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The heart of worship

The music used in church worship services is a topic on which almost every Christian has an opinion, and the odds are pretty good that if you were to poll almost any group of Christians you would find a range of opinions and even convictions about what kinds of music should be used, what instruments should be used, how the music should be led and by whom, how loud the music should be, whether or not hymn books should be used or PowerPoint slides… The list of areas of possible contention is quite lengthy and certainly not exhausted here. 1,003 more words

Spiritual Growth

Bless'd Are The Humble Souls That See

This is Isaac Watts’ rendering of the beatitudes for singing:

Bless’d are the humble souls that see
Their emptiness and poverty;
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And Heaven Begins Below

“Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory” (1 Peter 1:8). 63 more words



I spoke the other day about Love’s preparation. Now that preparation is not so much about us being so important, as much as it’s about God, our heavenly Father, being so full of love for us. 545 more words

Father Heart Of God

The watch that ends the night

To retread familiar ground: compared to the infinite, all finite quantities look pretty much the same. As Isaac Watts put it,

A thousand ages in Thy sight…

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Opinion piece: An Atheist Appreciation of Hymnody

I collect religious books. So far, I have three Bibles – one a standard plastic-bound King James, another a hardback, illustrated copy of the same edition from the 1960s, and a third my late stepmother’s New International Version, hardback, and replete with colour pictures – as well as that mini red-leather… 1,347 more words


How Sweet and Awesome

One of my favorite hymns by Isaac Watts. Enjoy this piano arrangement of this beautiful hymn.

How sweet and awesome is this place

With Christ within the doors, 180 more words