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Lord’s Day 19, 2018


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

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Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.

—1 Thessalonians 5:23–24

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Thess. v. 24. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

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Fickle and changeable man,
Terrestrial joys are just as vain,
And perish in the tasting;
But Jesus’ truth I cannot fear,
His gifts without repentance are,
His love is everlasting.

Mercy unchangeable is his,
Eternal as himself it is,
Nor will his promise fail me:
I own the token he has given,
And steadily press on to heav’n,
Tho’ fiends and men assail me.

He never will from me remove;
For me the Saviour pleads above,
Still making intercession:
I hear his pray’r, I feel his blood,
Kept by the mighty pow’r of God,
Through faith unto salvation.

His Spirit for that end is giv’n,
To bear unhurt, unstain’d, to heav’n.
The soul of each believer;
Deputed by the Lamb he is,
To comfort, guard, and strengthen his,
And stay with them for ever.

Through him united to the Son,
Unalienably sealed his own,
Nor earth, nor hell, shall move me:
From conqu’ring I to conquer go;
Jesus hath lov’d me hitherto,
And to the end will love me.

Bent to devour the serpent stands,
But Christ from his own mighty hands
Will never let him force me:
My Maker is my Husband now,
Nor heights above, nor depths below,
Shall from my Lord divorce me.

If, for a season, Satan’s chain
Be lengthen ’d, Jesus will sustain
Me in the sore temptation;
Will frustrate the accuser’s hope,
And bear my ransom’d spirit up
Above the inundation.

His name assuredly I prove
Essential faithfulness and love;
Shall I, by doubting, grieve him?
My soul he with a price hath bought,
His law within my heart is wrote,
And I shall never leave him.

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 2018·05·13 by David Kjos
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