ASSURANCES

DISCERNMENT

 “1    The Holy Ghost in Scripture saith
Expressly, in one part,
Speaking by Peter’s mouth, “By faith
God purifies the heart.”

2    Now, what in holy writ he says,
In part or through the whole,
The self-same truths, by various ways,
He teaches in the soul.

3    Experience likewise tells us this;
Before the Saviour’s blood
Has washed us clean, and made our peace,
We can do nothing good.

4    [But here, my friends, the danger lies;
Errors of different kind
Will still creep in, which devils devise
To cheat the human mind.

5    “I want no work within,” says one;
“’Tis all in Christ the Head;”
Thus, careless, he goes blindly on,
And trusts a faith that’s dead.

6    “’Tis dangerous,” another cries,
“To trust to faith alone;
Christ’s righteousness will not suffice
Except I add my own.”

7    Thus he, that he may something do,
To shun the impending curse,
Upon the old will patch the new,
And make the rent still worse.

8    Others affirm, “The Spirit of God
To true believers given,
Makes all their thoughts and acts so good,
They’re always fit for heaven.”

9    The babe of Christ, at hearing this,
Is filled with anxious fear;
Conscience condemns, corruptions rise,
And drive him near despair.

10    These trials weaklings suffer here;
Censure and scorn without;
And from within, what’s worse to bear,
Despondency and doubt.

11    But, gracious Lord, who once didst feel
What weakness is and fears,
Who gott’st thy victory over hell
With groans, and cries, and tears;

12    Do thou direct our feeble hearts
To trust thee for the whole;
The work of grace in all its parts
Accomplish in the soul.

13    Thy Holy Spirit into us breathe;
A perfect Saviour prove;
Lord, give us faith, and let that faith
Work all thy will by love.]” J. Hart (ref#224).

 

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ADORATION

GOD IS MY SALVATION

Chord Progression: (C  Am  D/F#  G) (G/F   C/E   G7/B   C)

 

screen-shot-2017-02-03-at-3-00-00-pmOf old You laid the foundation of the earth,

and the heavens are the work of Your hands.

They will perish, but You will endure;

they will grow old, but Your years will have no end (Ps 102:25-27).

 

Before the mountains were brought forth,

or ever You had formed the earth,

even from everlasting to everlasting,

You are God (Ps 90:2).

 

You are the Rock, Your work is perfect;

for all Your ways are just,

a God of truth, without iniquity—

righteous and upright are You (Deut 32:4).

 

Behold, You are my salvation,

I will trust and not be afraid;

yes, the LORD, is my strength and song;

You also have become my salvation (Isa 12:2).

ADORATION

“I rejoice to think that all things are at Thy disposal, and I love to leave them there. Then prayer turns wholly into praise, and all I can do is to adore and love thee” The Valley of Vision (ref#76, p49).

SALVATION

Screen Shot 2015-09-23 at 12.12.38 PMYou, GREAT FATHER, have given me faith

to know of Your existence (Heb 11:6).

You have formed me from the dust

and breathed living life into me (Gen 2:7).

 

Your standards are most glorious

but I fall short of them (Rom 3:23).

Therefore, You destine me to die;

And I face Your certain wrath (Heb 9:27).

 

But, by Your free gift of grace

I am delivered from Your judgment.

You make me a partaker of CHRIST’s salvation

through my faith and not through my striving (Eph 2:8).

 

You make my death temporal

not letting me continue under its power.

You give me a resurrection

to life eternal (John 11:26).

 

CHRIST is the way, the truth, and the life.

I come to You, GOD, through CHRIST (John 14:6).

He bore my sins so I might die to them.

Through CHRIST I can live rightly (1 Pet 2:24).

 

Through CHRIST, through CHIRST,

I turn to praise.

I adore and love Thee—

through CHRIST, through CHRIST.