Category Archives: Poems/Hymns

A Woman by John Greenleaf Whittier

Oh, dwarfed and wronged, and stained with ill, Behold! thou art a woman still! And, by that sacred name and dear, I bid thy better self appear. Still, through thy foul disguise, I see The rudimental purity, That, spite of … Continue reading

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A poem written about Francis Havergal by Oswald Chambers

Poet divine! My heart is full of love, My thoughts well in my throat and melt in tears When seeking to express the power thy words convey. Thou hast a soul that wraps round mine sweet peace, That tells me … Continue reading

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A Poem by Basilea Schlink

The holy hour is coming, When from the heavenly throne God’s Son, who was incarnate, Will come to claim His own.He waits with love expectant For His beloved bride. Her life to Him she’s given; With bonds of love she’s … Continue reading

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A poem by Anna B. Warner

“Being perplexed, I say, ‘Lord, make it right! Night is as day to Thee, Darkness as light. I am afraid to touch Things that involve so much; My trembling hand may shake, My skilless hand may break; Thine can make … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Hymn by William Cullen Bryant

Lord, who ordainest for mankind Benignant toils and tender cares! We thank Thee for the ties that bind The mother to the child she bears.We thank Thee for the hopes that rise, Within her heart, as, day by day, The … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Gift: or, A Wreath for my Darlings by Phoebe Palmer

Phoebe wrote of this after the loss of their first child, at the age of nine months. He was born September 1828. He was indeed a lovely flower, Although of pallid hue, Whilst love maternal, “magic power,” Beheld new beauties … Continue reading

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A Few More Marchings Weary by Fanny Crosby

A few more marchings weary, then we’ll gather home! A few more storm clouds dreary, then we’ll gather home! A few more days the cross to bear, And then with Christ a crown to wear; A few more marchings weary, … Continue reading

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A Challenge to Every Christian by Mrs. C.T. Studd

Say not–Is the thing possible? But–God is omnipotent! Say not–Look what I’d lose! But–See what I’d gain! Say not–Have I the wisdom? But–Am I a fool? I Cor. iii. 18. Say not–I might lose my life! But–I must save their … Continue reading

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‘The Things Which are Behind’ by Francis R. Havergal

Leave behind earth’s empty pleasure, Fleeting hope and changeful love; Leave its soon-corroding treasure; There are better things above. Leave, oh, leave thy fond aspirings, Bid thy restless heart be still; Cease, oh cease, thy vain desirings, Only seek thy … Continue reading

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“Look Up” by Mrs. J. C. Yule

Christian, lookup? thy feet may slide; This is a slippery way! Yet One is walking by thy side Whose arm should be thy stay, Thou canst not see that blessed form, Nor view that loving smile With eager eyes thus … Continue reading

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