Withstanding the Word

Would I, like Saul, thus persecute the churchWith zeal unguided by the Word of God?Like Alexander, Paul he did withstood,By now withstanding all the works of God?Ah! woe is me, for I do clearly seeThe troubles all my foolishness has caused.The unity now cut asunder byThe wayward thoughts, which I so dearly sought.Forgive me, Lord, […]


The guilt of long-past sins do press my soul,Their wickedness more clearly to me shown.If I do linger more upon my thoughts,My doom is sure! all else is vain and naught. In this my forlorn soul doth seek for help,But none indeed but God my soul can help.At this, my wand’ring thoughts do fright my […]

A Prayer of Thanksgiving (II)

O LORD, my soul hath grieved to ponder what has come to pass: afflictions, troubles, much temptations, sorrow bringing tears. But such great grievances and pain within shall never last, when Thou dost show to me Thy wondrous lessons bright and clear! Much selfish pride Thou pullest down within my wand’ring soul, when Thou preventest me from […]