Category Archives: Christian Music

“Faithful Through Another Year”

This hymn was written by Henry Downton, an Anglican minister who for a time served as English chaplain in Geneva. We sing it to a version of the tune, GOTT SIE DANK DURCH ALLE WELT, from Freylinghausen’s Geistreiches Gesangbuck, which … Continue reading

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“Our God Contracted to a Span”

I’ve been very busy, so the blog has been quiet recently.  I guess that means I owe my readers some blog posts :), so instead of one hymn today, I’ll give you two. On Sunday, I preached the final sermon … Continue reading

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“Who is This, So Weak and Helpless?”

Sunday, I preached on Isaiah 42:1-9.  The passage notes that Messiah was going to come, not as a military conqueror, not to crush, not to condemn (as we also see in John 3:17), but coming in compassion, to seek and … Continue reading

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“I Know No Other Jesus”

James Gray lived and served the Lord at a time when what is now known as “liberal theology” was on the rise.  There have always been those who denied that Jesus Christ was anything more than a man — but … Continue reading

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“Or Why as Shepherd, He Should Seek the Wanderers”

Today, my text was Isaiah 40:3-11.  Verse 11 says: He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

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Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy

This hymn by Joseph Hart is one of the favourites in our church.  It emphasises that we come to Jesus in belief and repentance, trusting that He is enough, that we do not have to be worthy, for He is … Continue reading

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My Saviour is the Foundation Stone!

Today, I preached on Isaiah 28:16:  “Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.”  The … Continue reading

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