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And Yet You're Sinning Still!
« on: April 27, 2014, 07:21:14 AM »
Over the course of the last few weeks, I have been re-reading Meade MacGuire's book, "The Life of Victory." On the inside cover is a poem I have consistently failed to read when continuing on with the book. Here is the text:


And Yet You’re Sinning Still
By J. G. Dailey
(inside cover – The Life of Victory by Meade MacGuire)

When Moses led his people from Egypt’s sunny plain,
From bondage sore and grievous, from hardship, toil, and plain.
They soon began to murmur against the sovereign will;
Forgetting God’s deliverance, we find them sinning still.

When Moses on the mountain had talked with God alone,
Receiving His commandments on tables made of stone,
The people brought their jewels, the sacrifice did kill,
The golden calf they worshiped, and kept on sinning still.

How often when your dear ones were lying near to death,
You earnestly entreated with every passing breath,
“O Father, spare my darling, and I will do Thy will!”
Your prayer was heard and answered, and yet you’re sinning still.

When sickness overtook you, when sorely racked with pain,
You said if God would spare you, you’d bear the cross again;
He gave you strength of body. He gave you strength of will,
But you forgot your promise, and you are sinning still.

How graciously the Savior has lengthened out your days!
His mercy, never ending, is guiding all your ways.
O brother, heed the warning, your broken vows fulfill,
Lest death should overtake you, and find you sinning still.

Oh, flee the wrath impending, and learn His gracious will,
Lest Jesus, coming quickly, should find you sinning still!




What a poem! How it speaks to my heart.

Upon wanting to know more of this man, I discovered he was a hymnwriter and these are actually the lyrics to this hymn. Click on image to enlarge.



Here is a list of his hymns. http://www.hymnary.org/person/Dailey_JG
  For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. Psalm 119:89 

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Re: And Yet You're Sinning Still!
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2014, 07:29:27 AM »
I remember reading that poem when I read the book a year ago or so. However, I didn't realize it was a hymn and since I can't read music I can only wonder what the tune sounds like.

And yes.. it's amazing how just a few short words can speak so loud at times.
By communion with God in nature, the mind is uplifted, and the heart finds rest.  {DA 291.1}

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Re: And Yet You're Sinning Still!
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2014, 07:37:48 PM »
Was he a church member?
Jesus receives His reward when we reflect His character, the fruits of the Spirit......We deny Jesus His reward when we do not.

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Re: And Yet You're Sinning Still!
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014, 04:57:12 AM »
I can find little on him, so I do not know.
  For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. Psalm 119:89