Sunday, October 7, 2018

Weekend Words

I shall know by the gleam and glitter
Of the golden chain you wear,
By your heart's calm strength in loving,
Of the fire you have had to bear.
Beat on, true heart, forever;
Shine bright, strong golden chain;
And bless the cleansing fire
And the furnace of living pain!

--Adelaide Proctor

Hold on, my heart, in your believing-
Only the steadfast wins the crown;
He who, when stormy winds are heaving,
Parts with his anchor, will go down;
But he who Jesus holds through all,
Will stand, though heaven and earth should fall.

Hold on! An end will come to sorrow;
Hope from the dust will conquering rise;
The storm foretells a summer's morrow;
The Cross points on to Paradise;

The Father reigns!  So cease all doubt;
Hold on my heart.  Hold on, hold out.



  1. You don't hear that sort of thing much nowadays - about the value of suffering. This is wisdom!

  2. I think we need both (joy and suffering) to 'balance' our lives. xx