When Morning Gilds the Skies

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In heav’n’s eternal bliss The loveliest strain is this, May Jesus Christ be praised! Let earth, and sea, and sky From depth to height reply, May Jesus Christ be praised! While many have the first verses of quite a few hymns committed to memory, that’s not always the case for the rest of the stanzas. … Continued

Holy, Holy, Holy

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Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee; Holy holy, holy, merciful and mighty! God in Three Persons, blessed Trinity! Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee, Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea; Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee, Which wert and … Continued

Go, My Children, with My Blessing

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Go, My children, with My blessing, Never alone, Waking, sleeping, I am with you, You are my own. In My love’s baptismal river I have made you mine forever. Go, My children, with My blessing, You are My own. I the Lord will bless and keep you And give you peace; I the Lord will … Continued

How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds

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O Jesus, shepherd, guardian, friend, My Prophet, Priest and King, My Lord, my life, my way, my end, Accept the praise I bring. ~John Newton How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds verse 4

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

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I like to go through my hymnal sometimes and read the lyrics…past the first verse, which I might know from memory, and into the rest of it. There is such wonderful poetry and devotion to be found within! Take Praise to the Lord, the Almighty for example. Verse 4 appears below. Not a bad thought to … Continued

A Thousand Voices

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Oh, that I had a thousand voices To praise my God with thousand tongues! My heart, which in the Lord rejoices, Would then proclaim in grateful songs To all, wherever I might be, What great things God has done for me. ~Johann Mentzer