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“Oh, the unspeakable greatness of that exchange,—the Sinless One is condemned, and he who is guilty goes free; the Blessing bears the curse, and the cursed is brought into blessing; the Life dies, and the dead live; the Glory is whelmed in darkness, and he who knew nothing but confusion of face is clothed with glory.” Trailady

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Another precious young soul surrenders to the pull of God

“Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!” (Ps. 107:8).

This is another excellent account of the difficult path to find Jesus. In the end, their doctrine might be flawed, but the newborns in Christ are filled with the Spirit. The newly regenerated are anxious to please their new King. They may be rough around the edges. Their doctrine may need to be tweaked on their path of sanctification. But they are those lone lost sheep that genuinely repented, and the Shepherd caught up to them and rescued them from the teeth of the ravening wolves.

So, here is Josh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGoiyivlzMU

“Hello. I’ve never made a video before. And probably will never again. But, I need to make this one, cuz God says the best way to help out is to tell your testimony. So, that’s what I’m gonna do. Because I think He’s given me a pretty…He’s saved me from a lot.

So, pretty much I was raised up in a Christian family with a Christian upbringing. It wasn’t like super strict. But, we went to like church every once in a while. I’d go to camps and stuff. But I wasn’t like actively seeking God. I just, you know, thought, ‘All right there’s a Dude in the sky who made everything. I should probably be nice to that Guy.’ But my friends went. Actually that’s the real reason I went to church stuff.

But, once stuff started to go wrong in my family and in my life, I instantly like, I just didn’t comprehend like why God would let something like that happen. And my family split. My dad went to rehab a bunch of times, went down a wrong path over and over again. And I was praying all the time, like, ‘God help us out with, like, [the utility] bills, help us out with anything. Help my dad get better.’ And it just seemed like He wasn’t ever responding.

So like, probably like 8th grade or freshman year I lost my faith. I pretty much said, ‘This whole God thing is a bunch of baloney. Like, there’s no way with the state the world’s in, with how my life’s going, that like there’s a Dude, an all-loving God, who watches over us.’ So, pretty much, I figured if there wasn’t a Guy in the sky judging me, then I was just gonna do what I wanted. And I started making pretty poor decisions for myself. I was just constantly angry and sad kind of mindset. But if I was intoxicated I didn’t really care, so that is what I kept doing.

I got to the point eventually where I had this philosophy where like if God isn’t real, and there’s no afterlife, why stick around for the [detestable] parts of life. So I figured I’d do everything I planned to do on a bucket list, and that I would, you know, kind of experience the good parts of life. But once it came to do work and the hard stuff, like after high school, I planned on just checking out [suicide? overdose?].

I’m not there anymore, thank God, but like that’s where I was at. So pretty much on this journey when I was just thinking, Well I’m just do the fun parts’, I also got real into space and scientists. And the one scientist who I really liked was Nicola Tesla. And he talks about how…. One day I was reading his stuff about how he got all of his information from the spiritual realm. And I’d been an atheist for a year, so this didn’t [set well with me, it] like hit me. And I was like, ‘What? How is a scientist getting stuff from the spiritual realm?’

So, then I was looking into more things, and I was like, ‘OK. Tesla’s nuts. Screw him.’ And I started looking into Einstein. But Einstein then said that he thought Tesla was the smartest dude that ever lived. And he started talking about God too. So then I really was getting kind of like, I was kind of getting thrown off my base because like my two big guys in science department were starting to talk about God.

So, I don’t know, I always had a friend who always told me… We would always get into arguments [with him] about how I would always say, ‘There is no God.’ And he’d pretty much get pretty flustered, and then tell me, ‘There was.’

Skip and a hop, then I started looking into eastern philosophies, and stuff like that. And pretty much, I started getting into meditation. I started looking into astral projection. And eventually I got pretty much into this thing—I didn’t think I was in it—and it’s called the New Age. They believe, and I believed at the time, if God created everything, they then think that everything is God. And with that, you can then through dimensional ascending—it’s really stupid, but I really believed it, and a lot of people do—you can ascend and become like God. And not in the sense that I can *poof* a duck into existence, or something. But like, they believe you can control your own reality.

It’s like a lot of Egyptian philosophy tied in with, like I said, a lot of eastern philosophy. And so I got into this. And I read about some people, how they got into talking to ,like, spirit guides or, like, maybe like, some people even say, like, “aliens”. But to me it came in the form of… like I was in deep meditation. And if you meditate…the reason…. If you wonder how, like, I all the sudden became atheist and like New Age was, like, if you would do these meditations long enough, your ‘chakras’ or whatever it is, you would feel.... You ever been at a vibrating chair at the mall? Where you’d put a quarter in and it would like—that’s what it would feel like. It’s like, ‘Bmmmm.’ Like, kind of like, your body vibrates.

So I completely believed it. Because, like, “I’m having spiritual experiences. This must be right.”

Eventually I was in an hour meditation one day, and ‘my higher self’ came to me. And I pretty much thought it was a higher dimensional Me talking to me. Because they believe in multiple dimensions of existence. And it was…[it] started to kind of like inform me of how things worked, and if I wanted to manifest my reality, how to make it happen. And I started to do these practices. And it definitely was working. I was getting what I wanted without much work. Things were going my way all the time.

And so I was doing this, and doing this. And I was always just like getting ‘positive affirmations’ from my guide that I was doing a good job. But as I dug more and more, like I started to get a little more fishy about things. I started to see like how corrupt the industry was, and how it sold—like how people were completely soul-less, like they sell their soul for fame. If you don’t believe me, well, fine. But if you are a Christian and don’t believe me, it’s literally in the Bible that people do this. Like you can’t tell me I’m wrong, if you are a Christian. 

But I wanted to manifest my reality. And so I started to do these things. And finally it came to a point where—I don’t know [how to say it]—I mean it’s weird how you can feel the build-up of it. I mean it felt like I was getting really close to manifesting what I wanted to manifest.

And one night I was in meditation, and it was just like, ‘Yeah, you’re doing great. You just have to keep doing your practices. You just need to keep doing what you need to do. And like, just like, just,… Btw, Lucifer is God.’

And I was like kind of really taken back. And I [thought], ‘What? What?’ Because I didn’t [believe that was true]…. I mean, God is God. The devil isn’t God.

And so pretty much, as soon as I heard that, I realized that I had been deceived. And that I’d been fooled. It wasn’t any kind of like, ‘Oh [really? Lucifer is God?]’ It was like, as soon as I heard that I was like I’m doing the wrong thing here. Because what they teach is that like, all religions teach the same thing. And that all those people, Jesus, Buddha—they say all of them were the same. So I thought I was doing what they were doing. But what I was actually doing was this whole, like, hippy thing, ‘Oh, your chakras and your crystals…’ [In reality,] your crystals don’t bring any kind of positive energy. All right, if you’re saying this brings positive energy, you just gave a demon a home, because that’s what you did. And that’s what all these spirit guides…. That’s when people talk to aliens, that’s when people talk to whatever, ‘My higher self’, you’re talking to demons. And so this whole thing, like they’re getting people to ‘open themselves up to positive energy’, or ‘calling positive energy’—it’s a bunch of [dangerous nonsense]. They’re really just attracting demons. And like you believe in zodiacs and [the like]—that’s demonic. Like you can’t be practicing that.

