Walking With Hymn

WHEREVER HE LEADS, I’LL GO

In 1936, two friends serving together at a Sunday school conference in Alabama were at lunch, sharing what God was doing in their lives. One, a missionary to Brazil home on furlough, told the other, a hymn writer leading the music for the conference, that a health issue would keep him from returning to the…

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Have I Done My Best for Jesus?

Edward Spencer was a student at Garrett Biblical Institute in Evanston, Illinois, on Lake Michigan. On the morning of September 8, 1860, Ed heard the news that the Lady Elgin, an overloaded steamship, had collided with the lumber-hauling schooner Augusta, and had sunk. People were drowning, and nothing could be done because of the heavy waves and strong currents. Ed…

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Hold the Fort

Revelation 2:25 “But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.” Philip P. Bliss sat listening to Civil War veteran Major Whittle tell a story about a small Northern force of soldiers that were in charge of guarding a great quantity of supplies. They were being defeated by a much superior Confederate force…

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He Leadeth Me

In 1862 a preacher by the name of Joseph H. Gilmore prepared to mount the pulpit at a visiting church. As he sat in the congregation awaiting his opportunity to preach, he began writing a short poem that was in his heart. He preached a sermon entitled, “He leadeth Me,” centered around the poem that…

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All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name

Revelation 19:12, 16 All hail the power of Jesus name is often referred to as the “National Anthem of Christendom.” The hymn has been translated into almost every language where Christianity is known. One writer has said, “So long as there are Christians on earth, it will continue to be sung: and after that, in…

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ANGELS FROM THE REALMS OF GLORY

Luke 2:9-11 “And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this…

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JOYFUL, JOYFUL WE ADORE THEE

Galatians 5:22 – “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, JOY…” Henry Van Dyke wrote this song while being a guest preacher at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. As he sat and admired the handiwork of God in the Berkshire mountains, he was moved to write, “Joyful, joyful we adore Thee.” As he approached…

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Proper Order of Music

Proper order is one of the most essential truths of the Christian life. The Bible teaches in 1 Corinthians 14:40 “Let all things be done in decently and in order” Our marriages and churches are two of the greatest examples of order. It is so important that the family have the order that God set…

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Guide Me Oh Thou Great Jehovah

Isaiah 43:2 “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” William Williams was saved under the preaching of Howell Harris in Wales. William had graduated college…

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JESUS IS ALL THE WORLD TO ME

Philippians 3:8-9 “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is…

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