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Lord’s Day 7, 2018


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

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Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.”

—Matthew 16:24; Cf. Mark 8:34, Luke 9:23

VII.
Augustus Toplady (1740–1778)

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Dying Redeemer, slaughter’d Lamb,
Thou poured’st out thy blood for me!
O may I, kindled by thy flame,
As freely give myself to thee!
My heart to thee I now resign,
For, Lord, it cost the blood of thine!

To save my falling soul from death,
Th’ immaculate Redeemer died;
Lord, my offences drove the nails,
The soldier I, that pierc’d thy side:
For this my restless eye runs o’er,
Because I can lament no more.

How gladly should my head have worn
The crown of thorns to hinder thine!
Have suffer’d in my master’s stead,
And made thy dying sorrows mine!
Have stretch’d my arms upon the tree,
And died myself to rescue thee.

But O! no other sacrifice,
The Father’s justice could appease;
Ten thousand worlds had died in vain,
Thy blood alone could buy our peace:
The God offended must be slain,
To expiate the offence of man.

And shall I not his cross take up
Who died upon a cross for me?
Jesus, through good and ill report,
I, in thy strength, will follow thee.
My master liv’d despis’d, abhorr’d.
And I am not above my Lord.

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 2018·02·18 by David Kjos
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