And so, like, pretty much, I eventually came around to Christianity because I was like, all right, that’s how I had been raised with, and if these are demonic, and the devil is real, and he goes by the name of Lucifer, and that’s biblical,... so I went to Christ.

And so, I don’t know, I thought Christ was all about faith, right? Like you just got to have faith. You got to have faith. But, for about a month, maybe two after this, after I left and I was no longer, like, messing with, like, the New Age, and I called myself a Christian, I was getting messed by stuff incredibly. I was probably getting an hour of sleep a night. My drawers would move in and out. My closet would open and close. I was having dreams of me being torn apart by demons, me being dragged to hell. I was having, I heard like scratching on the walls all the time. I don’t know, the only thing,  my drawers were literally moving inside, like in and out. Like eventually, after like a month, I like finally just broke down and told my mom about it all. And it was like, ‘Yeah. I don’t know what to do. I don’t know if I’m crazy. Like, what’s going on?’

So pretty much, she was pretty much like, I thought she was going to send me to a psych ward, in all honesty. And she pretty much just told me, ‘All right. You’re going to go to your God-parents because they’ve dealt with stuff like this before. Which really shocked me because I thought she was just going to, like, send me away. But I ended up going to my God-parents for the weekend and they were telling me about—how like Christianity is about faith—but like, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you can get the Holy Spirit. It’s not like, ‘Oh, I’m going to follow this Bible the best I can. Like you don’t have to do it on your own strength. You can do it by the strength of the Holy Spirit.

So one day I just went up to their church, and this pastor came over me and prayed over me. And I felt like that ‘vibrating’ that I felt before. But this was like holy. It was weird how you can tell [the difference], but what I was feeling before was like Dollar Store quality to what I felt at that church. So pretty much I got what they called ‘delivered’. And it’s like you get your strongholds and chains broken, and you’re free from all that kind of bondage. And pretty much the Holy Spirit came on me, and, pretty much, came in me. And I changed, I made changes in my life that I would have never been able to make on my own. Like I dropped all kind of drugs and stuff, any kind of sexual interaction. Like, I don’t do any of that. Like, it made it easy too. It wasn’t on my own. It was an overnight thing, too. It wasn’t on my own strength.

Of course, like I slip up here and there. But it’s not like a ‘wanting’ task I have [I don’t want to sin]. And like, this [power from God] is the Bible too, I forget which book it is. But when John was baptizing people with water. And they’re like, ‘If you aren’t the Messiah, what are you doing?’ And he says, ‘I will baptize you with water. But the One after me will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.’ And that’s like something you can actually experience that’ll actually happen. You don’t have to be just a Christian by faith. You can like go…it doesn’t have to be a crazy [Holy Roller?] experience. You can literally realize it’s God working in your life. It’s something He can just do.

So I want to make this video to kind of give Him glory. Because He literally pulled me out of the jaw of the devil. Which was sweet. I thank Him for that.

Yeah, I don’t have anything, no drawers move any more. In my room, no closets move. There’s no more, kind of, I don’t have really any bad dreams any more. It’s been pretty sweet since. Life’s been pretty simple.

That’s pretty much all I had to say. I don’t know how to end the video. But, pretty much just avoid those practices, like if you’re thinking about manifesting your reality, like the Law of Attraction, that’s what it’s called, avoid it like…. Egyptian philosophy is all, they teach by fallen angels. There’s no such thing as aliens; they’re fallen angels.

I don’t know how to, like, really tell you, ‘Farewell’. I just felt like giving glory to God because He saved me from eternal damnation. So, yeah. See ya.”

Another captive of Satan freed, justified, and on the way to being sanctified and glorified! Glory to God in the highest! Peace on Earth! Good will toward men! 

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Phil. 4:8).

“Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:
Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:
Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:
Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:
Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:
Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:
Let them praise the name of the LORD: for His name alone is excellent; His glory is above the earth and heaven.
He also exalteth the horn of His people, the praise of all His saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto Him. Praise ye the LORD.” (Ps. 148:7-14).


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Another astounding testimony

“Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of Mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.” (Isa. 50:11).

“Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree….” (Isa. 57:5).

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2Tim. 1:7).

Another recent victorious accession to the kingdom by the Lord of hosts. Her mind is calm and at peace with the Saviour who she sought for many years. Her testimony is well articulated and thoughtful. This is what Paul meant when he wrote the above verse. Her countenance shows the worn look of Jesus coming out of the wilderness. But she also evinces the power of victory that her Master also had, the glory of God shining in Jesus’ face. “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2Cor. 4:6).

“And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of Him through all the region round about.” (Luke 4:14). Let’s hope that His famed return following His big battle with the tempter will be the same experience for this young lady, and for all of us who have also sought fellowship with Him, His steadfast obedience and repentance, and His sufferings. On her way out of the occult she met a part of her immediate family who she hadn’t seen since she was a toddler. They were Christians and while there she experienced a moment of pure love and bliss and disconnection from anything earthly. Evidently this was the god of this world, the prince of the power in which fallen humanity lives and breathes, using this moment of surrender to divert her search back into his kingdom, and she did return to the occult. But, in the end after patiently continuing to search for the source of all love and truth, and having surrendered to the only true God, she can look back and distinguish between the lawful love of Christ, and the lawless love of the occult. And when she did surrender, she surrendered to the UNKNOWN GOD. “Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: but ye know Him; for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” (John 14:17). He had been completely illusive to her. All she could hope for, in her perfect free-fall, was that He would catch her into His arms.

After another short diversion a realization clicked in her head as her angel had perfect authority from Jesus to insert a new thought into her mind. That new conviction was (I paraphrase), “Everything in this world, whether it’s religious or secular is designed to keep everyone from turning to Jesus for guidance in life. Therefore, He must be the true help and guide.” Suddenly every fiber of her being, was filled with the presence of Jesus. Like every angel in heaven, every cell in her body was rejoicing together, “Thank God she’s finally got it!” Doesn’t that sound like, “… joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth,.…  …there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth” (Luke 15:7,10)? And doesn’t that sound like, “And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps” (Rev. 14:2)?

So here’s her testimony.

“Hey guys. So this is my testimony from leaving the New Age behind me, and how I found Jesus Christ. now I know a lot of you are going to think, ‘Ohhhh. The Bible. Jesus. She’s lost her mind.’ I understand. I really do. I was there not so long ago. I get it. Mmm. Ok. So to start the journey of finding Jesus, I’ll start from when I was young till now.

So when I was a child I was always questioning why we exist, how we exist. Like, look around. How is this here? Deep questions as a kid, but I wanted to know. So, I didn’t really know where to look. So unfortunately I turned to what I thought was the most spiritual understanding of things. And this led me to witchcraft and magic at a very young age—8 years old, maybe even younger.

