Journey Through the Hymns: Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy (Part Four)

Come, ye weary, heavy-laden,Lost and ruined by the fall;If you tarry till you’re better,You will never come at all Scripture is very clear on our state before salvation. And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power... Continue Reading →

Weekly Hymn #11: Immortal, Invisible

Immortal, Invisible by Walter Chalmers Smith Immortal, invisible God only wise In light inaccessible Hid from our eyes Most blessed, most glorious The Ancient of Days Almighty, victorious Thy great name we praise Unresting, unhasting And silent as light Nor wanting, nor wasting Thou rulest in might Thy justice, like mountains High soaring above Thy... Continue Reading →

JTTH: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Part One)

Time for a new hymn! As most of us probably know, A Mighty Fortress is Our God was written by Martin Luther, who nailed the 95 Theses onto the church door in Wittenburg and officially began the Protestant Reformation. It’s a wonderful, theologically sound hymn that uses very “weighty” language to describe the sovereignty of... Continue Reading →

JTTH: Amazing Grace (Part Five)

The Lord has promised good to me His word my hope secures He will my shield and portion be As long as life endures When we’ve been there ten thousand years Bright shining as the sun We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise Than when we first begun I’m going to try to get... Continue Reading →

JTTH: Amazing Grace (Part Four)

Through many dangers, toils, and snares I have already come ‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far And grace will lead me home When we hear the phrase “amazing grace,” we often think of saving grace, the grace that God displays when He saves sinners and brings us out of the domain of darkness... Continue Reading →

JTTH: Amazing Grace (Part Three)

Photo by Artem Sapegin on Unsplash ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear And grace my fears relieved How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed! This second verse of Amazing Grace might seem a little strange to some. ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear? What is that supposed... Continue Reading →

JTTH: Amazing Grace (Part Two)

Photo by Bill Fairs on Unsplash Amazing grace! how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost but now am found Was blind but now I see This hymn’s first verse is so familiar to most Americans, yet it’s so packed with theology that if we just understand the words, it will change... Continue Reading →

JTTH: Amazing Grace (Part One)

How Sweet and Aweful is the Place, the first hymn we looked at, is a song that many people probably don’t know (or at least don’t hear very often). So this time we’re turning to a hymn that nearly everyone with a Christian background knows. Amazing Grace was written by John Newton, a pastor in... Continue Reading →

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