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Take the World, but Give Me Jesus

I love this version by Ascend the Hill (thanks Tim Euken for showing me this)

Take the world, but give me Jesus,

All its joys are but a name;
But His love abideth ever,
Through eternal years the same.

Oh, the height and depth of mercy!

Oh, the length and breadth of love!

Oh, the fullness of redemption,
Pledge of endless life above!

Take the world, but give me Jesus,
Sweetest comfort of my soul;
With my Savior watching o’er me,
I can sing though billows roll.

Take the world, but give me Jesus,

Let me view His constant smile;
Then throughout my pilgrim journey
Light will cheer me all the while.

Take the world, but give me Jesus.

In His cross my trust shall be,
Till, with clearer, brighter vision,
Face to face my Lord I see.

-Fanny Crosby,

If I had a choice, I would still choose to re­main blind…for when I die, the first face I will ev­er see will be the face of my bless­ed Sav­iour.

– Fanny Crosby

The Real Reason for the Riots

Understanding the mentality of a looter.

Andromeda Galaxy

OSX Lion Hubble Picture of the Andromeda Galaxy

My desktop wallpaper at the moment, Hubble shot of the Andromeda Galaxy- click to open up in full resolution for download

You can control your own brain

When God wants to drill a man, And thrill a man, And skill a man…

When God wants to drill a man,
And thrill a man,
And skill a man.
When God wants to mould a man
To play the noblest part;
When He yearns with all His heart
To create so great and bold a man
That all the world shall praise –
Watch His method, watch His ways!
How He ruthlessly perfects
Whom He royally elects;
How He hammers him and hurts him,
And with mighty blows converts him
Into trial shapes of clay which only God understands
While his tortured heart is crying and he lifts beseeching hands!
How He bends, but never breaks,
When his good He undertakes. . . .
How He uses whom He chooses
And with every purpose fuses him,
By every art induces him
To try his splendor out –
God knows what He’s about.



Malcolm Muggeridge on Religion and Society

So the final conclusion would surely be that whereas other civilizations have been brought down by attacks of barbarians from without, ours had the unique distinction of training its own destroyers at its own educational institutions, and then providing them with facilities for propagating their destructive ideology far and wide, all at the public expense. Thus did Western Man decide to abolish himself, creating his own boredom out of his own affluence, his own vulnerability out of his own strength, his own impotence out of his own erotomania, himself blowing the trumpet that brought the walls of his own city tumbling down, and having convinced himself that he was too numerous, labored with pill and scalpel and syringe to make himself fewer. Until at last, having educated himself into imbecility, and polluted and drugged himself into stupefaction, he keeled over–a weary, battered old brontosaurus–and became extinct.”

                                                               – Malcolm Muggeridge, Religion and Society 


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