Posts Tagged ‘Hymn’


QUOTE (Robert Lowery) – Mar. 12

March 12, 2014

lowryrsmWeeping will not save me.
Though my face were bathed in tears
That could not allay my fears,
Could not wash the stain of years;
Weeping will not save me.

Jesus wept and died for Me,
Jesus suffered on the tree,
Jesus waits to make me free;
He alone can save me.

Working will not save me.
Purest deeds that I can do,
Holiest thoughts and feelings too,
Cannot form my soul anew;
Working will not save me.

Waiting will not save me.
Helpless, guilty, lost, I lie,
In my ear is mercy’s cry;
If I wait I can but die;
Waiting will not save me.

Faith in Christ will save me.
Let me trust thy weeping Son,
Trust the work that he has done,
To his arms, Lord, help me run;
Faith in Christ will save me.
~Robert Lowery, “None but Jesus”

 In honor of Robert Lowery, a Baptist Pastor and hymn writer, who was born on this day in 1826.

March 12 – Today in Christian History
Robert Lowry: 1826-[1899]

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QUOTE (Fanny Crosby) – Feb 12

February 12, 2014

Fanny Crosby

“All the way my Savior leads me
O the fullness of His love!
Perfect rest to me is promised
In my Father’s house above.
When my spirit, clothed immortal,
Wings its flight to realms of day This my song through endless ages—
Jesus led me all the way;
This my song through endless ages—
Jesus led me all the way.”
~ Fanny Crosby, All the Way My Savior Leads Me

In honor of Fanny J. Crosby, one of the most prolific hymn writers in history writing over 8,000 hymns and gospel songs, who died on this day in 1915.


Fanny Crosby
It Happened Today – February 12
All the Way My Savior Leads Me

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QUOTE (John Mason Neale) – Jan 24

January 24, 2014

English: John Mason Neale

“Oh come Thou day-spring come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death’s dark shadows put to flight

Rejoice rejoice
Emmanuel shall come to thee oh Israel

Oh come desire of nations bind
In one the hearts of all mankind
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease
And be Thyself our King of peace”
~ O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

In honor of John Mason Neale, “perhaps the most successful of all modern translators of hymns from the Latin and Greek”, who was born on this day in 1818.  “In 1851 he translated some Latin verses entitled “Veni, Veni, Emanuel” and produced the hymn Draw Nigh, Draw Nigh, Emmanuel, which became the well-known lyrics “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.””

I appreciate this description of John Mason Neale: “He was passionately fond of music, and had an exquisite ear for melody in words, but “he had not a note in his voice.””  I can relate to that.

Today in Christian History – January 24
The Hymns and Carols of Christmas – John Mason Neale (1818-1866)

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QUOTE (Frances Ridley Havergal) – Dec 14

December 14, 2013
Frances Ridley Havergal

Frances Ridley Havergal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Seldom can the heart be lonely,
If it seek a lonelier still;
Self-forgetting, seeking only
Emptier cups of love to fill.”
~ Frances Ridley Havergal

In honor of Frances Ridley Havergal, an English devotional writer, who was born on this day in 1836.  She was the author of the classic hymns “Take My Life and Let It Be” and “I Gave My Life for Thee.”

Frances Ridley Havergal > Quotes
Today in Christian History – December 14


QUOTE (Fanny Crosby) – Nov 20

November 20, 2013
English: A picture of Fanny Crosby. Rationale:...

English: A picture of Fanny Crosby. Rationale: The subject died in 1915, prior to 1923, making this image public domain in the USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“O what a happy soul am I!
Although I cannot see,
I am resolved that in this world
Contented I will be;

How many blessings I enjoy
That other people don’t!
To weep and sigh because I’m blind,
I cannot, and I won’t.”

~ Fanny Crosby

In honor of Fanny Crosby, who wrote hundreds of hymns and was blind from her youth.  On this day in 1850, she sought assurance at a Methodist revival service altar and was flooded with joy, and leapt up, shouting “Hallelujah.”

Source:  Today in Christian History

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