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“. . . love with no need to pre-empt grievance. . .” (Elizabeth Alexander)


Elizabeth Alexander
wrote her poem “Praise Song for the Day” for President Obama’s first inauguration. In the foreground, the poem is, of course, about the event which few of us had imagined would happen in our lifetimes—the inauguration of our first African American President. 1,383 more words

Poetry

Christ is Risen From the Dead

Christ is risen from the dead,
Risen as He truly said;
Praise the Lord with grateful voice,
Bless His name, rejoice, rejoice!
Resurrexit sicut dixit, Alleluia. 65 more words

Bible

"He will carry you through"

Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin;
Each victory will help you some other to win;
Fight manfully onward, dark passions subdue,
Look ever to Jesus, He’ll carry you through. 102 more words

God

Hymnals and Looking Backwards

Should Churches Go Back To Using Hymnals?

This post from the Ponder Anew blog has been floating around the interwebs recently. It’s technically well written (good grammar choices, punctuation, etc) but it falls flat on the lack of strength in it’s own arguments. 269 more words

Worship

Eight Reasons Why We Should Still Be Using Psalters

A blog post entitled “15 Reasons Why We Should Still Be Using Hymnals” has been gathering a lot of attention in the Christian blogosphere lately. Its author, Jonathan Aigner, presents a list of musical, practical, and symbolic/theological justifications for the continued use of hymnals in modern churches. 1,099 more words

Psalms

Break Thou the Bread of Life

Break thou the bread of life,
Dear Lord, to me,
As thou didst break the loaves
Beside the sea;
Throughout the sacred page
I seek thee, Lord,
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Sacraments

Near the Cross

‘Near the Cross’

Fanny Crosby (Frances Jane Crosby 1820-1915)
(Also known as ‘Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross’)

“It seemed in­tend­ed by the bless­ed prov­i­dence of God that I should be blind all my life, and I thank Him for the dis­pen­sa­tion. 1,027 more words

Devotional