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Sunday Hymnal: Nearer My God To Thee

 

Nearer My God, To Thee

(Sara F. Adams)

 

Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.

Refrain

Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee!

Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
Darkness be over me, my rest a stone.
Yet in my dreams I’d be nearer, my God to Thee.

Refrain

There let the way appear, steps unto Heav’n;
All that Thou sendest me, in mercy given;
Angels to beckon me nearer, my God, to Thee.

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Then, with my waking thoughts bright with Thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs Bethel I’ll raise;
So by my woes to be nearer, my God, to Thee.

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Or, if on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I’ll fly,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.

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There in my Father’s home, safe and at rest,
There in my Savior’s love, perfectly blest;
Age after age to be, nearer my God to Thee.

Refrain

Lyrics Courtesy of  PopularHymns.com

Sunday Hymnal: He’s Still Working On Me

Today’s hymn was inspired by a sermon by Pastor Forest Greetham of First Baptist Church in Brunswick, OH.  I was listening to his series on Philippians (Book of Joy) and he mention this children’s hymn. However, there is a lot of truth and joy for adults in it as well, because God never gives up on us. That is why He keeps working on us.

Lyrics

He’s still working on me
To make me what I need to be
It took him just a week to make the moon and stars
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars
How loving and patient He must be
‘Cause He’s stillworkin’ on meHe’s still working on me
To make me what I need to be
It took him just a week to make the moon and stars
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars
How loving and patient He must be
‘Cause He’s stillworkin’ on meThere really ought to be a sign upon my heart
Don’t judge him yet, there’s an unfinished part
But I’ll be better just according to His plan
Fashioned by the Master’s loving handsHe’s still working on me
To make me what I need to be
It took him just a week to make the moon and stars
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars
How loving and patient He must be
‘Cause He’s still workin’ on me

In the mirror of His word
Reflections that I see
Makes me wonder why He never gave up on me
But He loves me as I am and helps me when I pray
Remember He’s the potter, I’m the clay

He’s still working on me
To make me what I need to be
It took him just a week to make the moon and stars
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars
How loving and patient He must be
‘Cause He’s still workin’ on me

He’s still working on me
To make me what I need to be
It took him just a week to make the moon and stars
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars
How loving and patient He must be
‘Cause He’s still workin’ on me

written by HEMPHILL, JOEL

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics Licensed and Provided By LyricFind

Sunday Hymnal: We Gather Together

Today’s hymn is inspired by people who gather after church at a local diner, those who gather around the table for a big Sunday lunch, or those who gather together at a family reunion.

Gathering together is something we don’t do enough of any more.

Here’s hoping you experience the joy of gathering and connecting with people this week.

The video is another classic I found on YouTube. I believe my Grandma and Grandpa also had some of Tennesse Ernie Ford albums.

We Gather Together

Adri­an­us Va­ler­ius

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known.
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, were at our side, all glory be Thine!

We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant,
And pray that Thou still our Defender will be.
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

Lyrics courtsey of CyberHymnal.org

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