Twelve Meditations and Twelve Spiritual Songs on the Twenty-Third Psalm

9780217412407: Twelve Meditations and Twelve Spiritual Songs on the Twenty-Third Psalm

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870. Excerpt: ... XI. HOME. Oh, dear is a Father's hearth, And sweet--a Mother's abode; But dearer far is that spot on Earth Where we meet to worship God: For the House of the Lord is our Home--Our own--our Eternal Home! Oh, strong tho' soft are the ties Which Brothers and Sisters bind; But stronger the love that never dies 'Mong the saved and blood-washed Kind: For the House of the Lord is their home-Their own--their Eternal Home. Oh, fair were the Temple gates, Where Jehovah's footsteps trod; But a fairer Temple yet awaits The Church of the living God: For the House of the Lord is her Home--Her own--her Eternal Home. Oh, firm tho' this old Earth stands, Yet shall it be thunder-riven; But I have a House not made with hands, Eternal in yonder Heaven: For the House of the Lord is my Home--My own--my Eternal Home! 0 The Spirit of the Twenty-third Psalm. PSALM XXIII. 1. The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. 2. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth beside the still waters. 3. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness For His Name's sake. 4. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: For thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. 5. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over. 6. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life: And I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. XII. tjjhe Spirit of the @wer»tu-third ffsalm. HEN one has traced the splendid career of an earnest, heroic, God-like worker, something remains to be done still after we have perused his annals and cast the volume aside--namely, to gather up from amid the details the one all-regulating principle which underli...

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