Archive for the ‘hymns’ Category

According To Thy Gracious Word

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Here’s a suitable hymn to be sung for the Lord’s Supper.

Lyrics: James Montgomery
Music: MANOAH

According to Thy gracious word,
In meek humility,
This will I do, my dying Lord,
I will remember Thee.

Thy body, broken for my sake,
My bread from Heaven shall be;
The testamental cup I take,
And thus remember Thee.

Gethsemane can I forget?
Or there Thy conflict see,
Thine agony, and bloody sweat,
And not remember Thee?

When to the cross I turn mine eyes,
And rest on Calvary,
O Lamb of God, my sacrifice,
I must remember Thee;

Remember Thee, and all Thy pains
And all Thy love to me;
Yea, while a breath, a pulse remains,
Will I remember Thee.

And when these failing lips grow dumb
And mind and memory flee,
When Thou shalt in Thy kingdom come,
Jesus, remember me.

Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

As mentioned in my previous post, Fanny Crosby was converted when she heard this hymn being played. This was in 1850 when she was 30 years old.

In her own words:

And when they reached the 3rd line of the last verse:

“Here, Lord, I give myself away;
‘Tis all that I can do.”

I surrendered myself to the Saviour, and my very soul was flooded with celestial light. I sprang to my feet, shouting “Hallelujah.”

Lyrics: Isaac Watts
Music: Hugh Wilson
Harmony: Robert A. Smith
Tune: MARTYRDOM

Alas! and did my Savior bleed,
And did my Sovereign die!
Would he devote that sacred head
For such a worm as I?

Was it for crimes that I have done,
He groaned upon the tree?
Amazing pity! Grace unknown!
And love beyond degree!

Well might the sun in darkness hide,
And shut its glories in,
When God, the mighty maker, died
For man the creature’s sin.

Thus might I hide my blushing face
While his dear cross appears;
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,
And melt mine eyes to tears.

But drops of grief can ne’er repay
The debt of love I owe.
Here, Lord, I give myself away;
Tis all that I can do.

I think it was probably this tune they used instead of the one in my previous post. Does anyone out there know for sure?

All The Way My Savior Leads Me

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

This hymn goes out to Sister Dorothy whose dad has just gone home to be with the Lord.

Fanny Crosby wrote this hymn in 1874. One day, she did not have enough money to pay the rent. As she committed the matter to the Lord, a stranger appeared and gave her the exact amount she needed for the rent. That night, she penned the words of this wonderful hymn.

Lyrics: Fanny J. Crosby
Music: Robert Lowry

All the way my Savior leads me;
What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy,
Who through life has been my Guide?
Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort,
Here by faith in Him to dwell!
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well;
For I know, whate’er befall me,
Jesus doeth all things well.

All the way my Savior leads me,
Cheers each winding path I tread;
Gives me grace for every trial,
Feeds me with the living Bread.
Though my weary steps may falter,
And my soul athirst may be,
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo! A spring of joy I see;
Gushing from the Rock before me,
Lo! A spring of joy I see.

All the way my Savior leads me
O the fullness of His love!
Perfect rest to me is promised
In my Father’s house above.
When my spirit, clothed immortal,
Wings its flight to realms of day
This my song through endless ages-
Jesus led me all the way;
This my song through endless ages-
Jesus led me all the way.

All Things Bright And Beautiful

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Dear listener, if you are in Singapore and are available on 24 Sep 2015, I would like to invite you to a Gospel Rally entitled “The Blood of Jesus Christ”.

FEBC Gospel Rally
Date: 24 September 2015 (Thurs, public holiday, 7pm)
Theme : “The Blood of Jesus Christ”
Venue : Far Eastern Bible College, 9A Gilstead Road, 309063.
Speaker: Rev Dr Jeffrey Khoo
The message will be preached in English with Mandarin translation.

Lyrics: Cecil F. Alexander
Music: ROYAL OAK

Refrain:
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful:
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flow’r that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.

