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Tuesday, September 14, 2004

I Boast No More

We're back from vacation! Devona and I had a great time in South Carolina. We weren't exactly longing for the steel grey skies and vast cement wasteland that is Akron, Ohio but we were happy to be back when we got here. Of course, we were driving in the pitch black night and couldn't see a thing, which might have something to do with it...

We listened to some great music on our road trip. One song I rediscovered was this old hymn, "I Boast No More," written by Isaac Watts, and recorded by Caedmon's Call on their In the Company of Angels disc. This is definitely theology of the cross:

No More My God, I boast no more

Of all the duties I have done
I quit the hopes I held before,
To trust the merits of Thy Son

No more my God
No more my God
No more my God
I boast no more.

Now, for the loss I bear his name,
What was my gain I count my loss
My former pride I call my shame
And nail my glory to His cross

Yes, and I must, I will esteem
All things but loss for Jesus' sake
O may my soul be found in Him
And of His righteousness partake
Amen, amen

The best obedience of my hands
Dares not appear before Thy throne
But faith can answer Thy demands
By pleading what my Lord has done