I did lots of enchantments and spells  and made shrines, and just really soaked it all in. I definitely got clarification that the spirit realm exists. Really. To say the least, I was, I don’t know, harassed by demons? I can’t say it any other way, now that I see it clearly now. But I wasn’t sure really when I was young if it was angels or you know. But it certainly wasn’t because it was dark. I had things following me, pushing me down to the floor, screaming in my ear. I was harassed by these spiritual beings to the point where even my family witnessed this. There was a point where I was in my bedroom, and footsteps walking in the attic, really loud footsteps circling my bed around where I was laying. And I freaked out and ran into my parents’ room, and the steps followed me across the attic and circled around my parents’ bed. They freaked out. My step-dad at the time had to nail the attic shut because they thought there was a burglar. But of course we didn’t find anything physical up there afterwards. It was because I was dabbling in things I shouldn’t have. And I really regret this a lot.

It got so heavy that the Ouija board, I got involved in the Ouija board. And a spirit went into me and my friend saw it. And things moved. It got so traumatizing that I completely stopped, completely stopped. I rejected anything spiritual. And that is sad because then I kind of rejected my quest to find God, you know. But now I understand that these things of this realm, this spirit realm that I was dabbling in, their job is to keep you away from searching for Christ. So they did their job well on me. And I rejected anything spiritual for a while after that.

I then went to university and dabbled in psychedelic drugs. And had these experiences where I was connected to everything, and I felt everything is one and beautiful, you know. And at the same time I went to America to see my family from when I was 4 [years old]. The last time I had seen them I was 4, and I was 20 at this point. So it was a big deal to really meet them for the first time, for me.

And they were all Christian. That’s cool, you know. People’s search for God is great; I’m all for that. And so I was willing to listen. And they preached to me stuff from the Bible, all hours of the night. And I was willing to listen, you know. But my heart just wasn’t able to accept what they were saying fully. I still had resistance in me. And I was in a bit of low point when I was there. And I prayed. Because of the Christian influence on me, I prayed. And I asked God to help me, you know. And I had a really profound moment, where I was taken out of my body and I completely disassociated from anything in this reality. I didn’t remember I was a person or [a part of] humanity or a planet, or anything. I was just whisked away to this place of pure love. Pure love. And there was a keystone put in place and everything connected to it. And it was beautiful. It was very beautiful. I’m starting to now question really where it came from.

But at the time I was crying and really so happy that God—or I thought at the time was God—showing me Him. And, yeah, I was there waiting for hummingbirds to have this fight where they flash the colors of their chests. It was very beautiful. In that moment I came back down into my body. I thought, “Wow. I know you exist God. But, if You’ve got time, can you make this happen?” And it happened. And right in front of my eyes, not so far from my face, it happened. So I cried and it was a beautiful experience. But it also took me on a bit of a tangent. Now I knew God was love, but I didn’t know who He was. So this experience kind of pushed me more towards the lovely magic, loving side of spirituality, which I now know is not of God.

So I dabbled in pagan stuff again. And I was doing more, not so many spells as such, but more like rituals to love and how we’re all one, and we’re all connected. And I was promoting fractals and the beautiful lure of creation and how we’re all part of it. And then this slowly led me to things like the “The Secret”, you know, the “Law of Attraction”. What I realize now about that is it’s really worshiping creation rather than the Creator. So, with the whole fractal thing as well, it was like we were essentially gods too. We were all part of God. So I mean I can understand now, because we were all children of God. But when it’s you are the Creator, like the Law of Attraction where whatever you put out you receive. So whatever around you in your environment is a reflection of what is going on in you mind. This can be dangerous. This can be really dangerous. Because when things don’t work out how you want them to, and you really believe that it’s a reflection of your mind, this is incredibly damaging.

Like the pressure, the pressure that it puts on you. And no wonder. Really, you aren’t the Creator, but you are convincing yourself you are. And so when it doesn’t work you are responsible, and that is so much pressure on you. Of course it’s too much pressure! You’re not God! But I really believed this at the time. I really, I tried so much with positive thinking, and then if things didn’t’ go right, it’s OK. I felt responsible, and it was heavy. And [you think], “it was OK. Keep going, keep going, keep going.”

I read an analogy about this recently in a book. Say, someone breaks their leg, and they cover it up. And they say to themselves, “It’s Ok. Positive thoughts. Positive thoughts. Stay positive. Stay positive. If you say positive stuff, then it will happen. It’s OK.” And the whole time you’re covering with positivity it’s festering and festering and festering. And these problems they become worse. And this is essentially what happened to my soul. I really believed this. And every time things wouldn’t go right, or I felt there was a trouble and something needed to be resolved or sorted [out], I would suppress it. And I’d cover it with positivity. And this is dangerous because I was constantly denying the truth of what’s going on. And deluding myself to [think], “It’s OK. I’ve got the power to make this Ok if I just think positively, positively, positively.” And this sent me into a really, really downward spiral, you know. And I became in a place of pure despair. So, so heavy. And I just became a person I didn’t even recognize anymore. I was so troubled. So selfish. I was so hurting, and hurting people around me.

And this led me to deep depression. And I got to a point where I wanted to end my life. And thank God for my mother! She took me in and she nurtured me. And really she helped me so much. And at the time she was looking at the Bible. And this shocked me, because as far as I knew she wasn’t really involved in this. She really was involved a lot in the Bible! So, cool, OK. This kind of like sparked off prayer again for me. And because I had nothing left. I mean I was broken, I was so broken. I was my own enemy. I couldn’t be alone. Really. And so I threw myself down to God. And I said, “I am tired of looking for You. I can’t look for You anymore. I need you to show me Your truth. I need You to help me now, please. Because I’m trying to find You, and everywhere I’m going I can’t find You. I’m getting worse, and worse, and worse, and worse.” And this rabbit hole I went into where everything connects and makes sense, it all led to a really  destructive path, covered in beautiful [beauty ?]….

So I just surrendered to God—whoever God was I didn’t know at the time, you know, still I just—the energy, or whatever, I didn’t know. And so then I planned to go away for awhile. And my mother gave me a Bible! Bless her heart. And I went and lived in a cave for a while, at the bottom of Spain. With the intentions of just getting rooted back into being again. And just healing and ultimately for God to reveal and guide me to His truth. This was the objective of what I wanted to do. And so I stayed in the cave, and I read the Bible a bit. And still I really didn’t, really I didn’t accept it because everything is built in place for you to not accept it. And so there is so much resistance. I get it, you know [I understand how Satan’s big plan to keep our fallen race from trusting the God of truth and grace].

And then my friend introduced me to a Sufi Muslim group. If you don’t know, they’re like the mystical Islam.  So they are different to normal Muslims in the sense that they dance and they do rituals, and they pray. And they are all about purging out traumas, and healing your heart and being loving. And this really appealed to me. I thought, “Maybe I want something there. Maybe God’s guided me here, and this is something here.” And I really heavily got involved, you know. I was initiated in. I did everything. Everything. But the more I read the source of the teachings, the Quran, there was something in it that shocked me. And I shocked myself with my reaction. Because basically it says that Jesus is not the Son of God, that He is a prophet. And they really respect Him but He is not the Son of God. And that He didn’t die on the cross for our sins. He wasn’t crucified, and actually Judas was put in His place on the cross. And that, I guess God did a little deception and Muhammad brought the Quran to resolve this, and to tell us the truth of this. Now I don’t associate with Christianity at this point, really, but in me was so much, “Whaaat?” I couldn’t accept it. It was just really weird because that’s so out of my character. It was like it wasn’t coming from me. There was something in me that I almost felt offended by it. And really, I mean, at that point I had no idea why. now I understand.

