Because nothing else could satisfy me so.
1 People think that they can find
Satisfaction, peace of mind.
Everything leads to another,
But I found the best.
Or thinking that there’s something more;
No more hoping “someday,”
‘Cause today I have the best.
Hoping not in future dreams;
Not wishing I were different,
Knowing everything’s the best.
1 Lord, there’s always been one person
Like Abraham who ran to meet You.
Samuel, he ministered
And David had a heart full of praise,
But You want many more.
5 I cannot see how much farther I shall go;
Still I press on, knowing there is no return.
Let me follow Your pattern so perfect and true,
Bearing ingratitudes without complaint.
In this time of trial, O my Lord, I pray
That You’d wipe all my hidden tears away;
Let me learn, O Lord, You are my reward,
Let me be others’ blessing all my days.
Behold the New Jerusalem descends from God –
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The Triune God Himself in His intrinsic essence
Now consummately dwells in man and they in Him;
Behold the New Jerusalem descends from God.
Illumined by the light of life, they walk the way
Of life and eat the tree of life, and drink the river,
And thus enjoying God fore’er, they’re one with Him,
As the very processed Triune God
Dispenses Himself to them!
1 Let me love and not be respected;
Let me serve and not be rewarded;
Let me labor and not be remembered;
Let me suffer and not be regarded.
2 ‘Tis the pouring, not the drinking;
‘Tis the breaking, not the keeping—
A life suff’ring to seek other’s blessing,
A life loving and true comfort giving.
3 Not expecting pity and concern,
Not accepting solace and applause;
Even lonely, even forgotten,
Even wordless, even forsaken.
4 Tears and blood my price
For the righteous crown shall be;
Losing all, my cost for a faithful pilgrim’s life.
‘Twas the life, O Lord, that you chose to live
In those days when on earth you walked.
Gladly suff’ring all injuries and loss
So that all might draw near and repose.
2 Lord, we want to be that people
That minister and refresh You,
Meet Your need, and wash Your feet,
That satisfy Your heart’s desire
And be a friend to You.
What can we do?
We can call O Lord,
We can praise Your name,
Turn our heart to You,
Let You rule and reign.
Lord, a single heart that’s true,
That’s what we desire.
To those saints who stand together
In Your plan, one new man.
So grant us all a single heart;
A heart that just loves You
A heart that’s true.
Turn our heart to You,
Lord, a single heart that’s true,
That’s what we desire-
A heart for You.
1 Lord Jesus, You’re lovely.
You’re more to be desired,
than any earthly pleasure.
You’re fine, beyond compare.
Lord Jesus, Your beauty
does far exceed all others.
You’re comely and You’re tender.
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You’re radiant and You’re fair.
You draw my heart completely.
I cannot turn away Lord,
I rest in Your embrace;
And time is gone there’s only
Your holy, matchless presence
abiding in You, gazing
upon Your glorious face.
for You alone are worthy.
There’s nothing and there’s no one
that I desire but You.
May all my days be Yours, Lord,
my heart be given to love You,
to treasure and to serve You
by Your sufficient grace.
And I run toward the goal;
I pursue the prize, God’s highest to obtain;
Pressing forward toward the mark,
I run forgetting all behind,
Thus the Holy City gain.
In the Holy City live –
New Jerusalem, New Jerusalem;
All saints leaping, singing, shouting,
To the Lord their praises give,
In the New Jerusalem.
1 I want to tell You, Lord, how much You mean to me.
Through years of careful molding, Your plan at last I see.
Though pain I’ve had – and suffering too,
Myself I yield at last, Lord, to You.
You’ve been my friend to comfort, received me when I’ve
And in return – I offer You
My life – so small compared, Lord, to You.
3 I’d like for You to fill me with all that You are.
And empty out my heart from everything You’re not.
You’ve blessed me Lord – by finding me.
Possess me now eternally.
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1 When I’ve run the race before me
And have fought to victory,
I’ll be raptured to the glory of the Lord;
When I’ve kept the faith at any cost,
The Holy City then
I’ll receive as my reward.
I’ll be raptured into glory,
In the Holy City dwell –
New Jerusalem, New Jerusalem;
With the overcomers shouting,
How our praises then will swell,
While afflicted, I rejoice,
For a better land I soon expect to see;
Though all others seek for earthly gain,
The Holy City e’er
Will my aspiration be.
