Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Jesus! Wonderful Name!

Oh, wonderful name, how my heart thrills to hear it—
The name of my risen Redeemer and King!
It falls like the music of Heav’n on my spirit,
And fills me with rapture divine while I sing.


Jesus! wonderful name!
Sweeter than all the world to me;
Jesus! ever the same—
Now and thro’ all eternity.

When lost in my sin, ’twas the name of my Savior
That banished my fear and brought peace to my soul;
I’ll sing it in glory forever and ever
With joy while the years of eternity roll.


I think of the cross where He suffered to save me,
And oh, how my heart thrills with glory divine
To know it is life everlasting He gave me,
When, sinless, He died for a soul such as mine.


By Avis B. Christensen 1918


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Overcomer

Thy belt of truth my Lord, is firm around my waist.
Your breastplate Lord, of righteousness is also in its place.
My feet are readied Lord with the Gospel of Thy peace.
The shield of faith I take up too, all doubt I here release.
Thy helmet of salvation, I place upon my head.
The sword of the Spirit too: His Word almighty said.

While suited up for battle, I shall not forward trod
Until I first am prostrate here, to seek the will of God.
Earnestly I seek Thee Lord, to fight the fight today.
Humbly Lord, I call to Thee: “Be my strength always!”
Our fight is not in human strength, but spiritual the realm.
Our flesh in war shall not suffice, save Jesus at the Helm!

Be strong dear child in the Lord and in His mighty power!
Our Lord has given all we need, to conquer every hour.
Pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer.
Know the power of the Lord, who IS our demon slayer.
Be alert, be prayerful always, through every trial and test.
Be still and know, your Lord is God, In Him is our success!

By tsv

Ephesians 6: 10-13 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” (NIV)