So I was back to square one again, you know. And I just thought, “Shew, oh man, I’m just going around in circles everywhere.” I’m just like, “Please, God, please….” So in that moment something clicked in my head. I was like, “Hmm. Why is it that everything I was involved in with the New Age and the pagan movement, you know like Jesus and Christ is over here [gesturing with her hands], and we’re over here doing our thing through working to get to enlightenment, and that’s how we transcend. But Jesus, He doesn’t matter. He’s not in the picture. And why then in Quran is the same thing happening? Where we’re doing our own thing here, and Jesus (shaking her head), that [crucifixion] didn’t even happen. ‘Don’t look at Him.’ And in society, in everything, [there’s] so much against looking at Jesus as being our Saviour. You know, ‘Don’t look at anything like that.’” And I just thought, “Hmm. Right. You know, if there’s so much effort to hide something from us, maybe there’s truth in that. Maybe that’s where the truth is.” See what I’m saying?

So I just surrendered, I just surrendered in that moment. I thought, “Oh my gosh! Jesus, You are real! You died for us! You’re our Saviour! And through You we get to Christ our Father, and this is God! this is God—surrendering to Jesus!” and in that moment, wow, like every cell in my body, every fiber of my being just rejoiced. It just was like, “Thank God she’s got it! Thank God she’s finally accepted it!” and my heart was flooded with this light and this love. And you know I’ve had magical experiences in the past. And nothing compares to surrendering your heart to Jesus. And I have never been the same. And I’ve never been certain about anything in my life more than this. There is truth here. There is truth here. And there is love here. It’s not something to be afraid of. It’s beautiful. What He did for us is beautiful!

And I know that people are taught to be ashamed of this. I know this isn’t going to go down well, because all of my friends are pagan. But I can’t help but tell you, because I love you! And this is true! This is true! And so now I just like I just want to constantly read the Bible. And I’m learning so much! It applies to everything. Every aspect of your life. And now, it’s important now to do this. Really. And I don’t want to push anything on anyone. And really this is not about religion. This is about relationship with God through Jesus. This is a personal relationship with Jesus. I pray to Him. And I feel Him. He’s there. He is there.

And I’ve been having some spiritual attacks from both people and from not people. And there’s a war going on right now of who is to claim me. And I call out to Jesus, and, [the demons are all] Gone. He is the Saviour. And I feel that in every fiber of my being. And now all I want to do is serve Him. And everything I thought was real or the truth, completely flipped around. And that’s not through my doing. This is outside of me. Like, you know, the things I loved I now hate. There is this transformation happening where I’ve accepted Him and He is showing me so much! So much! And this isn’t just for me, this is for everyone. This is our God. And I just think it’s so important to share this with humanity because I love people. And so, yeah, I’m going to create more videos and spread the good news! Thank you Jesus! Really, He saved my life. He is the Saviour. So this isn’t probably going to get me much popularity with my friends. Regardless. Regardless. I’m with Jesus. so I hope that this can reach your hearts. And God bless.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

A note regarding yesterday's post

I just watched the related videos on this man’s site. It is about casting out devils and speaking in glossolalia. It must be Pentecostal, which I do not espouse and will never. Nevertheless, he is a voice calling out a valid warning, a vital warning. Paul had preachers in his day that were not fully onboard while they preached the gospel. Apollos was one of them until he got straightened out. And Paul’s response to the less than perfect situation was, “What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.” (Phil. 1:18).

The organization that Jesus is leading is one of continual advancement in sanctification. This organization is an army in which all members must be willing to be humbled and taught. Therefore it is a school, a humbling missionary effort. It is not the church victorious, but the church militant against all forms of sin, outside or inside. Yet because of their determination to love the truth as it is in the Spirit of truth, all are wonderfully united. “I asked the angel if there were none left. He bade me look in the opposite direction, and I saw a little company traveling a narrow pathway. All seemed to be firmly united by the truth. This little company looked careworn, as if they had passed through severe trials and conflicts. And it appeared as if the sun had just arisen from behind a cloud and shone upon their countenances, causing them to look triumphant as if their victories were nearly won.” Early Writings, p. 263.

We are repeating the 
2,000 years old history of the Jewish nation in the days of Christ. But, the apostasy is not yet fully ripe. We have a little further to go before the Beast goes into perdition, when the whole world will have boarded the train that is moving at lightning speed to destruction. Are we on board that train? Am I? When Jesus will have His very small, very faithful remnant then Satan will have his lightning speed train. It will be much scarier to get off the train at that time when it is travelling so fast. We need to be seriously seeking the sealing now to make sure we aren’t on that train. Everyone who has even one idol that he or she loves and obeys more than obeying and loving the only begotten Son of God, will find that devil completely overpowering their desire to please Jesus. King Saul did not diligently keep his salvation, and finally lost it. The Roman church was warned of that. The Advent movement has been warned also.

“Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.” (Rom. 11:18-22).

In this investigative judgment period, of which Jesus called the Advent movement to warn the world, we are to be constantly re-assessing our standing before God. This soul-searching was dogmatically required 
in the type and will be powerfully enforced in the anti-type.

“And this shall be a statute for ever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you: For on that day shall the priest make an atonement for you, to cleanse you, that ye may be clean from all your sins before the LORD. It shall be a sabbath of rest unto you, and ye shall afflict your souls, by a statute for ever.” (Lev. 16:29-31).

“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God. For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, He shall be cut off from among His people. And whatsoever soul it be that doeth any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among His people. Ye shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even unto even, shall ye celebrate your sabbath.” (Lev. 23:26-32).

Adventists are not called to preach what the Roman and Protestant Evangelicals are preaching. They preach and teach that the gospel ended with the death of Jesus on the cross. For them the gospel has ended on a nice a happy note. Our message at this awe-filled time of Atonement for the heavenly sanctuary includes that, but that we are also in a judgment period. God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, to take our place, to minister His sacrifice for God’s grace upon His penitent peoples, and to finally judge them, weighing who was sincere and honest with His threatening 
judgment until the end, and who was merely faking their place before Him.

Yet, our message is not one of morose, depressed moaning. It is one of power to overcome sin and the separation from Jesus that sin has caused. The Spirit of Christ gives the correct response of the human heart that comes out in the life. We are to present to the world Christ’s righteousness as a robe to cover our repented of sinfulness. His robe of righteousness and love will cover a mountain of hated and sorrowed for evil. It will not cover a single darling sin. He will give beauty for ashes if we have wallowed in misery and have thankfully accepted His offer to help us leave sin, deny self, and copy His example, follow hard after Him. We must understand the following scripture and    apply it toourselves.

