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Resurrection Sunday in song

He is Risen.
He is Risen Indeed!
The following is a compilation of various lines from Resurrection Sunday hymns.   See how many you can pick out. 
TELLING THE STORY THROUGH SONG
Thus He left His heavenly glory
to accomplish the Father’s plan (1)
On Calvary’s hill of sorrow
where sin’s demands were paid (2)
 
For twas on that old Cross,
Jesus suffered and died
to pardon and sanctify me (3)
Jesus paid it all
All to Him I owe (4)
 
 
Lives again our glorious King
Where, O death, is now thy sting? (5)
Death cannot keep his prey
Jesus, my Savior (6)
I know that He is living
whatever men may say! (7)
 
My richest gain I count by loss
and pour contempt on all my pride (8)
And from my smitten heart with tears,
two wonders I confess
the Wonders of His glorious love
and my unworthiness (9)
May I be willing, Lord, to bear
daily my cross for Thee (10)
 
I am so wondrously saved from sin
Jesus so sweetly abides within (11)
Redeeming love has been my theme
and shall be til I die (12)
 
O how I love Him, Savior and friend
How can my praises ever find end! (13)
Then He’ll call me someday
to my home far away, (14)
It will be worth it all
when we see Jesus! (15)
 
 
How many songs did you recognize? I enjoyed this trip down memory lane. Music is powerful.
 
I only wish I would have put this together while my mom was alive.  She would have loved this!
Here are the songs.
1 – He Was Nailed to the Cross for Me
2 – I see a Crimson Stream
3 – The Old Rugged Cross
4 – Jesus Paid it All
5 – Christ Arose
6 – Christ the Lord is Risen Today
7 – He Lives
8 – When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
9 – Beneath the Cross of Jesus
10 – Lead Me to Calvary
11 – Glory to His Name
12 – There Is a Fountain Filled With Blood
13 – Blessed Redeemer
14 – The Old Rugged Cross
15 – When We See Christ
til next time,
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April 16, 2017 Posted by | ministry, pastor, Pastor's wife, Woman Pastor | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

hymns

Awhile back Curt and I went to a conference for pastor’s.  It was great and I did blog about it, check it out here if you want.  There seemed to be a consensus at the conference with the various speakers that hymns were out.  In fact one speaker said that he doesn’t use any choruses that are over 15 years old.  My first thought was ‘wow really??’  

That was indeed cause for some thought.  I am all about bringing in new music.  I also think there is a place for the music that is tried and true.  For me personally it is much easier to flow freely into worship with a song that I know from memory instead of having to pay attention to the screen.  

At our church I put together the song list for Sunday morning and evening.  I am blessed to have someone else pull the music and put away the music.   That became real difficult to stay on top of when I started working a second job.  (TS – I appreciate it more than words can say – thank you)  So all of this talk of what was antique and what was cutting edge had my attention.

At our church we have a wide age range from Thomas who is not a year old to Opal who just turned 97.  I talked with a few people about the idea of throwing out the hymns.  Generally we do one hymn per Sunday.  There are times we don’t do any but to do away with them altogether??  This idea was not well received. 

So this got me to thinking is this really what people want? 

Is there still a place for hymns in the church today?   

Certainly I want to be up with the times.   Is the cutting edge really to throw out all hymns and sing only songs written in the last 15 years?   This past Sunday night we sang a bunch of old choruses.   We ended with “Thou art worthy”.    That is an old old chorus.  I sang that when I was a kid.  Now back then we didn’t have drums, trumpet, bass, electric acoustic and lead guitar so I guess what we did could be called a re-make.  🙂   What it really was – was meaningful. 

While listening to the radio today I heard Joni Erickson Tada talking about a new book that she has co-written entitled “Hymns for a kids heart”.  I guess she hasn’t gotten the memo — LOL.

So hymns? or no hymns?  just recent choruses?  or a mixture of old and new?  What do you think?

As for me, I think I’ll break out into song — an old song —  “As the deer”   singing……….”You alone are my rock, my shield, To You alone may my spirit yield….”

til next time

October 20, 2008 Posted by | just thinking about stuff | , , , | 5 Comments