A Fresh Jawbone — A Thought for the Day

“All is a vain show around us; but that which is inside abides. When the heart gets hold of this fact, it becomes like one taken into the house to work for the day; performs the duties well, but passes through, instead of living in the circumstances . . . . The Lord keep us going on in simplicity, fulfilling as a hireling our day, till Christ shall come, and then shall every man have praise of God.” (J.N.D.)

SING without ceasing, sing
The Saviour’s present grace;
How all things shine In light divine
For those who’ve seen His face.

He’s gone within the veil,
For us that place He’s won;
In Him we stand, A heavenly band,
Where He Himself is gone.

There all’s unsullied light;
My heart lets in its rays,
And heavenly light makes all things bright,
Seen in that blissful gaze.

Such here on earth I am,
Though I in weakness roam;
My place on high, God’s Self so nigh,
His presence is my home.

My heart is filled with bliss –
Heaven’s own eternal joys;
My soul at rest, of peace possessed,

That world its strength employs.

Thus, in divine delight
Of love so richly known,
God’s works below with beauty glow;

His hand, His grace, I own.

And stayed by joy divine,
As hireling fills his day,
Through scenes of strife and desert life
I tread in peace my way.


J.N. Darby


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