I just Gadsby’s collection of Christian verse! During yesterday’s reading I found a little gem about doctrine touching the heart, you can download this little volume from the Gospel Standards website.
#169 C.M. [think Amazing Grace]
by J. Berridge
Desiring to know Christ crucified. 1 Cor. 2. 2
1 Some wise men of opinions boast,
And sleep on doctrines sound;
But, Lord, let not my soul be lost
On such enchanted ground.
2 [Good doctrines can do me no good,
While floating in the brain;
Unless they yield my heart some food,
They bring no real gain.]
3 O may my single aim be now
To live on him that died;
And nought on earth desire to know,
But Jesus crucified!
4 [Disputings only gender strife,
And gall a tender mind;
But godliness, in all its life,
At Jesus’ cross we find.]
5 Lord, let thy wondrous cross employ
My musings all day long,
Till, in the realms of purest joy,
I make it all my song.