On the rough and rugged path,
Just by thinking of that city, I’m restored;
Though my eyes be filled with tears,
My heart will evermore be fixed
On that City, my reward.
1 Thank You, Lord Jesus, for dying for me.
It’s Your precious blood cleansing all iniquities.
It’s there on the cross where You bled and died for me.
Lord Jesus, I thank You, I’m fully justified in Thee.
Lord Jesus, I love You,
You’re precious to me.
It’s here in Your presence,
I’ve seen Your beauty.
You’re matchless, You’re priceless,
You’re everything to me.
I’ll love You forever –
You are the only One for me.
It’s by this supply that I’m richly satisfied.
It’s here that I’m strengthened to live the Christian life.
It’s nothing I do, but Your overflowing grace to me.
Our fellowship sweet must be daily restored.
Void of offense, keep my conscience so pure.
Soften me, Lord, so that You alone may have my heart.
1 Mary poured out her love offering
To many such love was a waste.
Throughout all of the centuries
Such lovers Your sweetness do taste.
Precious lives and heart treasures, too
Positions and golden futures,
Have been “wasted” on You, Lord;
Your sweetness a fragrance so sure.
She took opportunity to love You, Lord, with her best.
Like her, Lord, I too would pour my love and all that I have.
My spirit, my soul and body.
With my heart, my mind, and my strength,
Absolutely on Thee.
Be occupied by Thee
As I enter in Your heart
I sense a fellowship sweet.
Fellowship so intimate; in spirit Lord I enjoy Thee.
That I desire but Thee
Though my heart and flesh faileth Lord
Thou ever my portion will be
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1 At that time two men will be in the field
One is taken and one is left.
Two women will be grinding at the mill
Therefore watch for you do not know
When the Son of Man appears.
The day nor hour when the Lord will come.
2 Ten virgins took their lamps to meet the Bridegroom
Five were foolish and five were wise.
For the foolish took no oil with them
But the prudent had reserve supply.
As they were going away to buy
The Bridegroom came and the door was shut.
And they cried, “Lord, Lord, open to us!”
But He answered, “I know you not.”
1 Abba, Father, hear our cry,
Mingled spirit deep within.
The Spirit of Your Son Who cries within.
From our spirit through our heart.
To Your Beloved we’re joined thereby.
In Your Son we come back to You.
In Your Son and never stray.
Manifest, manifest, manifest, manifest –
God is manifest in us,
God’s great myst’ry , the church life glorious!
Vindicated in Spirit, seen by angels and men,
Preached and believed in the nations,
And received up into glory.
All is vanity, all is dung;
I count all other things loss
Everything else drains my love
But You have captured my heart.
Now, my Lord, I must confess my heart is only for Thee.
1 Each time in the morning, a while before dawn
To You, Lord, I whisper a praise or a song,
And feel Your life stirring so deep within me ---
My cup runneth over with joy!
The eyes of my spirit Your presence can see;
While all is so fresh and the sunlight breaks thru ---
And feel that the cares of this world have me torn,
You come as my haven, my rest, and my food ---
Remembr’ing that You, Lord, still dwell within me,
This sweet fact releases a river in me ---
1 Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
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Let them flow in ceaseless praise.
For me, You were mocked and crucified;
For me, willingly You bled and died.
Lord, my life and love I willingly outpour
And will serve You evermore.
For Thy work, to run thy way.
Take my lips that I may sound
Words of truth to those around.
Not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose.
They belong to Thee alone.
Take my love; my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store.
Ever joined to Thee as one.
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee.
5 Oh, this life I treasure so –
Life divine so wonderful!
In me this life’s working – so
Divine, rich and bountiful!
Salvation great and excellent,
And it’s all mine to experience;
Truly, this life is all to me –
All my life is He.
O Lord, I love You
I really love You
Without You life’s really nothing
You are so attracting
And You are so charming;
Your riches are unsearchable
Your name’s so dear and sweet
Calling makes one satisfied
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Now You are mine and I am Thine, Lord
Joined and mingled with You,
Foretaste of the New Jerusalem
1 The flowing of life divine
In spirit so sweetly flows –
The overflowing life divine,
Nourishing my spirit so –
Bringing the Triune God’s fullness,
In spirit operates and moves,
Bringing me all of His supply –
Life as my supply.
