Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I Boast No More

Whatever happened to Gospel-laden songs like these? What has become of our "worship"?

I Boast No More

Isaac Watts

No more, my God, I boast no more

Of all the duties I have done;
I quit the hopes I held before,
To trust the merits of thy Son.

Now, for the love I bear his name,
What was my gain I count my loss;
My former pride I call my shame,
And nail my glory to his cross.

Yes, and I must and will esteem
All things but loss for Jesus' sake:
O may my soul be found in him,
And of his righteousness partake!

The best obedience of my hands
Dares not appear before thy throne;
But faith can answer thy demands
By pleading what my Lord has done.

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Anonymous Steve Martin said...

We sing such hymns every Sunday, Steve.

Sometimes the older things are worth keeping, and using.

Long time, no see!

Hope all is well, my friend!

February 18, 2010 at 9:15 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Welcome back, Steve!

I have not had the time or energy to blog much over the last several months, but I'm trying to put up substantial thoughts as they come.

Our church still sings hymns as well, and we also selectively sing contemporary songs that have substance. My kids can sing most hymns by heart, between church and CD's. Nothing like the gospel buzzing through your head all day in the form of a song...

February 18, 2010 at 11:34 PM  
Anonymous Steve Martin said...

"Nothing like the gospel buzzing through your head all day in the form of a song..."

Amen, Steve.

Some of our liturgy does that to me, too.

When it's biblical, Christ centered, and buzzing through your head...the Lord must be buzzing in our hearts.

February 20, 2010 at 7:00 AM  

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