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Jesus Is Coming Soon ~ hymn

Jesus is coming soon

“Troublesome times are here filling men’s heart with fear; freedom we all hold dear now is at stake.”

These words resonate in many people’s hearts at this time. But they don’t have to. You can replace them. Why not replace them with the chorus of this same hymn?

“Jesus is coming soon! Morning or night or noon; many will meet their doom. Trumpets will sound. All of the dead shall rise; righteous meet in the skies, going where no one dies. Heavenward bound!”

What a joyous day is coming! We are all just sojourners here on this earth. Seeking to follow Jesus’ footsteps as best we can. We have had many conversations in our home of late about just being kind. No matter what else is happening around you – just be kind. And that is so hard to do when we are living with a heart filled with fear.

Angels in Blue Jeans Vacation Bible School flyer

Angels in Blue Jeans Vacation Bible School flyer; Artwork Copyright Molly Combs, July 2020; *dates have changed to August 10-13

So, find examples of those who pushed that fear out and lived fearlessly. Want some examples? Check out our virtual Vacation Bible Schoolthat starts in just a few hours. (It will stay available for a while in case you can’t start it today.) We are talking about Angels in Blue Jeans. These are quiet folks in the Bible who make a difference just by stepping out and doing what needs to be done. But we see echos of them in current day, also, and we are talking about them a bit, too. See you there.

Lori, At Home.


Jesus Is Coming Soon

lyrics and music: R. E. Winsett (1942)

1 Troublesome times are here
Filling men’s hearts with fear.
Freedom we all hold dear now is at stake.
Humbling our hearts to God
Saves from the chastening rod.
Seek the way pilgrims trod.
Christians awake!

Jesus is coming soon!
Morning or night or noon;
Many will meet their doom.
Trumpets will sound.
All of the dead shall rise;
Righteous meet in the skies,
Going where no one dies.
Heavenward bound!

2 Love of so many cold,
Losing their home of gold,
This in God’s Word is told, evils abound.
When these signs come at last,
Nearing the end at last,
It will come very fast,
Trumpets will sound.

3 Troubles will soon be o’er.
Happy forevermore
When we meet on that shore
Free from all care.
Rising up in the sky;
Telling this world goodbye,
Homeward we then will fly.
Glory to share!

There Stands A Rock ~ hymn

There Stands A Rock

Do you see the Rock?

Here? There? Everywhere?

God is our Rock, our Foundation. He is our Strength at all times but especially in times of trouble and sorrow.

Uncertainty can pull at us from all sides. But seek the Rock. See the Lord. He is immovable, impenetrable. Strong.

This strong rock is calling to you and to me. “Come. I have a place of rest for you.”

Jesus is that rock that will be there for the ages, for you and for me. Come to Him and let Him be everything you need during these times.

Lori, At Home.

There Stands A Rock

lyrics: Sunday School Journal (1871)
music: Tullius C. O’Kane (1872)

1 There stands a Rock on shores of time,
That rears to heav’n its head sublime;
That Rock is cleft, and they are blest
Who find within this cleft a rest.

Some build their hopes on the ever-drifting sand; 
Some on their fame or their treasure or their land;
Mine’s on the Rock that forever shall stand,
Jesus, the “Rock of Ages.”

2 That Rock’s a cross, its arms outspread,
Celestial glory baths its head;
To its firm base my all I bring,
And to the cross of Ages cling.

3 That Rock’s a tow’r, whose lofty height,
Illumed with heav’n’s unclouded light,
Opes wide its gates beneath the dome,
Where saints find rest with Christ at home.

Sing To Me Of Heaven ~ hymn

Sing to me of heaven

Time are troubled and, still, there is peace to be found. When you are needing to be freed from fear or grief or trouble, “sing that song of peace.”

Heaven is our hope.

[Col 1:5 NKJV] . . . because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel. . . (http://blb.sc/003Gcw)

[Mat 6:19-21 NKJV] 19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 “but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (http://blb.sc/002Vge)

Singing is something that we are told to do in the New Testament. Take a look at Ephesians 5:19 and Colossians 3:16. We also see examples of singing during troubled times. Paul and Silas sang when they were in prison. (Acts 16:25)

Let us imitate those that came before us and sing that song that can release us from fear and show us hope. Let us sing and focus our minds and our hearts on Christ and the difference we can make around us by showing Him to others.

