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I Will Serve Thee!

I’m praying that God will grant me “a servant’s heart” as I launch a new academic year at Toronto Baptist Seminary. Do you know the chorus – “I will serve Thee, because I love Thee. You have given life to me. I was nothing before You found me, You have given life to me. Heartaches, […]

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To The Work!

On this Labour Day weekend in Canada, I have opted to conclude the posts for this blog with an appropriate hymn penned by Fanny Crosby. Christianity Today gives us a brief biographical sketch as it writes…… “Francis Jane Crosby wrote more than 9,000 hymns, some of which are among the most popular in every Christian […]

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The Lord Knows

There are three words my wife has reminded me more than any other in our almost 31 years of marriage. When I am perplexed, disappointed or otherwise distressed that “things aren’t going the way I’d hoped” she states simply, “The Lord knows.” I know HE knows but some times I wish HE’d tell me what […]

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Just Where I Am

Perhaps the most well-known hymn associated with the Crusades (now Festivals) of evangelist Dr. Billy Graham is “Just As I Am.” Today’s hymn (which may be sung to the same tune) is entitled “Just Where I Am.” Just where I am, oh, let me be A faithful witness, Lord, for Thee; While others seek a […]

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Give Me Jesus

“What is the best gift you’ve ever received?” The answers to that question would prove interesting, wouldn’t they? In 2 Corinthians 9:15 Paul writes, “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” or as the Amplified Bible translates this same text, “…..Now thanks be to God for His Gift, [precious] beyond telling [His indescribable, inexpressible, […]

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The Pilot Song

The Bible uses various metaphors to portray the wonder of Jesus Christ to those who know Him. In today’s hymn, He is described as Saviour, Shepherd, Pilot and Shelter. The question comes in the chorus – “Is He yours?” My wife and I were blessed a number of years ago to be taken on a […]

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Make Me a Channel of Blessing

“….he who believes in Me out of his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.” John 7:37-39 exhorts us to come to Christ, drink of Him and experience the thirst-quenching ministry of the Spirit of God. Through our lives, God longs to bless others. Today’s hymn is a prayer that God would do just […]

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