God’s Sovereignty & Christ’s Incarnation & Love

Three Songs-Hymns of God’s Sovereignty & Christ’s Incarnation & Love.
This week I’ve been busy on BibleForum.org, which I recently rejoined, and have been occupied in heart and mind with God’s sovereignty and providence in man’s salvation and God’s Kingdom in Christ. It has caused me to reflect on some Songs and Hymns that encouraged me some years back as a young Christian.  So I submit and Share these three.
1.
Thy Choice & Love First.
(Josiah Conder, 1836. “London Congregationalist, an abolitionist, and took an active part in seeking to repeal British anti-Jewish laws.”)
1
’Tis not that I did choose Thee,
For Lord, that could not be;
This heart would still refuse Thee,
Hadst Thou not chosen me.
Thou from the sin that stained me
Hast cleansed and set me free;
Of old Thou hast ordained me,
That I should live to Thee.
2
’Twas sov’reign (mercy) called me
And taught my op’ning mind;
The world had else enthralled me,
To heav’nly glories blind.
My heart owns none before Thee,
For Thy rich grace I thirst;
This knowing, if I love Thee,
Thou must have loved me first.
2.
Fairest Lord Jesus!
(“Written by German Jesuits as Schönster Herr Jesu in the 17th Century. Published in the Münster Gesangbuch, 1677, and translated from German to English by Joseph A. Seiss, 1873.”)
1
Fairest Lord Jesus, Ruler of all nature,
O Thou of God and man the Son,
Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor,
Thou, my soul’s glory, joy and crown.
2
Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands,
Robed in the blooming garb of spring;
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
Who makes the woeful heart to sing.
3
Fair is the sunshine,  Fairer still the moonlight,
And all the twinkling starry host;
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer
Than all the angels heaven can boast.
4
All fairest beauty, heavenly and earthly,
Wondrously, Jesus, is found in Thee;
None can be nearer, fairer or dearer,
Than Thou, my Savior, art to me.
5
Beautiful Savior! Lord of all the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor, praise, adoration,
Now and forever more be Thine.
3.
Down From His Glory.
(William E. Booth-Clibborn; Methodist, Salvation Army; Humanitarian of Britain.)
1
Down from His glory,
Ever living story,
My God and Savior came,
And Jesus was His name.
Born in a manger,
To His own a stranger,
A Man of sorrows, tears and agony.
(Chorus)
O how I love Him! How I adore Him!
My Breath, my Sunshine, my All in all!
The great Creator became my Savior,
And all God’s Fulness dwelleth in Him.
2
What condescension,
Bringing us redemption;
That in the dead of night,
Not one faint hope in sight,
God, gracious, tender,
Laid aside His splendor,
Stooping to woo, to win, to save my soul.
3
Without reluctance,
Flesh and blood His substance
He took the form of man,
Revealed the hidden (plan).
O glorious Myst’ry,
Sacrifice of Calv’ry,
And now I know Thou art the great “I AM.”

About mjmselim

Male, 64, born in Jamaica, USA since 1961; cobbler for 40 years, Christian since 1969; married to same wife since 1979; 6 daughters and 2 sons, with 7 grandkids. Slowly adapting to the digital world of computers and internet; hobby in digital editing.
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