across this old poem by Augustus Toplady (same fellow who wrote the =
beloved “Rock of Ages” we sing in church) and it struck a =
chord in my life. Have had some rough weeks with pain, lack of =
sleep, my leg now in its third cast, and shifting of plans. It is =
easy to believe in God’s plan in the daylight, but a lot harder =
when there are long periods of darkness. Trust this will be an =
encouragement to you all as well.]
From whence =
this fear and unbelief?
Hath not the Father put to grief
spotless Son for me?
And will the righteous Judge of men
me for that debt of sin
Which, Lord, was charged on =
Complete atonement Thou hast =
And to the utmost Thou hast paid
Whate’er Thy people =
How then can wrath on me take place,
If sheltered in Thy =
And sprinkled with Thy blood?
If thou hast my discharge =
And freely in my room endured
The whole of wrath =
Payment God cannot twice demand –
First at my bleeding =
And then again at mine.
Turn then, my soul, unto thy =
The merits of thy great High Priest
Have bought thy =
Trust in His efficacious blood,
Nor fear thy banishment =
Since Jesus died for thee.
[this sings =
easily to ‘O Could I Speak the Matchless Worth’ by just =
repeating the last line in each stanza]
Dr Bob Griffin =
firstname.lastname@example.org www.grif.net =
"Jesus Knows Me, This I =