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Sunday
Feb042018

Sunday's Hymn: Let Us Love, and Sing, and Wonder

Let us love, and sing, and wonder,
Let us praise the Saviour’s name!
He has hushed the law’s loud thunder,
He has quenched Mount Sinai’s flame;
He has washed us with his blood,
He has brought us nigh to God.

Let us love the Lord who bought us,
Pitied us when enemies,
Called us by his grace, and taught us,
Gave us ears and gave us eyes:
He has washed us with his blood,
He presents our souls to God.

Let us sing, though fierce temptation
Threaten hard to bear us down!
For the Lord, our strong salvation,
Holds in view the conqueror’s crown,
He who washed us with his blood,
Soon will bring us home to God.

Let us wonder; grace and justice
Join, and point to mercy’s store;
When through grace in Christ our trust is,
Justice smiles, and asks no more:
He who washed us with his blood,
Has secured our way to God.

Let us praise, and join the chorus
Of the saints enthroned on high;
Here they trusted him before us,
Now their praises fill the sky:
“Thou hast washed us with thy blood;
Thou art worthy, Lamb of God

—John Newton 

First a traditional tune, and then a more recent one done by Indelible Grace. I’m not especially fond of either tune, and especially the Indelible Grace one. I know it’s the one many know for this hymn, but I find it monotonous and dull. Someone should come up with a better tune for these wonderful words.

 

 

 

 

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Sunday
Jan282018

Sunday's Hymn: O Could I Speak the Matchless Worth

O could I speak the matchless worth,
O could I sound the glories forth
Which in my Saviour shine,
I’d soar, and touch the heavenly strings,
And vie with Gabriel while he sings
In notes almost divine.

I’d sing the precious blood he spilt,
My ransom from the dreadful guilt
Of sin, and wrath Divine:
I’d sing his glorious righteousness,
In which all perfect, heavenly dress
My soul shall ever shine.

I’d sing the characters he bears,
And all the forms of love he wears,
Exalted on his throne:
In loftiest songs of sweetest praise,
I would to everlasting days
Make all his glories known.

Well, the delightful day will come
When my dear Lord will bring me home,
And I shall see his face;
Then with my Saviour, brother, friend,
A blest eternity I’ll spend,
Triumphant in his grace. 

—Samuel Medley 

 

 

 

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Sunday
Jan212018

Sunday's Hymn: At the Name of Jesus Every Knee Shall Bow

At the Name of Jesus
Ev’ry knee shall bow,
Every tongue confess him
King of Glory now.
‘Tis the Father’s pleasure
We should call him Lord,
Who from the beginning
Was the mighty word.

At his voice creation
Sprang at once to sight,
All the angel faces,
All the hosts of light,
Thrones and dominations,
Stars upon their way,
All the heav’nly orders
In their great array.

Humbled for a season
To receive a name
From the lips of sinners
Unto whom he came,
Faithfully he bore it
Spotless to the last,
Brought it back victorious,
When from death he passed.

In your hearts enthrone him;
There let him subdue
All that is not holy,
All that is not true:
Crown him as your Captain
In temptation’s hour:
Let his will enfold you
In its light and pow’r.

Brothers, this Lord Jesus
Shall return again,
With his Father’s glory,
With his angel train;
For all wreaths of empire
Meet upon his brow,
And our hearts confess him
King of Glory now.

Caroline Noel

 

 

 

 

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