Lori, At Home.

Sing To Me Of Heaven

lyrics: Ada Powell (1914)
music: Benjamine B Beall (1914)

1 Sing to me of heaven, sing that song of peace,
From the toils that bind me it will bring release.
Burdens will be listed that are pressing so;
Showers of great blessing o’er my heart will flow.

Sing to me of heaven, let me fondly dream
Of its golden glory, of its pearly gleam.
Sing to me when shadows of the evening fall.
Sing to me of heaven, sweetest song of all.

2 Sing to me of heaven as I walk alone
Dreaming of the comrades that so long have gone.
In a fairer region, ‘mong the angel throng
They are happy as they sing that old sweet song.

3 Sing to me of heaven, tenderly and low,
Till the shadows o’er me rise and swiftly go.
When my heart is weary, when the day is long.
Sing to me of heaven, sing that old, sweet song.

Wonderful, Wonderful ~ hymn

Wonderful Wonderful

This has been running through my head all day. I don’t know who it is by or where it came from because it is one of those that I learned at my grandmother and mother’s knees. I remember my grandmother singing this song and it brings a smile to my face. My mom also sang it and that, too, brings me joy in remembering. Add to these remembrances the words of this song and you have something that will just lift your day. It has mine.

Wonderful, Wonderful
Jesus is to me.
Counselor, Prince of Peace,
Mighty God is He.
Saving me, keeping me,
From my sin and shame.
Wonderful is my Redeemer!
Praise His Name!

That’s it. Simple but packed with meaning. I hope you have a good day!

Lori, At Home.


‘Til the Storm Passes By ~ hymn

'til the storm passes by

An analogy we keep hearing right now is that we are in a storm. Some people feel like it is hurricane force winds. For others, it is the calm before the storm. Others are stuck somewhere in between. And the storm is so big that we have no idea when we might begin to see it ebb away.

But God.

God knows when this will end and He has a plan for it all. God is watching and we should be lifting our eyes to Him. He is our help and our hope. And He will keep us safe “til the storm passes by.”

Lori, At Home.

‘Til the Storm Passes By

words and music: Mosie Lister (1958)

1 In the dark of the midnight I have oft hid my face,
While the storm howls above me and there’s no hiding place.
‘Mid the crash of the thunder, precious Lord, hear my cry.
Keep me safe ’til the storm passes by.

‘Til the storm passes over,
‘Til the thunder sounds no more,
‘Til the clouds roll forever from the sky.
Hold me fast, let me stand
In the hollow of Thy hand.
Keep me safe ’til the storm passes by.

2 Many times Satan whispered, “There is no need to try,
For there’s no end to sorrow, there’s no hope by and by.”
But I know Thou art with me, and tomorrow I’ll rise
Where the storm never darkened the skies. Refrain

3 When the long night has ended and the storms come no more,
Let me stand in Thy presence on that bright peaceful shore.
In that land where the tempest never comes, Lord, may I
Dwell with Thee when the storm passes by. Refrain

Savior Grant Me Rest and Peace ~ hymn

Savior, grant me rest and peace

This short hymn reminds me that the Savior has all in His hands. He can grant the peace that so many in our world need and desire. He can grant the rest that is so elusive. He watches over us and strives to remind us that “all is well.”

That is my focus today – all is well.

That needs to be my focus tomorrow – all is well.

And on into the future – all is well.

Lori, At Home.

Savior Grand Me Rest and Peace

Lyrics – Lucinda M. Beal Bateman (1877)
Music – James H. Fillmore (1877)

Savior, grant me rest and peace
Let my troubled dreamings cease
With the chiming midnight bell
Teach my heart that “all is well.”

I would trust my all with Thee
All my cares and sorrows flee
Till the breaking light shall tell
Night is past, and “all is well.”

I would seek Thy service, Lord
Leaning on Thy promise word
Let my hourly labors tell
I am Thine, and “all is well.”

Majestic Sweetness ~ hymn

This is just a gentle melody that reminds of what beauty we have been gifted through a Savior that is better than everything else. His response to me is a blessing that I cannot afford to ignore or turn away from.