“...And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies’ lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them. If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against Me, and that also they have walked contrary unto Me; and that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity: then will I remember My covenant with Jacob, and also My covenant with Isaac, and also My covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land. The land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she lieth desolate without them: and they shall accept of the punishment of their iniquity: because, even because they despised My judgments, and because their soul abhorred My statutes. And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break My covenant with them: for I am the LORD their God. But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I might be their God: I am the LORD.” (Lev. 26:39-45).

Have Adventists “despised [His] judgments” and have their souls “abhorred [His] statutes”? Have we loved or hated all that He gave us through the counsels of Ellen White? Yes, we have largely hated His judgments and statutes and counsels. This is why the world under our care has grown thick with thorns and thistles in rebellion against the truth. And this is why we will have a first time of trouble, which has been called the “little time of trouble”. The Ellen White Estate rescinded that phrase many years ago. And I believe it was very wrong to call it “little”. Ellen White was simply contrasting it to the big time of trouble. I believe a better phrase is “first time of trouble” or “early time of trouble”, because it will in no way be little.

God will design it to punish, discipline, humble, and purify His people. It will rival the Nazi wave of terror and war against the world. Satan’s effort 70 years ago failed to conquer the world for the Abomination of Desolation, i.e. the restored papal supremacy. All who will accept the punishment of their unfaithfulness to all of God’s will, all who will admit to an uncircumcised heart and who will then allow “their uncircumcised hearts be humbled”, all who will say that “[Jesus has] walked contrary unto them, and [has] brought them into the land of their enemies”, will be sealed.

They will make up the company of 144,000 remnant preachers sprinkled around the globe whose repentance will be deep and their conversion sound. What we see today in the best Seventh-day Adventist is only a caterpillar compared to the final group that takes the world by storm, the fearless, unstoppable, beautiful as a butterfly, Adventist and Protestant complement, and a multitude from around the world that cannot be numbered. Some of this we are already seeing gathering shape in the YouTube witnesses to Christ
’s salvation from drugs, New Age occult spiritualism, atheism, in church worldliness and lack of conversion, etc.

In the coming foray a great multitude in the Advent movement that no man can number will flee the truth and join in the unity being decried around the world, a unifying around lying wonders and seductive, spiritualistic falsehoods. They looked good during this relative time of peace, and never put their supposed faith to the test to see if it would stand firmly. Jesus brought them into troubles but their response to those troubles was only grumbling, resisting and fighting, and it never brought them to repentant. 
“Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to theh LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.” (Prov. 16:5). No one can be humbled and repent without the heavy hand of God upon them. We need the troubles that are coming. No other way will our faith learn the patient endurance and fortitude in difficulty that it needs for the day Jesus arrives in power and great glory.

Let us keep our standing before Jesus. Let us tend to our justification like the farmer does his fields and gardens. Were we justified by faith? Are we still? No one is right before God while indulging a single, unrepented of sin. When we have discovered such a sin did we flee to Jesus for help to repent and overcome through His presence and power? Have we been letting that sin, that idol, that spirit from below, entice us further and further away from our original joy in the holy Spirit of God? Are we still on His radar? We can have wonderful hope, but it must be valid. Our hope in God must be valid and up to date. All that is going on in the world today should motivate us so that we will not permit anything to rob us of the fear of God. We must have the real salvation and victory over sin. This must be uppermost in our thinking, no matter how much the world promises that America or the world will become great again. We are entering the final downward spiral. We are cresting the final, lightning fast roller-coaster ride into the dark bottomless pit. We must be fearing before God and afflicting our souls.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Unity without truth is infinitely worse than disunity because of the truth

I just stumbled upon this recently published video, and it aligns closely with what I wrote a couple of weeks ago concerning this quarter's adult Sabbath School quarterly on unity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za2nlAk-kbg

F.E. Belden, servant of the Lord, lover of Jesus

It’s amazing to me that people who Ellen White influenced either by their being family members, or being young people to whom she opened her home and her heart while they sought their schooling. Certainly, the Almighty used her to infuse in them high purposes and standards and goals. One of these was her nephew, Frank Belden, in whom Jesus bestowed an amazing gift for hymn making, 412 hymns in total. The following is taken from website http://www.iamaonline.com/Bio/Franklin_Edson_Belden.htm

Franklin Edson Belden
1858 - 1945
F. E. Belden was the most prolific writer of hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and was referred to as “the sweet singer of Israel.” He was known for his ability to compose hymns spontaneously as sermons were being delivered and then perform them at the conclusion of the service.

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, on March 21, 1858, the first of five children born to Stephen and Sarah Harmon Belden, older sister of Ellen Harmon White. He began writing music in his late teenage years following a move to California with his family. Because of poor health, he moved to Colorado, where he met and then married Harriet MacDearmon, also a talented musician, in 1881. They returned to Battle Creek in the early 1880s, where he became involved in the Adventist publishing work.

He and Edwin Barnes, a talented musician who had recently moved to Battle Creek from England, served as music editors for and contributors to the Seventh-day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Divine Worship, more widely known as Hymns and Tunes, a collection of over 1100 hymns published in 1886. Belden, then in his late twenties, contributed over eighty texts and 87 tunes to the collection, and later also later collaborated with his cousin, J. Edson White, on several songbooks.

Belden’s name is mainly associated with Christ in Song, the most popular songbook ever published by the church. He had started working on the collection in 1884 as Hymns and Tunes was nearing completion. In 1900 he personally published the completed collection, which was then sold by the Review and Herald.

In 1905 a disagreement arose between Belden and the General Conference over the royalties from Hymns and Tunes. Although it was reported that Belden was greedy and wanted money, in reality he was upset over a breaking of the original agreement voted by the GC in 1885 that all royalties from sales of Hymns and Tunes would support the church’s mission work. Belden had said that he would contribute his music only under that condition.

When the church’s publishing entities were consolidated as the Review and Herald Publishing Association and the copyright was assigned to it, Belden did not want his share to go to the publishing house and wrote an extended letter in 1905 protesting that assignment. The matter remained unresolved, and Belden, disillusioned, separated himself from Adventism, but not the Christian faith, at that time.

As late as 1939 and 1940, the matter of Belden’s royalties was still in question. In response to assertions he was making verbally and in writing, the SDA General Conference Committee in a meeting on January 22, 1940 approved a draft of a letter to be written by an investigative committee that would inform Belden that “according to our findings, all arrangements entered into for the use of the songs were mutually satisfactory to him and the denomination at the time the negotiations were carried on.”

In 1907 Belden, widely known for his hymn writing and leadership in the church, and a number of other prominent Adventists were expelled from the church, branded as apostates and heretics by a committee. This decision and others made at a time when the church was in turmoil over theological issues, was reported in the July 12, 1907, Cass City [Michigan] Chronicle. The announcement was met with dismay by those who were expelled and by other members of the church.

The following year, Belden published a revised and expanded edition of CS, which he hoped would serve as a church hymnal and Sabbath School songbook and would appeal to the young. This version would become the favorite song collection with members of the church for decades.

Near the end of his work on CS, Belden had begun writing songs for the noted evangelist Billy Sunday, which were included in Songs for the King’s Business. Even though it was published in 1909 by Sunday School Supply House in Chicago, it was advertised in the Review and Herald and available through the RHPA.

