The Story of the Glory

And Other Poems

By James Boyd.


Prefatory Note

The Story of the Glory
The Trumpet of Grace
The Great Day
In Hope
The Father's Love
The Love of Christ
The Great Shepherd
The Morning Star
The Grace of the Lord Jesus
A Contrast
The Heart's Desire
Christ Everything
Christ Only
Praise Him
He Maketh the Storm a Calm
The Same
Talks by the Way
The Voice of Jesus
Christ Triumphant
A Vision of the World to Come
My Beloved
Time's Flight
The Risen Christ
Written on Board the Lucania
The Faithful God
Thine Only
Morning Breaks
The Burden of Dumah
True Knowledge
A Medley
The "First-Born"
To a Floral Calendar
Jehovah my Shepherd
The Ways of God with Man
The Sceptic
A Hymn
The Christian's Hope
The Watchers' Cry
Death's Terrors
The Necromancer
A Child's Prayer
The Jewels of the King
The Trumpet of Salvation

Poems of Grace and Glory

By James Boyd.



Our Redeemer
Sleeper Awake!
Christ Our Delight
Lest I Forget
God’s Temple Defiled
Hope’s Rejoicing
The Firstborn
Not Your Own
The Father’s Purpose
The Mystery
Thine the Glory
Sought and Bought
Song of Salvation
Press On
Deus Vobiscum
None But Christ
God’s Searchings
Good News
My Hiding-place
Praise ye the Lord!
A Man of Sorrows
Present with the Lord
Made Fit
The Heart’s Longing
Till the Morning Breaks
A Vision of the Future
Our Father
The Tabernacles of God
The Old and New
What think ye of Christ?
Remember Me
Revelation versus Speculation
Many Happy Returns
Thine Am I
Sovereign Love
Talks by the Way (Part 1)
Talks by the Way (Part 2)
He Is Worthy
Congratulations. (E.C.)
Our Outlook
The Wisdom of God
What Seek Ye?
Where Dwellest Thou?
Come and See
A Little Nearer
A New Year’s Breathing
A Cry from the Trenches
Shelter Me
Hear, O Lord
God Our Refuge
The Mighty Hand of God
Lord, Establish Peace
Counsels of Love
The Son
A Retrospect
Au Revoir
Christ Everything
The Compassions of Christ
The Pre-eminence of Jesus
Eternal Love
The Bright Morning Star
God Is Love
Love Unspeakable
The Father
An Eastern Song of Love
Depart from Us
Depart from Me
And Not Another
Request for Light

The Story of the Glory — Prefatory Note.

Having had the privilege of assisting in revision of the proofs of this volume of poems, the author has kindly suggested that I should write a few lines by way of preface; and whilst assenting with some diffidence it is nevertheless a real pleasure to thus identify myself with the truth contained in its pages. I do so the more gladly too as knowing how readers far and wide have appreciated Mr. Boyd's regular articles in the monthly magazine, "Scripture Truth," with the conduct of which I am permitted to be associated.
The poems have been written in leisure moments, on land and sea, throughout a great number of years, whilst their author was moving about in various parts of the world preaching and teaching the things of Jesus Christ; and were committed to paper more to give shape and expression to the writer's own meditations than with specific intent to publish. But several friends, who, with myself, had seen the verse in manuscript, felt that it would be a distinct loss were they to remain inaccessible to the general reader; and it is in response to these representations that the present volume is published.
The poems have their own literary charm and beauty, but it is in their able reiteration of the truth as to the Son of God, that the believer will especially delight: and in this consists their abiding value. Many in number, they have but one theme — the Lord Jesus Christ, the many hued glories of His person and redeeming work. Does the writer depict in scathing language the fallen and corrupt state of every child of Adam's race, it is but to serve as the dark background against which to bring out the infinite perfections and worth of the loving and lowly Saviour of the lost; does biting satire here have place, as it has in Holy Writ, it is, as there, but that clear way may be made for the truth; do we find here and there poetic description of the beauties of nature around, or the wonders of the heavenly bodies in their courses, it is but a prelude to the unfolding of glories that are above the heavens.
In a volume of over three hundred pages, touching on the widest possible range of subjects in the moral universe, it were strange indeed if every expression used were exactly such as one would one's self employ; but these must always be read with their context, and, so read, one cannot but feel deeply thankful to God for the body of sound and healthful doctrine here so convincingly stated.
Especially useful to those who may have lent a careless ear to modern sceptical notions will be such poems as "Talks by the Way," which is really a keen analysis of all the most prevalent philosophies of the day — meeting the erroneous arguments advanced, first on their own ground in such wise as to show their folly, and then unwaveringly presenting the Christ of God as the true solution of every question, and the only real Satisfier of the heart.
May God graciously bless these writings to the uplifting of the name of His Son our Lord, who alone is worthy.
H. D. R. Jameson.

Poems of Grace and Glory — Foreword

After many years of true friendship with the Author, it gives me pleasure, in response to a request by him to write a few lines at the opening of this Volume.
Those who were fortunate enough to procure a copy of the previous Volume by the same writer “The Story of the Glory, and other Poems” (which is now out of print), will be glad of the opportunity of having another Volume somewhat similar in character, and those who desired to get a copy but could not, will also appreciate this fresh Volume. In the following pages will be found Poems of high spiritual tone and also varied spiritual experience, and there will be found many other beautiful Poems which will suit the taste of a large circle of poem lovers. Poems—like Poets—are born, not made, and there is therefore a particular freshness and originality in all Mr. Boyd’s compositions.
The many friends in this and other lands who have appreciated the ministry, both oral and written, of the Author, will be pleased to have this book, which is a good example of Mr. Boyd’s activities in a field less familiar to them.
It is earnestly hoped that the blessing which has accompanied Mr. Boyd’s labours for so many years, will also, through the goodness of God, accompany this Volume.
Robert Whyte