Daily Treasure

Of Being Like Christ

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

~ 1 John 3:2

Him eye to eye we there shall see,  
Our face like his shall shine:  
Oh, what a glorious company,  
When saints and angels join!

Daily Treasure

Of an Incorruptible Body

So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

~ 1 Cor 15:54

Where then thy triumph, Grave? and where thy sting,  
O sullen Death? what terror dost thou bring?  
We burst thine iron band, and soar on high ~  
Glory to Christ the Lord, who brings us victory!

Daily Treasure

Of Victory Over Satan

The God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly.

~ Rom 16:20

Now let my soul arise,  
And tread the tempter down;  
My Captain leads me forth  
To conquest and a crown:  
A feeble saint shall win the day,  
Though death and hell obstruct the way.

Daily Treasure

Of the End of His Warfare

The time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.

~ 2 Tim 4:6-7

Oh most delightful hour by man  
Experienced here below,  
The hour that terminates his span  
Of conflict and of woe!

Daily Treasure

Believer’s Confidence in God

My times are in thy hand: make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies’ sake.

~ Ps 31:15-16

“My times are in thy hand,”  
My God, I wish them there;  
My life, my friends, my soul, I leave  
Entirely to thy care.

Daily Treasure

Of the Season of Conversion

Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.

~ Col 1:12-13

Since the dear hour that brought me to thy foot,  
And cut up all my follies by the root,  
I never trusted in an arm but thine,  
Nor hoped but in thy righteousness Divine:
Cast at thy glorious feet, mine only plea  
Is what it was, dependance upon Thee.

Daily Treasure

Of Past Unprofitableness

For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed?

~ Rom 6:20-21

Lord, I confess my numerous faults,  
How great my guilt has been;  
Foolish and vain were all my thoughts,  
And all my life was sin.

Daily Treasure

Of the Divine Counsel and Instruction

I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

~ Ps 16:7

Sure the Lord thus far has brought me,  
By his watchful tender care;  
Sure, ’tis he himself has taught me  
How to seek his face by prayer:  
After so much mercy past,  
Will he give me up at last?