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I Hear the Voice of Jesus Say
« on: August 04, 2013, 10:49:48 PM »
We sang this in church tonight and I thought of all my friends here throughout the service and promised I would post this when I got home for anyone who was interested...

    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 trav'ling days are done.

    I heard the voice of Jesus say,
    "My Father's house above
    Has many mansions; I've a place
    Prepared for you in love."

    I trust in Jesus—in that house,
    According to His word,
    Redeemed by grace, my soul shall live
    Forever with the Lord.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSSiEixBt8E

Incidentally, the Bible reading was Luke III 1-6 (just continuing from last week)

6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

Different individuals have different ways of seeing Divine Truth but it is the heart and motive that Jesus sees so clearly! I truly thank God that He is pouring out His Spirit onto His people inspite of the protestations of His representatives!

                                                                        :dsunny:

"A few drops of blood renew the whole world, and become for all men that which rennet is for milk, uniting and drawing us into one". "Christ is like leaven for the entire mass, and having made that which was damned one with himself, frees the whole from damnation".

Gregory of Nazianzu

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Re: I Hear the Voice of Jesus Say
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2013, 11:43:27 PM »
We sang this in church tonight and I thought of all my friends here throughout the service and promised I would post this when I got home for anyone who was interested...

    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 trav'ling days are done.

    I heard the voice of Jesus say,
    "My Father's house above
    Has many mansions; I've a place
    Prepared for you in love."

    I trust in Jesus—in that house,
    According to His word,
    Redeemed by grace, my soul shall live
    Forever with the Lord.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSSiEixBt8E

Incidentally, the Bible reading was Luke III 1-6 (just continuing from last week)

6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

Different individuals have different ways of seeing Divine Truth but it is the heart and motive that Jesus sees so clearly! I truly thank God that He is pouring out His Spirit onto His people inspite of the protestations of His representatives!

                                                                        :dsunny:

Many thanks for sharing such a truly inspirational song...  I am a collector of Scripturally sound songs, hymns...    I've done several studies on "To Whose Voice Are You Hearkening?"   Sort of started the studies when I noticed that it was because Adam hearkened/obeyed the voice of his wife (Gen 3:17)... that the ground was cursed....   also another man who hearkened to the voice of his wife Gen 16:2 Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai  resulted in Ishmael being conceived...
later in Gen 26:4-5  in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed... because Abraham heard/obeyed My voice...

And, of course, in the NT we read much about hearing...  of special note is John 10:1-18 hearing the voice of Jesus, the good shepherd...

Sorry, I got a little carried away... 

Of course, I will print this song and file it with my other treasures.   Thanks so  much lastpost

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Re: I Hear the Voice of Jesus Say
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2013, 12:41:16 AM »
Dear Ann

Your treasures contain so many sacred truths.

We also sang "Forward be our watchword" which was appropriate as our reading was about following Christ and I symbolise following the "fiery pillar" and not looking behind as following Christ into the unknown without fear or anxiety because of unwavering faith in Him and not having to keep turning back...

Forward! be our watchword, steps and voices joined;
Seek the things before us, not a look behind;
Burns the fiery pillar at our army's head;
Who shall dream of shrinking, by our Captain led?

"A few drops of blood renew the whole world, and become for all men that which rennet is for milk, uniting and drawing us into one". "Christ is like leaven for the entire mass, and having made that which was damned one with himself, frees the whole from damnation".

Gregory of Nazianzu

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Re: I Hear the Voice of Jesus Say
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013, 03:19:41 PM »
A soothing and revealing hymn…

Hushed was the evening hymn,
The temple courts were dark;
The lamp was burning dim
Before the sacred ark;
When suddenly a voice divine
Rang through the silence of the shrine.

The old man, meek and mild,
The priest of Israel, slept;
His watch the temple child,
The little Levite, kept;
And what from Eli's sense was sealed
The Lord to Hannah's son revealed.

O give me Samuel's ear,
The open ear, O Lord,
Alive and quick to hear
Each whisper of Thy Word,
Like him to answer at Thy call,
And to obey Thee first of all.

O give me Samuel's heart,
A lowly heart, that waits
Where in Thy house Thou art,
Or watches at Thy gates;
By day and night, a heart that still
Moves at the breathing of Thy will.

O give me Samuel's mind,
A sweet unmurm'ring faith,
Obedient and resigned
To Thee in life and death,
That I may read with child like eyes
Truths that are hidden from the wise.

Peace.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0otV1wTaOWo
"A few drops of blood renew the whole world, and become for all men that which rennet is for milk, uniting and drawing us into one". "Christ is like leaven for the entire mass, and having made that which was damned one with himself, frees the whole from damnation".

