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Only From Heaven   Leave a comment

Above:  St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Dahlonega, Georgia, September 23, 2012

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta



If  thou ‘st corroding care,

If thou dost sorrows bear,

If thou in dark despair

Helpless art driven,

Come to thy Father’s throne,

Make there thy sorrows known,

Balm for thy woe there’s none,

Only from Heaven.


Hast thy heart ever been

Bound by besetting sin,

And by temptations keen,

Is thy soul riven?

Come to a throne of grace,

Seek there thy Father’s face,

For there can come release

Only from Heaven.


Or didst thy heart but prove

Hard when the Spirit strove

And has a Saviour’s love

Never been given?

Hasten then to depart,

Come only as thou art,

There is melting for thy heart,

Only from Heaven.


Posted October 4, 2012 by neatnik2009 in John Dodson Taylor Sr.--Poems

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“Man’s Chief End is to Glorify God.”   Leave a comment

Above:  Seal of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (1861-1983), My Great-Grandfather’s Denomination

FYI:  “Lux lucet in tenebris” is Latin for “The light shines in the darkness.”


All I have here, Father, take it,

Make thy praise my highest aim;

If I’ve talent, Father, make it

Work some honor to Thy name.


May not idleness abuse it,

But a zealous spirit lend;

Yet forbid that I should use it

For a low and menial end.


Fearful is the charge intrusted,

Much I know Thou wilt require,

And if Thou shouldst find it rusted,

How shall I escape Thine ire?


Or if used in fortune’s chase,

Or of fame–but fleeting foam–

We’ll dread Thine awful face

When in vengeance Thou shalt come.