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



“Unto him that loved us …

be glory and dominion for

ever and ever.”

                    Revelation 1:5, 6

We’ll praise Thee, glorious Lord!
    Who died to set us free:
No earthly songs can joy afford
    Like heavenly melody.

There is no other subject of praise for heaven than for earth; the blood of Christ has the same efficacy on earth as in heaven: that for which they praise God there is equally true for us. Their harps are better tuned than ours, but their song is the same.


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Let us be persuaded to praise the Lord alone. He only is worthy of being praised, revered and adored. The song of the blessed (Rev. 5) praises none but Him who redeemed them with His blood. It contains not one word of praise for any of their own number. … Let us strive to bring our hearts into unison with that song. … This will be our happiness even here below, and contribute to God’s glory, which is wronged by the praise that Christians too often bestow on each other.


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“Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee.” Nothing but praise becomes those who shall dwell in God’s house; it will be their unwearied, untiring employ—continual praise.


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The Lord says, “I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise to thee.” … May we be in tune with our heavenly Guide! He shall well conduct our praises, and agreeably to the Father. His ear shall be attentive when He hears this voice lead us.


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In spirit, we are in heaven. We are in Christ who fills it with His glory and His perfections. … Holiness and love and joy characterize the land. They are the fruits which grow there spontaneously, as are the thanksgivings that arise in the hearts of those who are there through redeeming power.


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Any one can rejoice in the Lord when the Lord gives him what he likes. “Bless the Lord at all times:” that is the testing point. “In everything give thanks.”


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Are your voices tuned to praise with Christ? He is gone from the wrath and darkness of the cross into the light and love of His Father’s, presence, and is praising. Can you praise with Him? There all trembling disappears. … Oh, how those who seek Him lag behind His heart. … If you seek Him, His word warrants that you shall praise Him.


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The Christian may sometimes say, I am not in a state to praise; he may, it is true, be more or less capable of doing it well, but he is always in a state to do it … because Christ is always suitable to a sinful soul. His praises will be modified, but he will always praise.


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“Oh Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me … Thou winnowest my path [marg.] and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.” … God is not forming a people for their own, but “for His praise.” He is shewing them what they are in themselves, in order to shew them by His Spirit the blessed suitability of Christ to all their need.

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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