Belden’s uncanny ability to rapidly pen both music and poetry enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. At the end of the service he and his wife would perform the newly created song. They would then give a copy of the manuscript to the preacher as a souvenir.

Following his death in Cleveland, Ohio, on December 2, 1945, at age 87, his papers and manuscripts were purchased for $1000 by the church and given to the SDA Theological Seminary in Takoma Park, Maryland. They are now available at the Andrews University Library in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

The 1941 Church Hymnal included 22 of Belden’s songs and hymns. The 1985 Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal includes twelve complete hymns and four tunes by him, more than provided by any other Adventist contributor.

And another website, https://hymnary.org/person/Belden_Franklin

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royalties, he did donate his papers and manuscripts to the church’s seminary at his death. He died on December 2, 1945 in Battle Creek, Michigan.
N.N., Hymnary. Source: http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/b/e/l/belden_fe.htm

Below is a list of his songs:

A beautiful star there rose one night
F. E. Belden (Author)
A broken, contrite heart, O Lord
F. E. Belden (Author)
A glad New Year to all we bring
F. E. Belden (Author)
A greeting to this Sabbath day
F. E. Belden (Author)
A merry, merry welcome
F. E. Belden (Author)
A snowy robe is waiting there
F. E. Belden (Author)
Above the clouds that veil the blue
F. E. Belden, 1878 (Author)
Adown the arch of azure sky
F. E. Belden (Author)
Afar from earth, where angels dwell
F. E. Belden (Author)
Afar from the east the wise men came
F. E. Belden (Author)
Again to Thee we join in singing
F. E. Belden (Author)
Again we hail the rest day sweet
F. E. Belden (Author)
Again we hail the Sabbath sweet
F. E. Belden (Author)
All hail for youthful volunteers
Franklin E. Belden (Author)
All my class not one forgotten
F. E. Belden (Author)
Always speak kindly wherever you go
F. E. B. (Author)
Am I my brother’s keeper, Or serving self alone
F. E. Belden (Author)
Angel voices sweetly calling
F. E. Belden (Author)
Angels are building fair mansions above
F. E. Belden (Author)
Answer the call, ye brave men
F. E. Belden (Author)
Are you on the Lord’s side (Belden)
F. E. B. (Author)
Are you tenting on the lowlands
F. E. Belden (Author)
As homeward the lone bird is wearily flying
F. E. Belden (Author)
Ask for the guide book, the Bible
F. E. Belden (Author)
Ask for the old paths, by the prophets trod
F. E. Belden (Author)
Ask for the showers of blessing
F. E. Belden (Author)
Ask not to be excused
F. E. Belden (Author)
Ask of the Lord and he will give
F. E. B. (Author)
At evening time no gathering night
F. E. Belden (Author)
Awake for the conflict
F. E. Belden (Author)
Away, away with the ruby wine
F. E. Belden (Author)
Beautiful angels, watching close by
F. E. Belden (Author)
Beautiful city, haven of peace
F. E. Belden (Author)
Behold how sweet, how calm
F. E. Belden (Author)
Beyond the blue is the city of gold
F. E. Belden (Author)
Beyond the years of this fleeting life
F. E. Belden (Author)
Bless us, Lord, as we part today
F. E. B. (Author)
Blessed Lord, how much I need thee
F. E. Belden (Author)
Blest are the pure in heart, For they our God
F. E. Belden (Author)
Bravely say no, when tempted to sin
F. E. Belden (Author)
Bring a glad and thankful offering
F. E. Belden (Author)
Bring your treasure
F. E. B. (Author)
Burdened soul, there’s rest in Jesus
F. E. Belden (Author)
By thousands now rejected
F. E. Belden (Author)
C-L-O-C-K--The world is like a shelf
F. E. Belden (Author)
Canto el gran amor
F. E. Belden (Author)
Carry the joyful tidings
F. E. Belden (Author)
Cast out the buyers, Lord
F. E. Belden (Author)
Cheerfully give, cheerfully give
F. E. Belden (Author)
Cheering little sunbeams
F. E. Belden (Author)
Children singing, sweet bells ringing
F. E. B. (Author)
Closer than a brother, Jesus, dearest Friend
F. E. Belden (Author)
Cold water is the cup that cheers
F. E. Belden (Author)
Come from your toiling, come from your care
F. E. B. (Author)
Come, ‘tis Sabbath morning
F. E. Belden (Author)
Come, tonight, come tonight, with your burden of sin
F. E. Belden (Author)
Come, ye straying, sad, desponding
Franklin E. Belden (Author)
Could you wait, could you wait if a brother were lost
F. E. Belden (Author)
Count your many blessings
F. E. Belden (Author)
Creation’s Lord displayed his might
F. E. B. (Author)
Crown the Sabbath with a song
F. E. Belden (Author)
Dear as thou wert, and justly dear
Franklin E. Belden (Author)
Dear Savior, lead me erring steps aright, I’ll follow thee
F. E. Belden (Author)
Dear Savior, I will seek thy face
F. E. B. (Author)
Eternal Father, God of love, Creator of the universe
F. E. Belden (Author)
Fair were thy fruits and fadeless thy flowers
F. E. Belden (Author)
Far across the rolling sea
Franklin E. Belden (Author)
Father, we come to thee, No other help
F. E. Belden (Author)
Fear not, little flock, ‘tis your Father’s good pleasure to
F. E. Belden (Author)
Fleeing from destruction’s fair palaces of strife
F. E. B. (Author)
For Jesus, all my morning hours
F. E. Belden (Author)
Forbid them not, our Savior said
Franklin E. Belden (Author)
Forward soldiers in the holy war
F. E. B. (Author)
Foxes have holes, birds have their nests
F. E. Belden (Author)
Fresh from above, for one and all
F. E. Belden (Author)
Fresh from the throne of glory
F. E. B. (Author (st. 4))
Friend and companion, dear to each heart
F. E. Belden (Author)
From day to day, O gracious God
F. E. Belden (Author)
From the lips of angels spoken
F. E. Belden (Author)
Gather the children to the school
F. E. Belden (Author)
Gently, dear Savior, now we bring
F. E. B. (Author)
Give, said the golden sun
F. E. B. (Author)
Give up all for Jesus, weary child
F. E. Belden (Author)
Give your heart to Jesus now
F. E. B. (Author)
Glory, honor, praise, and power Are the Lord’s this very hour
Franklin E. Belden (Author)
Go ye into all the world, And preach the gospel to every creature
F. E. Belden (Author)
God bless our Sabbath School, Christ superintendent
Franklin E. Belden (Author)
God made the lilies
F. E. Belden (Author)
God of light and matchless splendor
F. E. Belden (Author)
God shall be first in everything
F. E. B. (Author)
Golden harps in yonder city
F. E. Belden (Author)
Grant thy blessing now, O Lord
F. E. B. (Arranger)
Great joy to all people
F. E. Belden (Author)
Guide and guard us, O our Father
F. E. Belden (Author)
Hail, O little Christian sailor
F. E. Belden (Author)
Hallelujahs to Jesus, Hallelujahs forever
F. E. Belden (Author)
Has the cross of Christ been lifted
F. E. Belden (Author)
Have you any room for Jesus, Room to rest
F. E. Belden (Author)
He will mention them no more forever
F. E. Belden (Author)
Hear the voice of loving [love and] duty
F. E. B. (Author)
Hear the voices calling o’er the stormy main
F. E. B. (Author)
He’ll remember them no more forever
F. E. Belden (Author)
Help the erring, help the weary
F. E. Belden (Author)
He’s coming once again
F. E. Belden (Author)
Hold to the helm sailor
F. E. Belden (Author)
Hold to the helm sailor when the skies are clear
F. E. Belden (Author)
Holy day, Jehovah’s rest
Franklin E. Belden (Author)
Hour by hour kept by his power
F. E. B. (Author)
How slender is life’s silver cord
F. E. Belden (Author)
How sweet to rest in Jesus! Safe from the world’s mad strife
F. E. B. (Author)
I am not ashamed to speak a word for Jesus
F. E. B. (Author)
I am resting in the shadow
F. E. Belden (Author)
I am safe if Jesus holds my hand
F. E. B. (Author)
I am waiting for the morning, Of the day that brings release
F. E. Belden (Author)
I cannot drive the nails again
F. E. B. (Author)
I cease to sing of sweet tomorrow
F. E. B. (Author)
I come to thee, my Savior, I need thy gracious aid
F. E. Belden (Author)
I have a song, a song so sweet
F. E. B. (Author)
I will not let thee go, my Lord
F. E. Belden (Author)
I will pour water on him that is thirsty
F. E. Belden (Author)
I will sing of Jesus’ love, Sing of him who first loved me
F. E. Belden (Author)
I would be, dear Savior, wholly thine
F. E. Belden (Author)
If any little word of mine May make a dark life brighter
F. E. B. (Author)
If he, my Lord, is with me still
Franklin Edson Belden (Author)
If I were a sunbeam, This is what I’d do
F. E. B. (Author)
If we keep our Father’s commandments
F. E. Belden (Author)
I’ll sing you a song of a city
F. E. Belden (Author)
I’m kneeling at the cross
F. E. Belden (Author)
I’m so glad that Jesus said, Let the children
R. E. Belden (Author)
In a world of sin and strife
F. E. B. (Author)
In ancient Egypt’s pagan land
F. E. B. (Author)
In him O life of glory
F. E. Belden (Author)
In love’s azure firmament, spanning the ages
F. E. Belden (Author)
In the blood of Jesus I am trusting
F. E. B. (Author)
In the path of duty lies the promise
F. E. Belden (Author)
Jesus bids us shine with a clear, pure light
F. E. B. (Author (v. 4))
Jesus has something for children to do
F. E. B. (Author)
Jesus holds me fast
F. E. Belden (Author)
Jesus in his temple holy
F. E. B. (Author)
Jesus is passing, Jesus is passing
F. E. Belden (Author)
Jesus is the Light, the Life, the Truth, the Way
F. E. Belden (Author)
Jesus is waiting, pleading, calling
F. E. Belden (Author)
Jesus, Jesus, chiefest among ten thousand
F. E. B. (Author)
Jesus, Jesus, gentle [tender] Shepherd
F. E. Belden (Author)
Jesus knows the children’s love
F. E. Belden (Author)
Jesus, Savior, hear us pray
F. E. Belden (Author)
Jesus, Savior, pilot me
F. E. Belden (Author)
Joy today, joy today, Christ has burst the bars
F. E. Belden (Author)
Joyful greeting to thousands who sing Jesus’
F. E. Belden (Author)
Joys are flowing like a river
F. E. B. (Arranger)
Keep praying as you go
F. E. B. (Author)
Keep the pages white, dear Jesus
F. E. B. (Author)
Kind words are the sweetest
F. E. Belden (Author)
Kind words can never die; cherished and blest
F. E. B. (Alterer)
Launch the life boat, many souls are stranding
F. E. Belden (Author)
Let every lamp be burning bright
F. E. Belden (Author)
Let me fly to the Rock in the desert
F. E. B. (Author)
Let us hear the conclusion
F. E. Belden (Author)
Like as a father, pities his child
F. E. Belden (Author)
Like Caleb and Joshua stand
F. E. Belden (Author)
Like faithful soldiers, true and brave
F. E. Belden (Author)
Like refreshing showers in a thirsty land
F. E. Belden (Author)
List, to the chime, ‘tis holy time, And Sabbath bells are ringing
F. E. Belden (Author)
List, to the chime, ‘tis holy time, a thousand bells are ringing
F. E. B. (Author)
