Hymn lyrics by Henry Van Dyke, 1907 Music by Beethoven arr. by Edward Hodges, 1824 Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love; Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, opening to the sun above. Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away; Giver of immortal gladness, fill … Continue reading Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
Hymn lyrics by Bermard of Clairvaux tr. by Edward Caswall, pub.1849 Music by John B. Dykes, pub. 1866 Jesus, the very thought of Thee With sweetness fills the breast; But sweeter far Thy face to see, And in Thy presence rest. Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame, Nor can the mem’ry find A … Continue reading Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
Hymn lyrics by Elvina M. Hall, 1865 Music by John T. Grape, 1868 Scripture: Isaiah 1:18; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Revelation 1:5-6 I hear the Savior say, “Thy strength indeed is small; Child of weakness, watch and pray, Find in Me thine all in all.” For nothing good have I Whereby Thy grace to claim; I’ll … Continue reading Jesus Paid it All
Hymn lyrics by Fanny J. Crosby, 1869 Music by William H. Doane, 1869 Jesus, keep me near the cross; There a precious fountain, Free to all, a healing stream, Flows from Calvary's mountain. Near the cross, a trembling soul, Love and mercy found me; There the bright and morning star Sheds its beams around me. … Continue reading Near the Cross
Psalm 119:137-144 NASB Righteous are You, O Lord, And upright are Your judgments. You have commanded Your testimonies in righteousness And exceeding faithfulness. My zeal has consumed me, Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words. Your word is very pure, Therefore Your servant loves it. I am small and despised, Yet I do not forget … Continue reading We Live to Praise Him!
Hymn lyrics by Henry F. Lyte, 1833 Music attr. to Mozart, 1831/ Arr. Hubert P. Main, 1872 Jesus, I my cross have taken, all to leave and follow Thee; Destitute, despised, forsaken, Thou from hence my all shall be. Perish every fond ambition, all I’ve sought or hoped or known; Yet how rich is my … Continue reading Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken
Hymn lyrics by William T. Sleeper, 1887 Music by George C. Stebbins, 1887 Out of my bondage, sorrow and night, Jesus, I come, Jesus, I come; Into Thy freedom, gladness, and light, Jesus, I come to Thee; Out of my sickness, into Thy health, Out of my want and into Thy wealth, Out of my … Continue reading Jesus, I Come