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THE BURIAL OF MOSES

By Nebo’s lonely mountain.
On this side Jordan’s wave.
In a vale in the land of Moab
There lies a lonely grave;
And no man knows that sepulcher,
And no man saw it e’er;
For the angels of God upturned the sod
And laid the dead man there.

That was the grandest funeral
That ever passed on earth;
But no man heard the trampling,
Or saw the trains go forth;
Noiselessly as the daylight
Comes when the night is done,
And the crimson streak on ocean’s cheek
Grows into the great sun.

Noiselessly as the spring-time
Her crown of verdure weaves,
And all the trees on all the hills
Open their thousand leaves;
So without the sound of music,
Or voice of them that wept,
Silently down from the mountain’s crown
The great procession swept.

This was the truest warrior
That ever buckled the sword;
This the most gifted poet
That ever breathed a word;
And never earth’s philosopher
Traced, with his golden pen,
On the deathless page, truths half so sage
As he wrote down for men.

And hath he not high honor?-
The hillside for a pall!
To lie in state, while angels wait,
With stars for tapers tall
And the dark rock-pines like tossing plumes,
Over his bier to wave,
And God’s own hand, in that lonely land,
To lay him in the grave!

In that strange grave without a name,
Whence his uncoffin’d clay
Shall break again- O wondrous thought!
Before the judgment day,
And stand, with glory wrapped around,
On the hills he never trod,
And speak of the strife that won our life
With the Incarnate Son of God.

O lonely grave in Moab’s land!
O dark Beth-Peor’s hill!
Speak to these curious hearts of our,
And teach them to be still.
God hath His mysteries of grace,
Ways that we cannot tell,
He hides them deep, like the hidden sleep
Of Him who loved so well.

~Cecil Francis Alexander (Adapted)~

2005

December The Priceless Gifts of God

November His Mercy Endures Forever

October Fight the Good Fight

September Not With Uncertainty

 

August Blessed Is He Who Considers
               The Poor

 

July An Interactive Faith

 

June The Task of Shepherding
            the Church of God

 

May Joint-Heirs with Christ

 

April According To The Scriptures

 


Mar The Law of the Spirit

 

Feb
Jesus the Great I AM
 

Jan
“Who is a God Like You?”
 

2004

Dec The Name Which is
Above Every Name

  If Jesus
Lamb of God
Excellency of Christ
What Christ is to Us
Indifference

Nov Definitive Moments
  Holy Fortitude
I'm Sure I Shall Not Pass
Teach Me
The Talent
Against A Thorn
The Second Mile

Oct That It May Go Well With You
  God's Provident Love
Lord, give me faith
Wit’s End Corner
Truth never dies
The Cross-Roads
Light After Darkness

Sept Vital Lessons
  God Has Time
My Daily Prayer
A Minute

Aug Shepherding the Church of God
  Prayer
Hast Thou spoken, blessed Master?
Deliver Me
The Soul's Response
His Love
Lifters and Leaners
Prayer
Exhortation to Prayer

July Vital Principles of
Life and Ministry
  Holy Fortitude
My God, I thank Thee
A living soul
He Sent Them Out

Jun The Big Picture
  The Purpose of Prayer
Take A Man
How Did He Live?

May And We Beheld His Glory
  The Worth of Prayer
If I Had Prayed
A Little While
The Riddle of the World
The Solitary Place
Faith

Apr No Greater Love
  Saviour, Teach Me Day by
    Day

Love's Aim
My God, I Love Thee
The Riddle of the World
When I Think of His Love
O Love Divine

Mar The Joy Of Fruit-Bearing
  The Secret
I Dare Not Be Defeated
SING!
Stock-Taking

Feb Yet Will I Trust Him
  After
See God in Everything
He Knows
Though He Slay Me, I Will
    Trust Him

The Business of the Day

Jan His Own Special People
  Because You Prayed For Me
The Lord's Charge
Learning
O Bottomless Depths of
    God's Infinite Love

The Threefold Work