• “The world looks for happiness through self-assertion. The Christian knows that joy is found in self-abandonment.” – Elisabeth Elliot

Onward and Upward by Charlotte Elliot

My soul followeth hard after Thee."— Psa/m Ixiii 8. 

I LOOK to Thee ! I hope in Thee ! 

I glory in Thy name ! 
I make Thy righteousness my plea, 

Thou all-atoning Lamb ! 
Methinks e'en death yfiW welcome be, 
That I, through death, may pass to Thee. 

Though now but " darkly through a glass " 

Thy beauty I behold, 
E'en the faint image I can trace 

Fills me with joy untold; 
May I but catch one glimpse of Thee, 
None, none beside I ask to see. 

" Thou art my portion," saith' my soul. 

My all in earth or heaven ; 
None but Thyself can make me whole, 

No name but Thine is given 
At which the gates of pearl fly wide — 
The passport of the justified. 

I know Thy voice — I strive to keep 

Thy Word within my heart; 
Though the most worthless of Thy sheep, 

Still Thou my Shepherd art; 
Firm as a rock that word shall stand, 
None, none shall pluck me from Thy hand. 

"Without repentance are Thy gifts;" 
This thought my hope sustains. 

In deep distress my soul uplifts, 
When sin the victory gains ; 

My faith, though weak, shall never fail ; 

Thy prayer shall e'en for me prevail. 

When I Thy glory shall behold, 

And see Thee face to face, 
Sheltered in Thy celestial fold, 

"A sinner saved by grace," 
What will it be Thy love to adore, 
Assured I shall " go out no more ?"

 

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  • “How very narrow is the gate that leads to a life in God! (Mt 7:14) How little one must be to pass through it, it being nothing else but death to self! But when we have passed through it, what enlargement do we find! David said, ‘He brought me forth also in a large place’ (Ps. 18:19). And it was through humiliation and abasement that he was brought there.” – from Madame Guyon’s autobiography Ch. 22

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