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Thou Lovely Source of True Delight

1. Thou lovely source of true delight
Whom I unseen adore
Unveil Thy beauties to my sight
That I might love Thee more,
Oh that I might love Thee more.

2. Thy glory o’er creation shines
But in Thy sacred Word
I read in fairer, brighter lines
My bleeding, dying Lord,
See my bleeding, dying Lord

3. ’Tis here, whene’er my comforts droop
And sin and sorrow rise
Thy love with cheering beams of hope
My fainting heart supplies,
My fainting heart’s supplied

4. But ah! Too soon the pleasing scene
Is clouded o’er with pain
My gloomy fears rise dark between
And I again complain,
Oh and I again complain

5. Jesus, my Lord, my life, my light
Oh come with blissful ray
Break radiant through the shades of night
And chase my fears away,
Won’t You chase my fears away

6. Then shall my soul with rapture trace
The wonders of Thy love
But the full glories of Thy face
Are only known above,
They are only known above

--Anna Steele, 1760

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello!

I found your blog by searching friendly churchs...and saw that you are a Pastor.

To make a long story short...my husband and I left our old church in a bad way. My husband got a little up-set with the Pastor and he sent out some letters to the Elder and Deacons about how up-set he was... well...for some reason everyone thought these letters came from me which they were not but I did get the blame...my home churched shunned "me" and we left.

We are now in a new church and I tried to leave our new church friendly but they were still up-set.

We have been at our new church now for almost 5 years and I was shunned for about 2 of them.( that has been very hard) No one speaking to me or sitting by me.

We did speak to our new Pastor and he said everything was fine and to let things settle a bit...well I still feel the gossip of the past. My husband has spoken to old Pastor about this and he said the old church is past the letters and we should try to move forward.

How should I move forward when gossip is so bad!

I have been trusting God and not speaking about this to anyone at our new church which is hard because I am not even sure what the gossip is about....but I can see it in my friends faces:)

I would like to hear what you would do if you had someone in your church in this situation.

I have repented to God for wanting others to like me...but isn't that normal?

Should we be looking for a new church and would that even help?

Thank you for your time,

Renee