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Lord’s Day 4, 2019


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

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No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.

—1 Corinthians 10:13

Hymn to Christ
Imitated from one of the Iambics of Gregory Nazianzene. beginning:—
Πάλιν προσηλδεν ό δράχων.

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Again the Tempter comes! to thee I cling.
The old Serpent comes! I see his deadly sting;
Hide me, Oh hide me, Christ, beneath thy sheltering wing!

Oh hold me, hold me, Lord, do not betray
Thine image; cast me not, O Christ, away,
Lest, like the nestling bird, he seize me as his prey!

Ah, that great judgment-day! And yet to go
I long; pursued each hour with woe on woe,
I find no place of rest, no refuge here below!

Thou call’st me hence;—but Oh, my faith is small;
Christ, I am thy servant, thou my all!—
Keep me, Oh keep thine own, till the last trumpet call!

—Horatius Bonar, Hymns of Faith and Hope, Second Series (James Nisbet & Co., 1878).

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


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Posted 2019·01·27 by David Kjos
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