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Psalm 111 – praising God in the congregation

Praise the LORD!

I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.

Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them. Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures […]

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 […]

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 […]

Worship on the farm

We’re having a special time together as a church family tonight at a family farm. There will be finger foods (hopefully no fingers will be lost), maybe a game or two, and some worship in music and in God’s Word.

Here’s what we’ll be singing before Harry Hammond brings God’s word to life for […]

How Can I Keep From Singing?

We’ve been learning this song the last few weeks in a small group meeting at church. We’ll be singing it Sunday morning for the first time with the congregation as a whole. What a wonderful song to use to begin a morning of praise and worship, because, really, how can I keep from singing?

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From the Psalms

Today’s reading, Psalms 87-89, brought to mind two songs, one a hymn by John Newton in 1779 and the other a chorus from my youth that is still sung today (occasionally). I really love reading the scriptures and having songs I’ve sung jump off the pages at me as these two did today.

“Glorious Things […]

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs

Kevin DeYoung has added two posts to his blog on The Gospel Coalition blog site regarding the music used in churches. If you’re at all interested in the subject, they’re very good reading. He’s titled it “Ten Principles for Church Song” and it comes in two parts, five principles each.

The first five are here. […]