Showing the state of our nation in the light of God’s Holy Word

Christ is Precious

1. Jesus is precious, says the word;
What comfort does this truth afford!
And those who in his name believe,
With joy this precious truth receive.

 

2. To them he is more precious far
Than life and all its comforts are;
More precious than their daily food;
More precious than their vital blood.

 

3. Not health, nor wealth, nor sounding fame,
Nor earth’s deceitful, empty name,
With all its pomp and all its glare,
Can with a precious Christ compare.

 

4. He’s precious in his precious blood,
That pardoning and soul-cleansing flood;
He’s precious in his righteousness,
That everlasting, heavenly dress.

 

5. In every office he sustains,
In every victory he gains,
In every counsel of his will,
He’s precious to his people still.

 

6. As they draw near their journey’s end,
How precious is their heavenly Friend!
And when in death they bow their head,
He’s precious on a dying bed.

 

7. In glory, Lord, may I be found,
And, with thy precious mercy crowned,
Join the glad song, and there adore
A precious Christ for evermore.

 

S. MEDLEY

______________________

A RECOMMENDED PRAYER BEFORE THE READING OR STUDY OF GOD’S HOLY WORD

O Lord, Thy Word is before me, give me a reverent and teachable mind as I read it. Open to me its sacred truths and help me to receive it not as the word of men but as the Word of God which liveth and abideth for ever.

Be Thou, O Holy Spirit my teacher. Enlighten my mind and prepare my heart. Shine O Lord upon the sacred page and make it clear to me.

What I see not – show me, what I know not teach me and where I am wrong correct me.

Bring home O Lord some portion to my soul just now and make me wiser unto Thy salvation – through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Ashton Oxenden

(1808-1892)