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When All of God’s Singers Get Home ~ hymn

When All of God's Singers Get Home

This is one that is kind of, well, me. I am looking forward to singing with all of God’s children when I get to heaven. I think it is going to be amazing. Just think – not a thing to bother us, all will be gladness, no sorrow, God and Jesus there – it will be better than we can imagine.

This hymn shows a bit about what worship will be in that happy place and some of what we should be doing and experiencing in worship times here on Earth. Raising happy songs? Yes! Noting the rapture and glory? Yes! Having Jesus taken our sin so we can overcome it? Yes! While all of that will come to its very best in heaven, we can have a taste of it here when we worship with God’s singers.

Did you worship with some of God’s singers today? I did and I enjoyed it immensely. God’s singers are my brothers and sisters and I enjoy being with them often to encourage and be encouraged.

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Luther G. Presley & Virgil O. Stamps

1 What a song of delight in that City so bright
Will be wafted ‘neath Heaven’s fair dome!
How the ransomed will raise happy songs in His praise,
When all of God’s singers get home!

When all of God’s singers get home,
Where never a sorrow will come;
There’ll be “no place like home,”
When all of God’s singers get home.

2 As We sing here on earth, songs of sadness or mirth,
‘Tis a foretaste of rapture to come.
But our joy can’t compare with the glory up there,
When all of God’s singers get home! CHORUS

3 Having overcome sin, “Hallelujah, AMEN!”
Will be heard in that land o’er the foam;
Every heart will be light and each face will be bright–
When all of God’s singers get home! CHORUS

Jesus Saves ~ hymn

I decided to just flip through an old hymnal and see what jumps out at me because you know, too often many good hymns are left out when hymnals are “updated.” I put that in quotes because updated doesn’t always mean better, just newer. And lots of older songs are lost in the process, which is kind of sad. So many newer songs are what have been called 7-11 songs: seven words you repeat eleven times. Not trying to bash newer songs because there are many excellent ones but too many of them have no substance to their lyrics. Jesus Saves

So, I stumbled across this one and it jumped out at me – Jesus Saves! I have enjoyed this once since a child!

This is what I have been intentionally praying with my girls recently – that Jesus saves and they should want to be a part of His church so they will be part of those saved by Jesus. Part of my job as a  Christian and a parent, is to help my girls understand God and His ways, as best I can and as best I understand them myself. So, I intentionally share, as this song says, the joyful sound that Jesus saves.

From here to “every land”, from the “steeps and cross the waves”
From “rolling tide” to the “islands of the sea”
Singing above the battle, singing it softly, sing in triumph

This hymn is a joyful reminder that Jesus saves all who hear and follow His ways. (This link is to a recording that I found of this song as I know it.)

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Jesus Saves

lyrics: Priscilla J. Owens
music: William J Kirkpatrick

1 We have heard the joyful sound:
Jesus saves!  Jesus saves!
Spread the tidings all around:
Jesus saves!  Jesus saves!
Bear the news to every land,
climb the steeps and cross the waves;
Onward! ’tis our Lord’s command:
Jesus saves!  Jesus saves!

2 Waft it on the rolling tide;
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Tell to sinners far and wide;
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
Sing, ye islands of the sea;
Echo back, ye ocean caves:
Earth shall keep her jubilee;
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

3 Sing above the battle strife:
Jesus saves!  Jesus saves!
By His death and endless life,
Jesus saves!  Jesus saves!
Sing it softly through the gloom,
when the heart for mercy craves;
sing in triumph o’er the tomb:
Jesus saves!  Jesus saves!

4 Give the winds a mighty voice:
Jesus saves!  Jesus saves!
Let the nations now rejoice:
Jesus saves!  Jesus saves!
Shout salvation full and free;
highest hills and deepest caves;
this our song of victory:
Jesus saves!  Jesus saves!

Jesus, Thy Name I Love ~ hymn

Jesus Thy Name I Love

This is just a lovely hymn expressing the desire to love Jesus. It is beautiful and the lyrics resonate with me.

