Sunday, March 31, 2013

He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/l/i/f/liftyour.htm



Lift your glad voices in triumph on high,


For Jesus hath risen, and man cannot die;

Vain were the terrors that gathered around Him,

And short the dominion of death and the grave;

He burst from the fetters of darkness that bound Him,

Resplendent in glory to live and to save!

Loud was the chorus of angels on high,

The Savior hath risen, and man shall not die.



Glory to God, in full anthems of joy;

The being He gave us death cannot destroy:

Sad were the life we must part with tomorrow,

If tears were our birthright, and death were our end;

But Jesus hath cheered the dark valley of sorrow,

And bade us, immortal, to Heaven ascend:

Lift then your voices in triumph on high,

For Jesus hath risen, and man shall not die.

````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/h/e/a/he_arose.htm   O heart, be glad and gay, a blessèd hope we know;

Through clouds of darkness drear the sunshine bright doth flow;

The hand once pierced for me has gained a victory,

My blessèd Savior rose today.



Refrain



The Christ arose today, the Lord divine,

The tomb with glory-light doth shine;

Lift up your hearts and sing to Christ, the victor king,

The blessèd One who lives for aye.



Earth robed in fairest green blooms forth the Lord to greet;

The lilies pure and white bend low to touch His feet;

A song of gladness pours from morn’s unfolding doors,

The blessèd Savior rose today.



Refrain



Oh, shout, ye starry choirs, let hallelujahs ring;

He lives to die no more, our prophet, priest and king;

Enthroned in glory bright, to Heav’n’s eternal light,

The blessèd Savior rose today.



Refrain

 

Friday, March 29, 2013

Man of Sorrows

http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/h/a/l/halwasav.htm


Man of Sorrows! what a name


For the Son of God, who came

Ruined sinners to reclaim.

Hallelujah! What a Savior!



Bearing shame and scoffing rude,

In my place condemned He stood;

Sealed my pardon with His blood.

Hallelujah! What a Savior!



Guilty, vile, and helpless we;

Spotless Lamb of God was He;

“Full atonement!” can it be?

Hallelujah! What a Savior!



Lifted up was He to die;

“It is finished!” was His cry;

Now in Heav’n exalted high.

Hallelujah! What a Savior!



When He comes, our glorious king,

All His ransomed home to bring,

Then anew His song we’ll sing:

Hallelujah! What a Savior

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ramblings

So the US Supreme Court is hearing a couple of gay marriage cases one of which is Prop 8 a voter approved ban on gay marriage. I have been praying about this for some time. The way I see it no matter which way the courts go God knows what He is doing. Even if Prop 8 stands, it is not going to to change homosexual behavior. What we need to be doing is praying that they find the Lord because to me that is more important than whether gay marriage is legal or not. The Bible says things like this, wars and rumors of war are going to happen in the last days.
With the situations happening around the world with Syria, North Korea and other countries none of this surprises me.
Good Friday and Resurrection Suinday are coming up. I think this is a good week for Christians to be praying.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Out of the Mouths of Babes

 I help lead the Cubbies group of AWANA at our church and talking to them about Jesus is such a joy.  The  children are ages 3 and 4 and oh so very precious. Recently we did a lesson about Jesus going to town to town teaching the people. Well I asked the children what they would do if Jesus came to our town. They gave some of the sweetest answers. One child said she would invite Him to dinner. Another child said he would say hi but my personal favorite was one little girl said she would cry and I asked her why. She said they wouldn't be sad tears but happy tears! Can you believe that? If I could only have that kind of faith.