Sunday, February 6, 2011

Immanuel

When once I mourned a load of sin;
When conscience felt a wound within;
When all my works were thrown away;
When on my knees I knelt to pray,
Then, blissful hour, remembered well,
I learned Thy love, Immanuel.


When storms of sorrow toss my soul;
When waves of care around me roll;
When comforts sink, when joys shall flee;
When hopeless griefs shall gape for me,
One word the tempest's rage shall quell
--
That word, Thy name, Immanuel.



When for the truth I suffer shame;
When foes pour scandal on my name;
When cruel taunts and jeers abound;
When "Bulls of Bashan" gird me round,
Secure within Thy tower I'll dwell--
That tower, Thy grace, Immanuel.


When hell enraged lifts up her roar;
When Satan stops my path before;
When fiends rejoice and wait my end;
When legioned hosts their arrows send,
Fear not, my soul, but hurl at hell
Thy battle-cry, Immanuel.


When down the hill of life I go;
When o'er my feet death's waters flow;
When in the deep'ning flood I sink;
When friends stand weeping on the brink,
I'll mingle with my last farewell
Thy lovely name, Immanuel.


When tears are banished from mine eye;
When fairer worlds than these are nigh;
When heaven shall fill my ravished sight;
When I shall bathe in sweet delight,
One joy all joys shall far excel,
To see Thy face, Immanuel.




by C. H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
(written at age eighteen)




"Emmanuel, 
which being interpreted is, God with us"
(Matthew 1:23).



3 comments:

  1. I never heard of this song before. I enjoyed reading it here. Thank you, Mom! I really appreciate how you will find different little nuggets and share them with us.

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  3. Mrs. Pena,
    I just wanted to drop you a line this morning and let you know that I am praying for you and your family today.

    “The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.” (Psalm 29:11)

    “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

    Josh

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