Lori, At Home.

Majestic sweetness

Majestic Sweetness

words: Samuel Stennett (1787)
music: Greatorex’s Collection (1851)

1 Majestic sweetness sits enthroned
upon the Savior’s brow;
His head with radiant glories crowned,
His lips with grace o’erflow.

2 No mortal can with Him compare,
among the sons of men;
fairer is He than all the fair
who fill the heav’nly train.

3 He saw me plunged in deep distress,
and flew to my relief;
for me He bore the shameful cross,
and carried all my grief.

4 To Him I owe my life and breath,
and all the joys I have;
He makes me triumph over death,
and saves me from the grave.

5 Since from Thy bounty I receive
such proofs of love divine,
Had I a thousand hearts to give,
Lord, they should all be Thine.

This Is My Father’s World ~ hymn

This is my Father's world.







Not mine and I am so thankful that I can remind myself of His control over all that is going on. Control does not mean He is manipulating things according to His plan but rather that He knows, cares, and will have the final say.

In our hymnal, this is opposite a printing of scripture from the book of Job, chapter 38, where God is reminding Job the He created all that is. God asks many questions, spoke many reminder about His work. I found so much peace this evening while listening to God speak through this passage. He is the author and founder and creator of all that is. Listen to Him.

Lori, At Home.

You can listen to this sung by our congregation as the first hymn of our evening service on Sunday, June 7. The first bit of the video is announcements. The song starts at 7:55. If you keep listening, our minister Bobby Wheat teaches II John.

This Is My Father’s World

words: Maltbie D Babcock (1901)
music: Franklin L Sheppard (1915)

1 This is my Father’s world,
And to my listening ears,
All nature sings and round me rings
The music of the sphere’s.
This is my Father’s world.
I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees of skies and seas.
His hand the wonders wrought.

2 This is my Father’s world.
The birds their carols raise.
The morning light, the lily white
Declare their Maker’s praise.
This is my Father’s world.
He shines in all that’s fair.
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass.
He speaks to me everywhere.

3 This is my Father’s world.
Oh, let me never forget –
That though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world.
The battle is not done.
Jesus who died shall be satisfied
And earth and heaven be one.


Lord, Take Control ~ hymn

Lord, take control

Do you find it hard to give up control? I do. But when I am giving it to my Lord, it is so much easier to let go of. In fact, it is a relief so much of the time. Yesterday was one of those days and I am glad I had God to give that up to because He took care of it all.

Are you giving the control of your life to God? If not, you need to. He wants to guide you through this life of temptation and sin and bring you to heaven with Him at the end of it all.

Lori, At Home.

Lord, Take Control

My heart, my mind,
my body, my soul,
I give to you, take control.
I give my body, a living sacrifice.
Lord, take control, take control.

Just A Few More Days ~ hymn

I’ll exchange my cross for a starry crown

We sang this upbeat tune today in services. It was a joy to be in person with many and virtually with many more. It was so nice to know that I was worshiping with my parents who are in a different state. It was a joy to know that others, around the globe, would see and be able to participate in making a joyful noise to the Lord and that He would be glorified through it.

At Home Dad led singing this morning at services and said he had been humming this for a few days. I wasn’t surprised because I had evidently heard him and not realized it. I have been humming it, too. It’s a good one.

Here’s a nice audio. It is on YouTube but there is no video.

Just A Few More Days 

words and music: Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (1917)

1 Just a few more days to be filled with praise,
And to tell the old, old story;
Then, when twilight falls, and my Savior calls,
I shall go to Him in glory.

I’ll exchange my cross for a starry crown,
Where the gates swing outward never;
At His feet I’ll lay ev’ry burden down,
And with Jesus reign forever.

2 Just a few more years with their toil and tears,
And the journey will be ended;
Then I’ll be with Him, where the tide of time
With eternity is blended. [Chorus]

3 Tho’ the hills be steep and the valleys deep,
With no flow’rs my way adorning;
Tho’ the night be lone and my rest a stone,
Joy awaits me in the morning. [Chorus]

4 What a joy ’twill be when I wake to see
Him for whom my heart is burning!
Nevermore to sigh, nevermore to die–
For that day my heart is yearning. [Chorus]


Lori, At Home.

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