desire to live as one who bears a blood-bought name,"
To daily walk beneath
a cross and gladly suffer shame;
Lord, I would dwell without the gate with
Christ the Crucified,
Bear His reproach outside the camp, close to His wounded
I want to tread in narrow
paths with those Your faithful few;
Who huddle by no foe's warm fire, but
bravely follow You;
I long to walk with humble folk who seek no house of
Whose only joy is knowing You, whose strength is God alone.
Van Nattan Stephens
13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood,
suffered without the gate. 13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp,
bearing his reproach.
& graphics by Mary Stephens