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Saturday
Apr182015

Sunday's Hymn: Break Thou The Bread of Life

Break thou the bread of life,
Dear Lord, to me,
As thou didst break the loaves
Beside the sea;
Throughout the sacred page
I seek thee, Lord,
My spirit pants for thee,
O living Word.

Bless thou the truth, dear Lord,
To me, to me,
As thou didst bless the bread
By Galilee;
Then shall all bondage cease,
All fetters fall;
And I shall find my peace,
My All in all.

Thou art the Bread of Life,
O Lord, to me,
Thy holy Word the truth
That saveth me;
Give me to eat and live
With thee above;
Teach me to love thy truth,
For thou art love.

O send thy Spirit, Lord,
Now unto me,
That he may touch mine eyes,
And make me see:
Show me the truth concealed
Within thy Word,
And in thy Book revealed
I see the Lord.

—Mary A. Lathbury

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Saturday
Apr112015

Sunday's Hymn: The Head That Once Was Crowned With Thorns

The Head that once was crowned with thorns
Is crowned with glory now;
A royal diadem adorns
The mighty Victor’s brow.

The highest place that heav’n affords
Is his, is his by right,
The King of kings and Lord of lords,
And heav’n’s eternal Light:

The Joy of all who dwell above,
The Joy of all below
To whom he manifests his love,
And grants his Name to know.

To them the cross, with all its shame,
With all its grace, is giv’n;
Their name an everlasting name,
Their joy the joy of heav’n.

They suffer with their Lord below,
They reign with him above;
Their profit and their joy to know
The myst’ry of his love.

The cross he bore is life and health,
Though shame and death to him;
His people’s hope, his people’s wealth,
Their everlasting theme.

—Thomas Kelly

My favorite video of this hymn is Mr. Stan’s, the second one.

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Saturday
Apr042015

Sunday's Hymn: Alleluia! The Strife Is O'er

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The strife is o’er, the battle done;
The victory of life is won;
The song of triumph has begun.
Alleluia!

The pow’rs of death have done their worst,
But Christ their legions hath dispersed:
Let shouts of holy joy outburst.
Alleluia!

The three sad days have quickly sped;
He rises glorious from the dead:
All glory to our risen head!
Alleluia!

He closed the yawning gates of hell;
The bars from heav’n’s high portals fell:
Let hymns of praise his triumphs tell.
Alleluia!

Lord, by the stripes which wounded thee,
From death’s dread sting thy servants free,
That we may live and sing to thee,
Alleluia!

 

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Saturday
Mar282015

Sunday's Hymn: All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

All hail the power of Jesus’ Name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem,
And crown him, crown him, crown him,
And crown him Lord of all.

Crown him, ye martyrs of your God
Who from his altar call;
Extol the Stem of Jesse’s rod,
And crown him, crown him, crown him,
And crown him Lord of all.

Ye seed of Israel’s chosen race,
Ye ransomed of the fall,
Hail him who saves you by his grace,
And crown him, crown him, crown him,
And crown him Lord of all.

Sinners, whose love can ne’er forget
The wormwood and the gall,
Go spread your trophies at his feet,
And crown him, crown him, crown him,
And crown him Lord of all.

Let ev’ry kindred, ev’ry tribe,
On this terrestrial ball,
To him all majesty ascribe,
And crown him, crown him, crown him,
And crown him Lord of all.

O that with yonder sacred throng
We at his feet may fall;
We’ll join the everlasting song,
And crown him, crown him, crown him,
And crown him Lord of all.

—Edward Perronet

 

Coronation


Diadem

 

Miles Lane


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Saturday
Mar212015

Jesus, My Great High Priest

Jesus, my great High Priest,
Offered his blood and died;
My guilty conscience seeks
No sacrifice beside.
His pow’rful blood did once atone,
And now it pleads before the Throne.

To this dear Surety’s hand
Will I commit my cause;
He answers and fulfills
His Father’s broken laws.
Behold my soul at freedom set;
My Surety paid the dreadful debt.

My Advocate appears
For my defense on high;
The Father bows his ears
And lays his thunder by.
Not all that hell or sin can say
Shall turn his heart, his love, away.

Should all the hosts of death
And pow’rs of hell unknown
Put their most dreadful forms
Of rage and mischief on,
I shall be safe, for Christ displays
His conqu’ring pow’r and guardian grace.

—Isaac Watts


 

Traditional melody


New melody by Kirk Ward

 

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