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followthelamb
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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 Stir Thou my sluggish soul to fight

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6).


Keep Thou me ever hungry, Lord,
Until I famish for Thy Word —
Thy Word, which is my meat, my bread,
Thy Word, which feeds whenever read.

Keep Thou me ever thirsty, Lord,
Stay not Thy hand till Thou hast poured
Thy living water in my cup
Which I am humbly holding up.

Keep me dissatisfied, dear Lord;
Use Thou Thy Spirit’s shining sword
To pierce my foolish self-esteem
And rouse me from my empty dream.

Keep me awake, that I may hear
Thy bugles calling, loud and clear.
Stir Thou my sluggish soul to fight
For Thee beneath Thy banner bright.

Yea, this my prayer, that I may be
Hungry and thirsty, Lord, for Thee,
Dissatisfied with self, awake!
And this I ask for Jesus’ sake.

- Martha Snell Nicholson

 2014/11/4 11:29Profile
dolfan
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 Re: Stir Thou my sluggish soul to fight

Beautiful, beautiful. That's getting printed and posted somewhere around here.....let me figure out where!


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Tim

 2014/11/4 12:15Profile
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 Re: Stir Thou my sluggish soul to fight

Wonderful, what a prayer! Reminds me of something I keep on my wall that Amy Carmichael wrote;

From prayer that asks that I may be
Sheltered from winds that beat on Thee,
From fearing when I should aspire,
From faltering when I should climb higher,
From silken self, O Captain, free
Thy soldier who would follow Thee.

From subtle love of softening things,
From easy choices, weakenings,
(Not thus are spirits fortified,
Not this way went the crucified)
From all that dims Thy Calvary,
O Lamb of God, deliver me.

Give me the love that leads the way,
The faith that nothing can dismay,
The hope no disappointments tire,
The passion that will burn like fire;
Let me not sink to be a clod:
Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God.

In Christ,


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Ron Halverson

 2014/11/4 18:36Profile





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