This world holds few guarantees. Here’s One you can depend on. “Job was taught of God to believe in a living Redeemer; to look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come; he comforted himself with the expectation of these. Job was assured, that this Redeemer of sinners from…… Continue reading A Living Redeemer, A Sure Hope
“…streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise.” https://youtu.be/KOWqMwqzUjM Hans’ Favorite Hymn In 1752, a young Robert Robinson attended an evangelical meeting to heckle the believers and make fun of the proceedings. Instead, he listened in awe to the words of the great preacher George Whitefield, and in 1755, at the age…… Continue reading Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
1. On that bright and golden morning, when the Son of Man shall come, And the radiance of His glory we shall see; When from ev’ry clime and nation He shall call His people home, What a gath’ring of the ransomed that will be! Refrain What a gath’ring, what a gath’ring, What a gath’ring of…… Continue reading What A Gathering
As a little boy, Hans would sing this hymn in the back seat of the car, all the way to town (45 miles), at the top of his lungs. It contains all the theology a little boy needs to know. Big boys, too. Nothing But the Blood of Jesus Robert Lowry (1876) 1 What can…… Continue reading Nothing But the Blood
Remembering today our fallen military and law enforcement. We will not forget. Because freedom is not free. Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heav’ns rescued land praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserved us a nation! -Francis Scott Key America, The Beautiful Words by Katharine Lee Bates, Melody by Samuel Ward O beautiful…… Continue reading Still There
We sang ‘Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing’ at Hans’ memorial service two years ago today. Years before that, long before Hans left us, our daughter used to play an arrangement of this hymn that I felt lent itself well to being played at some future graduation ceremony for Hans, should he want one (he…… Continue reading Hans’ Favorite Hymn
Dear Grieving, Believing Parent: This hymn never fails to lift my spirit and I can’t wait to sing it with all the saints in glory. Take a few minutes’ break from your day to view the video link. I think I can promise you will be encouraged.
“Elizabeth Prentiss, who lost two children, wrote “More Love To Thee” while deep in her grief.” Click here to read the entire post.
Remembering today the military families that have lost loved ones. Thank you for your service to our country. Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heav’ns rescued land praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserved us a nation! -Francis Scott Key America, The Beautiful – Words by Katharine Lee Bates, Melody by Samuel Ward…… Continue reading Still There
Dear Grieving, Believing Parent: This hymn never fails to lift my spirit and I can’t wait to sing it with all the saints in glory. Take a few minutes’ break from your day to view the video below. I think I can promise you will be encouraged. With God’s help, let’s train ourselves to keep…… Continue reading When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder
We sang this at Hans’ memorial service a year ago today. I think he would have liked Buddy Greene and Jeff Taylor’s rendition. View the whole thing. It is powerfully simple. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOWqMwqzUjM
Eight days before Hans died, in Sunday morning worship at church, we sang the hymn “More Love to Thee” by Elizabeth Prentiss. It is a challenge for me to sing this hymn honestly and I have always hesitated when beginning verse three which, in our hymnbook, reads: Let sorrow do its work, Send grief and…… Continue reading Courageous