Posted on May 6, 2019 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters
“Christ is all, and it in all.” Colossians 3:11
A friend of mine recently reminded me of a great hymn written by the late Albert B. Simpson.
Good morning and welcome to this new week of Freedom Fighter blogs. We do appreciate you dialing in with us each week and thank you for being on this journey with us.
There really isn’t much commentary I need to give on this hymn. Unlike so much today’s music – this one is rich. If you are bold enough and know the hymn tune “Like A River Glorious,” you can sing these words to that tune:
- Once it was the blessing, now it is the Lord.
Once it was the feeling, now it is His Word.
Once His gifts I wanted, now the Giver own.
Once I sought for healing, now Himself alone.
- Once ‘twas painful trying, now it’s perfect trust.
Once a half salvation, now the uttermost.
Once was ceaseless holding, now He holds me fast.
Once ‘twas constant drifting, now my anchor’s cast.
- Once ‘twas busy planning, now it’s trustful prayer.
Once ‘twas anxious caring, now He has the care.
Once ‘twas what I wanted, now what Jesus says.
Once ‘twas constant asking, now it’s ceaseless praise.
- Once it was my working, His it hence shall be.
Once I tried to use Him, now He uses me.
Once the power I wanted, now the Mighty One.
Once for self I labored, now for Him alone.
- Once I hoped for Jesus, now I know He’s mine.
Once my lamps were dying, now they brightly shine.
Once for death I waited, now His coming hail.
And my hopes are anchored, safe within the veil.
All in all forever, Jesus will I sing.
Everything in Jesus, and Jesus everything!!!
Wow … I guess the modern day version of this powerful hymn would be “You are My All in All.” The question is for you and me is this: Is He our all in all?
His Word declares He is. But the question is have we appropriated into our lives. Good question to ponder as we begin this new week.
Relentlessly pursuing Christ,Bill Welte, President/CEO
Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 11 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.
Think About This: The Gospel is about much more than how we get saved and go to heaven. The Gospel is about the work of Christ saturating every aspect of our lives. Voddie Bouchman
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. – 2 Corinthians 7:1
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.