The Martyr, Apphianus

“But what words would suffice for a suitable description of the Divine love and boldness, in confessing God, of the blessed and truly innocent lamb, I refer to the martyr Apphianus, — who presented in the sight of all, before the gates of Caesarea, a wonderful example of piety toward the only God? He wasContinue reading “The Martyr, Apphianus”

Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken

Jesus, I my cross have taken,All to leave and follow Thee.Destitute, despised, forsaken,Thou from hence my all shall be. Perish every fond ambition,All I’ve sought or hoped or known.Yet how rich is my condition!God and heaven are still my own. Let the world despise and leave me,They have left my Savior, too.Human hearts and looksContinue reading “Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken”