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A Charge to Keep I Have – Charles Wesley

A Charge to Keep I Have – Charles Wesley

This hymn reflects the uncompromising character of the Wesleys, who faced much opposition and persecution in their ministry. Albert E. Bailey gives this account in “The Gospel in Hymns”: “If it was hard on...

A Charge to Keep I Have – Charles Wesley

This hymn reflects the uncompromising character of the Wesleys, who faced much opposition and persecution in their ministry. Albert E. Bailey gives this account in “The Gospel in Hymns”: “If it was hard on...

Come Over and Help Us - Sarah Boardman Judson

Come Over and Help Us - Sarah Boardman Judson

Sarah Boardman Judson was born Sarah Bailey Hall on November 4th, 1803, as the oldest of 13 children. Unable to attend school due to the Hall’s financial situation, young Sarah...

Come Over and Help Us - Sarah Boardman Judson

Sarah Boardman Judson was born Sarah Bailey Hall on November 4th, 1803, as the oldest of 13 children. Unable to attend school due to the Hall’s financial situation, young Sarah...

Am I a Soldier of the Cross? - Isaac Watts

Am I a Soldier of the Cross? - Isaac Watts

Many of the early hymn-writers were preachers who wrote sacred verse to accompany their Sunday morning sermons. Isaac Watts (1674-1748) has been called by many “The Father of English Hymnody.”...

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Am I a Soldier of the Cross? - Isaac Watts

Many of the early hymn-writers were preachers who wrote sacred verse to accompany their Sunday morning sermons. Isaac Watts (1674-1748) has been called by many “The Father of English Hymnody.”...

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Let All Things Now Living - Katherine K. Davis

Let All Things Now Living - Katherine K. Davis

Not every hymn starts out as a hymn. “Let All Things Now Living” is such an example. Katherine K. Davis wrote the first stanza in the 1920s and didn’t write...

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Let All Things Now Living - Katherine K. Davis

Not every hymn starts out as a hymn. “Let All Things Now Living” is such an example. Katherine K. Davis wrote the first stanza in the 1920s and didn’t write...

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Praise the Saviour, Ye Who Know Him - Thomas Kelly

Praise the Saviour, Ye Who Know Him - Thomas Kelly

The author of this hymn, Thomas Kelly (1769-1855) was one of Ireland's finest preachers. He was an enthusiastic evangelist, gifted poet and musician, and a generous and gracious man. Kelly...

Praise the Saviour, Ye Who Know Him - Thomas Kelly

The author of this hymn, Thomas Kelly (1769-1855) was one of Ireland's finest preachers. He was an enthusiastic evangelist, gifted poet and musician, and a generous and gracious man. Kelly...

Day By Day – Karolina Sandell-Berg

Day By Day – Karolina Sandell-Berg

At the beginning of a new year, one wonders about the future. There may be apprehension of the unknown, but the Christian can have confidence that God knows the future...

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Day By Day – Karolina Sandell-Berg

At the beginning of a new year, one wonders about the future. There may be apprehension of the unknown, but the Christian can have confidence that God knows the future...

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