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    There Is a Land of Pure Delight

    There is a land of pure delight
    Where saints immortal reign;
    Infinite day excludes the night,
    And pleasures banish pain.

    There everlasting spring abides,
    And never-withering flowers;
    Death like a narrow sea divides
    This heavenly land from ours.

    Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood
    Stand dressed in living green;
    So to the Jews old Canaan stood,
    While Jordan rolled between.

    But timorous mortals start and shrink
    To cross this narrow sea,
    And linger shivering on the brink,
    And fear to launch away.

    Oh! could we make our doubts remove,
    These gloomy doubts that rise,
    And see the Canaan that we love
    With unbeclouded eyes:

    Could we but climb where Moses stood,
    And view the landscape o'er,
    Not Jordan's stream, nor Death's cold flood
    Should fright us from the shore.

    - Isaac Watts
    Alex - Orange County, CA - PCA

    "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but
    Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by
    faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."
    Galatians 2:20


    Manton - "The sovereign dominion of God is a great prop to our faith."

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    Thanks for sharing.....do you have a book of poems from the reformed writers?
    sarah
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    have yall heard this hymn done by Red Mountain Music?

    Red Mountain Music

    I love it!

  4. Good question, Sarah! I'd be interested in knowng if there such a Reformed book of poetry as well.
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    Hmm. That is a good question.

    Well, I do have a book of Poems, Hymns & Psalms from Isaac Watts. I also have another by Ralph Erskine.
    But since I'm not home at the moment, I'm not able to check on all that I have. But that's what I can think of right now...
    Alex - Orange County, CA - PCA

    "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but
    Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by
    faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."
    Galatians 2:20


    Manton - "The sovereign dominion of God is a great prop to our faith."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrim72 View Post
    There is a land of pure delight
    Where saints immortal reign;
    Infinite day excludes the night,
    And pleasures banish pain.

    There everlasting spring abides,
    And never-withering flowers;
    Death like a narrow sea divides
    This heavenly land from ours.

    Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood
    Stand dressed in living green;
    So to the Jews old Canaan stood,
    While Jordan rolled between.

    But timorous mortals start and shrink
    To cross this narrow sea,
    And linger shivering on the brink,
    And fear to launch away.

    Oh! could we make our doubts remove,
    These gloomy doubts that rise,
    And see the Canaan that we love
    With unbeclouded eyes:

    Could we but climb where Moses stood,
    And view the landscape o'er,
    Not Jordan's stream, nor Death's cold flood
    Should fright us from the shore.

    - Isaac Watts
    Trinity Hymnal #597 Trinity Hymnal

    I recently bought a Trinity Hymnal and use it in my morning devotion. The hymns are wonderful for devotional reading.
    Carl Gobelman
    Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church (RPCNA) in Prairie View, IL.
    M.Div Student at Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, IN.
    Vernon Hills, IL.
    Blog: http://newcreationperson.wordpress.com

    "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come."

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    Reformed poetry book suggestion

    I also have a treasured copy of the book mentioned above, entitled "The Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts." This book is pure poetry...literally. It's 600pages are filled with scriptural poetry (Hymns), including Watts' Complete PSALTER (the Book of Psalms turned into beautiful rhyming poetry.) And the book concludes with several helpful indexes.

    This book, in my opinion, breathes of heaven. It was published by Soli Deo Gloria Publications (1997). Read this book as a devotional and you will hear the voice of our Shepherd loving you. What a sweet book
    Randy Orris
    Senior Pastor for 42 years
    Avondale, Arizona

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