“THOU REMAINEST”

“You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the
heavens are the works of your hands; They will perish, but you remain;
And they all will become old like a garment.” Hebrews 1:10-11

“Let your conversation [conduct] be without covetousness; and be
content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never
leave thee, nor forsake thee.
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper and I will not fear what
man shall do unto me.
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:5, 6, 8

“O Lord and Saviour, we recline
On that eternal love of Thine,
Thou art our rest, and Thou alone
Remainest when all else is gone.”

“Earthly friends may fail or leave us,
One day soothe, the next day grieve us,
But this friend will ne’er deceive us,
O, how He loves!”

“We look out upon a world that is perishing, where all things are waxing old.
Over all we see the dark shadow of death, and that sooner or later death breaks
up the happiest home on earth. We see how true it is that “the world passeth
away.” Then with tear-dimmed eyes we turn our gaze from this passing world,
we look up through the opened heavens, and, at once we see “the glory of God,
and JESUS,” and faith delights to say to the Lord, “THOU REMAINEST.”

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day and forever.”

“His circumstances indeed have vastly changed. Yesterday He was the poor and
needy Man, the homeless Man, the Stranger with not where to lay His head. Today
He has resumed royalty and majesty in heavenly glory. He has laid aside forever the
garments of humiliation; He has put on the majestic robes of glory in suitability
to that place of glory. But though He has changed His circumstance, He has not
changed His heart. The love that could weep with Martha and Mary has not
changed one whit. The heart that had compassion on the widow of Nain still
beats in sympathy with sorrowing saints. The tender love that sustained the
broken-hearted Jairus can still say with infinite compassion to a broken-hearted
saint, “Be not afraid, only believe.”

[“Thou Remainest”, Hamilton Smith]

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