Thursday, 1 March 2012

Immortal honours rest on Jesus’ head

Time for another favourite hymn -

Immortal honours rest on Jesus’ head;
My God, my portion, and my living bread;
In Him I live, upon Him cast my care;
He saves from death, destruction, and despair.

He is my refuge in each deep distress;
The Lord my strength and glorious righteousness;
Through floods and flames He leads me safely on,
And daily makes His sovereign goodness known.

My every need He richly will supply,
Nor will His mercy ever let me die;
In Him there dwells a treasure all divine,
And matchless grace has made that treasure mine.

O, that my soul could love and praise Him more,
His beauties trace, His majesty adore;
Live near His heart, upon His bosom lean;
Obey His voice, and all His will esteem.

William Gadsby, 1773 – 1844
  
 

2 comments:

SarahElisabeth said...

One of my favourites too. When I was baptised, I was allowed to choose a hymn and this was my choice.

Hazel said...

Thanks for that. It is a lovely hymn, and it’s nice to know that you chose it when you were baptised.