Light Shining Out of Darkness

Light Shining Out of Darkness

Even though William Cowper wrote these words in 18th century England, they still hold true today, in 21st century America, and will continue to hold true whenever and wherever people live. We need only look around us to see things we don’t understand, but know that God is working through them to His plan, and…

Singing of Mercy

Gadsby’s Hymns #11. Singing of Mercy 11s  John Stocker. Psalm 89:1; Romans 15:9   Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of my song, The joy of my heart, and the boast of my tongue; Thy free grace alone, from the first to the last, Has won my affections, and bound my soul fast.  Thy mercy, in Jesus, exempts…

How God moves

How God moves

320. Light Shining out of Darkness C.M.William Cowper. God moves in a mysterious wayHis wonders to perform;He plants his footsteps in the sea,And rides upon the storm. Deep in unfathomable minesOf never-failing skill,He treasures up his bright designs,And works his sovereign will. You fearful saints, fresh courage take;The clouds you so much dreadAre big with…

AWAKE, My Soul

AWAKE, My Soul

Thomas Ken wrote these words over 400 years ago, and it’s from this text that we get the Doxology, still sung in churches around the world. It’s usually to the tune of the Old Hundredth. This is my first real shot at songwriting, at least since high school music theory class, so don’t be too…

Exhortation to Prayer

Exhortation to Prayer

By William Cowper What various hindrances we meet, In coming to the mercy-seat! Yet who that knows the worth of prayer, But wishes to be often there? Prayer makes the darkened cloud withdraw, Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw; Gives exercise to faith and love; Brings every blessing from above. Restraining prayer, we cease to…