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On Jordan’s Stormy Banks

November 7th, 2010

This hymn has a lovely American melody.

Lyrics: Samuel Sennett
Music: Traditional American Hymn

On Jordan’s stormy banks I stand,
And cast a wishful eye
To Canaan’s fair and happy land,
Where my possessions lie.

Refrain:
I am bound for the promised land,
I am bound for the promised land;
Oh who will come and go with me?
I am bound for the promised land.

All o’er those wide extended plains
Shines one eternal day;
There God the Son forever reigns,
And scatters night away.

When I shall reach that happy place,
I’ll be forever blest,
For I shall see my Father’s face,
And in His bosom rest.

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Footsteps Of Jesus

October 30th, 2010

Lyrics: Mary B. Slide
Music: Asa B. Everitt

Sweetly, Lord, have we heard Thee calling,
Come, follow Me!
And we see where Thy footprints falling
Lead us to Thee.

Refrain:
Footprints of Jesus,
That make the pathway glow;
We will follow the steps of Jesus
Where’er they go.

Though they lead o’er the cold, dark mountains,
Seeking His sheep;
Or along by Siloam’s fountains,
Helping the weak.

If they lead through the temple holy,
Preaching the Word;
Or in homes of the poor and lowly,
Serving the Lord.

Then at last when on high He sees us,
Our journey done,
We will rest where the steps of Jesus
End at His throne.

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Take My Life, And Let It Be

October 24th, 2010

Lyrics: Frances R. Havergal
Music: Henri A.C. Malan

Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord to Thee;
Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love,
At the impulse of Thy love.

Take my feet, and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee;
Take my voice and let me sing
Always, only for my King,
Always, only for my King.

Take my lips and let them be
Filled with praises, Lord to Thee,
Take my silver and my gold,
Not a mite would I withhold,
Not a mite would I withhold.

Take my love, my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee,
Ever, only, all for Thee.

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Is Your All On The Altar?

October 18th, 2010

Lyrics and Music: Elisha A. Hoffman

You have longed for sweet peace,
And for faith to increase,
And have earnestly, fervently prayed;
But you cannot have rest,
Or be perfectly blest,
Until all on the altar is laid.

Refrain:
Is your all on the altar of sacrifice laid?
Your heart does the Spirit control?
You can only be blest,
And have peace and sweet rest,
As you yield Him your body and soul.

Would you walk with the Lord,
In the light of His word,
And have peace and contentment alway?
You must do His sweet will,
To be free from all ill,
On the altar your all you must lay.

Oh, we never can know
What the Lord will bestow
Of the blessings for which we have prayed,
Till our body and soul
He doth fully control,
And our all on the altar is laid.

Who can tell all the love
He will send from above,
And how happy our hearts will be made;
Of the fellowship sweet
We shall share at His feet,
When our all on the altar is laid.

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Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus

October 9th, 2010

This hymn was born out of tragedy. Read about the history over here.

Lyrics: Louisa M. R. Stead
Music: William J. Kirkpatrick

‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
and to take him at his word;
just to rest upon his promise,
and to know, “Thus saith the Lord.”

Refrain:
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust him!
How I’ve proved him o’er and o’er!
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust him more!

O how sweet to trust in Jesus,
just to trust his cleansing blood;
and in simple faith to plunge me
neath the healing, cleansing flood!

Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
just from sin and self to cease;
just from Jesus simply taking
life and rest, and joy and peace.

I’m so glad I learned to trust thee,
precious Jesus, Savior, friend;
and I know that thou art with me,
wilt be with me to the end.

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Canon Of Praise

October 4th, 2010

Here’s a lovely rendition of Canon Of Praise which is based on Psalm 103. It was recorded live.

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I Surrender All – medley

September 30th, 2010

Here’s something familiar from the New Life BP Church Choir.

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Praise Him, All Ye Little Children

September 27th, 2010

Here’s a great hymn for Children’s Day which is fast coming up on 1 Oct.

Lyrics: Anonymous
Music: Carey Bonner

Praise Him, praise Him, all ye little children,
God is love, God is love;
Praise Him, praise Him, all ye little children,
God is love, God is love.

Love Him, love Him, all ye little children,
God is love, God is love;
Love Him, love Him, all ye little children,
God is love, God is love.

Thank Him, thank Him, all ye little children,
God is love, God is love;
Thank Him, thank Him, all ye little children,
God is love, God is love.

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Psalm 103

September 24th, 2010

Lyrics: Psalm 103
Music: Londonderry Air

Good is the Lord and full of kind compassion
Most slow to anger, plenteous in love
Rich in His grace to all that humbly seek him
Boundless and endless as the heavens above

Refrain1:
His love is like a father’s to his children
Tender and kind to all who fear His name
For well He knows our weakness and our frailty
He knows that we are dust, he knows our frame.

We fade and die, like flowers that grow in beauty
Like tender grass that soon will disappear
But evermore the love of God is changeless
Still shown to those who look to Him in fear.

Refrain2:
High in the heavens, His throne is fixed forever
His Kingdom rules o’er all from pole to pole
Bless ye the Lord, through all His wide dominion
Bless His most holy name, O thou my soul

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A Sinner Like Me

September 21st, 2010

Lyrics and Music: Charles J. Butler

I was once far away from the Saviour,
As vile as a sinner could be,
And I wondered if Christ the Redeemer
Could save a poor sinner like me.

I wandered on in the darkness,
Not a ray of light could I see:
And the thought filled my heart with sadness,
There’s no hope for a sinner like me.

And then, in that dark lonely hour,
A voice sweetly whispered to me,
Saying, “Look unto Me! I have power
To save a poor sinner like thee.”

I listened: and lo! ‘Twas the Saviour
That was speaking so kindly to me;
And I cried, “I’m the chief of sinners:
Canst Thou save a poor sinner like me?”

I then fully trusted in Jesus;
And oh, now a joy came to me!
My heart was filled with His praises,
For saving a sinner like me.

No longer in darkness I’m walking,
The light is now shining on me;
And now unto others I’m telling
How He saved a poor sinner like me.

And when life’s journey is over,
And I the dear Saviour shall see,
I’ll praise Him for ever and ever,
For saving a sinner like me!

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