O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus

I'm resurrecting Monday Morning Melody today to bring you these beautiful words by Samuel Trevor Francis (1834-1925). Sang this song in church yesterday and was struck anew by the richness of these words--and of God's love! Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus, Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free. Rolling as a mighty ocean In its fullness over…

Awake, My Soul, to Joyful Lays

Daylight is hanging around a little bit longer each day, and temperatures are ever-so-slowly rising . . . spring is on the horizon! This season post-winter is beautiful in many ways because it represents new beginnings. Just the sight of the sun makes me want to skip outside and soak in its rays. The following…

The Love of God

The love of God is greater far Than tongue or pen can ever tell; It goes beyond the highest star, And reaches to the lowest hell; The guilty pair, bowed down with care, God gave His Son to win; His erring child He reconciled, And pardoned from his sin. Refrain: Oh, love of God, how…

How Firm a Foundation

I chose today's hymn in honor of the day--January 19th, the birthday of Robert E. Lee--as this was the General's favorite hymn and was sung at his funeral. I love what one blogger says about this hymn: "How Firm a Foundation was first published in a hymnal in 1787—with no credit given to who composed it. …

I Will Rejoice

This song by Nathan Clark George is based on Habakkuk 3:17-19: "Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice…

Sheltered In the Arms of God

In memory of Grammy 7/21/27 - 11/11/14 I feel the touch of hands so kind and tender. They're leading me in the paths that I must trod. I'll have no fear for Jesus walks beside me For I'm sheltered in the arms of God. So let the storms rage high, The dark clouds rise, They…

My Worth

A number of the songs the Gettys sang at True Woman are ones from their newest album, The Greengrass Session. I have enjoyed this album more than their past albums because of its Irish/Celtic/Bluegrass flair (which happens to be why it is called green grass). And as always, the lyrics are so theologically rich, which…

Good Shepherd of My Soul

There are so many hymns I want to post today. Everything we sang at True Woman '14 was so rich, and perfectly placed in the program. This one by the Gettys & Stuart Townend, "Good Shepherd of My Soul", was new to me, and was sung with Joni Eareckson Tada right after her message the…