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Dear Lord and Father of Mankind ~ hymn

The history that I find of this hymns is really quite strange. It is part of a much larger poem that tells of a drug-induced state for a pagan ritual and then the closing of the poem is what has been extracted for this hymn. (source: History of Hymns) The truth of that seems likely since it is found on several sites. I find that quite interesting and see such a connection to the current day. Maybe not in drug induced states but definitely in finding things other than God to focus on. When I am focusing on things other than God – be it writing, or schooling, or homemaking, or whatever – I am lacking the purer life mentioned in the first stanza.

I find this a calming hymn. It recognizes my lack. I need the forgiveness God offers. I need to be reclothed. I need to be seeking ways to serve and praise Him. The final stanza gives more ways I should seek to be like Him – quietness, peace, and an ordered life. Through Him, we have a beauty that can only be found through His peace.

Longing for a peaceful hymn that is reflective of what I need, this fits the bill. You can hear it sung on the Great Songs Chapel site or at In Search of the Lord’s Way.

May you find the best way to follow the Lord, seeking His way.

Lori, At Home.

Dear Lord and Father of mankind, forgive our foolish ways; reclothe us in our rightful mind, in purer lives thy service find, in.png

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

lyrics: John Whittier Greenleaf (1872)
music: Frederick C Maker (1887)

1 Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
forgive our foolish ways;
reclothe us in our rightful mind,
in purer lives thy service find,
in deeper reverence, praise.

2 In simple trust like theirs who heard
beside the Syrian sea
the gracious calling of the Lord,
let us, like them, without a word
rise up and follow thee.

3 O Sabbath rest by Galilee,
O calm of hills above,
where Jesus knelt to share with thee
the silence of eternity,
interpreted by love!

4 Drop thy still dews of quietness,
till all our strivings cease;
take from our souls the strain and stress,
and let our ordered lives confess
the beauty of thy peace.




All Hail The Power of Jesus’ Name ~ hymn

All Hail The Power of Jesus' Name

Hymns that proclaim Jesus and His majesty are some of my favorites. Maybe that is why this is one that will run through my head often. It doesn’t take much for this hymn to be called up and me to start humming it.

The lyrics of this hymn call to mind power, majesty, royalty, salvation, and eternal life in heaven for those who have followed the Bible. God has called His people to follow Him, to do what He gave us to do, to serve Him, and to praise Him. In doing so, we are examples proclaiming Jesus’ name to the world around us.

As you walk through each day this week, in a week where many will proclaim freedom in the US, stand tall and proclaim freedom through Christ. That is where our real freedom is found – freedom from the things of this world, freedom from worry, freedom from sin and the condemnation it brings. All Hail The Power of Jesus’ Name – no other name causes trembling in those who are not in His church, following His will and way.

All Hail The Power of Jesus’ Name – stand up and proclaim your freedom in Jesus’ Name.

And have a lovely 4th of July.

Lori, At Home.

You can listen to it being sung by visiting In Search of the Lord’s Way. It is listed in the A’s and the melody I know is the one that has (Coronation) beside it. Just click the arrow to the left to listen to this hymn.

All Hail The Power of Jesus’ Name

lyrics: Edward Peronet (1799)
music: Oliver Holden (1793)

All hail the power of Jesus’ name!
Let angels prostrate fall;
bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Bring forth the royal diadem,
and crown Him Lord of all.

Ye chosen seed of Israel’s race,
ye ransomed from the Fall,
hail Him who saves you by His grace,
and crown Him Lord of all.
Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
and crown Him Lord of all.

Let every kindred, every tribe
on this terrestrial ball,
to Him all majesty ascribe,
and crown Him Lord of all.
To Him all majesty ascribe,
and crown Him Lord of all.

O that with yonder sacred throng
we at His feet may fall!
We’ll join the everlasting song,
and crown Him Lord of all.
We’ll join the everlasting song,
and crown Him Lord of all.

Live For Jesus, O My Brother ~ hymn

Hymns can do a number of different things for the singer or the listener. They all seem to do one thing the same, though – exhortation. Whether it be an exhortation of warning or one of encouragement, it seems like almost of all hymns have this element. Sometimes, the exhortation is both warning and encouragement. This hymn does a bit of both.

Encouragement to live the way God calls His children to live is found throughout each of the verses and the refrain. There are specific actions mentioned – “Render not to any other what long the Lord’s should be,” or “Give Him all thou hast to give.” But there are some not so specific ones also – “Live for Jesus.”

However this encouragement is looked at, please do “live for Jesus” and we will have the blessings that He offers those following Him – “endless bliss” according to the lyrics of this hymn.

Lori, At Home.

Live For Jesus

Live For Jesus, O My Brother

words: E. R. Latta
music: Frank M Davis

1. Live for Jesus, O my brother,
His disciple ever be;
Render not to any other,
What alone the Lord’s should be.

Live for Jesus, live for Jesus;
Give Him all thou hast to give;
On the cross the world’s Redeemer
Gave His life that Thou mightst live.