Is the Triune God Himself!
All He is and all He has
Are all concealed in this life.
God’s life into my spirit comes,
Mingling with me in life as one –
Wisdom, pow’r, holy righteousness
Are my experience.
Manifested in His Son;
In Him is the life divine,
Savior He’s of everyone.
Life of all lives – unique is He,
And He release His life to me
That this life I ever may gain –
Yes, His life divine!
The life-giving Spirit is;
The working of life divine
In my spirit operates;
He is the wonderful ointment
In my spirit, anointing me
With His compounded elements –
Pervading through me.
1 Nearer each day to me,
Dearer each day to me,
This Person inside me is
Saving me, loving me
Faith and hope giving me.
You’re all the world to me
Jesus my Lord.
When there’s no hope at all
I hear Him say to me
Trust in Me and you’ll see
That I’ll supply all your needs
If only you will believe.
All anxious doubts will cease
While trusting in Me.
O Lord Jesus, O Lord Jesus,
O how sweet to call Thy Name.
Sweeter than the wine and honey.
O Lord Jesus, Amen!
1 If I would only stray a bit,
Then ease my lot would be;
But I recall how Christ my Lord
Did suffer faithfully.
And severed all its ties;
The way may yet more narrow grow
And all against me rise.
I seek His smiling face.
Though outward glory others choose.
I, His “well done” through grace.
Nor profit in these days;
I humbly wish to serve my Lord
And gain that day His praise.
I daily look away;
May all my living and my work
Abide the fire that day.
Wealth, friends, and glory gain;
You may win all success and praise,
A foll’wing great obtain.
With no prosperity;
My heart desires to follow Him
And finish faithfully.
3 The high peak of revelation,
Makes my heart glad, spirit heavy,
I need pow'r of resurrection,
And the real recovery;
I'm learning to walk in spirit,
Sowing always unto Spirit,
God's corp'rate model exhibit,
Practicing just as our Lord did.
4 His Spirit with mine co-living,
To self dying, to God living,
Sin, flesh and the world escaping,
Soul life losing, God gaining!
Make us overcomers, dear Lord!
'Tis our goal, life's only meaning,
With Christ in His kingdom reigning
With all saints in God-man living.
O the joy of having nothing
And being nothing, seeing nothing
But a living Christ in glory
And being careful for nothing
But His interest down here
Whom have I in heaven but Thee?
And there is none upon the earth that I desire beside Thee.
1 God's eternal economy
Is His plan in which He calls man;
The real meaning of human life –
Oh! Hallelujah, Amen!
The Triune God became a man,
Died, arose, became the Spirit;
Man may thus, in life, become God
Joined as one with Him in spirit.
May God's economy as our view;
Control our lives, ways and thoughts anew,
Enlighten us, stir up our spirit, strength renew!
Christ's glorious image conformed to be;
We'll reign in life, as we
Bring to earth the kingdom's authority.
Man with God together mingling;
Christ the good land we're abiding;
Matchless priv'lege I'm treasuring;
His organic Body building;
Christ's corp'rate expression forming;
Testimony to earth spreading.
8 My Lord, when here on earth, I know,
Gained nothing but the cross.
I only hope to be like Him
And for Him suffer loss.
9 My glory’s in the coming age,
Today I’ll patient be.
I’d ne’er enjoy ahead of Him
This world’s prosperity.
He’ll wipe away my tears.
So faithfully I’ll journey on
Till He at length appears.
1 Bless me Lord with days and nights
Of talks alone with Thee,
With hours and minutes, moments too
That I would thus know Thee.
For I have naught but Thee;
Yea, nothing left but Thee Thyself,
Lord, give Thyself to me.
And deal with every part.
That I would unreserved be
A channel of Thine heart.
Come in these days between
‘Til I one day I am as Thou art
And Morning Star be seen.
1 From my heart comes a melody
Of the One who gave His life for me.
How can I turn away from Thee;
Lord, I have seen Thy changeless love for me.
Enjoyment so full!