This is one of those hymns that I just cannot find a video or recording of in a format that doesn’t include other things than just the singing of the song. But there are some interesting ones out there with other things – such as the video where ASL is shown for the song. The song is sung by the interpreter at 9:30 on this video and it is lovely to watch her interpret as she sings. This is the tune I am familiar with and dearly enjoy singing.

On this next link, it is a different tune than I know but it is interesting and beautiful to listen to. I was able to click “stream” on this page and listen to it in a pop up box.

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Jesus, Thy Name I Love

lyrics: J. G. Deck (1853)
music: Joseph P. Hollbrook (1865)

1 Jesus, Thy name I love.
All other names above,
Jesus, my Lord!
O Thou art all to me;
Nothing to please I see,
Nothing apart from Thee,
Jesus my Lord!

2 Thou, blessed Son of God,
Hast bought me with Thy blood,
Jesus my Lord!
How mighty is Thy love,
All other loves above,
Love that I daily prove,
Jesus my Lord!

3 Soon Thou wilt come again;
I shall be happy then,
Jesus, my Lord!
Then Thine own face I’ll see,
Then I shall like Thee be,
Then evermore with Thee,
Jesus, my Lord!

Let The Lower Lights Be Burning ~ hymn

Let The Lower Lights Be Burning

We recently visited an exhibit on the Titanic. This hymn was mentioned more than once in the materials at the exhibit and in books that we had checked out about the ship. It has had it going through my mind.

That is just a part of it, though. This is a song that has always caught my attention when we sing it and it just sort of holds on. Ponder for a moment what the chorus is saying

Let the lower lights be burning,
Send a gleam across the wave!
Some poor fainting, struggling seaman
You may rescue, you may save.

This always tends to remind me of the commission that I was given by Jesus in Matthew 28:18- 20. No – he wasn’t physically speaking to me but here and other places in the New Testament, Jesus is giving his believers the instruction to go out and share the gospel with others. This particular passage reads:

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go [a]therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

If I speak up, if I share His word, I may just be the light that someone out there needs to see. There are plenty of folks out there struggling just to keep their head above water and they desperately need to see a light of hope. I pray that I can be that hope.

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Listen to this song at the Great Songs Chapel.

Let The Lower Lights Be Burning

words and music: Philip P Bliss  (1871)

1 Brightly beams our Father’s mercy
From His lighthouse evermore,
But to us He gives the keeping
Of the lights along the shore.

Let the lower lights be burning!
Send a gleam across the wave!
Some poor fainting, struggling seaman
You may rescue, you may save. 

2 Dark the night of sin has settled,
Loud the angry billows roar;
Eager eyes are watching, longing,
For the lights along the shore. (Chorus)

3 Trim your feeble lamp, my brother;
Some poor sailor, tempest-tossed,
Trying now to make the harbor,
In the darkness may be lost. (Chorus)

Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah ~ hymn

Hallelujah Praise Jehovah

I read Psalm 148 yesterday morning. It was beautiful.

1Praise the Lord.a

Praise the Lord from the heavens;

praise him in the heights above.

2Praise him, all his angels;

praise him, all his heavenly hosts.

3Praise him, sun and moon;

praise him, all you shining stars.

4Praise him, you highest heavens

and you waters above the skies.

5Let them praise the name of the Lord,

for at his command they were created,

6and he established them for ever and ever—

he issued a decree that will never pass away.

7Praise the Lord from the earth,

you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,

8lightning and hail, snow and clouds,

stormy winds that do his bidding,

9you mountains and all hills,

fruit trees and all cedars,

10wild animals and all cattle,

small creatures and flying birds,

11kings of the earth and all nations,

you princes and all rulers on earth,

12young men and women,

old men and children.

13Let them praise the name of the Lord,

for his name alone is exalted;

his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.

14And he has raised up for his people a horn,b

the praise of all his faithful servants,

of Israel, the people close to his heart.

Praise the Lord.

(from Bible Hub . com)

And, of course it put today’s hymn into my head. I have enjoyed humming it over and over but decided that meant I needed to share it with you. So, enjoy this singing of it.


You can also hear it sung at Great Songs Chapel or at In Search of the Lord’s Way.

Whatever song you are singing today, sing it to God’s glory and I’ll chat with you another time.

