He executes justice for the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind, he lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves those who live justly. The LORD watches over the immigrant and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. -Psalm 146:7-9

Monday, December 21, 2009

Thou Who Wast Rich Beyond All Splendor



For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

-II Corinthians 8:9


Thou Who wast rich beyond all splendor, all for love's sake becamest poor ;

Thrones for a manger didst surrender, sapphire-paved courts for stable floor.

Thou Who wast rich beyond all splendor, all for love's sake becamest poor.


Thou Who art God beyond all for love's sake becamest man;

Stooping so low, but sinners raising, heav'nward by Thine eternal plan.

Thou Who are God beyond all praising, all for love's sake becamest man.


Thou Who art love beyond all telling, Savior and King, we worship Thee.

Emmanuel, within us dwelling, make us what Thou wouldst have us be.

Thou Who art love beyond all telling, Savior and King, we worship Thee.


-Frank Houghton, 1894-1972



Just in case I forget during this holiday break... I wish you all the most Merry Christ-centered Christmas one could ever have. :)

I will be back to blogging Jan. 2010