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…

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…

THE LORD WILL PROVIDE

A great hymn, written by John Newton, and very applicable today. I’m looking forward to hearing Matthew Smith sing it in person tonight. THO’ troubles assailAnd dangers affright,Tho’ friends should all failAnd foes all unite;Yet one thing secures us,Whatever betide,The scripture assures us,The LORD will provide. The birds without barnOr storehouse are fed,From them let…

My Jesus, I Love Thee

Pastor Lamberson’s sermon today was on our responsibility to love God, from Matthew 22:37. “He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” That brought this song to mind. This duet with Ed Eichner, and Denise on the piano, was sung at…

Begin with God

BEGIN the day with God ! He is thy sun and day ; He is the radiance of thy dawn, To Him address thy lay. Sing a new song at morn ! Join the glad woods and hills; Join the fresh winds and seas and plains, Join the bright flowers and rills. Sing thy first…

Dear Refuge of my Weary Soul

Anne Steele wrote this hymn in the mid- to late 1700’s. The thoughts and emotions are just as applicable today as then. Her version had 8 four-line verses, the modernized version put to music by Kevin Twit has changed that to 4 eight-line verses, eliminated one set  and repeated the last. Verse 1 Dear refuge…

A new song for this morning

In case you need a fresh start this morning, here’s an old hymn by Anne Steele, straight from the 18th century to today, just to get you going. A MORNING HYMN. Anne Steele I. LORD of my life, O may thy praise Employ my noblest pow’rs, Whose goodness lengthens out my days, And fills the…