List, to the chime, ‘tis meeting time
F. E. Belden (Author)
Little crowns are waiting to be worn
F. E. Belden (Author)
Little fishermen are we And the world is like a sea
F. E. B. (Author)
Little ones may be just like the fruitful trees
F. E. Belden (Author)
Little volunteers are needed
F. E. Belden (Author)
Long ago the children sang a song
F. E. B. (Author)
Long years ago on blue Galilee
F. E. B. (Author)
Look for the beautiful, look for the true, Sunshine and shadow are all around you
F. E. Belden (Author)
Look for the way marks
F. E. Belden (Author)
Look not behind thee press manfully on
F. E. B. (Author)
Look not upon the wine that sparkles in its flow
F. E. Belden (Author)
Look to the cross sinner believe it
F. E. Belden (Author)
Look upon Jesus sinless is he
F. E. Belden (Author)
Look upon the golden image
F. E. B. (Author)
Low bend the willows over life’s dark, human tide
F. E. B. (Author)
Make duty plain, O Lord
F. E. Belden (Author)
Many are the little duties
F. E. Belden (Author)
Moment by moment, hour by hour
F. E. B. (Author)
More diligence give me
F. E. Belden (Author)
More of my Savior, says my soul
F. E. Belden (Author)
My anchor holds when hurricanes sweep the sea
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My first thought shall be of Jesus
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My heart is in the homeland, beyond the azure sea
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My heart’s a tuneful harp when Christ abides within
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Nearer thee and ever nearer
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Never be ashamed to own your Savior
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Never come late to the Sunday school
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No habrá más llanto allá
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No tears in yonder home, There all serene
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Not a wasted moment in the morning fair
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Not I, but Christ, be honored, loved, exalted
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Not in the hour of death
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Not one single jot or tittle hear the great teacher say
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Now I lay me down to slumber
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“Now the God of peace be with you”
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O beautiful smiling summer land, Beyond these gloomy years!
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O blessed, blessed, Sabbath School
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O blessed rest when we recline
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O blest are they that mourn
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O blest are they who oft have said
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O Christian, have you heard it
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O Christian, idle all the day
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O Christian, on the billow of life’s sea
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O Christian traveler, hold the light
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O Christian, triumphantly singing
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O Father in heaven, thy promise we claim
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O give us a parting blessing As from thy house we go
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O guard us till we meet again
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O heart bowed down with sorrow, O eyes that long
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O holy book of truth divine
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O Jesus, my Redeemer
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O raindrops bright with liquid light
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O there’ll be joy when the work is done
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O there’s a better world on high
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O thou who dwellest up on high
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O voyager, idly drifting down
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O the wondrous love of Jesus, ‘Tis my joy
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O there is joy for the summer is past
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On time’s wide waste of waters
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Once again has come my birthday
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Once again has come my birthday Happy time, I’m
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Once I heard a footstep, twas Jesus at the door
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One more new day for Jesus
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Only gleaners in the harvest
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Only one step to Jesus
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Only thee, in joy or sorrow
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Open the windows of heaven, O Lord, Here are my tithes
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Open thou mine eyes that I may behold
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Our Father in heaven, thy promise we claim
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Out upon an angry ocean
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Paradise, O hope of ages
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Pearly portals swinging open
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Plant blossoms, beautiful blossoms
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Praise be to God and songs of thanksgiving
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Praise him, praise him, mighty creator
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Praise to God, the everlasting One
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Praise to thee, O dear Redeemer
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Pray for the erring ones faith shall reclaim them
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Pure cold water we would recommend
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Put on the garments
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Put on the white garments
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Raise the banner high
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Raise the standard high sound the gathering
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Rally for the cause of temperance
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Remember the Sabbath day, The day by heaven blest
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Remember thy Creator, E’er youthful days depart
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Rest, sweet rest, for weary hands folded
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Roll on, thou crimson stream
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Saved to serve in any station
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Savior, keep me pure in heart
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Savior, Savior, be my guide, for the way is dark and drear
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Savior, meet us while assembled
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Savior, Savior, be my guide
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Scatter smiles, loving smiles, all along
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Scatter sunshine, scatter sunshine
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Seven times round the boasting walls,
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Shall one be missing
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Shall we stand at his coming
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Shall we stand at his coming, his glorious coming
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Shepherd divine, thou leadest me
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Shout for joy, your tribute bringing
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Shout forth the tidings joyfully
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Silent in death he lies
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Sing, O sing the glory of Immanuel
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Sing to the Lord, ye his people
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Sleep not, soldier of the cross
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Sleeping sweetly on his bosom
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Soldiers in the holy strife
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Some glad morn not far away
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Someone is straying in downward way
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Someone the beautiful city shall see
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Soul, amid the earth sorrows dwelling
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Sound an alarm, all ye watchmen
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Sowing in sadness through long, weary years
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Sowing to death or life, Sowing to reap
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Speak well of the land of promise
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Speed away, speed away over mountains and sea
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Stand by the flag of King Immanuel
Franklin E. Belden (Author)
Stand by the law once proclaimed
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Stand for Jesus, fighting boldly
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Stand for the right, O Christian, true
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Stand like Caleb, though the world oppose
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Star of beauty, star of splendor
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Suffer them, the little ones
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Sweet and low, sweet and low, voice of the Holy Spirit
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Sweet be thy rest And peaceful thy sleeping
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Sweet promise, I will come again
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Sweet promise is given to all
