• “My soul remained in a kind of heavenly elysium. So far as I am capable of making a comparison, I think that what I felt each minute, during the continuance of the whole time, was worth more than all the outward comfort and pleasure, which I had enjoyed in my whole life put together. It was a pure delight, which fed and satisfied the soul. It was peasure, without the least sting, or any interruption. It was a sweetness, which my soul was lost in. It seemed to be all that my feeble frame could sustain, of that fulness of joy, which is felt by those, who behold the face of Christ, and share his love in the heavenly world.” – Sarah Edwards, wife of Jonathan Edwards

Song of Annelein of Freiburg, who was drowned and then burned in 1529

The 36th Song

Song of Annelein of Freiburg, who was drowned and then burned in 1529

 

To the tune of ‘In you I have hoped, Lord’

  1. Everlasting Father in heaven,
    I call on you so ardently,
    Do not let me turn from you.
    Keep me in your truth
    Until my final end.
  2. O God, guard my heart and mouth,
    Lord watch over me at all times,
    Let nothing separate me from you
    Be it affliction, anxiety, or need,
    Keep me pure in joy.
  3. My everlasting Lord and Father,
    Show and teach me,
    Poor unworthy child that I am,
    That I heed your path and way.
    In this lies my desire.
  4. To walk through your power into death,
    Through sorrow, torture, fear and want.
    Sustain me in this,
    O God, so that I nevermore
    Be separated from your love.
  5. Many travel along this road,
    The cup of suffering lies there,
    And also many untrue teachings
    Which try to turn us away
    From Christ our Lord
  6. To you I raise up my soul, Lord,
    I depend on you in misfortune.
    Do not let me come to harm,
    That my enemy not stand over me
    On this earth
  7. They have imprisoned me.
    I wait, O God, with all my heart,
    With very great longing,
    When finally you will awake
    And set your prisoners free.
  8. O God, Father, make us like
    The five virgins of your kingdom,
    Who were prudently careful
    To wait for the bridegroom,
    With his chosen flock.
  9. Eternal king of heaven,
    Feed us and quench our thirst
    In a spiritual way
    With your food of truth
    Which never perishes
  10. If you withhold your food from us
    Everything is lost and useless
    Without you we bring forth nothing.
    Through grace we trust in you,
    It will not fail us.
  11. I do not doubt God’s power.
    His judgments all are true.
    He will not abandon anyone
    Who stands firm in the faith,
    And stays on the true paths.
  12. Be comforted you Christians and rejoice,
    Through Jesus Christ forevermore,
    Who gives us love and faith.
    God comforts us though his holy word,
    On that we should rely.
  13. I entrust myself to God and his church.
    May he be my protector today,
    For the sake of his name.
    May this come to pass, Father mine,
    Through Jesus Christ, Amen.

 

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  • “We say, then, to anyone who is under trial, give Him time to steep the soul in His eternal truth. Go into the open air, look up into the depths of the sky, or out upon the wideness of the sea, or on the strength of the hills that is His also; or, if bound in the body, go forth in the spirit; spirit is not bound. Give Him time and, as surely as dawn follows night, there will break upon the heart a sense of certainty that cannot be shaken.” – Amy Carmichael

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Be glad then, you children of Zion, And rejoice in the Lord your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, And He will cause the rain to come down for you— The former rain, And the latter rain in the first month. — Joel 2:23 (NKJV)

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