Friday, September 30, 2011

Bonar: I Heard the voice of Jesus say

Friday, September 30, 2011
    He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.”
    —Revelation 21:6 (NIV)
I Heard the voice of Jesus say,
    Come unto me and rest;
Lay down, thou weary one, lay down
    Thy head upon my breast.
I came to Jesus as I was,
    Weary, and worn, and sad,
I found in Him a resting-place,
    And He has made me glad.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
    Behold, I freely give
The living water,—thirsty one,
    Stoop down, and drink, and live.
I came to Jesus and I drank
    Of that life-giving stream,
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
    And now I live in Him.

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
    I am this dark world’s light,
Look unto me, thy morn shall rise
    And all thy day be bright.
I looked to Jesus and I found
    In Him, my Star, my Sun;
And in that light of life I’ll walk
    Till travelling days are done.
    ... Horatius Bonar (1808-1889), Hymns of Faith and Hope, first series, New York: Robert Carter and Brothers, 1866, p. 159 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I have received Your gift.

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