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O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing

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In another periodic post under “old stuff,” below are the lyrics of a Charles Wesley hymn from the early days of my journey of faith during my high school years …

Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and king,
The triumphs of His grace!

My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad,
The honors of Thy name.

Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease—
’Tis music in the sinner’s ears,
’Tis life, and health, and peace.

He breaks the pow’r of canceled sin,
He sets the pris’ner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean,
His blood availed for me.

AMEN!

Photo above is of St. Pierre Cathedral in Geneva.

Old = bad, new = good ?

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One of the challenges of our 21st century life is that folks are always waiting around for, “the next big thing.”

This expectation of progress can feed into the mentality that old stuff is no good and that which is new is “new and improved and better.”

But there is something to be said for what has “stood the test of time.”

Our goal here at CCCS is to encourage the study of the Scriptures which has timeless wisdom that has “stood the test of time.”

And periodically, in some posts, we will visit other “old stuff” which we hope will be an encouragement to our dear readers.

So for today, how about lyrics from an old hymn by A.B. Simpson:

Jesus only is our message,
Jesus all our theme shall be.
We will lift up Jesus ever,
Jesus only will we see.

Jesus only is our Saviour,
all our guilt He bore away.
All our righteousness He gives us,
all our strength from day to day.

Jesus only is our Sanctifier,
cleansing us from self and sin.
And with all His Spirit’s fullness,
filling all our hearts within.

Jesus only is our Healer,
all our sicknesses He bears
and His risen life and fullness,
all His members still may share.

Jesus only is our power,
He the gift of Pentecost.
Jesus, breathe Thy power upon us,
fill us with the Holy Ghost.

And for Jesus we are waiting,
listening for the Advent call;
But ’twill still be Jesus only,
Jesus ever, all in all.

Refrain:
Jesus only, Jesus ever,
Jesus all in all we sing;
Saviour, Sanctifier and Healer,
Glorious Lord and Coming King.