Category Archives: Hymns

We Will Glorify

Holy, Holy, Holy!

Praise His holy name!

I Sing The Mighty Power of God

Take Time To Be Holy

Take time to be holy, speak oft with thy Lord;
Abide in Him always, and feed on His Word.
Make friends of God’s children, help those who are weak,
Forgetting in nothing His blessing to seek.

Take time to be holy, the world rushes on;
Spend much time in secret, with Jesus alone.
By looking to Jesus, like Him thou shalt be;
Thy friends in thy conduct His likeness shall see.

Take time to be holy, let Him be thy Guide;
And run not before Him, whatever betide.
In joy or in sorrow, still follow the Lord,
And, looking to Jesus, still trust in His Word.

Take time to be holy, be calm in thy soul,
Each thought and each motive beneath His control.
Thus led by His Spirit to fountains of love,
Thou soon shalt be fitted for service above.

by William D. Longstaff

Lord of Glory, We Adore Thee!

1 LORD of glory, we adore Thee,
Christ of God, ascended high;
Heart and soul we bow before Thee,
Glorious now beyond the sky;
Thee we worship,
Thee we praise,
Excellent in all Thy ways.

2 Mighty King, with glory crowned,
Rightful Heir and Lord of all:
Once rejected, scorned, disowned,
E’en by those Thou cam’st to call:
Thee we honour,
Thee adore,
Glorious now and evermore.

3 Lord of life, to death made subject,
Blesser, yet a curse once made;
Of Thy Father’s heart the object,
Yet in depths of anguish laid:
Thee we gaze on,
Thee recall,
Bearing here our sorrows all.

4 Royal robes shall soon invest Thee,
Royal splendours crown Thy brow;
Christ of God, our souls confess Thee
King and Sovereign even now;
Thee we reverence,
Thee obey,
Own Thee Lord and Christ alway.

by Richard Holden

Memorial Day

I didn’t say anything on Memorial Day but I want to wish every one of our troops that are serving now, that have served in the past and that will be serving in the future the very best.

The Desert Pastor did a very good article on his blog. I hope you will visit his blog and read his tribute to our troops. Thank you, men and women, for your dedication to our country and the freedom that we enjoy still (what’s left of it)! We know that freedom of any kind comes at a very high price.

I also want to thank each and every Christian soldier that takes a stand on the truth and purity of God’s Word. Let nothing stand in your way of proclaiming truth! Truth is no longer truth if even a little bit of error is mixed in it. A half-truth is the same thing as a whole lie! Let’s be willing to speak forth God’s truth regardless of the cost! Eternity is ahead of us, true believers in the Lord, and whether we live or we die we are the Lord’s. May God keep us faithful to His Word so we will not be ashamed at His coming!

Who is on the Lord’s side? Who will serve the King?
Who will be His helpers, other lives to bring?
Who will leave the world’s side? Who will face the foe?
Who is on the Lord’s side? Who for Him will go?
By Thy call of mercy, by Thy grace divine,
We are on the Lord’s side—Savior, we are Thine!

Not for weight of glory, nor for crown and palm,
Enter we the army, raise the warrior psalm;
But for love that claimeth lives for whom He died:
He whom Jesus nameth must be on His side.
By Thy love constraining, by Thy grace divine,
We are on the Lord’s side—Savior, we are Thine!

Jesus, Thou hast bought us, not with gold or gem,
But with Thine own life blood, for Thy diadem;
With Thy blessing filling each who comes to Thee,
Thou hast made us willing, Thou hast made us free.
By Thy grand redemption, by Thy grace divine,
We are on the Lord’s side—Savior, we are Thine!

Fierce may be the conflict, strong may be the foe,
But the King’s own army none can overthrow;
’Round His standard ranging, victory is secure,
For His truth unchanging makes the triumph sure.
Joyfully enlisting, by Thy grace divine,
We are on the Lord’s side—Savior, we are Thine!

