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  • Words to patriotic hymn I Vow To Thee My Country are Ďalmost obsceneí, says vicar

    04/21/2017 6:00:25 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2013 | Steve Doughty
    A leading Church of England vicar yesterday condemned the words of one of the countryís best-loved hymns as obscene, offensive and unfit to be sung by Christians. The Reverend Gordon Giles, one of the Anglicansí leading authorities on hymns, declared that I Vow to Thee My Country should be rewritten if it is to be sung by modern congregations. His verdict was delivered in advance of the remembrance weekend when the hymn, which is especially valued by military families, will feature in thousands of services across the country and the Commonwealth.
  • How Great Thou Art

    04/15/2017 6:37:35 AM PDT · by stilloftyhenight · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/15/17 | Carry Underwood & Vince GILL
    Happy Easter freepers!
  • Dying art: Churches struggling to find organists

    04/09/2017 4:10:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 88 replies
    Aletelia ^ | April 8, 2017 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From The Baltimore Sun:  When the longtime organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Havre de Grace announced her retirement last fall, the leaders of the small 200-year-old congregation faced a bigger challenge than they knew.Music — particularly the music of the organ — is central to the life of the church. Members say the instrument’s rich sounds complement their liturgy, inspire congregational singing and even seem to invite the Holy Spirit into their presence.But a six-month search has turned up just one potential applicant. Church leaders are trying every new strategy they can think of to get things...
  • 155th Anniversary of Americaís Most God-Inspired Patriotic Song

    04/09/2017 7:41:10 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 32 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 9, 2017 | JP
    One hundred fifty-five years ago, the Atlantic Monthly published on its front cover the lyrics to ďThe Battle Hymn of the Republic,Ē which not only is one of this nationís most well-known patriot songs, but also, arguably, its most spiritual. The melody was borrowed from a Civil War marching song, which paid tribute to the abolitionist John Brown, and which was popular with Union soldiers. The songís lyrics Ė ďpoor old John Brown is dead, his body lies mouldering in the graveĒ Ė were inoffensive to soldiers marching into battle, but deemed too coarse to be sung by the general...
  • Instrumental Medley of Hymns

    09/10/2016 3:01:06 PM PDT · by Revski · 5 replies
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 9/10/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    In this Medley, with the mandolin, I play 5 hymns, ďAmazing GraceĒ, ďRock of AgesĒ, ďBattle Hymn of the RepublicĒ, ďPass Me Not, O Gentle SaviorĒ, ďGod Be With You Till We Meet AgainĒ, all arranged with scenic pictorial, flowers, and wildlife views. Peaceful and enjoyable video. Thanks for viewing and may this video bless you.
  • Mandolin Instrumental & More

    09/09/2016 3:00:22 PM PDT · by Revski
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 9/9/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    With the mandolin, I play two hymns,ďPass Me Not, O Gentle SaviorĒ, written by William H. Doane, and accompanied with scenic star lighted night sky views, then a display of biblical scriptures, with a instrumental end, with the hymns, ďGod Be With You Till We Meet AgainĒ, written by William G. Tomer. The two instrumental hymns are accompanied with sing-along lyrics.
  • Hymns & Words of Faith

    09/08/2016 5:33:14 AM PDT · by Revski · 5 replies
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy ^ | 9/8/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    I play and sing with the mandolin, the hymn,ďPass Me Not, O Gentle SaviorĒ, written by William H. Doane, and accompanied with scenic star lighted night sky view, biblical scripture and instrumental end of the hymn, ďGod Be With You Till We Meet AgainĒ, written by William G. Tomer, accompanied with sing-along lyrics. I believe you will be blessed and comforted.
  • And with Sweet Sleep Mine Eyelids Close - A Meditation on a Beautiful Hymn of the Night

    07/26/2016 8:03:36 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-25-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    And with Sweet Sleep Mine Eyelids - A Meditation on a Beautiful Hymn of the Night Msgr. Charles Pope ‚ÄĘ July 25, 2016 ‚ÄĘ One of the great night prayer hymns, ¬ďAll Praise to Thee My God This Night,¬Ē appears in numerous hymnals of the English tradition. Sadly, it is not in our current breviary, but I hope that the new one might feature it. It was written by Thomas Ken in 1709 and is most often sung to the beautiful tune of Tallis¬í Ordinal, which you can hear in the video below.Ideally, night prayer should include acts of...
  • SERGIO FRANCHI sings The Lord's Prayer

    06/01/2016 1:49:15 PM PDT · by Liz · 23 replies |
    Franchi's fantastic voice made him a mega-star---but the voice as stilled...hen he died from brain cancer. Some thirty seven years after his death, his albums still chart.
  • Instrumental Mandolin Medley

    03/04/2016 5:24:24 AM PST · by Revski · 4 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 3/4/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    My last planed; upload, pleasant, beautiful, scenic instrumental, with six hymns, Battle Hymn of The Republic, Nothing But The Blood, Amazing Grace, Rock of Ages, Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior, God Be With You Till We Meet Again, farewell to we meet again. Thanks for your viewing.
  • Jesus Love Me, This I Know

    12/22/2015 7:46:39 AM PST · by Revski · 16 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 12/22/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This song, Jesus Love Me, This I Know, written by William B. Bradbury. I sing one verse and choirs only, and I Dearly Wish all who watch a very Merry Christmas, mandolin and singing covered by myself, (o7jimmy).
  • Where Will You Be When the First Trumpet Sounds? A Good Question from an Advent Hymn

