Poems and songs about 1 Corinthians 1

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1st Corinthians 1

1Cor 1: 1-9
"So Send I You" is Thy Command

 melody

"So send I you" is Thy command,
To me as God sent Thee

To call the lame that they might walk,
The blind that they might see.

Yea, called to call the dead to life,
Who dead in sin are bound,
That fearing ears might heed these words
And quicken to His sound.

So rich this grace where truth resides,
As earth receives a seed,
First will her green of life appear
And then her fruits of Thee.

Thy word is knowledge where I dwell,
And steps along Thy grace,
Where Godly riches fill a soul
That seeks its Shepherd's face.

The word of God conveys His grace;
His blood procures my peace,
For He the guilt my sins compose
Disposed in deepest seas.

Still deeper fellowship I seek,
To where still waters lead,
From whence His voice of joy springs forth 
And faithful hand now feeds.

words:   2015 by Stephen Popovich
music:
St. Anne 1708 by William Croft, 1708

 

1Cor 1: 10-17
What Belies and Mocks the Worth?

melody

What belies and mocks the worth
Of our union by rebirth?
Not the leaven of the lies,
Fed by Satan in disguise.

But rife pride foments division
Spreading strife and competition

Who like Chloe will alarm
And redress this body's harm
Urging always e'er that we
One in mind and judgment be

words:   2015 by Stephen Popovich
music: 1840 by Felix Mendelssohn

 

1Cor 1:17-29
The Many Drift to Perish

melody

The many drift to perish on
Polluted waters, swayed

In herd benighted penury,

Dismissing words that save.

With empty words are they allied,
A dream will gain their trust.

They spurn the cross and consummate
Their union with the dust

The ignorant descend to fools
When from the light they run
And hide, besotted with their ways
Where none know God, not one.

Lo wondrous works for Israel,
That herald Calvary's hour.
Laud they the signs the senses know
And miss God's saving pow'r.

The proud, a quest to apprehend
The new and deep, will seek.
But wisdom's gift extends to all,
Yet mournful only reach.

Of tongues that clang great vanities
And boast in futile feats

Of fascinations, God decrees:
"The first shall be the least"

For when that final day shall come---
Appearances reversed
The called, imbued with God's own pow'r
And wisdom, shall be first

words:   2015 by Stephen Popovich
music:
St. Peter 1836 by Alexander Reinagle

 

1Cor 1:30-31
Thy Great Wisdom Revealed

melody

Thy Great Wisdom revealed
Grants us portion and shield.
By Thy Spirit who seals
Those who in Christ Thou chose.

From Whom cometh the blood,
Wind and word from above;
Testifying Thy love;
Forming our treasure boast.

Our debt paid by the Lamb,
To meet heaven's demand,
Frees us firmly to stand
In His own righteousness.

For Thy Spirit unites
Hearts with heavenly light
So that in them there might,
Rise Thy Daystar to bless.

words:  2015 by Stephen Popovich
music:
2008 by Stephen Popovich


1st Corinthians 1

So Send I You
(1Cor 1: 1-9)

"So send I you" comes Thy command,
As God before sent Thee,

To call the lame that they might walk,
The blind that they might see.

(Jn.20:21)

Yea, called to call the dead to life,
Who dead in sin are bound,
That fearing ears might heed God's call
And quicken to that sound.
 
(Mk.1:15, Rom.10:8)

So rich this grace where truth resides,
As earth receives a seed,
First will her green of life appear
And then her fruits of Thee.

(1Pet.1:23, Eph.1:13)

Thy word is knowledge where we dwell,
And steps along Thy grace,
Where Godly riches fill a soul
That seeks its Shepherd's face.

(Eph.1:18, Rev.21:2)

The word of God conveys His grace;
His blood procures my peace,
For He the guilt my sins compose
Disposed in deepest seas.

(Acts 20:32, Col.3:16, Col.1:20, Col.2:14, Mic.7:19)

Still deeper fellowship I seek,
To where still waters lead,
From whence His voice of joy springs forth 
And faithful hand now feeds.

(Phil.3:14, Jn.15:11, Jn.10:10)

What Belies and Mocks our Union?
(1Cor 1: 10-17)

What belies and mocks our union
In the water of rebirth?
not poison of some leaven,
Spread by Satan loosed on earth.
(Jas.3:14-16)

But rife pride foments division
Sowing strife and competition
(Prov.3:10, Jas.4:5)

Who like Chloe will alarm
And address this body's harm
Urging always e're that we
One in mind and judgment be
(Phil.2:3-5)

Fool's Wisdom
(1Cor 1:17-29)

The many drift to perish on (Matt.7:13)
Polluted waters, swayed
(Is.57:20)
In herd benighted penury,
(Rev.3:17)
Dismissing words that save.
(Jn.3:20)

With empty words are they allied, (Is.28:15)
A dream will gain their trust.
(Is.29:8, 9)

They spurn the cross and consummate
Their union with the dust
(Is.29:4, 14)

The ignorant descend to fools
When from the light they run
(Pr.1:7)
And hide, besotted with their ways
Where none know God, not one.
(2Tim.3:7)

Lo wondrous works for Israel,
That herald Calvary's hour.
(Heb.2:3-4),
Laud they the signs the senses know
(Jn.6:30)
And miss God's saving pow'r.
(Jn.4:48)

The proud, a quest to apprehend
the new and deep, will seek.
(Acts 17:20-21, 32))
But wisdom's gift extends to all, 
(Rom.10:6-)
Yet mournful only reach.
(Matt.5:3-4)

Of tongues that clang great vanities
And boast in futile feats
(Ecc.1:2, 2:17)
Of fascinations, God decrees:
"The first shall be the least"

For when that final day shall come---
Appearances reversed
(1Thess.3:13),
The called, imbued with God's own pow'r
And wisdom, shall be first
(Matt.20:16)


Thy Great Wisdom Revealed
(1Cor 1:30-31)

Redemption and righteousness
Our debt paid by the Lamb,
To meet heaven's demand,
Frees us firmly to stand
In His own righteousness.

Sanctification
Thy Great Wisdom revealed
Grants us portion and shield.
By Thy Spirit who seals
Those who in Christ Thou chose.

For Thy Spirit unites
Hearts with heavenly light
So that in us there might,
Rise Thy Daystar rise to bless.

     From Whom cometh the blood,
wind and word from above;
Testifying Thy love;
Forming our only boast.


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