Posts Tagged ‘Hymns’

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QUOTE (Thomas Ken) – Mar. 19

March 19, 2014

Thomas Ken, by F. Scheffer (floruit 1700-1710)...

“All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night
All praise to Thee, my God, this night
For all the blessings of the light.
Keep me, oh, keep me, King of kings,
Beneath Thy own almighty wings.

Forgive me, Lord, for Thy dear Son,
The ill that I this day have done
That with the world, myself and Thee,
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be.

Teach me to live that I may dread
The grave as little as my bed.
Teach me to die that so I may
Rise glorious at the awe-ful Day.

Oh, may my soul on Thee repose, And may sweet sleep mine eyelids close,
Sleep that shall me more vigorous make
To serve my God when I awake.

When in the night I sleepless lie,
My soul with heavenly thoughts supply;
Let no ill dreams disturb my rest,
No powers of darkness me molest.”
~ Thomas Ken

In honor of Thomas Ken, one of the fathers of modern English hymnology, who died on this day in 1711.

Resources:
Today in Church History – March 19
Thomas Ken>Quotes

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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.

Chorus:
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.

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

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QUOTE (Albert S. Reitz) – Jan 20

January 20, 2014

ReitzI was lost in sin when Jesus found me,
But He rescued me, all glory to His name!
And the cords of worldly pleasure bound me,
Till He saved me from sin and shame.

’Twas a glad day when Jesus found me,
When His strong arms were thrown around me;
When my sins He buried in the deepest sea,
And my soul He filled with joy and victory.
’Twas a glad day, O hallelujah!
’Twas a glad day He claimed His own.
I will shout a glad hosanna in glory
When I see Him upon His throne.
~ Albert S. Reitz, ’Twas A Glad Day When Jesus Found Me

In honor of Albert S. Reitz, American Baptist evangelist and clergyman, who was born on this day in 1879. He published over 100 hymns during his lifetime.

Resources:
Today in Christian History – January 20
’Twas A Glad Day When Jesus Found Me

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QUOTE (Clara H. Scott) – Dec 3

December 3, 2013

scott_cj“Open my eyes that I may see
Glimpses of truth Thou hast for me;
Place in my hands the wonderful key
That shall unclasp and set me free.

Silently now I wait for Thee,
Ready, my God, Thy will to see;
Open my eyes, illumine me,
Spirit Divine!”

~ Clara H. Scott

In honor of Clara H. Scott, American music teacher and composer, who was born on this day in 1841.

Resource:
Hymn: Open my eyes that I may see 

Today in Christian History – December 3 

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QUOTE (Katherine Hankey) – Nov 18

November 18, 2013
English: Katherine Hankey (1834-1911)

English: Katherine Hankey (1834-1911) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I love to tell the story of unseen things above,
Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love.
I love to tell the story, because I know ’tis true;
It satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.”

~ Katherine Hankey

In honor of Katherine Hankey, who wrote the poem that later became the hymn “I Love to Tell the Story”, in 1866 while recovering from a severe illness.

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