Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hymn of the Week: Praise the Savior, Ye Who Know Him

Praise the Savior! It is something every Christian should do automatically and frequently, but we (alas!) do not. The five stanzas of this hymn give us a variety of reasons why we should.

My favorite verse (today) is the 3rd: A reminder that no matter what happens here on earth, nothing can separate us from our Savior. That is a great reason to offer praise!

Meditate and be blessed.

Praise the Savior, Ye Who Know Him

Praise the Savior, ye who know Him!
Who can tell how much we owe Him?
Gladly let us render to Him
All we are and have.

Jesus is the Name that charms us,
He for conflict fits and arms us;
Nothing moves and nothing harms us
While we trust in Him.

Trust in Him, ye saints, forever,
He is faithful, changing never;
Neither force nor guile can sever
Those He loves from Him.

Keep us, Lord, O keep us cleaving
To Thyself, and still believing,
Till the hour of our receiving
Promised joys with Thee.

Then we shall be where we would be,
Then we shall be what we should be,
Things that are not now, nor could be,
Soon shall be our own.

1 comment:

robert said...

"My favourite verse (today)..." I can identify! As one who loves our traditional hymnody, I find it difficult to pick one favourite above all the rest. The Lord blesses me with one at a certain time, and another on another occasion.

Today is the 241st anniversary of the birth of Thomas Kelly, author of "Praise the Saviour, Ye Who Know Him." You can learn a bit more about him on my blog for today at Wordwise Hymns.