Chosen to be soldiers, in an alien land,
Chosen, called, and faithful, for our Captain’s band,
In the service royal, let us not grow cold;
Let us be right loyal, noble, true and bold.
Master, Thou wilt keep us, by Thy grace divine,
Always on the Lord’s side—Savior, always Thine!

by Frances R. Havergal

Hallelujah! What a Saviour

Have you ever heard the saying, “Go ahead and take it, it’s free!” Of course, the other saying that goes with it goes something like this, “Nothin’ in life is free!” There are two sides to this because when someone offers you something then it is free to you because it’s a gift; however, it cost the giver something so it wasn’t free originally!

I think we tend to forget that when the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross He paid the price for true believers to become His children. Once someone has accepted the Lord into their hearts it is their responsibility to take up their cross and follow Him! I like to remember, through this song, that our Lord Jesus Christ paid the ultimate sacrifice; therefore, it is my delight, my responsibility, my privilege to serve Him in every area of life! Thank You, Lord, for Your sacrifice!

Man of Sorrows! what a name
For the Son of God, who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood;
Sealed my pardon with His blood.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Guilty, vile, and helpless we;
Spotless Lamb of God was He;
“Full atonement!” can it be?
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Lifted up was He to die;
“It is finished!” was His cry;
Now in Heav’n exalted high.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew His song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

by Philip P. Bliss

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near;
Praise Him in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord, who over all things so wondrously reigneth,
Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen how thy desires ever have been
Granted in what He ordaineth?

Praise to the Lord, who hath fearfully, wondrously, made thee;
Health hath vouchsafed and, when heedlessly falling, hath stayed thee.
What need or grief ever hath failed of relief?
Wings of His mercy did shade thee.

Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee.
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do,
If with His love He befriend thee.

Praise to the Lord, who, when tempests their warfare are waging,
Who, when the elements madly around thee are raging,
Biddeth them cease, turneth their fury to peace,
Whirlwinds and waters assuaging.

Praise to the Lord, who, when darkness of sin is abounding,
Who, when the godless do triumph, all virtue confounding,
Sheddeth His light, chaseth the horrors of night,
Saints with His mercy surrounding.

Praise to the Lord, O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before Him.
Let the Amen sound from His people again,
Gladly for aye we adore Him.

by Joachim Neander

When I Survey

“For thousands of years people have had problems with too much pride and arrogance in their life but today we have too much humility so therefore we must learn to love ourselves before we can love anyone else.” This notion comes directly from the pits of hell but here is a song that shares how we should be looking at ourselves.

We must first realize that we are a sinner totally and completely depraved. When we truly see God for Who He is then we will see ourselves as lost and undone! Even after becoming a Christian we sin and completely fail God but because of HIS work on the cross we are “the beloved in Christ.” Praise the Lord for HIS finished work on Calvary!

In saying that, this hymn, written by Isaac Watts, shares with us that we should be willing to sacrifice all for Christ! Are you willing to do so regardless of the cost? Let me challange you to ask the Lord daily to change you to become more like the Lord Jesus Christ! The next step would be complete obedience to HIS will in all things!

Isaac Watts

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.

See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?

His dying crimson, like a robe,
Spreads o’er His body on the tree;
Then I am dead to all the globe,
And all the globe is dead to me.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.

[Added by the compilers of Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern]

To Christ, who won for sinners grace
By bitter grief and anguish sore,
Be praise from all the ransomed race
Forever and forevermore.

O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go!

O Love that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in thee;
I give thee back the life I owe,
That in thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

O light that followest all my way,
I yield my flickering torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in thy sunshine’s blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from thee;
I lay in dust life’s glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.

by George Matheson

Here is a beautiful hymn that I learned while we were in England. I’d never heard it before and it has really spoken to my heart many times when it seems that life is at its darkest. It is such a great reminder that no matter what happens, the Lord will “never leave us nor forsake us” Hebrews 13:5. If we are Christians, the Lord uses every situation in our lives to help us to become more like Him. We know that although the discipline from the Lord is not easy for us yet it’s there to “yield the peaceable fruit of righteousness” according to Hebrews 12:11.

Thank you, Lord, for your love that will discipline us when we need it. You are not like some parents that just allow us to always do what we want but You use what it takes to get our attention away from the world and back on You. How gracious and merciful that You love us that much!