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All Things Alice: What has she got in her pockets?

Everyone’s gone Alice mad! It’s been 150 years since Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was first published.  And on Saturday July 4th it’s Alice’s Day… 1,220 more words

Victorian

Poetry Saturday—The Privileges Of The Living

Awake, my zeal, awake, my love,

To serve my Savior here below,

In works which perfect saints above

And holy angels cannot do.


Awake my charity, to feed… 99 more words

The Westminster Conference 2015: “The Power of God for Salvation”

The Westminster Conference will take place later this year, God willing, in central London at Regent Hall on Oxford Street. As usual, there are two days of lectures and discussion, Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th December. 576 more words

General

Duty to God and Neighbor (Poetry)

I recently discovered an old book by Isaac Watts (who incidentally was the inspiration for this blog) entitled Divine and Moral Songs for Children. There are some interesting poems that you might find helpful for children (or just helpful in general). 83 more words

Puritans

Poetry Saturday—Strength From Heaven

Whence do our mournful thoughts arise?

And where’s our courage fled?

Has restless sin and raging hell

Struck all our comforts dead?


Have we forgot th’ almighty Name… 87 more words

Ralph Vaughan Williams's setting of Psalm 90

Ralph Vaughan Williams’s setting of Psalm 90 for dual choirs is very good. He takes a plain-chant like version of the Psalm over Isaac Watts’s own famous paraphrase of the same psalm (“O God, Our Help in Ages Past”) in the same score. 47 more words

Hymns And Poetry