Tag: Hymns

The Power of the Cross: an Easter Meditation

His robes for mine: O wonderful exchange! Clothed in my sin, Christ suffered ‘neath God’s rage. Draped in His righteousness, I’m justified. In Christ I live, for in my place He died.   See from His head, His hands, His feet, Sorrow and love flow mingled down! Did e’er such love and sorrow meet, Or […]

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A Christmas Meditation: Let Us Adore Him!

Let us adore Christ the Lord, together at Christmastime… For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; And that child is our Messiah, And that son is our promised Redeemer! The government shall be upon his shoulder, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days. And he shall stand and […]

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Taking the Time

Ephesians 6:18 tells us to pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. Of course, it’s silly to think we’re supposed to be on our knees 24/7. It’s silly to think we’re supposed to walk around spouting off prayers every single second. But we should have a spirit of prayer at all […]

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Let me play you a song…

I’ve played the piano since my sixth birthday. In fact, piano lessons were a much anticipated birthday gift that year. My older brother plays, and apparently when I was little, I wanted to be “just like him.” Well, I soon fell in love the piano for its own sake. My high school years passed with […]

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Hymns for Advent: Incarnation

Heaven’s arches rang when the angels sang, proclaiming thy royal degree; but of lowly birth didst thou come to earth, and in great humility. Israel’s Strength and Consolation, Hope of all the earth thou art! Dear Desire of every nation, Joy of every longing heart! Thou camest, O Lord, with the living Word, that should […]

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A Moment of Anticipation: Hymns for Advent

Come, thou long expected Jesus, born to set Thy people free! From our fears and sins release us; let us find our rest in Thee. Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. O come, thou Rod of Jesse, free thine own from Satan’s tyranny! From depths of hell thy […]

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The Rock in My Soul

My soul is weary. My heart is aching for friends who are struggling through difficult things right now. Loved ones are hurting, physically and emotionally. Friends are in seasons of uncertainty, of dim haziness. And so I pray. I pray for their hurt, their frustration, their need for clarity and direction. I pray that the […]

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