Please notice the date on the article below.
Too bad churches are not still as concerned.
“The North Georgia Baptist”
The organ of North Georgia Baptists
‘Contending for the Truth’
Friday, August 12, 1898 Vol. 8 No. 37
Sermons Almost Thrown Away
Eloquent and learned sermons, deep and logical editorials, fine attractive exegeses, scholarly theological treatises-all these are to the intellect a treat, and perhaps very interesting; and yet, if no soul is won to Christ by them, they are as sounding brass and tinkling cymbal. Time to no purpose is consumed in listening to or reading them. unless the soul is touched and the sinner turned toward Jesus or if Christian progress in divine life is not made.-Ex.
Yet there are many who are preaching just such sermons. The great mission of the preacher should be to preach Jesus and him crucified. If all of our preachers would do this “the soul would be touched and the sinner drawn to Jesus.”
No, they are not concerned..and the churches are dwindling, aren’t they. Sad thought! To cheer us up, I thought you and your readers would enjoy this new version of Jesus Loves Me for those of us with a gray hair here or there on our heads!
JESUS LOVES ME
Jesus loves me, this I know,
Though my hair is white as snow
Though my sight is growing dim,
Still He bids me trust in Him.
(CHORUS)YES, JESUS LOVES ME..
YES, JESUS LOVES ME..
YES, JESUS LOVES ME,
FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO.
Though my steps are oh, so slow,
With my hand in His I’ll go
On through life, let come what may,
He’ll be there to lead the way.
When the nights are dark and long,
In my heart He puts a song..
Telling me in words so clear,
“Have no fear, for I am near.”
When my work on earth is done,
And life’s victories have been won.
He will take me home above,
Then I’ll understand His love.(CHORUS)
I love Jesus, does He know?
Have I ever told Him so?
Jesus loves to hear me say,
That I love Him every day.