Your everlasting treasure, and your unchangeable Friend!
(George Everard, "Up High!" 1884)
"Thus says the LORD:
Let not a wise man glory of his wisdom,
and let not the mighty man glory in his might,
let not a rich man glory in his riches.
But let him who glories, glory in this — that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises loving-kindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things!" Jeremiah 9:23-24
Glory in Christ — and in Him alone!
Glory in Him as your Faithful Shepherd, who will care for you, and guard you, and restore you, and keep you even to the end.
Glory in Him as your Unfailing Physician, who will heal your soul-wounds, and bind up the bleeding, broken heart.
Glory in Him as your Great High Priest, who ever lives to plead your cause before the Throne of grace.
Glory in Him as your Omnipotent King, who reigns over the events of Providence, and will make all things work together for your eternal good.
Glory in Him as your Mighty Redeemer, who will deliver you from every enemy, and make you conqueror over sin, death and Hell.
Glory in Him as your Everlasting Portion, remembering that when all else shall take wings and flee away — when the home is broken up, and dear ones die, and means grow less, and health decays, yes, when everything on earth fails you — He will be your everlasting treasure, and your unchangeable Friend!
And let this glorying be seen by your entire resignation to His will — and by choosing His path rather than your own.
"Not I, but Christ!" Lord, choose for me,
And make me love what pleases Thee.
"Not I, but Christ!" His will be done,
And mine with His be merged in one.
Myself no longer would I see,
But Jesus crucified for me.
His eye to guide, His voice to cheer,
His mighty arm forever near.
"Not I, but Christ!" Lord, let this be
A motto throughout life for me!