Hump Day Hymns: Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me

Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee; Let the water and the blood, From Thy wounded side which flowed, Be of sin the double cure, Save me from wrath and make me pure. Not the labors of my hands Can fulfill Thy law’s demands; Could my zeal no respite know,Continue reading “Hump Day Hymns: Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me”

Hump Day Hymns: Dear Refuge of My Weary Soul

Note: One of the wonderful things about enduring hymns is their ability to speak strongly and deeply about the journey of faith. The more I share hymns on Wednesdays, the more I come to the realization that, many times, my words simply distract from the impact of these hymns. Today I present simply a hymnContinue reading “Hump Day Hymns: Dear Refuge of My Weary Soul”

Hump Day Hymns: Lord, as Thou Wilt, Deal Thou with Me

Lord, as Thou wilt, deal Thou with me; No other wish I cherish. In life and death I cling to Thee; Oh, do not let me perish! Let not Thy grace from me depart And grant an ever patient heart To bear what Thou dost send me. Grant honor, truth, and purity, And love ThyContinue reading “Hump Day Hymns: Lord, as Thou Wilt, Deal Thou with Me”

Hump Day Hymns: Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat

Approach, my soul, the mercy seat, Where Jesus answers prayer; There humbly fall before His feet, For none can perish there. Thy promise is my only plea, With this I venture nigh; Thou callest burdened souls to Thee, And such, O Lord, am I. Bowed down beneath a load of sin, By Satan sorely pressed,Continue reading “Hump Day Hymns: Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat”

Hump Day Hymns: Sometimes a Light Surprises

Sometimes a light surprises The Christian while he sings; It is the Lord, who rises With healing in his wings; When comforts are declining, He grants the soul again A season of clear shining, To cheer it after rain. In holy contemplation We sweetly then pursue The theme of God’s salvation, And find it everContinue reading “Hump Day Hymns: Sometimes a Light Surprises”

Hump Day Hymns {Advent Edition}: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, And ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel. O come, Thou Dayspring, come and cheer Our spirits by Thine advent here; Disperse the gloomy clouds of night, And death’s dark shadows put toContinue reading “Hump Day Hymns {Advent Edition}: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

Hump Day Hymns {Advent Edition}: Comfort, Comfort You My People

Comfort, comfort you my people, Tell of peace, thus says our God; Comfort those who sit in darkness Bowed beneath oppression’s load. Speak you to Jerusalem Of the peace that waits for them; Tell them that their sins I cover, And their warfare now is over. For the herald’s voice is calling In the desertContinue reading “Hump Day Hymns {Advent Edition}: Comfort, Comfort You My People”

Hump Day Hymns: Lord, We Confess Our Numerous Faults

Lord, we confess our num’rous faults; How great our guilt has been, How vain and foolish all our tho’ts, And all our lives were sin. But, O my soul, forever praise, forever love, His name Who turns thy feet from dang’rous ways Of folly, sin and shame. ‘Tis not by works of righteousness Which ourContinue reading “Hump Day Hymns: Lord, We Confess Our Numerous Faults”

Hump Day Hymns: My Hope is Built on Nothing Less

My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand, All other ground is sinking sand. When darkness veils His lovely face, I rest on His unchangingContinue reading “Hump Day Hymns: My Hope is Built on Nothing Less”

Hump Day Hymns: What God Ordains is Always Good

What God ordains is always good; His will abideth holy. As He directs my life for me, I follow meek and lowly. My God indeed In every need Doth well know how to shield me; To Him, then, I will yield me. What God ordains is always good. He never will deceive me; He leadsContinue reading “Hump Day Hymns: What God Ordains is Always Good”