But Faith…

I Boast No More

No more, my God, I boast no more
Of all the duties I have done;
I quit the hopes I held before,
To trust the merits of thy Son.

Now, for the love I bear his name,
What was my gain I count my loss;
My former pride I call my shame,
And nail my glory to his cross.

Yes, and I must and will esteem
All things but loss for Jesus’ sake:
O may my soul be found in him,
And of his righteousness partake!

The best obedience of my hands
Dares not appear before thy throne;
But faith can answer thy demands
By pleading what my Lord has done.

Isaac Watts – Philippians 3:7-9

I’ve been listening to the Sandra McCracken version lately.  My favorite is the 4th verse.   “But faith can answer thy demands by pleading what my Lord has done!” – Amen.

– Paul

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