Thursday, 18 November 2010
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Sunday, 11 July 2010
I just caught the end of Songs of Praise tonight to hear them singing "Praise to the Holiest in the heights".
I've always enjoyed singing the song, it's got lovely poetry and a nice tune.
Anyway, as I read the words going past I realised how much truth and power they contain! We are losing these old songs to our detriment!
To see the words take a look at: http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/p/r/praiseto.htm
Friday, 9 July 2010
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[c] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
Sometimes I believe all the liesSo I can do the things I should despiseAnd every day I am swayedBy whatever is on my mindI hear it all depends on my faithSo I'm feeling precariousThe only problem I have with these mysteriesIs they're so mysteriousAnd like a consumer I've been thinkingIf I could just get a bit moreMore than my 15 minutes of faith,Then I'd be secure(Chorus)My faith is like shifting sandChanged by every waveMy faith is like shifting sandSo I stand on graceI've begged you for some proofFor my Thomas eyes to seeA slithering staff, a leprous handAnd lions resting lazilyA glimpse of your back-side gloryAnd this soaked altar going ablazeBut you know I've seen so muchI explained it away(Chorus)Waters rose as my doubts reignedMy sand-castle faith, it slipped awayFound myself standing on your graceIt'd been there all the time(Chorus repeated)
Thursday, 11 March 2010
Shout aloud salvation, and we'll have another song;Sing it with a spirit that will start the world along;Sing it as our comrades sang it many a thousand strong,As the were marching to Glory.March on, march on! we bring the jubilee;Fight on, fight on! salvation makes us free;We'll shout our Saviour's praises over every land and seaAs we go marching to Glory.How the anxious shout it when they hear the joyful sound!How the weakest conquer when the Saviour they have found!How our grand battalions with triumphant power abound,As we go marching to Glory.So we'll make a thoroughfare for Jesus and his train;All the world shall hear us as fresh converts still we gain;Sin shall fly before us for resistance is in vain,As we go marching for Glory.March on, march on! we bring the jubilee;Fight on, fight on! salvation makes us free;We'll shout our Saviour's praises over every land and seaAs we go marching to Glory.