Category Archives: Hymns

Forgotten Verses

Here are the forgotten verses of one more Christmas carol: O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free Thine own from Satan’s tyranny; From depths of hell Thy people save, And give them victory over the grave. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall … Continue reading

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Forgotten Verses

Here are some forgotten verses from another Christmas carol: Still through the cloven skies they come With peaceful wings unfurled, And still their heavenly music floats O’er all the weary world; Above its sad and lowly plains, They bend on … Continue reading

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Forgotten Verses

Here are some more more forgotten verses from another familiar Christmas carol: True God of true God, Light from Light Eternal, Lo, He shuns not the Virgin’s womb; Son of the Father, begotten, not created; O come, let us adore … Continue reading

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Forgotten Verses

Yesterday I started a week-long feature sharing forgotten verses from some of our favorite Christmas carols.  Here is the second installment: Come, Desire of nations, come, Fix in us Thy humble home; Rise, the woman’s conqu’ring Seed, Bruise in us … Continue reading

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Forgotten Verses

Every year we sing numerous Christmas carols from our hymnal at church.  But often our hymnal only has a few select verses included.  So this week I want to feature some forgotten verses from some of our favorite Christmas carols.  … Continue reading

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Exult in the Savior’s Birth

Matt Boswell and D.A. Carson have written a new hymn for Christmas entitled “Exult in the Savior’s Birth.”  You can download the music, chords, and lead sheet here for free.  This would be a great song for pastors and worship … Continue reading

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A Prayer

Thanks for mercies past receive, Pardon of our sins renew; Teach us, henceforth, how to live With eternity in view: Bless thy word to young and old, Fill us with a Saviour’s love; And when life’s short tale is told, … Continue reading

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The Lord Is My Portion

From pole to pole let others roam And search in vain for bliss My soul is satisfied at home The Lord my portion is Jesus, who on his glorious throne Rules heav’n and earth and sea Is pleased to claim … Continue reading

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Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

Tomorrow for Resurrection Sunday many will sing Charles Wesley’s great hymn, Christ the Lord Is Risen Today (my sympathies if you don’t!).  Wesley wrote the hymn in 1739 for the first service of the Foundry Meeting House in London – the first chapel … Continue reading

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Hosannah To Christ

I have a book with a couple hundred hymns by Isaac Watts, and I found this one that goes along with Palm Sunday.  We are planning to sing it this Sunday using the familiar tune to O For A Thousand Tongues To … Continue reading

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