Sunday, April 24, 2011

He is Risen Indeed!!

I met to get today's hymn up earlier so here it is Christ is Risen Today http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/c/t/l/ctlrisen.htm
Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!


Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!

Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!

Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth, reply, Alleluia!



Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!

Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!

Lo! the Sun’s eclipse is o’er, Alleluia!

Lo! He sets in blood no more, Alleluia!



Vain the stone, the watch, the seal, Alleluia!

Christ hath burst the gates of hell, Alleluia!

Death in vain forbids Him rise, Alleluia!

Christ hath opened paradise, Alleluia!



Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!

Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!

Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia!

Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!



Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia!

Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!

Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!

Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!



Hail, the Lord of earth and Heaven, Alleluia!

Praise to Thee by both be given, Alleluia!

Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!

Hail, the resurrection, thou, Alleluia!



King of glory, Soul of bliss, Alleluia!

Everlasting life is this, Alleluia!

Thee to know, Thy power to prove, Alleluia!

Thus to sing and thus to love, Alleluia!



Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!

Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!

Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!

Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!



But the pains that He endured, Alleluia!

Our salvation have procured, Alleluia!

Now above the sky He’s King, Alleluia!

Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!



Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!

Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!

Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!

Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday- The Old Rugged Cross

What can I say?  Satan was defeated that day when Jesus died on that cross. Thank you Lord for your sacrifice!
http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/o/l/d/oldruggc.htm

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,


The emblem of suffering and shame;

And I love that old cross where the dearest and best

For a world of lost sinners was slain.



Refrain



So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,

Till my trophies at last I lay down;

I will cling to the old rugged cross,

And exchange it some day for a crown.



O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,

Has a wondrous attraction for me;

For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above

To bear it to dark Calvary.



Refrain



In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,

A wondrous beauty I see,

For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,

To pardon and sanctify me.



Refrain



To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;

Its shame and reproach gladly bear;

Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away,

Where His glory forever I’ll share.



Refrain

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Maundy Thursday

This day represents The Last Supper. Here is today's hymn marking that day,
http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/b/h/o/bhonthee.htm
Bread of Heav’n on Thee we feed,


For Thy flesh is meat indeed:

Ever may our souls be fed

With this true and living Bread;

Day by day with strength supplied,

Through the life of Him who died.



Vine of Heav’n, Thy blood supplies

This blest cup of sacrifice,

Lord, Thy wounds our healing give,

To Thy cross we look and live:

Jesus, may we ever be

Grafted, rooted, built in Thee.



Con­der’s orig­in­al text:



Bread of Heav’n! on Thee I feed,

For Thy flesh is meat indeed.

Ever may my soul be fed

With this true and living bread;

Day by day with strength supplied,

Through the life of Him who died.



Vine of Heav’n! Thy blood supplies

This blest cup of sacrifice.

’Tis Thy wounds my healing give:

To Thy cross I look and live.

Thou my life! oh, let me be

Rooted, grafted, built on Thee.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Palm Sunday Hymn- Hosanna Loud Hosanna

This hymn is my favorite Palm Sunday hymn
http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/h/l/h/hlhosann.htm

Hosanna, loud hosanna, the little children sang;


Through pillared court and temple the lovely anthem rang.

To Jesus, who had blessed them close folded to His breast,

The children sang their praises, the simplest and the best.



From Olivet they followed mid an exultant crowd,

The victor palm branch waving, and chanting clear and loud.

The Lord of men and angels rode on in lowly state,

Nor scorned that little children should on His bidding wait.



Hosanna in the highest! that ancient song we sing,

For Christ is our Redeemer, the Lord of Heaven our King.

O may we ever praise Him with heart and life and voice,

And in His blissful presence eternally rejoice!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hymn of the Week- It is Well With My Soul

This hymn was written during a very difficult time in the hymn writers life. It has ministered to me many times and I hope it will do the same for you.

http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/i/t/i/itiswell.htm


When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,


When sorrows like sea billows roll;

Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,

It is well, it is well, with my soul.



Refrain



It is well, with my soul,

It is well, with my soul,

It is well, it is well, with my soul.



Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,

Let this blest assurance control,

That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,

And hath shed His own blood for my soul.



Refrain



My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought—

My sin—not in part but the whole,

Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!



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For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:

If Jordan above me shall roll,

No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life

Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.



Refrain



But, Lord, ‘tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,

The sky, not the grave, is our goal;

Oh trump of the angel! Oh voice of the Lord!

Blessèd hope, blessèd rest of my soul!



Refrain



And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,

The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;

The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,

Even so—it is well with my soul.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Verse

Papa Richard Mummau posted this on the Amish/Mennonite Yahoogroup regarding idols and I thought the verse goes along with my previous post.
Colossians 3:5 (KJV)


5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication,

uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and ***covetousness,

which is idolatry***:

The word "Covetousness" just means "to always want more". The

opposite is "contentment".

Senseless!!

I am not a sports fan at all. I found sports like baseball, football etc very boring. But what happened to paramedic Bryan Stow is just plain evil. Apparently these two Dodger "worshippers" attacked him after a Dodger vs SF Giants game (in which the Dodgers won by the way) severely beat him just because he is a Giants fan. He didn't instigate anything just walking with his friends after the game.
If a person can put their favorite sports team(or anything for that matter) over a human life then that person is has basically made that object an idol and their god.

There is a website set up for updates on Bryan's condition here: support4stow.blogspot.com
He needs a lot of prayer and as hard as it might be to do this, pray for those two guys who did this. Bryan's website has a composite sketch of the attackers so hopefully the reward being offered will help bring them to justice.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hymn of the Week

Each week on Sunday, Lord willing each week I will post a hymn from The Cyberhymnal with a link to hear the song.
This week's hymn is Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus which is one of my favorites.

http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/s/t/a/standufj.htm


Stand up, stand up for Jesus, ye soldiers of the cross;


Lift high His royal banner, it must not suffer loss.

From victory unto victory His army shall He lead,

Till every foe is vanquished, and Christ is Lord indeed.



Stand up, stand up for Jesus, the solemn watchword hear;

If while ye sleep He suffers, away with shame and fear;

Where’er ye meet with evil, within you or without,

Charge for the God of battles, and put the foe to rout.



Stand up, stand up for Jesus, the trumpet call obey;

Forth to the mighty conflict, in this His glorious day.

Ye that are brave now serve Him against unnumbered foes;

Let courage rise with danger, and strength to strength oppose.



Stand up, stand up for Jesus, stand in His strength alone;

The arm of flesh will fail you, ye dare not trust your own.

Put on the Gospel armor, each piece put on with prayer;

Where duty calls or danger, be never wanting there.



Stand up, stand up for Jesus, each soldier to his post,

Close up the broken column, and shout through all the host:

Make good the loss so heavy, in those that still remain,

And prove to all around you that death itself is gain.



Stand up, stand up for Jesus, the strife will not be long;

This day the noise of battle, the next the victor’s song.

To him who overcometh a crown of life shall be;

They with the King of Glory shall reign eternally.