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“No righteousness nor merit, no beauty can I plead.”
Hymn: “I Saw the Cross of Jesus” – Frederick Whitfield (1829-1904) Common Tune: WHITFIELD   “How
do you plea?” the judge asked as he peered over the top of his reading
glasses from what seemed at that moment twenty feet above the accused.
That imposing p...
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“Thee will I cherish. Thee will I honor.”
Hymn: “Fairest Lord Jesus” – Anonymous Tune: CRUSADERS’ HYMN (ST. ELIZABETH) This
is a hymn we all know, no matter what our denominational bent. It is
one of the most beautifully crafted prayer hymns in any song book.
Translated from German, we have no i...
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“With hearts and hands uplifted, we plead, O Lord, to see the day of earth’s redemption that sets your people free.”
Hymn: “Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers” – Laurentius Laurenti (1660-1722) Tune: HAF TRONES LMAPA FARDIG (Swedish folk tune) “Pleading”
is a word we use for crying out in desperation. It is an end-of-my-rope
kind of crying out – the kind of language we use whe...
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"Redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be till I die."
Yes, this is already in the ground in Pigeon Forge, TN awaiting my ending dates! Hymn: “There Is a Fountain” – William Cowper (1731-1800) Tune: CLEANSING FOUNTAIN This
hymn written by a fine Englishman is set to an early American melody…
and it is familia...
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"Early let us turn to thee."
Hymn: "Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us" - Dorothy A. Thrupp (1779-1847) Common Tune: BRADBURY Too often we follower types seem to turn to Christ as our solution of last resort. After we have exhausted all our own resources, asked others for help, done a bit...
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“Grace, love and pity he shows.”
Hymn: “Why Do I Sing about Jesus?” – Words & Music by Albert A Ketchum (1894- ?) Tune: KETCHUM Grace
and love are pretty familiar church terms because they are tossed about
freely in our sermons, Bible studies, hymns and songs. If asked what
two attribut...
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“Here bring your wounded hearts. Here tell your anguish.”
Hymn: “Come, Ye Disconsolate” – Thomas Moore (1779-1852) Tune: CONSOLATION We’re
familiar with the use of “county seat” – the “seat” of government – the
place where local authority is exercised. We also use it as a synonym
for the center – where some con...
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"I'd sing (about) the character he bears and all the forms of love he wears."
Hymn: “O Could I Speak the Matchless Worth” – Samuel Medley (1738-1799) Tune: ARIEL (based on a melody from Mozart) Even
though this hymn appears in over 600 hymnals, it is not one that all of
us know. It is in none of the current major denominational boo...
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"Even when life overwhelms us, Easter people sing this song: Alleluia!"
"Overwhelmed" - Elena Covalciuc Vieriu Hymn: "Easter People, Raise Your Voices" -  William M. James (1915-2014) Typical Tune: REGENT SQUARE Overwhelmed. Sucked under. Drowning. Not going to make it this time. Can't see the end of this one. Without hope. We'...
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"Love's redeeming work is done. Fought the fight, the battle won."
Hymn: “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” – Charles Wesley (1707-1788) Common Tune: EASTER HYMN NOTE:
I don't post a HYMNLINE on Sundays - so pretend you read this one
yesterday morning before you headed off to worship at your place.
Hopefully the excitemen...
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