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We Have Not Known Thee As We Ought

January 19th, 2014


Lyrics: Thomas B. Pollock
Music: Joseph Barnby

We have not known Thee as we ought,
Nor learned Thy wisdom, grace and power;
The things of earth have filled our thought,
And trifles of the passing hour.
Lord, give us light Thy truth to see,
And make us wise in knowing Thee.

We have not feared Thee as we ought,
Nor bowed beneath Thine awful eye,
Nor guarded deed and word and thought,
Remembering that God was nigh.
Lord, give us faith to know Thee near,
And grant the grace of holy fear.

We have not loved Thee as we ought,
Nor cared that we are loved by Thee;
Thy presence we have coldly sought,
And feebly longed Thy face to see.
Lord, give a pure and loving heart
To feel and know the love Thou art.

We have not served Thee as we ought,
Alas, the duties left undone,
The work with little fervor wrought,
The battles lost or scarcely won!
Lord, give the zeal, and give the might,
For Thee to toil, for Thee to fight.

When shall we know Thee as we ought,
And fear and love and serve aright?
When shall we, out of trial brought,
Be perfect in the land of light?
Lord, may we day by day prepare
To see Thy face and serve Thee there.

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Rise Up, O Men Of God

January 4th, 2014

Here’s a great hymn to start the New Year with. Let’s Rise Up and serve God this year!

Lyrics: William P. Merrill
Music: William H. Walter

Rise up, O men of God!
Have done with lesser things.
Give heart and mind and soul and strength
To serve the King of kings.

Rise up, O men of God!
The kingdom tarries long.
Bring in the day of brotherhood
And end the night of wrong.

Rise up, O men of God!
The church for you doth wait,
Her strength unequal to her task;
Rise up and make her great!

Lift high the cross of Christ!
Tread where His feet have trod.
As brothers of the Son of Man,
Rise up, O men of God!

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I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art

January 1st, 2014

A Blessed New Year to you! Here’s an interesting hymn which is attributed to the great reformer John Calvin.

Check out these daily devotions at http://gethsemanebpc.com/resources/daily-devotion/

Lyrics: Attributed to John Calvin
Music: TOULON

I greet Thee, who my sure Redeemer art,
My only trust and Savior of my heart,
Who pain didst undergo for my poor sake;
I pray Thee from our hearts all cares to take.

Thou art the King of mercy and of grace,
Reigning omnipotent in every place;
So come, O King, and our whole being sway;
Shine on us with the light of Thy pure day.

Thou art the life, by which alone we live,
And all our substance and our strength receive;
Sustain us by Thy faith and by Thy power,
And give us strength in every trying hour.

Thou hast the true and perfect gentleness,
No harshness hast Thou and no bitterness;
O grant to us the grace we find in Thee,
That we may dwell in perfect unity.

Our hope is in no other save in Thee;
Our faith is built upon Thy promise free;
Lord, give us peace, and make us calm and sure,
That in Thy strength we evermore endure.

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O Little Town Of Bethlehem

December 22nd, 2013

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Lyrics: Phillips Brooks
Music: Lewis H. Redner

O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie!
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.
Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting Light;
The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.

For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all above,
While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondering love.
O morning stars together, proclaim the holy birth,
And praises sing to God the King, and peace to men on earth!

How silently, how silently, the wondrous Gift is giv’n;
So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of His Heav’n.
No ear may hear His coming, but in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive Him still, the dear Christ enters in.

Where children pure and happy pray to the blessèd Child,
Where misery cries out to Thee, Son of the mother mild;
Where charity stands watching and faith holds wide the door,
The dark night wakes, the glory breaks, and Christmas comes once more.

O holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray;
Cast out our sin, and enter in, be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel!

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Unto Us A Child Is Born

December 15th, 2013

Here’s an original carol which is set to music from Piae Cantiones, 1581 by Geoffrey Shaw.

The Lyrics are by Dr S. H. Tow from Calvary Pandan BP Church. I hope that you will be blessed by this carol.

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Have You Any Room For Jesus?

December 12th, 2013

Here’s an early Christmas present to all of you. It is a basic course on piano hymn playing created by myself. Hope that you can join and benefit from this course.

