Blest Be the Tie that Binds: PDF
Putting John Fawcett’s words to a new, upbeat tune gives new life to this hymn that
celebrates the unity and fellowship of the body of Christ.
Jesus, Lord, We Look to Thee: PDF
As our world becomes more and more polarized, how will the church respond? Is the
unity we have in Christ really enough to transcend all the things that seek to divide us?
How do we believe God and walk in unity with His people? These words by Charles
Wesley cut to the heart of the matter concisely and simply by raising our eyes to Christ.
He is our peace and in Him we find unity.
When confronted with a vision of the living God, Isaiah exclaimed, “Woe is me! For I
am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean
lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” So too, these words of
Frederick Faber confront us with our sin as we see the picture he paints of the cruel
suffering and death of our sinless Savior as he makes atonement for our sins, the very
sins that put him there. “Thy weak self-love and guilty pride his Pilate and his Judas
Written by Edgar P. Stites in 1876, this text was first put to music by Ira Sankey and is
included in many hymnals. This retuned version is simple, conveying the simple trust of
a child carried in the arms of its mother.
Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart: PDF
As believers, we long for the Spirit of God to work mightily in our hearts. This hymn, set
to a new tune, gives words to our longing for the Spirit’s transforming work.
Whate'er My God Ordains is Right: PDF
There is no doctrine more comforting to the Christian than that of the sovereignty of
God. Our God does all things well; as Abraham declared, "Shall not the Judge of all the
earth do right?"(Genesis 18:25). The words of Samuel Radigast's hymn are full of
powerful and consoling theology, and the new tune setting (rooted in the old) poignantly
gives voice to the mourner's confidence in distress: the kind providence of a loving