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Lord’s Day 44, 2017


I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”

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Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

—Philippians 4:6

IV. Philippians iv. 5. Be careful for nothing.
Augustus Toplady (1740–1778)

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Can my heav’n-born soul submit
To care for things below!
Nay, but never from the feet
Of Jesus may I go.
Anxious, Lord, for nothing here,
In ev’ry strait I look to thee;
Humbly cast my ev’ry care
On him that cares for me.

Godliness is greatest gain,
For that alone I pray;
Lord, I never would complain,
Give thou or take away:
Never would I grieve for ought,
So Christ is mine and I am his;
I would ne’er, by taking thought,
Obstruct my inward peace.

He shall dwell in perfect rest
Whose mind is stay’d on thee,
Whom to keep within my breast,
My only care shall be;
View the lilies of the field,
They grow, but neither toil nor spin,
By their Maker’s arm upheld,
Who clothes the earth with green.

See the ravens, day by day,
Their Maker gives them food,
Lions, roaring for their prey,
Do seek their meat from God:
Lean thou on his faithful word,
Nor by distrust provoke his wrath,
Cast thy burden on the Lord,
O thou of little faith.

Will the Saviour (who thy peace
At such a price hath bought)
From his work of mercy cease,
And sell thy life for nought?
Doubting soul, to him look up,
His ears are open to thy cry;
God shall recompense thy hope,
And all thy need supply.

Thou hast promis’d help to thine
And I believe the word;
I will never ask a sign,
Nor dare to tempt the Lord
’Tis enough for God to say,
I’ll feed my people with my hand
Heav’n and earth shall pass away,
But his decree shall stand.

The Complete Works of Augustus Toplady: An Appendix, Not Properly Reducible, etc. (Sprinkle Publications, 1987).

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


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Posted 2017·10·29 by David Kjos
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