These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Since this is a very busy season for all, I'm cheating. The next few days I will feature slightly edited posts of Christmas favorites from last December. Be sure and join in the conversation! Merry Christmas!~ ~ ~ It's [less than] one week till Christmas, ya'll! One week! (Still trying to bang that concept into my…

Relaxing Rhythm

I stumbled across this youtube video the other day, and it is exactly what it says: relaxing hymns on piano. I enjoyed having it play while I was busy working on other things, but I'm sure it would be lovely background music for studying, or your quiet time, or even bedtime! It makes me look forward to the…

The Look

I saw one hanging on a tree In agony and blood Who fixed His loving eyes on me As near His cross I stood And never till my dying breath Will I forget that look It seemed to charge me with His death Though not a word He spoke My conscience felt and owned the…

This Is Her Song

Oh the unsearchable riches of Christ! Wealth that can never be told! Riches exhaustless of mercy and grace, Precious, more precious than gold! (Refrain) Precious, more precious--Wealth that can never be told; O the unsearchable riches of Christ--Precious, more precious than gold! O the unsearchable riches of Christ! Who shall their greatness declare! Jewels whose…

This Is Her Story

Take the world, but give me Jesus, All its joys are but a name; But His love abideth ever, Through eternal years the same. (Refrain) Oh, the height and depth of mercy! Oh, the length and breadth of love! Oh, the fullness of redemption, Pledge of endless life above! Take the world, but give me…

Face to Face

(By the way, just thought I should say up front that if you don't find much interest in reading line after line after line of poems or hymns, then you might want to skip out on my blog this week. I can't imagine anyone being that way, but just in case, you've been warned nonetheless.)…

Songs In The Night

There are two things you need to know about Fanny Crosby: One, she was saved by grace through faith in the blood of Jesus for the glory of God. Two, she was blind. The reason these are significant is at first obvious, but then not so obvious. One: She's a saved sinner, so her poetry…

How Firm a Foundation

Today's hymn is a favorite of mine, and apparently of a lot of other people, too!  It was sung at the funeral of two Presidents (Theodore Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson), and was the favorite of Rachel Jackson, Andrew Jackson's wife. Also, it was Robert E. Lee's favorite and sung at his funeral as well. And…

“I Am Not Skilled To Understand”

Today's hymn is one I didn't know until I read recently "Then Sings My Soul" by Robert Morgan. It's written in 1873 by Dorothy Greenwell, a British woman whose personality was described as "rippling sunshine". She had a heart for children and for people with mental and physical disabilities, giving of her time and money…