On the Assurance of Faith (Toplady)

The Westminster Confession of Faith says that true believers may have the assurance of their salvation shaken, diminished, and suspended in various ways. "Yet they are never utterly destitute of that seed of God, and life of faith, that love of Christ and the brothers..." (WCF 18.4). For example, many of the Psalms wrestle with …

Music Monday: Our Immovable Hope

It's a good day to do another Monday Music post here on the Reformed Reader. Today I'd like to share a great hymn from Augustus Toplady. It's Hymn X (10) from volume six of his Works. Notice all the Scripture allusions in it! 1 Immovable our hope remains,Within the veil our anchor lies;Jesus, who washed …

These Tyrant Lusts Subdue (Toplady)

Today for Music Monday I'd like to share Augustus Toplady's hymn which is a prayer for spiritual renewal and sanctification. This is a prayer all disciples of Jesus can pray! Astonished and distressed,I turn mine eyes within;My heart with loads of guilt oppressed,The seat of every sin.What crowds of evil thoughts,What vile affections there!Distrust, presumption, …

Refuge in Christ’s Righteousness (Toplady)

This morning while studying the incomprehensibility of God I found this great hymn by Augustus Toplady. Based on the last stanza, it could be called "Love Incomprehensible." Here it is - it's great devotional reading for the day! 1 From thy supreme tribunal, Lord,Where justice sits severe,I to thy mercy seat appeal,And beg forgiveness there.2 …

Music Monday: All Thou Art Is Mine (Toplady)

On this edition of Music Monday, I want to share Augustus Toplady's hymn called "Divine Aid." I didn't have time this morning to find a tune that fits - although I'm sure they're out there. Anyway, here's the wonderful hymn. May it give you Christian comfort and hope today! 1 The power of hell, the …

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