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Sunday Hymn: O God, Our Help In Ages Past

This is another one of my favorites. It is another Psalm paraphrase by Isaac Watts, and it happens to be one of my favorite Psalms (Psalm 90). 24 more words

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What To Do When You Don't Feel Like Praying

If you find your heart so very dry and unaffected with the things of religion that you can say nothing at all to God in prayer, that no divine content occurs to your thoughts, go and fall down humbly before God and tell him with a grievous complaint that you can say nothing to him, that you can do nothing but groan and cry before him.

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The Coming Reign of the Lord Jesus Christ

Jesus shall reign where’er the sun
Does his successive journeys run;
His kingdom stretch from shore to shore,
Till moons shall wax and wane no more. 332 more words

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Feast of Ludolph Ernst Schlicht; John Gambold, Sr.; and John Gambold, Jr. (November 4)

Above:  New Saints for November 4

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor



Moravian Minister, Musician, and Hymn Writer… 1,174 more words

Saints Of The 1750s-1790s

Busy Bees

How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower!

How skilfully she builds her cell!
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My God, Permit My Tongue

My God, permit my tongue
This joy, to call Thee mine;
And let my early cries prevail
To taste Thy love divine.

My thirsty, fainting soul… 154 more words


Sunday Hymn: Jesus Shall Reign Where'er the Sun

This Isaac Watts (I love Isaac Watts for the record) hymn is based on the second half of Psalm 72, which includes the words (in verse 17),  “His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.” If you’re interested in how the language of the sun traveling (running successive journeys) jives with modern science, then read about solar orbit… 70 more words

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