Gregory of Nazianzu

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Re: I Hear the Voice of Jesus Say
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2013, 11:33:13 PM »
Open My Eyes, That I May See

    1. Open my eyes, that I may see
    Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me;
    Place in my hands the wonderful key,
    That shall unclasp and set me free.
    Silently now I wait for Thee,
    Ready, my God, Thy will to see;
    Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine!


    2. Open my ears, that I may hear
    Voices of truth Thou sendest clear;
    And while the wave-notes fall on my ear,
    Ev'rything false will disappear.
    Silently now I wait for Thee,
    Ready, my God, Thy will to see;
    Open my ears, illumine me, Spirit divine!


    3. Open my mouth, and let it bear
    Gladly the warm truth ev'rywhere;
    Open my heart and let me prepare
    Love with Thy children thus to share.
    Silently now I wait for Thee,
    Ready, my God, Thy will to see;
    Open my heart, illumine me, Spirit divine!


Lyrics: Clara H. Fiske Scott
Music: Clara H. Fiske Scott

http://www.hymnpod.com/2011/02/01/open-my-eyes-that-i-may-see
"A few drops of blood renew the whole world, and become for all men that which rennet is for milk, uniting and drawing us into one". "Christ is like leaven for the entire mass, and having made that which was damned one with himself, frees the whole from damnation".

Gregory of Nazianzu

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Re: I Hear the Voice of Jesus Say
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2014, 11:17:33 PM »
We sang these hymns tonight and I had the thought to share the words. Children of God willingly seeking to draw closer to Him through the singing in unity of thoughts and words of Him - and He draws close. The Spirit flows in Spirit Communion when individuals lay aside the distractions of man's busy highways and byways and instead harmonise together nearer to the Harmony which is of God. He is the Living God - Living.

"My God, My Father, While I Stray" Charlotte Elliot, 1789-1871

1. My God and Father! while I stray,
Far from my home in life's rough way,
Oh! teach me from my heart to say,
"Thy will be done!"

2. If Thou shouldst call me to resign,
What most I prize, it ne'er was mine.
I only yield Thee what was Thine;
"Thy will be done!"

3. If but my fainting heart be blest,
With Thy sweet Spirit for its guest,
My God! To Thee I leave the rest,
"Thy will be done!"

4. Renew my will from day to day,
Blend it with Thine, and take away,
All now that makes it hard to say,
"Thy will be done!"

5. Then when on earth I breathe no more,
The prayer, oft mixed with tears before,
I'll sing upon a happier shore,
"Thy will be done!"


"Our Blest Redeemer, Ere He Breathed "
Words: Harriet Auber, Spirit of the Psalms, 1829

Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed
His tender last farewell,
A Guide, a Comforter, bequeathed
With us to dwell.

He came in semblance of a dove,
With sheltering wings outspread,
The holy balm of peace and love
On earth to shed.

He came sweet influence to impart,
A gracious, willing Guest,
While He can find one humble heart
Wherein to rest.

And His that gentle voice we hear,
Soft as the breath of even,
That checks each fault, that calms each fear,
And speaks of Heav'n.

And every virtue we possess,
And every conquest won,
And every thought of holiness,
Are His alone.

Spirit of purity and grace,
Our weakness, pitying, see:
O make our hearts Thy dwelling place
And worthier Thee.


Peace for the children of God, and again Peace.

"A few drops of blood renew the whole world, and become for all men that which rennet is for milk, uniting and drawing us into one". "Christ is like leaven for the entire mass, and having made that which was damned one with himself, frees the whole from damnation".

Gregory of Nazianzu

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Re: I Hear the Voice of Jesus Say
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2014, 12:21:24 AM »

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
    "Come unto Me and rest..."


So hard for some to believe!!  :dsunny:
- Does it say no repentance after death? being resurrected still in their sins (2nd Resurrection) during age of Judgment? sure to be weeping and wailing?
- Is weeping & wailing the beginning of the redemptive process?
- "Behold I make aLL things new" Rev21:5
- "On every high mountain and hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day ..when the towers fall." Is 30:25
- "A new heavens and a new earth" Rev 21:1
- "The lion will eat straw like the ox.. the bear will graze with the cow" Is 11:7
- "They will sit each under his vine, and under his fig-tree, with none troubling.." Micah 4:4

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Re: I Hear the Voice of Jesus Say
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2014, 11:44:31 PM »
Good evening, it is truly a blessing to receive renewal in soul and body - and all one need do is go to Him with humble heart and simple mind and He is there - regardless of the distractions of elaborate glosses. He is the Way.

