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

Jesus, our best beloved friend,

Jesus, our best beloved friend,
Draw out our souls in pure desire;
Jesus, in love to us descend,
Baptize us with Thy Spirit’s fire.

On Thy redeeming name we call,
Poor and unworthy though we be;
Pardon and sanctify us all,
Let each Thy full salvation see.

Our souls and bodies we resign
To fear and follow Thy commands:
O take our hearts, our hearts are Thine,
Accept the service of our hands.

Firm, faithful, watching unto prayer,
May we Thy blessed will obey,
Toil in Thy vineyard, and bear
The heat and burden of the day.

Yet, Lord, for us a resting place
In heaven at Thy right hand prepare;
And till we see Thee face to face
Be all our conversation there.

James Montgomery, 1771-1854


Psalms 34:1-3

A Psalm of David,
when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed.

I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.