Lyrics: Anonymous
Music: C. C. Williams

Have you any room for Jesus,
He who bore your load of sin?
As He knocks and asks admission,
Sinners, will you let Him in?

Refrain:
Room for Jesus, King of Glory!
Hasten now His Word obey;
Swing the heart’s door widely open,
Bid Him enter while you may.

Room for pleasure, room for business,
But for Christ the Crucified,
Not a place that He can enter,
In the heart for which He died?

Have you any room for Jesus,
As in grace He calls again?
O today is time accepted,
Tomorrow you may call in vain.

Room and time now give to Jesus,
Soon will pass God’s day of grace;
Soon thy heart left cold and silent,
And thy Savior’s pleading cease.

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

December 7th, 2013

Lyrics: Latin hymn (tr. John Mason Neale)
Music: Plainsong (adapt. Thomas Helmore)

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.

Refrain:
Rejoice! Rejoice!
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Day-spring, come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine coming here;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.

O come, Thou Key of David, come,
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And show the path that brings us nigh.

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The Lily Of The Valley

November 24th, 2013

Here’s a really lively hymn that kids really like. Hope you like it too.

Lyrics: Charles W. Fry
Music: William S. Hays

I have found a friend in Jesus, He’s everything to me,
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul;
The Lily of the Valley, in Him alone I see
All I need to cleanse and make me fully whole.
In sorrow He’s my comfort, in trouble He’s my stay;
He tells me every care on Him to roll.

Refrain:
He’s the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star,
He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.

He all my grief has taken, and all my sorrows borne;
In temptation He’s my strong and mighty tow’r;
I have all for Him forsaken, and all my idols torn
From my heart and now He keeps me by His pow’r.
Though all the world forsake me, and Satan tempt me sore,
Through Jesus I shall safely reach the goal.

He will never, never leave me, nor yet forsake me here,
While I live by faith and do His blessed will;
A wall of fire about me, I’ve nothing now to fear,
From His manna He my hungry soul shall fill.
Then sweeping up to glory to see His blessed face,
Where rivers of delight shall ever roll.

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The Blood Of Christ, Thy Spotless Lamb

November 21st, 2013

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Lyrics: William S. W. Pond
Music: Frederick C. Maker

The blood of Christ, Thy spotless Lamb,
O God, is all my plea;
Naught else could for my sin atone;
I have no merit of my own,
Which I can bring to Thee.

No sacrifice save His who bore,
My load upon the tree,
No other plea which lips could frame,
No other blood, no other name,
Accepted is by Thee.

Since Christ has entered by His blood,
The holiest on high;
By that same hallowed blood stained track,
Thou welcomest the wanderer back,
And biddest me draw nigh.

Oh, wondrous cross! Oh precious blood!
Oh death by which I live!
The sinless One, for me made sin,
Doth now His wondrous heart within,
Eternal refuge give.

By that blest cross, that cleansing blood,
I know His power to save;
The merits of His work confess,
I stand in Him completely blest,
A conqueror o’er the grave.

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O Come Back To The Lord

July 20th, 2013

Here’s a beautiful Korean hymn.

You can get the score at page 43 of this pdf file: http://www.febc.edu.sg/assets/pdfs/febc_press/Blind-Korean-Pastor.pdf

Also, read about the life of blind Korean pastor – An Yo Han.

Music and Lyrics: Korean hymn translation

Oh come unto the Lord.
Oh come back to the Lord
No matter how heavy
And how great your sins may be
There are no sins that Christ our Saviour
Cannot bear or not accept
The great depth of the Lord’s loving heart
It is far deeper than the skies.

Oh come unto the Lord.
Oh come back to the Lord
Our Lord is waiting for
Your return both night and day
He is anxiously waiting for you
With his doors kept open wide.
As if He is waiting in the night
For His lost child to come back home.

Oh come unto the Lord.
Oh come back to the Lord
That no matter how hard hit
And how beaten you may be
The Lord’s hand will comfort you greatly
They will touch and will heal you.
Oh come unto our Lord who loves so
Please come back home, please come back home.

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