Sunday, October 23, 2016

Who Is On The Lord's Side?


Fight the good fight of faith, 
lay hold on eternal life, 
whereunto thou art also called, 
and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
- 1 Timothy 6:12 -




Who is on the Lord’s side? Who will serve the King?
Who will be His helpers, other lives to bring?
Who will leave the world’s side? Who will face the foe?
Who is on the Lord’s side? Who for Him will go?
By Thy call of mercy, by Thy grace divine,
We are on the Lord’s side—Savior, we are Thine!

Not for weight of glory, nor for crown and palm,
Enter we the army, raise the warrior psalm;
But for love that claimeth lives for whom He died:
He whom Jesus nameth must be on His side.
By Thy love constraining, by Thy grace divine,
We are on the Lord’s side—Savior, we are Thine!

Jesus, Thou hast bought us, not with gold or gem,
But with Thine own life blood, for Thy diadem;
With Thy blessing filling each who comes to Thee,
Thou hast made us willing, Thou hast made us free.
By Thy grand redemption, by Thy grace divine,
We are on the Lord’s side—Savior, we are Thine!

Fierce may be the conflict, strong may be the foe,
But the King’s own army none can overthrow;
’Round His standard ranging, victory is secure,
For His truth unchanging makes the triumph sure.
Joyfully enlisting, by Thy grace divine,
We are on the Lord’s side—Savior, we are Thine!
- Frances R. Havergal -




As Christians, we are to take our places in God's army
and not be ashamed to be counted as one of His.
The work of the gospel, 
inviting individuals to be personally reconciled with God,
is an urgent task, not a spectator sport.
It demands our whole-hearted, zealous involvement.


This militant hymn text by Frances R. Havergal
was originally titled "Home Missions,"
and was written in October 1877.
It was based on the Scripture setting in 1 Chronicles 12:1-18,
where a very select group of soldiers was preparing to join King David
in warfare against the enemy.
The poem later appeared in Loyal Responses,
published by the author in 1878.
 - Amazing Grace - Kenneth W. Osbeck -




And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, 
choose you this day whom ye will serve; 
whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, 
or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: 
but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
- Joshua 24:15 -


Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, 
it was needful for me to write unto you, 
and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith 
which was once delivered unto the saints.
- Jude 3 -




Have a blessed Lord's Day, friends!

25 comments:

Doniene said...

Also to you, dear Stephanie. A Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours!

Melanie said...

Have a blessed day, Stephanie!

MELODY JACOBS said...

As christian, we should be proud to follow Jesus, Proclaim his word, everyday and anytime. I am so glad to be a follower of Christ.
http://www.melodyjacob.com/

hobbyloes said...

That is my wish: we will serve the Lord!
Blessed Sunday!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Have a Blessed Sunday dear Stephanie.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend :)x

Anonymous said...

Interesting that you posted these lyrics today. Just a couple of days ago I was listening to Frances Havergal's great hymn.

God bless you! ~Lady Virtue

mamasmercantile said...

Once again a truly beautiful post, always a joy to visit. Take care.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Dearest Stephanie, once more I'm so happy I found your blog. (By the way, I think it was through Shane of Roses, Laces and Brocante. :)) This post puts together a very important theme, wonderful verses and lovely photos.
Sending you big hugs and blessings for the new week!

Maria said...

and to you sweet lady :-) mari

SissiHope said...

Nice blog<3
www.sissihope.blogspot.ch

September Violets said...

A very strong message today Stephanie, but something that should give us all pause for thought. I searched for this hymn on youtube and enjoyed listening to it as well as reading the lyrics.
You have some beautiful scenic shots to go along with your post today :)
Wendy

Lowcarb team member said...

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a most peaceful Sunday.

All the best Jan

Tamago said...

Stunning scenery! I hope you and your family had a beautiful weekend. Wishing you a happy new week!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ahhhh, a golden moment in nature. Blessings to you on this new week dearest Stephanie!

Karen said...

Beautiful countryside with the golden yellow foliage, Stephanie! Thank you for the encouraging verses and hymn. Have a blessed week.

Wanda said...

Dear Stephanie ~ everything you do and write points to Jesus...How your blog lifts Him up, and all of us who read and are inspired by it. Love and Hugs.

Mehrll said...

Precious Stephanie, Thanks for your comments on my blog. I love this song, especially these words:
"Fierce may be the conflict, strong may be the foe,
But the King’s own army none can overthrow;
’Round His standard ranging, victory is secure,
For His truth unchanging makes the triumph sure.
In Him we have victory! Hugs.

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Oh my, I just LOVED the pictures of the covered bridge and the beautiful river and mountains beyond... just beautiful, and no better way to showcase such a beautiful hymn... what side are you on? I always enjoy your Sunday hymn sharings! Blessings and hugs to you today sweet Stephanie :)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What lovely photos of the water and bridge to accompany the beautiful hymn, sweet friend. You always share such meaningful, uplifitng posts. Thank you for taking such time to lift us all up to Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Love you!!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Lovely hymn to accompany your equally lovely photos, dear Stephanie! Bridges always remind me that the Lord always carries us over turbulent waters. Thank you for your sweet uplifting posts. Sending you blessings and hugs for your week ahead. xx Karen

Daniela said...

It is such important and precious an appointment I really cannot miss, my darling Stephanie, thank you for this gift you give us today and every Sunday !

Hope you're having the best of weeks
I'm sending all my love to you

Xx Dany

Red Rose Alley said...

These pictures of Autumn are beautiful, Stephanie. You have a lot of Autumn gold around your neck of the woods. I see the golds and the reds, but mostly the oranges in my area. I appreciate reading the verses that you share on your posts, my dear. They are gentle reminders in this sometimes chaotic world we live in. :)

Have a wonderful week, dear Stephanie.

love, ~Sheri

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful picture of the river and the covered bridge, framed so beautifully with the yellow leaves, amazing creation he has given us to enjoy!
This paragraph you wrote really touched me:

As Christians, we are to take our places in God's army
and not be ashamed to be counted as one of His.
The work of the gospel,
inviting individuals to be personally reconciled with God,
is an urgent task, not a spectator sport.
It demands our whole-hearted, zealous involvement.

I do need to get pass my shyness and reach out to more people and tell them of the Love of our Savior, how they can find salvation and peace in him.
Hope your week is going well so far!

Mary E. Stephens said...

Amen! This is a great post, Stephanie! Thank you so much for putting it together. The lovely golden autumn photos are lovely too.
((hugs))

Mindy Whipple said...

You always have the loveliest of photos to go with your text - God's creation at it's finest!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...