Archive for the ‘Hymns’ Category

The Solid Rock

November 1, 2019

“When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.”

– Edward Mote (1797-1874)

Amazing Grace

April 24, 2019

“The Lord has promised good to me;
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.”

– John Newton (1725-1807)

Lead On, O King Eternal

July 15, 2007

These days I find myself deeply weary of war, both the “war on terror” and the “culture war.” The second stanza of this lovely hymn resonates in my soul.

“Lead on, O King eternal,
Till sin’s fierce war shall cease,
And holiness shall whisper
The sweet amen of peace.
For not with swords’ loud clashing,
Nor roll of stirring drums;
With deeds of love and mercy
The heavenly kingdom comes.”