• “By confessing sin we gather strength to resist it; thereby the enemy of our souls is foiled, the conscience is kept tender, the heart is sanctified, and the blood of Jesus becomes increasingly precious. Let us constantly flee to the cleansing fountain!” – Mary Winslow

Twenty-Ninth Day – Loyal Responses – by Francis R. Havergal

Thy Reign

‘Righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.’-ROM. xiv. 17.

I.
THY reign is righteousness,
Not mine, but Thine !—
A covering no less
Than the broad, bright waves of Thy great sea,
That roll triumphantly
From line to pole, and pole to line;
A reign where every rebel thought
In sweet captivity
To Thine obedience is brought.

II.
Thy reign is perfect peace;
Not mine, but Thine !—
A stream that cannot cease,
For its fountain is Thy heart.
O depth unknown! Thou givest of Thine own,
from Thine and filling mine.
The ‘noise of war’ hath passed away;
God’s peace is on the throne,
Ruling with undisputed sway.

III.
Thy reign is joy divine;
Not mine, but Thine;
Or else not any joy to me !
For a joy that flowed not from Thine own.
Since Thou hast reigned alone.
Were vacancy or misery.
O sunshine of Thy realm, how bright
This radiance from Thy throne,
Unspeakable in calmest light!

IV.
Thy reign shall still increase!
I claim Thy word,—
Let righteousness and peace
And joy in the Holy Ghost be found.
And more and more abound
In me, through Thee, O Christ my Lord ;
Take unto Thee Thy power, who art
My Sovereign, many-crowned !
Stablish Thy kingdom in my heart.

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The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore. — Psalm 121:7-8 (NKJV)

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