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Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah

words: Psalm 148 (arranged William J Kirkpatrick 1893)
music: William J Kirkpatrick (1893)

1 Hallelujah, praise Jehovah,
from the heavens praise his name;
praise Jehovah in the highest,
all his angels, praise proclaim.
All his hosts, together praise him,
sun and moon and stars on high;
praise him, O ye heavens of heavens,
and you floods above the sky.

Let them praises give Jehovah,
for his name alone is high,
and his glory is exalted,
and his glory is exalted,
and his glory is exalted,
far above the earth and sky. 

2 Let them praises give Jehovah,
they were made at his command;
them forever he established,
his decree shall ever stand.
From the earth, O praise Jehovah,
all you seas, you monsters all,
fire and hail and snow and vapors,
stormy winds that hear his call. [Refrain]

3 All you fruitful trees and cedars,
all you hills and mountains high;
creeping things and beasts and cattle,
birds that in the heavens fly,
kings of earth, and all you people,
princes great, earth’s judges all;
praise his name, young men and maidens,
aged men, and children small. [Refrain]


Hallelujah! What a Savior ~ hymn

Hallelujah what a savior

This is a day late, I realize that but I didn’t want to skip sharing another of my favorite hymns. If I forget to schedule the post, it often does not get done on Sundays. We try hard to spent time with our family (church and biological) and not get caught up in other things on Sundays. So, since I didn’t schedule it for yesterday, it didn’t get done. I know you understand. Anyway, on to the hymn. . .

Do you ever think through the whole process of Jesus coming down from heaven to live on this earth, walk through temptations and those around him full of doubt, to stumble his way to Calvary carrying the burden of the cross, to exchange that for a bigger burden of the sins of the world, to his death and burial, then to the resurrection and his triumph over death? What about what is still to come? He will be coming again! What a day that will be!

This hymn is one that is such a triumphant reminder of all that Jesus went through for me. It is a personal recognition of what I have been given. The “man of sorrows” that took it all on his own shoulders so that when he returns to take me home to heaven I can go. I can stand before the judgment seat, knowing full well that I am washed clean by his blood.

I really like this hymn and the reminder it is for me of my Savior.

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Hallelujah! What a Savior

words and music: Phillip P Bliss (1875)

1 Man of sorrows what a name
for the Son of God, who came
ruined sinners to reclaim:
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

2 Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
in my place condemned he stood,
sealed my pardon with his blood:
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

3 Guilty, vile, and helpless we;
spotless Lamb of God was he,
“Full atonement!” can it be?
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

4 Lifted up was He to die;
“It is finished” was his cry;
now in heaven exalted high:
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

5 When he comes, our glorious King,
all his ransomed home to bring,
then anew this song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah, what a Savior!


No Not One ~ hymn

No Not One

We were singing this hymn today. My youngest leaned over and said, “Mom, that song is wrong. Jesus is NOT lowly! We should be singing ‘There’s not a friend like the holy Jesus.’ Then it would be right.”

How right she is. He is far from a lowly person in the sense of the world. He is, however, a great example of being lowly, as in humble. He did not brag. He did not toot his own horn, so to speak. He did not yell loudly to gain attention.

Our Lord did what He came to this earth to do – teach the truth, heal those who needed it, and show us the way to Heave – all of this following the Father’s plan.

What a wonderful example of serving humbly and walking in the path set out for us.

May we all be like the holy, lowly Jesus.

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No Not One

words: Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1895)
music: George C Hugg (1895)

1 There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus –
No, not one! no, not one!
None else could heal all our soul’s diseases –
No, not one! no, not one!

Jesus knows all about our struggles,
He will guide till the day is done;
There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus –
No, not one! no, not one!

2 No friend like hHim is so high and holy –
No, not one! no, not one!
And yet no friend is so meek and lowly –
No, not one! no, not one! [Refrain]

3 There’s not an hour that he is not near us –
No, not one! no, not one!
No night so dark but His love can cheer us –
No, not one! no, not one! [Refrain]

4 Was e’er a gift like the Savior given?
No, not one! no, not one!
Will he refuse us a home in heaven?
No, not one! no, not one! [Refrain]

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