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2020-05-20 I Am Thine, O Lord

Fannie J. Crosby was the author of over 8,500 gospel hymns. Blind at six weeks of age, Crosby began composing texts at age 6. At 12 she began her study at the New York School for the Blind, a school she later served as a teacher.

One of the many beautiful hymns that Crosby wrote was “I Am Thine O Lord”.

There are many difficult moments that we go through in life and we often fail to understand why these troubles come our way. Even the strongest of Christians have to deal with the pressures of daily life in this world that we live in. It is how we respond to these trials and temptations that define who we truly are as followers of Christ.

As believers, we have a hope – a promise – that one day we will “rest” in the presence of God. This hymn from Fannie Crosby is uplifting to me and it helps me to stay focused on the ultimate goal of any believer – to be in the presence of God. Crosby reminds us that we can’t possibly know or understand on this side of heaven, how much God loves us and cares for us. It is only when we finally are able to “rest in peace with God”, that we will truly understand the depths and the heights of God’s love for us.

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23 Yet I still belong to you;
    you hold my right hand.
24 You guide me with your counsel,
    leading me to a glorious destiny.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
    I desire you more than anything on earth.
26 My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak,
    but God remains the strength of my heart;

he is mine forever.

Psalm 73:23-26 (NLT)

I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.

Draw me nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.

Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,
By the pow’r of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in Thine. 

Oh, the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend! 

There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea;
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with Thee. 

 
*Devotion and music provided by Jane Cockrell

 

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