    12/03/2015 7:35:25 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Where Will You Be When the First Trumpet Sounds? A Good Question from an Advent Hymn Msgr. Charles Pope ‚ÄĘ December 2, 2015 ‚ÄĘ Part of the genius of the African-American spirituals is their ability to treat serious themes such as the final judgment in a creatively compelling manner that steers a middle course between unproductive fear and prideful presumption. Some of them are even playful: "I would not be a sinner. I'll tell you the reason why. I'm afraid my Lord might call my name and I wouldn't be ready to die!" Another spiritual says, "Satan wears a hypocrite's...
  • For All the Saints ‚Äď Reflecting on a Great Hymn of the Church

    10/30/2015 7:46:29 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-29-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    For All the Saints √ʬĬď Reflecting on a Great Hymn of the Church Msgr. Charles Pope ‚ÄĘ October 29, 2015 ‚ÄĘ As we approach the Feast of All Saints this Sunday, we do well to meditate on one of the great English hymns, √ʬĬúFor All the Saints.√Ę¬Ä¬Ě It is a wide and sweeping vision of the Church Militant and the Church Triumphant. Its imagery is regal and joyful, its poetry majestic and masterful. A vivid picture is painted in the mind as the wondrous words move by. To me it is a masterpiece. Many people know the opening line, but...
  • Video: HS band barred for playing hymn, crowd sings it instead

    08/23/2015 9:48:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Hot ^ | August 23, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Just when you’re starting to think that the entire country is going down the tubes sideways, a story comes along to remind you that it all just might work out in the end after all. Todd Starnes at Fox news uncovered one of those small town stories of political correctness infecting the courts and running completely off the rails this week. At Brandon High School in Mississippi, the traditional Friday Night football game was missing their halftime show. The school’s marching band had been ordered off the field because their presentation included the hymn How Great Thou Art. That may...
  • The Story Behind The Song: 'It Is No Secret: What God Can Do'

    04/28/2015 8:44:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/28/2015 | Eric Metaxas
    We've all had the experience of getting a song stuck in our head for an extended period of time. If you're really unfortunate, that song may be one by Christopher Cross or Air Supply. But sometimes, these "earworms," as they are dubbed, can lead to good things. That recently happened to one of us right here at BreakPoint. While reading a biography of the early 20th century evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, my colleague and friend Roberto Rivera found himself humming and singing the gospel song "It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)." He's not sure why the song popped...
  • One Key Reason Churches Do Not Exceed 350 in Attendance

    04/04/2015 6:10:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/04/2015 | BY THOM S. RAINER
    Nine out of ten.That's a lot.Nine out of ten churches in America have an average worship attendance of less than 350. And that percentage has not changed significantly for many years. Yet the unchurched pool of persons is increasing in most communities. There are people yet to be reached.But most churches will never exceed 350 in attendance. Why? A Few CaveatsAllow me to preface my analysis. First, big is not necessarily better. A church with more people in attendance is not necessarily more faithful than a smaller church. Second, some churches are in very sparsely populated areas. There may not...
  • Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.

    04/03/2015 5:41:00 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 8 replies
    Hope FOr Kip ^ | April 1, 2015
    Do you remember this little childrenís song? It is such a simple little song. We sang it over and over in Sunday school, daily vacation Bible school, childrenís clubs, etc. It seemed so straightforward and uncomplicated. Yet it contains some vital and deep truths and concepts which are not only significant but immensely complicated. Take the first word Jesus. Jesus is without a doubt the most controversial person in history. For the first 5 centuries following his life on earth, Scholars, politicians, followers and enemies Ė all kinds of people Ė fiercely debated about him. Was he God? Was he...
  • Time for a Truly Catholic Renovation

    01/08/2015 2:20:39 PM PST · by NYer · 39 replies
    Crisis Magazinei ^ | January 8, 2015 | Anthony ESOLEN
    O magnum mysterium,et admirabile sacramentum,ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,iacentem in praesepio:Beata Virgo, cuius viscerameruerunt portare Dominum Christum.What a great mystery,what a wonderful sign,that animals should see the Lord, new-born,lying in a manger!Blessed is the Virgin, whose wombwas privileged to carry Christ the Lord.¬† ¬† ¬† ‚ąľ¬† From the Roman Breviary, the Matins of ChristmasWe‚Äôre in Rome, in the year 1572. The great Pope Pius V has passed to glory. Just one year before, the naval forces of the Holy League had crushed the superior fleets of the ever-marauding Turks at Lepanto, giving maritime Europe a chance to breathe free...
  • (Vanity) A Rarely Heard Christmas Carol: Where Shepherds Lately Knelt.

    A rarely heard Christmas Carol. 1. Where shepherds lately knelt and kept the angel's word, I come in half belief, a pilgrim strangely stirred, but there is room and welcome there for me, but there is room and welcome there for me.2. In that unlikely place I find him as they said: sweet newborn babe, how frail! and in a manger bed, a still, small voice to cry one day for me, a still, small voice to cry one day for me. 3. How should I not have known Isaiah would be there, his prophecies fulfilled? With pounding heart I...
  • Celebrating the Spirituals: Sober but Serene on Themes of Judgment

    12/04/2014 7:53:03 AM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-03-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Celebrating the Spirituals: Sober but Serene on Themes of Judgment By: Msgr. Charles PopeI’ve often been impressed at the ability of the old African-American spirituals to treat serious subjects in a clear, memorable, and almost joyful way. This is true even of very weighty matters like sin and judgment.  And while we are here in the opening weeks of Advent, quite focused on the Second Coming of Jesus to judge the world by fire, we do well to look at some of the creative lines from different spirituals that articulate this theme.It can be very helpful to the preacher, teacher,...