Chorus: To see the Law by Christ fulfilled,
To hear His pardoning voice,
Changes a slave into a child
And duty into choice.
1. No strength of nature can suffice
To serve the Lord aright
And what she has, she misapplies,
For want of clearer light.
2. How long beneath the Law I lay
In bondage and distress
I toiled the precept to obey,
But toiled without success.
3. Then to abstain from outward sin
Was more than I could do
Now if I feel its power within
I feel I hate it too.
4. Then all my servile works were done,
A righteousness to raise
Now, freely chosen in the Son,
I freely choose His ways.
“As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has– or ever will have– something inside that is unique to all time. It’s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression.”
~ Fred Rogers
“Being a lover of freedom, when the [Nazi] revolution came, I looked to the universities to defend it, knowing that they had always boasted of their devotion to the cause of truth; but no, the universities were immediately silenced. Then I looked to the great editors of the newspapers, whose flaming editorials in days gone had proclaimed their love of freedom; but they, like the universities, were silenced in a few short weeks…”
“Only the Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler’s campaign for suppressing the truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel a great affection and admiration for it because the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual and moral freedom. I am forced to confess that what I once despised I now praise unreservedly.”
— Albert Einstein
“But Samuel replied: “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD ? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.” I Samuel 15:22
Blessings ~ another mini-vacation in the form of the Sabbath ~ wise men thorough the ages ~ dear hymns ~ the i-net neighborhood ~ our own cozy home and farm ~ kittens on my lap ~ apple muffins in the oven ~