Pilgrim Portions


Selected from the Writings, Hymns, Letters, etc., of J. N. Darby  



“Those He calls His own

—pilgrims in scenes where He has been.”



Selected by H. G.

Cover of book Pilgrim Portions




3—The Word of God

4—The Holy Spirit

5—The Perfections of Christ









14—Unbelieving fears

15—Separation from the world



18—Cross Bearing

19—Looking unto Jesus


21—The presence of God


23—Divine Affections (1)

24—Divine affections (2)


26—Songs of the night

27—The Man of sorrows


29—The all-sufficiency of Christ

30—Divine energy

31—Help from the sanctuary


33—The faithfulness of God



36—Nearness to God

37—Backsliding and restoration

38—The Light of eternity

39—Our needs and
       His fulness


41—The divine heart

42—Practical santification


44—Cheer for pilgrims

45—The will of God


47—The courts above

48—Christ is all

49—Walking with God


51—The heavently light

52—Our hope



The love of Christ which
passeth knowledge.

                    Ephesians 3:19

Love, that no suffering stayed,

    We’ll praise, true love divine;

Love that for us atonement made,

    Love that has made us Thine.

The Lord that I have known as laying down His life for me, is the same Lord I have to do with every day of my life, and all His dealings with me are on the same principles of grace. … How precious, how strengthening it is to know that Jesus is at this moment feeling and exercising the same love towards me as when He died on the cross for me.


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His death opened the flood gates, in order that the full tide of love might flow over poor sinners.


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(1 Cor. 11:26.) Impossible to find two words, the bringing together of which has so important a meaning, the death of the Lord. How many things are comprised in that He who is called the Lord had died! What love! what purposes! what efficacy! what results!


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O Jesus, Lord, who loved me like to Thee?

    Fruit of Thy work, with Thee, too, there to see

Thy glory, Lord, while endless ages roll,

    Myself the prize and travail of Thy soul.


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O what rest … for the poor soul when he sees he has to do with One who has conquered all enemies for him. … Before he came to the consciousness of this, the book of his daily transgressions appeared to ascend up before God, black with the catalogue of his offences, on every leaf of which was written, Sin, sin, sin; but now these blackened characters are effaced, and on each page is transcribed in letters of blood, in the blood of God’s dear Lamb, Love, love, love.


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That love is a sanctuary in which we walk while passing through a world of snares, the provoking of all men … and the more the crossing and entanglement of what is without, the sweeter the rest of His presence.


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The great thing is to be near Christ, and to be constantly near Christ, where the soul is kept in peace … and thus in the sense of love, that our service may flow from thus dwelling with Him, and carry the stamp of it. How did Christ reveal the Father? “The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” He … could declare Him, as in the present sense of the love of which He was the object, which He enjoyed in His bosom. He was perfect, and we are failing servants, but that is the only way of all carrying the unction of His presence.


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And when the storm is all passed, the brightness for which He is preparing us will shine out unclouded, and it will be HIMSELF. … And oh, how blessed the love, Jesu’s love, that has brought us there for ever with Him.

Pilgrim Portions - Meditations for the Day of Rest -

Selected from the Writings, Hymns, Letters, etc., of J. N. Darby
Scanning, OCR and revision according to the original: Santiago Escuain
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