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A Little Honey Sweet - Gen. 43:11

Carry down the man a present. . . and a little honey. Genesis 43:11 The sons of Jacob wend their way To buy the needed corn; The home bereft of Benjamin, The old man left to mourn. With extra money in their hand He sent a present meet-- Nuts, spices, balm, and luscious fruits, A little honey sweet. ... Read More

A Place in Heaven - Gen. 1:16

God made two great lights . . . the lesser light to rule the night. Genesis 1:16 God set the moon in orbit, Earth's beaming satellite, Revolving on her monthly course With silv'ry, borrowed light. With twinkling stars, her royal crown, She rules the night as queen; Looks downward on a troubled world... Read More

Astray - Psa. 119:105

Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105 There's a saying sometimes quoted "Ev'ry dog will have his day." But the puppy of this poem Came by train and lost his way! "Where's he going'?" was the question, As the friendly tail did wag; Said the porter with a problem, "I... Read More

Books - 1 Tim. 4:13

Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine I Timothy 4:13 Books that live are dear companions To the heart and mind at rest; Close at hand to help and succour, Choose the richest and the best. Time is short with life's commitments To enjoy, alas, but few Of the countless, u... Read More

Children's Praises - Matt. 21:16

Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings Thou hast perfected praise. Matthew 21:16 Andrew brightens days of gloom When he sings with face aglow; Sweet the theme of his first lay-- "Jesus loves me, this I know." Fearless in his unreserve. What though singers do appear? They encourage with a smile, De... Read More

Dead or Alive - Rom. 6:8

Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him. Romans 6:8 Downward flows the shining Jordan From Mount Hermon's lofty height, Like a flood in time of harvest, Who can stay its watery might? On its banks the host of Israel, With their faithful captain stand, For the river... Read More

Eternity - 1 Cor. 7:29

But this I say, brethren, the time is short. 1 Corinthians 7:29 The preacher's voice rang true and clear, A Christ-exalting theme; The congregation sat enthralled, And none could idly dream. There was a stickler for the time Among that favoured flock, And if the sermon was prolonged, His eyes straye... Read More

Feathered Friends - Matt. 6:26

Behold the fowls of the air . . are ye not much better than they? Matthew 6:26 We have occasional callers, But many feathered friends; Still more with Afric's warblers When dreary winter ends; They fill the air with music, Some sing and others screech, And in their care for offspring, To many-lesson... Read More

Go Out or Die Out - Mark 16:15

Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel. Mark 16:15 There was a quaint old graveyard Amid surroundings fair; According to the tombstones, The former church was there! The names embossed in granite Were worn by wind and rain; The saints shall rise in triumph When Christ returns again. Was that... Read More

God's Prerogative - Rom. 8:28

We know that all things work together for good to them that love God. Romans 8:28 All things must ever work for good To those who love the Lord, Who blends from life's discordant notes, One sweet, harmonious chord. As shuttles fly He takes all threads, And weaves with good and ill, The ordered textu... Read More

God's Workmanship - Mark 6:3

Is not this the Carpenter? Mark 6:3 The Carpenter of Nazareth! "Who is He?" was the cry; "Whence hath this Man this wisdom deep?" His mighty works reply- The Healer of all dread disease, Controller of the sea, Who flung a trillion stars in space, The Sovereign Lord is He! Yet in that humble shop He ... Read More

Good Tidings of Great Joy - 2 Kings 7:9

We do not well; this is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace. 2 Kings 7:9 Four lepers in Samaria lay Outside the city gate, And shared the rigour of the siege In their unhappy state. Encircled by Benhadad's hosts, Like wolves to seize the prey, While famine stalks with sharper teeth The mult... Read More

Home Training - Eph. 6:4

Bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4 "Feed My lambs." The Shepherd calleth, They are placed within thy care, While the heart is warm and tender, Ere the world seeks entrance there. Happy parents! precious priv'lege! 'Tis a work that shall abide; And the training in ... Read More

In Nothing Be Anxious - Exo. 14:14

The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. Exodus 14:14 This ancient foe called Worry, A ruthless buccaneer, Whose weapons are destructive. Depression, doubt, and fear, Still seeks to conquer daily, Controls a motley crew, In subtle forms of mischief, His deadly work to do. He board... Read More

Jesus Wept - John 11:34,35

Where have ye laid him? They said unto Him Lord, come and see. Jesus wept. John 11:34,35 Jesus comes, a Friend unfailing, To a stone-sealed, cheerless cave, With deep comfort for the mourners Standing by a brother's grave. "Jesus wept". O see reflected In that lovely, tear-stained face, Sympathy and... Read More

Love Mercy - John 8:7

He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. John 8:7 Friendless, condemned, the outcast stood, Arrested by the scornful Jews; But Jesus read their hostile thoughts It was Himself they would accuse. Ah, Justice spake from mercy's throne-- "Who ne'er hath sinned first cast a s... Read More

Love's Example - I Peter 2:21

Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps. 1 Peter 2:21 O voiceless calm of Jesus, Degraded, mocked, and scourged: E'en Pilate marvelled at the grace Which answered not a word. How silently He suffered! No balm to bring relief: The sweetness of forgiving lov... Read More

Old Age - 2 Cor. 4:16

Though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day 2 Corinthians 4:16 Months are passing, years are fleeting; Lo! the hair is turning grey, And the step is not so sprightly As in youth's more vigorous day. This old tenement is crumbling, Grinders cease: for they are few; Doors a... Read More

One Pearl of Great Price - Matt. 13:45

A merchant man, seeking goodly pearls. Matthew 13:45 O, my soul, behold the Saviour, Gracious, loving Merchant Man, Stooping down from highest glory Working out redemption's plan. Ever in His Father's business Seeking jewels, goodly pearls, For His own peculiar treasure, Men and women, boys and girl... Read More

One Thing Needful - Luke 10:39

Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet and heard His Word. Luke 10:39 Martha, Mary, loving sisters, In their home, a place of rest, Entertained, with hearts o'erflowing, Jesus, Lord, a royal Guest. Martha bustled in the kitchen To prepare a worthy meal, But, alas, with chores distracted, Over-anxious in ... Read More

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