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HOW DOTH THE LITTLE BUSY BEE

HOW DOTH THE LITTLE BUSY BEE

Isaac Watts

How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flow’r! 77 more words

Poem

Joy to the World


Christmas would not seem like Christmas without signing and hearing the hymn ” Joy to the World”. Written in the 1700’s by Isaac Watts, it was not intended to be a Christmas Carol but was published in… 99 more words

Encouragement

CRADLE HYMN

CRADLE HYMN

Hush, my dear, lie still and slumber;
Holy angels guard thy bed;
Heavenly blessings without number
Gently falling on thy head.

Sleep, my babe, thy food and raiment, 200 more words

Poem

Two Sluggards and a Lobster

11.30 on a Sunday afternoon, my wife and I were pottering around, having declined her parents’ invitation to accompany them to church. I was polishing off the last bites of a lazily assembled ‘brunch’, that is pasta and pesto with cheddar cheese, and the baby, whom we had been entertaining since an unGodly hour, was sleeping. 1,049 more words

Poetry

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;
Treasures of grace to them are giv’n, 211 more words

Quotations