Our God is kind in every way,
He holds the evil tide at bay,
With love he showers his faithful saints,
In Christ no follower falls or faints.
He bears us on the Spirit’s wing,
That we might daily praise and sing;
In us he lives, we shall not tire,
The word within burns like a fire.
Our God is good, and goodness proves,
In every trial and pain he moves;
In heaven’s path the Cross we bear,
His suffering and joy we gladly share.
STIRRING SENTIMENTS OF SACRED SONGS AND HYMNS
For almost seventy years my life has been shaped by what has transpired in the Bible classes and worship assemblies of local churches committed to preaching, practicing, worshiping, and living according to the pattern set forth in the New Testament. No small part of this have been the truths and sentiments to be found in “the psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs” lifted in praise to the Father in the teaching and admonishing of one another (Colossians 3:16). Among the many such sentiments, consider the following. Continue reading
Seems that hymnology has gotten complicated. Many songs are hard for new people to pick up on. Continue reading
There is beyond the azure blue,
Deut. 4:39 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.
A God concealed from human sight.
John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. Continue reading
HUGH’S NEWS & VIEWS
HOLD TO GOD’S UNCHANGING HAND
In most of my gospel meetings this year I have emphasized the theme “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand.” This is the title of a song that I have sung all my life in church. I love this moving old spiritual song with its strong cadence (especially the chorus), and as I have grown older it has become more meaningful to me. (It might be remembered that the melody of this song was played in a stirring scene of the 2010 version of the movie “True Grit,” starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Hailee Seinfeld.)
We live in an unsettled and therefore an unsettling world, a shakable and therefore a shaking world, a changeable and therefore a changing world. In the midst of such a world we long for stability and security. Where is this security and stability to be found? In God and God alone! Continue reading
I don’t know the people who did this, but you might enjoy this arrangement. It uses the NKJV as a basis for the words, following exactly except for maybe one word.
This has a bit of humming in the beginning, if that bothers you, but otherwise a very nice arrangement, sung by one fellow.