2. Live for Jesus, wandering sinner,
Under Satan serve no more;
Of the promised prize a winner
Thou may’st be, when life is o’er. [Refrain]

3. Live for Jesus in life’s morning;
At the noontide hour be His;
And at eve, when day is turning,
And inherit endless bliss. [Refrain]

I’m Not Ashamed To Own My Lord ~ hymn

I'm Not Ashamed

Sometimes we find ourselves in a position to stand up for something or to remain quiet. Many times, it is over something small or insignificant. Yet, even in those moments, we like to share our opinion or thoughts. Kind of like I am right now. I find myself cowering, though, when it comes to the bigger, more important things. Like speaking about the love of God. Or defending the value of life. Or telling someone that their salvation is being compromised by choices they are making. Why do I shy away from that?

That is why this hymn always gets my attention. I will sing confidently that I am not ashamed to own my Lord. And I know, based on His word, that He will “own my worthless name before His Father’s face” because I have obeyed His word and been baptized for the remission of my sins. But, if I have not owned Him before those who need to know Him, have I done what He has called me to? Can I really say I am not ashamed to own Him?

Lori, At Home.


Hear this song sung by visit the site at Great Songs Chapel.

I’m Not Ashamed To Own My Lord

Words by: Isaac Watts
Music by: Carl Glaser

I’m not ashamed to own my Lord,
Nor to defend His cause;
Maintain the honors of His word,
The glory of His cross.

Jesus, my God!  I know His name,
His name is all my trust;
Nor will He put my soul to shame,
Nor let my hope be lost.

Firm as His throne His promise stands,
And He can well secure
What I’ve committed to His hands,
Till the decisive hour.

Then will He own my worthless name
Before His Father’s face,
And in the new Jerusalem
Appoint for me a place.

Breathe On Me Breath of God ~ hymn

Breathe On Me, Breath of God

Breathe On Me, Breath of God is another hymn that I don’t remember from long ago, though it was written quite a long time ago. It has a flowing melody that moves easily and allows the thoughts to move gently, giving the singer time to really consider what is being sung. This is a gentle prayer to God, asking Him to fill the singer – with love, with purity, with a moldable will, with endurance, and finally, eternal life.

Lori, At Home.

(You can listen to this hymn on In Search of the Lord’s Way. Scroll down to the B listings and then click the arrow button to the left of Breathe On Me, Breath of God.)

Breathe On Me, Breath of God

lyrics: Edwin Hatch (1878)
music: Charles Lockhart (1878)

1 Breathe on me, Breath of God,
fill me with life anew,
that I may love the way you love,
and do what you would do.

2 Breathe on me, Breath of God,
until my heart is pure,
until my will is one with yours,
to do and to endure.

3 Breathe on me, Breath of God,
so shall I never die,
but live with you the perfect life
for all eternity.

It May Be At Morn ~ hymn

It May Be At Morn

It May Be At Morn, also known as Christ Returneth, is a great hymn. This is a lovely hymn that we sang a few weeks ago. If it was one I knew, I had forgotten about it. But it struck a chord with me and I enjoyed it. I found myself humming it as I went about my week. A good reminder that Jesus will be coming to claim His people and we don’t know when that will be. So we need to be prepared. Serve Him with your heart and love those around you, being gracious and compassionate, as He is toward us.

Lori, At Home.

It May Be At Morn (Christ Returneth)

lyrics: H.L. Turner (1848)
music: James McGranahan (1848)

1 It may be at morn, when the day is awaking,
When sunlight through darkness and shadow is breaking,
That Jesus will come in the fullness of glory,
To receive from the world His own.

O Lord Jesus, how long, how long
Ere we shout the glad song,
Christ returneth!
Hallelujah! hallelujah!
Amen. Hallelujah! Amen.

2 It may be at midday, it may be at twilight,
It may be, perchance, that the blackness of midnight
Will burst into light in the blaze of His glory,
When Jesus receives His own. (Refrain)

3 While its hosts cry Hosanna, from heaven descending,
With glorified saints and the angels attending,
With grace on His brow, like a halo of glory,
Will Jesus receive His own. (Refrain)

4 O joy! O delight! should we go without dying,
No sickness, no sadness, no dread and no crying.
Caught up through the clouds with our Lord into glory,
When Jesus receives His own. (Refrain)

Count Your Blessings ~ hymn

Count Your Blessings

I don’t know about you but I see many blessings in the little things. Today, we came home from church and I got started on lunch. Without any request for help or any comment, Miss J popped into the kitchen and started helping. She asked what she could do and then did it. She helped with the potatoes, the veggies, setting the table, and getting drinks. All with cheerful heart and spirit. She even stood beside me humming this song and then singing the words as she worked. It cheered my heart.

Blessings can be found all around us. It just takes doing what this hymn tells us to – count your blessings, name them one by one.

Some times that is much harder than other times. It is hard to count blessings when what is constantly taking up your attention is worries and stresses. Even just busy-ness can keep us from seeing what is right in front of us – God’s blessings. All around.

Try humming the melody. I’ll bet you are seeing blessings around you by the time you get through the melody once. 🙂

Lori, At Home.

Click through to In Search of the Lord’s Way and find Count Your Blessings under the C listings. Click the arrow next to it to hear the song.

Count Your Blessings

lyrics: Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1897)
music: Edwin O. Excell (1897)

1 When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your blessings, see what God hath done;
Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.

2 Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, ev’ry doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by. [Refrain]

3 When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold;
Count your many blessings, money cannot buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your home on high. [Refrain]

4 So, amid the conflict, whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end. [Refrain]

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