The Lord’s Supper
God of all good,
I bless thee for the means of grace;
teach me to see in them thy loving purposes
and the joy and strength of my soul.
Thou hast prepared for me a feast;
and though I am unworthy to sit down as guest,
I wholly rest on the merits of Jesus,
and hide myself beneath his righteousness;
When I hear his tender invitation
and see His wondrous grace,
I cannot hesitate, but must come to Thee in love.
By Thy Spirit enliven my faith rightly to discern
and spiritually to apprehend the Saviour.
While I gaze upon the emblems of my Saviour’s death,
may I ponder why He died, and hear him say,
“I gave my life to purchase yours,
presented myself as offering to expiate your sin,
shed my blood to blot out your guilt,
opened my side to make you clean,
endured your curses to set you free,
bore your condemnation to satisfy divine justice”
O may I rightly grasp the breadth and length of this design,
draw near, obey, extend the hand, take the bread,
receive the cup, eat and drink,
testify before all men that I do for myself,
gladly, in faith, reverence and love, receive my Lord,
to be my life, strength, nourishment, joy, delight.
In the supper I remember his eternal love, boundless grace,
infinite compassion, agony, cross, redemption,,
and receive assurance of pardon, adoption, life, glory.
As outward elements nourish my body,
so may thy indwelling Spirit invigorate my soul,
until that day when I hunger and thirst no more,
and sit with Jesus at His heavenly feast.
The Valley Of Vision
Have a most blessed Lord’s Day!
Pilgim Mommy…that is the flower on a tree in our backyard…but I forgot its name! as soon as I remember it I will “run” over to your place and let you know the name.
Poem and pictures and the beautiful heart that shared them are all reminders of our Glorious Savior and God!
May He bless you with more of His truth and beauty, now and always!
Beautiful and timeless words. And such a gorgeous flower!
I love the line – “I wholly rest on the merits of Jesus, and hide myself beneath his righteousness”.
Have a blessed Lord’s day and week.
p.s. The flowers are beautiful. What are they?
Thank you for posting this poem that continues, after all these years, to bless and edify the saints!
Praying you and your beautiful family have a most blessed Lord’s Day!