Heavenly Father, I thank you for matchless love bestowed on me
when Jesus was rejected, crucified and raised.
Now I pray that where any portion of my heart is stony, you will
melt it with Calvary love. Wherever my mind is locked shut, let
your Spirit apply the master key. Let me daily reckon my old
nature to be dead; may I never feed it as a living thing.
Strengthen me for unseen battles ahead. Give me courage for all
the trials and grace for all the joys. Take me to my Savior’s Cross
and leave me there. For Jesus’ sake, amen.
ASSURANCE OF GOD’S GRACE
come to the waters;
and he who has no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without price.
2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,
and delight yourselves in rich food.
3 Incline your ear, and come to me;
hear, that your soul may live;
and I will make with you an everlasting covenant,
my steadfast, sure love for David.
Horatius Bonar 1846
I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Come unto Me and rest;
Lay down, thou weary one, lay down Thy head upon My breast.”
I came to Jesus as I was, weary and worn and sad;
I found in Him a resting place, and He has made me glad.
I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Behold, I freely give
The living water; thirsty one, stoop down, and drink, and live.”
I came to Jesus, and I drank of that life giving stream;
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived, and now I live in Him.
I heard the voice of Jesus say, “I am this dark world’s Light;
Look unto Me, thy morn shall rise, and all thy day be bright.”
I looked to Jesus, and I found in Him my Star, my Sun;
And in that light of life I’ll walk, till traveling days are done.