1.  Spirit divine, attend our prayer,
     And make our hearts Thy home;
     Descend with all Your gracious power;
     O come, great Spirit, come!


2.   Come as the light; to waiting minds
      That long the truth to know,
      Reveal the narrow path of right,
      The way of duty show.


3.   Come as the fire; enkindle now
      The sacrificial flame,
      Till our whole souls an offering be
      In Love's redeeming name.


4.  Come as the wind: sweep clean away
     What dead within us lies,
     And search and freshen all our souls
     With living energies.



"Seek first the kingdom and its righteousness, and these all shall be added to you" Matt. 6:33

"Jesus is saying to him, "I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one is coming to the Father except through Me" John 14:6

"And Jesus, passing by thence, perceived a man termed Matthew sitting at the tribute office, and He is saying to him, 'Follow Me!' " Matt.9:9

"Jesus averred to him, 'If you are wanting to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and be giving to the poor, and you will be having treasure in the heavens. And hither! Follow Me'."

"Guard your feet when you go to the house of Elohim; To go near to hear is better than that the foolish should offer sacrifice, For they know nothing but to do evil" Eccl 5:1

"Then it is saying, 'Into my home will I be turning back, whence I came out.' And coming, it is finding it unoccupied, and swept and decorated" Matt. 12:44

"...not to be configured to this eon, but to be transformed by the renewing of your mind, for you to be testing what is the will of God, good and well pleasing and perfect..." Rom. 12:2,3

Peace is His

"A few drops of blood renew the whole world, and become for all men that which rennet is for milk, uniting and drawing us into one". "Christ is like leaven for the entire mass, and having made that which was damned one with himself, frees the whole from damnation".

Gregory of Nazianzu

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Re: I Hear the Voice of Jesus Say
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Re: I Hear the Voice of Jesus Say
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2014, 11:57:05 PM »
It may be "old" but it was "new" when we sang this tonight...

I've found a Friend, oh, such a Friend!
  He loved me ere I knew Him;
He drew me with the cords of love,
  And thus He bound me to Him.
And round my heart still closely twine
  Those ties which naught can sever,
For I am His, and He is mine,
  Forever and forever.

   I've found a Friend, oh, such a Friend!
  He bled, He died to save me;
And not alone the gift of life,
  But His own self He gave me.
Naught that I have my own I call,
  I hold it for the Giver;
My heart, my strength, my life, my all,
  Are His, and His forever.

   I've found a Friend, oh, such a Friend!
  So kind, and true, and tender,
So wise a Counsellor and Guide,
  So mighty a Defender!
From Him who loves me now so well,
  What power my soul can sever?
Shall life or death, or earth or hell?
  No? I am His forever.


https://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/288?
"A few drops of blood renew the whole world, and become for all men that which rennet is for milk, uniting and drawing us into one". "Christ is like leaven for the entire mass, and having made that which was damned one with himself, frees the whole from damnation".

Gregory of Nazianzu

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Re: I Hear the Voice of Jesus Say
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2014, 11:00:12 PM »

I am privileged to be able to share with friends the wonderful words of this hymn that we few regulars sang tonight in our Service...
Indeed:

"Before we upward pass to Heav'n,
We taste our immortality
"

O THOU WHO MAKEST SOULS TO SHINE

Words: John Armstrong, 1847.

O Thou Who makest souls to shine
With light from brighter worlds above,
Now send Thy glistening dew divine
On all who seek a Savior's love!

Do Thou Thy benediction give
On all who teach, on all who learn,
That all Thy Church may holier live,
And every lamp more brightly burn.

Give those that teach pure hearts and wise,
Faith, hope, and love, all warmed by prayer;
Themselves first training for the skies,
They best will raise their people there.

Give those, who learn, the willing ear,
The spirit meek, the guileless mind;
Such gifts will make the lowliest here
Far better than a kingdom find.

O bless the shepherd, bless the sheep,
That guide and guided both be one—
One in the faithful watch they keep,
Until this hurrying life be done.

If thus, good Lord, Thy grace be giv'n,
In Thee to live, in Thee to die,
Before we upward pass to Heav'n,
We taste our immortality.



Incidentally, our reading of Luke 12-35 was "unplanned" which simply continued on from where we ended last week which was Luke 14: 11...

"For everyone exalting himself shall be humbled, and humbling himself shall be exalted."

"A few drops of blood renew the whole world, and become for all men that which rennet is for milk, uniting and drawing us into one". "Christ is like leaven for the entire mass, and having made that which was damned one with himself, frees the whole from damnation".

Gregory of Nazianzu