What about some of the old hymns.

Discussion in 'Thoughts for Today' started by Dusty, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. WHEN I SURVEY THE WONDROUS CROSS


    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]



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    Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,

    Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
    Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
    Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
    Call for songs of loudest praise.
    Teach me some melodious sonnet,
    Sung by flaming tongues above.
    Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
    Mount of Thy redeeming love.

    Sorrowing I shall be in spirit,
    Till released from flesh and sin,
    Yet from what I do inherit,
    Here Thy praises I’ll begin;
    Here I raise my Ebenezer;
    Here by Thy great help I’ve come;
    And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,
    Safely to arrive at home.

    Jesus sought me when a stranger,
    Wandering from the fold of God;
    He, to rescue me from danger,
    Interposed His precious blood;
    How His kindness yet pursues me
    Mortal tongue can never tell,
    Clothed in flesh, till death shall loose me
    I cannot proclaim it well.

    O to grace how great a debtor
    Daily I’m constrained to be!
    Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
    Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
    Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
    Prone to leave the God I love;
    Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
    Seal it for Thy courts above.

    O that day when freed from sinning,
    I shall see Thy lovely face;
    Clothed then in blood washed linen
    How I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace;
    Come, my Lord, no longer tarry,
    Take my ransomed soul away;
    Send thine angels now to carry
    Me to realms of endless day.



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    Amazing Grace is cool too, especially sung to the music of Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix

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    What I really like about the hymns are the core foundational doctrine that are in them.
     
  2. Couldn't find the audio - today everything is for sale. Here are the lyrics however.

    It is well with my soul
    1. When peace, like a river,
    attendeth my way,
    When sorrows like sea billows roll;
    Whatever my lot,
    Thou hast taught me to say,
    “It is well, it is well with my soulâ€

    Chorus: It is well (it is well)
    with my soul (with my soul)
    It is well, it is well with my soul
    2. Though Satan should buffet,
    though trials should come,
    Let this blessed assurance control,
    That Christ has regarded
    my helpless estate,
    And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
    (Repeat chorus)
    3. My sin, oh the bliss
    of this glorious thought!
    My sin, not in part but the whole,
    Is nailed to the cross,
    and I bear it no more,
    Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
    (Repeat chorus)
    4. And Lord haste the day
    when the faith shall be sight,
    The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
    The trump shall resound,
    and the Lord shall descend,
    Even so, it is well with my soul.
    (Repeat chorus)
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  3. Thanks, Jasher! It wasn't in the hymnal I was looking in. I love that hymn! :smile_anim:
     
  4. Here is an old Vineyard song that was popular about 12 -15 years ago. I never get tired of it. Haven't heard it in years and don't know if it is around anymore. Anyone ever heard it?

    Holy is the Lord
     
  5. This one is kind of obscure today - do you recognize it? Too new to add the music - copyright.

    Pie Jesu
    Pie Jesu, Pie Jesu
    Pie Jesu, Pie Jesu
    Qui tollis peccata mundi
    Dona eis requiem
    Dona eis requiem

    Agnus Dei, Agnus Dei
    Agnus Dei, Agnus Dei
    Qui tollis peccata mundi
    Dona eis requiem
    Dona eis requiem
    Sempiternam, sempiternam requiem

    *Translation*
    Lord, have mercy
    Lord, have mercy
    You who take away the sins of the world
    Grant them peace
    Grant them peace

    Lamb of God, Lamb of God
    Lamb of God, Lamb of God
    You who take away the sins of the world
    Grant them peace
    Grant them peace
    Peace everlasting, everlasting
     
  6. Jesu, joy of man's desiring,
    Holy Wisdom, Love most bright;
    Drawn by Thee, our souls, aspiring,
    Soar to uncreated light.
    Word of God, our flesh that fashion'd,
    With the fire of life impassion'd,
    Striving still to truth unknown,
    Soaring, dying, round Thy throne.

    Through the way where hope is guiding,
    Hark, what peaceful music rings!
    Where the flock, in Thee confiding,
    Drink of joy from deathless springs.
    Theirs is beauty's fairest pleasure;
    Theirs is wisdom's holiest treasure.
    Thou dost ever lead Thine own
    In the love of joys unknown.
     
  7. Wow that's really great you all keep up the good work. That really jogs a lot of memory. Haven't been able to respond but tonight will try to find some more oldies.:dance::dance:
     
  8. I Must Tell Jesus
    Elisha Hoffman loved the Lord and chose to show it by working to help people whom others would call the “down and outâ€.[​IMG] One day he was visiting a woman who was in great pain and very discouraged. Hoffman reminded the woman that she needed to tell Jesus about her problems. She had completely forgotten this simple truth and started repeating the words, “Yes, I must tell Jesus.†On his way home those words rang in his ears and would not go away. He promptly wrote the words and the tune to the hymn, “I Must Tell Jesus.†In it, he expressed that we not only need to go to Jesus about our physical needs but also concerning the worldly temptations that allure us each day.
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    I must tell Jesus all of my trials; I cannot bear these burdens alone;
    In my distress He kindly will help me; He ever loves and cares for His own.

    I must tell Jesus all of my troubles; He is a kind, compassionate Friend;
    If I but ask Him, He will deliver, make of my troubles quickly an end.

    Tempted and tried I need a real Savior, one who can help my burdens to bear;
    I must tell Jesus, I must tell Jesus; He all my cares and sorrows will share.

    O how the world to evil allures me! O how my heart is tempted to sin!
    I must tell Jesus, and He will help me over the world the victory to win.

    I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
    I cannot bear my burdens alone;
    I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
    Jesus can help me, Jesus alone.
     
  9. Shall We Gather At The River?

    Shall we gather at the river,
    Where bright angel feet have trod,
    With its crystal tide forever
    Flowing by the throne of God?

    Refrain

    Yes, we’ll gather at the river,
    The beautiful, the beautiful river;
    Gather with the saints at the river
    That flows by the throne of God.

    On the margin of the river,
    Washing up its silver spray,
    We will talk and worship ever,
    All the happy golden day.

    Refrain

    Ere we reach the shining river,
    Lay we every burden down;
    Grace our spirits will deliver,
    And provide a robe and crown.

    Refrain

    At the smiling of the river,
    Mirror of the Savior’s face,
    Saints, whom death will never sever,
    Lift their songs of saving grace.

    Refrain

    Soon we’ll reach the silver river,
    Soon our pilgrimage will cease;
    Soon our happy hearts will quiver
    With the melody of peace.

     

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