seem to be outright Calvinistic. I do know that Charles remained faithful to the Anglican church, which was, at least in creed, Calvinist. Do you have any insight on that? "
     

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