On the threshold of 2016.
I began recording a podcast in late 2014 and then took nearly a year long break while moving from one house to another in Twin Falls. In October of this year I picked up the work of a weekly podcast. I’m working on the format still.
This week, I asked John Martinez, associate pastor at Eastside Baptist Church, to help by giving a weekly examination of a hymn of the faith. Episode #020 is of the hymn written by Palmer Hartsough, I Am Resolved.
1) I am resolved no longer to linger,
Charmed by the world’s delight,
Things that are higher, things that are nobler,
These have allured my sight.
I will hasten to Him, hasten so glad and free;
Jesus, greatest, highest, I will come to Thee.
I will hasten, hasten to Him, hasten so glad and free;
Jesus, Jesus, greatest, highest, I will come to Thee.
2) I am resolved to go to the Savior,
Leaving my sin and strife;
He is the true One, He is the just One,
He hath the words of life.
3) I am resolved to follow the Savior,
Faithful and true each day;
Heed what He sayeth, do what He willeth,
He is the living Way.
4) I am resolved to enter the kingdom
Leaving the paths of sin;
Friends may oppose me, foes may beset me,
Still will I enter in.
5) I am resolved, and who will go with me?
Come, friends, without delay,
Taught by the Bible, led by the Spirit,
We’ll walk the heav’nly way.