Sunday, August 3, 2008

A poem for my friends

I really like this poem and it has been awhile since I shared one with you. I hope you have a blessed Sunday. I don't have any stitching news to share with you today as my allergy eyes have been very grumpy making it hard to sew. So do please enjoy the poem, hug your family and friends and know that I care about you!
"Immanuel"



by C. H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
(written at age eighteen)


"Emmanuel,
which being interpreted is, God with us"

(Matthew 1:23).

When once I mourned a load of sin;
When conscience felt a wound within;
When all my works were thrown away;
When on my knees I knelt to pray,
Then, blissful hour, remembered well,
I learned Thy love, Immanuel.


When storms of sorrow toss my soul;
When waves of care around me roll;
When comforts sink, when joys shall flee;
When hopeless griefs shall gape for me,
One word the tempest's rage shall quell
--
That word, Thy name, Immanuel.


When for the truth I suffer shame;
When foes pour scandal on my name;
When cruel taunts and jeers abound;
When "Bulls of Bashan" gird me round,
Secure within Thy tower I'll dwell--
That tower, Thy grace, Immanuel.


When hell enraged lifts up her roar;
When Satan stops my path before;
When fiends rejoice and wait my end;
When legioned hosts their arrows send,
Fear not, my soul, but hurl at hell
Thy battle-cry, Immanuel.


When down the hill of life I go;
When o'er my feet death's waters flow;
When in the deep'ning flood I sink;
When friends stand weeping on the brink,
I'll mingle with my last farewell
Thy lovely name, Immanuel.


When tears are banished from mine eye;
When fairer worlds than these are nigh;
When heaven shall fill my ravished sight;
When I shall bathe in sweet delight,
One joy all joys shall far excel,
To see Thy face, Immanuel.




Charles Haddon Spurgeon
(1834-1892)

10 comments:

Dawn said...

Sadly, I could not see the pictures, but thanks for posting the classic poem.

I did a post on the stitchery I USED to do. Check it out, if you have a moment!

Pen of Jen said...

I am impressed with this poem. I love reading his sermons too.

Thank you for commenting on penofjen...and you are correct, I could have gone to a kitchen gadget section and done the same!lol
Jennifer
Have a wonderful refreshing week!

Nancie said...

Thanks for posting this poem. Hope you eyes are better. Praying for you. Take care and God bless!

Penless Thoughts said...

What an impact Spurgeon had in his 58 year life. Truly a great man of God.
Susan

Darlene said...

Allergies are a big pain in the "eyes" :( I hope they clear up soon so you can sew....I so enjoy seeing pictures of your work and that of your hubby :)

Thanks for brightening my day with this poem.

God bless!

groovyoldlady said...

I had trouble with the pics too, but the poem really moved me.

Come quickly, Immanuel!

Patty said...

what an amazing poem. I couldn't get your pictures either : (

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Michelle, I do so hope your eyes are feeling better today.

I loved the poem. sure wish my printer was working so I could copy it off. It is a wonderful poem. It touched my heart deeply. Thank you so much. connie from Texas

If I was there I would give you a really big hug.

Amydeanne said...

I couldn't see the pics either but loved the poem!
hugs and prayers!

~~Deby said...

great poem Michelle...
thanks for posting this..touched my heart...
~~Deby