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Sweet Sunday school, with hours so full
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Thanksgiving to the Lord belongs
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The angel of the Lord encampeth
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The coming King is at the door
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The day is dead, and Egypt’s night returning
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The desert way he sometimes leads us
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The golden light is fading
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The guests are few, the hour is late
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The hem of his garment touch, believing
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The judgment has set, the books have been opened
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The Lord is my God and Creator
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The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want; He maketh me to lie down
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The Lord worketh, let us work too
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The saints may rest within the tomb
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The world’s glorious harvest is fast drawing on
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There are little crosses
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There are riches better than gold
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There are two ways for travelers
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There came a stranger knocking
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There is a land of promise, A blessed land of promise
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There is something at home for the children to do
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There is sunlight on the hilltop
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There is sweet rest for feet now weary
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There was a star that shone in splendor
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There’s a cross to be borne
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There’s life in a look at the sacred cross
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There’s no other name like Jesus
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There’s room for you to anchor
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These two little hands were given
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This is the love of God, that we keep his commandments
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Thou hast kept us, blessed Savior
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Thou Savior of the sinsick soul
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Though seas like mountains hedge thy way
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Through all the year, most gracious God
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Through the gloom that gathers o’er us
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Thus one by one our loved ones go
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‘Tis love that makes us happy
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‘Tis merry, merry Christmas time
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To Jesus, to Jesus, give the coming year
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To obey is better than sacrifice
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True hearts are needed to work for the school
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Until we meet again
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Up and away, like the dew of the morning
F. E. B. (Author (refrain & v. 4))
Wake, freemen all, whose homes are dear
Franklin E. Belden (Author)
Wake the slumbering melody
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Water, pure water, that sparkles so
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Water, pure water, that sparkles so bright
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We are building every day, at our work
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We are on the King’s highway
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We are sentinels for Jesus
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We build on the sure foundation
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We come with joy to greet you here
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We greet thee here, O glad new year
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We know not the hour of the Master’s appearing
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We love the blessed Bible
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We love to tell the story Yet there is more to do
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We never stay away from Sabbath school
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We offer praises
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We plough the fields, and scatter
F. E. B. (3d stanza)
We shall meet beyond the skies
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We should be like gardens
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We should never be late
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We sing about the home of beauty
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We thank thee for thy mercies
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We welcome this blest Sabbath day
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Welcome, welcome, merry welcome
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We’ll build on the rock, the living Rock
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We’ll give this week to Jesus
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We’ll live in the sunlight, the beautiful sunlight
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We’ll shine as yonder stars sometime
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We’ll stand by the Bible, God’s message to man
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We’ll tarry by the living waters
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We’re always at the school with joyful greeting
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We’re coming, we’re coming with songs of rejoicing
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We’re faithful daughters of the King
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We’re going home, a pilgrim band
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We’re little Christian soldiers
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We’re loyal soldiers of the Lord
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What says the Bible, the blessed Bible
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What shall I do for Christ, my Savior
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What shall I do with Jesus?
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What shall it profit a man
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What will you do with Jesus? He stands before you now
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When circles are broken
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When departs this hallowed
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When Isr’l came to Jordan’s state
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When Jesus calls his jewels
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When Jesus shall make up his jewels
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When softly fades the dying day
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When softly falls the twilight hour
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When softly the springtime breezes are blowing
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When temptation assails
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When the cross is hard to carry
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When the cross seems [is] hard to carry
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When the Judge shall weigh our [your] motives
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When the load looks big to carry
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When the tempest gathers over us
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When through earthy seas of sorrow
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When we lay our burdens down
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Where hast thou gleaned today for Jesus
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White pages before us, thank God this is so
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Who is dauntless, who is daring
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Who is on the Lord’s side, Always true
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Who will be like Moses
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Who will be the next to come to Jesus
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Who will speak a word for Jesus
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Why not come to Jesus, there is hope for thee
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Why should we ever be gloomy and sad
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Wide is the gate and broad the way
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With, a song, the angel voices
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Wonder of the countless spheres
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Word and will of God immortal
Franklin E. Belden (Author)
Words of cheer from the battle of life
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Words of cheer from the battlefield of life
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Work for the school let no one say
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Work with little hearts and fingers
F. E. Balden (Author)
Would you fear to have your windows open
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Would you know why I am singing
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Ye laden, sad and weary
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Ye temperance warriors brave
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What simple songs, yet every tune unique, full of faith and instruction in righteousness!