The purple-headed mountains,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning
That brightens up the sky.

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.

The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
To gather every day.

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.

All Your Anxiety

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Are you feeling anxious, stressed, worried, etc.. Take a listen to this hymn for the solution.

Also, listen to Elder Boaz sing this hymn.
http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=2412215411

Lyrics and Music: Edward H. Joy

Is there a heart bent o’erbound by sorrow?
Is there a life weighed down by care?
Come to the cross, each burden bearing;
All your anxiety—leave it there.

Refrain:
All your anxiety, all your care,
Bring to the mercy seat, leave it there,
Never a burden He cannot bear,
Never a friend like Jesus!

No other friend so swift to help you,
No other friend so quick to hear,
No other place to leave your burden,
No other one to hear your prayer.

Come then at once; delay no longer!
Heed His entreaty kind and sweet,
You need not fear a disappointment;
You shall find peace at the mercy seat.

Alone

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

This hymn was written in 1914 by Ben H. Price. I have not been available to trace the origin or history of this hymn. It is a moving hymn that speaks of the fact that the Savior had to face dark calvary all alone, to redeem us from our sins.

Lyrics and Music: Ben H. Price

It was alone the Savior prayed
In dark Gethsemane;
Alone He drained the bitter cup
And suffered there for me.

Refrain:
Alone, alone, He bore it all alone;
He gave Himself to save His own,
He suffered, bled and died alone, alone.

It was alone the Savior stood
In Pilate’s judgment hall;
Alone the crown of thorns He wore,
Forsaken thus by all.

Alone upon the cross He hung
That others He might save;
Forsaken then by God and man,
Alone, His life He gave.

Can you reject such matchless love?
Can you His claim disown?
Come, give your all in gratitude,
Nor leave Him thus alone.

May this hymn speak to your hearts.

Am I A Soldier Of The Cross?

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Lyrics: Isaac Watts
Music: Thomas A. Arne

Am I a soldier of the cross,
A follower of the Lamb,
And shall I fear to own His cause,
Or blush to speak His Name?

Must I be carried to the skies
On flowery beds of ease,
While others fought to win the prize,
And sailed through bloody seas?

Are there no foes for me to face?
Must I not stem the flood?
Is this vile world a friend to grace,
To help me on to God?

Sure I must fight if I would reign;
Increase my courage, Lord.
I’ll bear the toil, endure the pain,
Supported by Thy Word.

Thy saints in all this glorious war
Shall conquer, though they die;
They see the triumph from afar,
By faith’s discerning eye.

When that illustrious day shall rise,
And all Thy armies shine
In robes of victory through the skies,
The glory shall be Thine.

Amazing Grace

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Lyrics: John Newton
Music: NEW BRITAIN

No collection of hymns would be completed without Amazing Grace.

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.

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!

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’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

An Open Bible For The World

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Here’s a great hymn to start 2013 with. Special thanks to Bro. Gregory for introducing this hymn to me.

Also, if you are looking for good Christian literature, Monergism is having a great year end sale!

Lyrics: Henry M. King
Music: William J. Kirkpatrick

An open Bible for the world—
May this our glorious motto be!
On ev’ry breeze its flag unfurled
Shall scatter blessings rich and free.

Refrain:
Blest Word of God! send forth thy light.
O’er every land and every sea,
Till all who wander in the night
Are led to God and heaven by thee.

Where’er it goes its golden light,
Streaming as from an unveiled sun,
Shall dissipate the clouds of night,
Undo the work that sin has done.

It shows to men the Father’s face,
All radiant with forgiving love;
And to the lost of Adam’s race
Proclaims sweet mercy from above.

It offers rest to weary hearts,
It comforts those who sit in tears;
To all who faint, it strength imparts,
And gilds with hope th’eternal years.

Angels from the Realm of Glory

Friday, December 26th, 2008

What a beautiful hymn by James Montgomery. The music was written by Henry Thomas Smart who became blind.