Give Yourself to the Lord

But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Galatians 6:14

Recommended reading: Galatians 6

After graduation from college, Isaac Watts returned to Southampton and spent two years writing hymns for Above Bar Congregational Church. He moved to London and joined Mark Lane Independent Chapel. He was asked to be teacher and then was hired as the associate pastor. He soon became the senior pastor, which he retained for the rest of his life. In
1707 his song book Hymns and Spiritual Songs was published. It included the hymn “Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed” based on the above verse. When Fanny Crosby heard this hymn in 1851 at revival service, she recalled that when they reached the third line of the fifth stanza, her soul was flooded with celestial light.

My prayer for the week: Dear Lord, as we look at all the big and little things happening around us, we see Your hand at work. The Holy Spirit helps each of us to see Your glory. We listen to you speaking to us and we choose to live by faith guided by the Holy Spirit. In Your Holy Name we pray. Praise God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit! Amen