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Joy Christmas Medley “Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Son of Righteousness! Light and life to all He brings, Ris'n with healing in His wings. Mild He lays His glory by, Born that man no more may die, Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth. Hark! The herald angels… Continue reading Joy Christmas Medley

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Advent Sunday Song: Remembering our Hope

Yesterday was the first Sunday in Advent, the Sunday celebrating hope. This first song, “ O Come O Come Emmanuel”, reminds me of how long Israel hoped for the promised Messiah. The chorus echoes the Bible’s exhortation to rejoice in hope: “Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to Thee, O Israel!” The second song, “What Child… Continue reading Advent Sunday Song: Remembering our Hope

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Longing for more: Nearer my God to Thee (medley)

"Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst." — John 4:14 He who is a believer in Jesus finds enough in his Lord to satisfy him now, and to content him for evermore. The believer is not the man whose days are weary for want of comfort, and whose nights… Continue reading Longing for more: Nearer my God to Thee (medley)


Sunday Song: He will hold me fast

Question:What is your only comfortin life and death? Answer:That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ.He has fully paid for all my sinswith his precious blood, and has set me free from all the power of the devil.He also… Continue reading Sunday Song: He will hold me fast

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Saturday Song: the silence before Easter

I wonder what Christ’s followers were thinking the morning after his crucifixion. While they were together, did they pray? Did they sing? Did they feel overcome with fear? Did they discuss what might befall them next? Did Christ’s final words to them (John 14-17) echo through their memories? “Whatever befall” is a mystery, but it… Continue reading Saturday Song: the silence before Easter

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Good Friday Song: Amazing Grace

Good Friday, looking forward to Easter. When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” But the other criminal rebuked… Continue reading Good Friday Song: Amazing Grace

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Tuesday Song: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Tuesday looking forward to Easter: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross “No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man. Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life… Continue reading Tuesday Song: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

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Palm Sunday Song: Fairest Lord Jesus

“This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’  The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed… Continue reading Palm Sunday Song: Fairest Lord Jesus

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Songs of Hope and Peace: the Sure and Steady Anchor

Trouble is guaranteed in this life, but what a comfort that we need not go through this life without the peace of our Savior, Jesus Christ. He made a way for the disciples’ peace, speaking purposefully to them, and so He speaks purposefully to us through His Scripture. Even in the midst of trouble and great grief, the time and testimony of fellow believers prove that the peace of Christ emboldens Christians to take heart and even sing. Perhaps that is one reason I love both of these songs so much. ‘It is Well’ is one of the songs I would play for my grandma while she lay in bed with cancer. This song was born out of comfort in grief and has in turn comforted so many like me. The second song, ‘Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor’ speaks of the hope He gives in salvation. We hope as those who already know the answer, yes, He has, and, yes, He will.