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Posted on 10/12/2001 11:28:29 PM PDT by Varsity Flight

Another time in our Nation's past, also faced with great uncertainty, was written the following song. Although this was written during the war between the states, it still brings me comfort to this day, as stated in II Corinthians 5:16..."the inward man/woman is renewed day by day."

NEARER, MY GOD, TO THEE by Lowell Mason

Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee! E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me;

Still all my song would be nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!

Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down, Darkness be over me, my rest a stone;

Yet in my dreams I'd be nearer, my God, to Thee Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!

There let the way appear steps unto heav'n; All that Thou sendest me in mercy giv'n;

Angels to beckon me nearer, my God, to Thee Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!

The with my waking thoughts bright with Thy praise, Out of my stony griefs Bethel I'll raise;

So by my woes to be nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!

Or if on joyful wing, cleaving the sky, Sun, moon, and stars forgot, upwards I fly,

Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee, Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!


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I sing this with the music, at the following: http://users.erols.com/kfraser/music/nearer.html

I would appreciate anyone with other music of comfort, to post here for edification.

"Speaking to yourselves in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord." Ephesians 5:19.

Thank you, God Bless, God Bless America.

1 posted on 10/12/2001 11:28:30 PM PDT by Varsity Flight
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To: Varsity Flight
When I find myself in times of Trouble

Mother Mary comes to me

Speaking words of wisdom

Let it be...

2 posted on 10/12/2001 11:36:33 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
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To: Varsity Flight
Three songs in particular, two catholic and one English:

Be not Afraid (I go before you always) On Eagle's Wings The Lord of Love my Shepherd Is (Psalm 23) sung at Princess Diana's funeral

3 posted on 10/12/2001 11:40:11 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: Aliska
Thank you for your reply. "The Lord is My Shepherd" a beautiful psalm and song.
4 posted on 10/12/2001 11:47:21 PM PDT by Varsity Flight
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To: Varsity Flight
Next to the Lord's Prayer this is probably my favorite.

Beautiful Savior,
King of Creation,
Son of God and Son of Man!
Truly I'd love Thee,
Truly I'd serve Thee,
Light of my soul, my Joy, my Crown.

Fair are the meadows,
Fair are the woodlands,
Robed in flowers of blooming spring;
Jesus is fairer,
Jesus is purer;
He makes our sorrowing spirit sing.

Fair is the sunshine,
Fair is the moonlight,
Bright the sparkling stars on high;
Jesus shines brighter,
Jesus shines purer,
Than all the angels in the sky.

Beautiful Savior,
Lord of the nations,
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor,
Praise, adoration,
Now and forevermore be Thine!

Author: unknown, 1677

5 posted on 10/12/2001 11:48:37 PM PDT by Southflanknorthpawsis
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To: Aliska
"Be not Afraid (I go before you always"

That just reminded me of a wonderful scripture which I have been speaking for several weeks now.

Isaiah 41:10 - Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

In order to make that promise a reality in your life, you can speak it this way: I will not fear, for You are with me; I will not be afraid, for You are my God; You will strengthen me, You will help me, You will uphold me with Your victorious right hand.

This will give you a peace that passes all understanding.

6 posted on 10/13/2001 12:03:22 AM PDT by Sueann
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To: Varsity Flight
Charlotte Church sings this:

Words: Cecil Spring-Rice, 1918
Music: Thaxted

I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above
entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love;
the love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
that lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
the love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
the love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.

And there's another country, I've heard of long ago
most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;
we may not count her armies, we may not see her King;
her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
and soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
and her ways are ways of gentleness, and all her paths are peace.

7 posted on 10/13/2001 12:03:42 AM PDT by tbeatty
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To: Southflanknorthpawsis
Thank you so much for that one also! I am "hearing the song" as I type. I think I heard this at St. Olafs also.http://www.stolaf.edu/christmasfest/
8 posted on 10/13/2001 12:05:38 AM PDT by Varsity Flight
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To: Varsity Flight
This is also comforting but the music makes it much more beautiful.

"I Know that My Redeemer Lives"

I know that my Redeemer lives;
What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, He lives, who once was dead;
He lives, my ever-living Head.

He lives triumphant from the grave,
He lives eternally to save,
He lives all-glorious in the sky,
He lives exalted there on high.

He lives to bless me with His love,
He lives to plead for me above.
He lives my hungry soul to feed,
He lives to help in time of need.

He lives to grant me rich supply,
He lives to guide me with His eye,
He lives to comfort me when faint,
He lives to hear my soul's complaint.

He lives to silence all my fears,
He lives to wipe away my tears
He lives to calm my troubled heart,
He lives all blessings to impart.

He lives, my kind, wise, heavenly Friend,
He lives and loves me to the end;
He lives, and while He lives, I'll sing;
He lives, my Prophet, Priest, and King.

He lives and grants me daily breath;
He lives, and I shall conquer death:
He lives my mansion to prepare;
He lives to bring me safely there.

He lives, all glory to His name!
He lives, my Jesus, still the same.
Oh, the sweet joy this sentence gives,
"I know that my Redeemer lives!"

9 posted on 10/13/2001 12:06:22 AM PDT by Southflanknorthpawsis
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To: Varsity Flight
Give me love, give me love, give me Peace on Earth, give me life, give me light, keep me free from birth, oh, give me hope, help me cope with this heavy load, trying to touch and to reach you with Heart and Soul...please, take hold of my hand...that I might understand, won't you please, oh, won't you....
10 posted on 10/13/2001 12:06:36 AM PDT by tuesday afternoon
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To: Varsity Flight
The third verse of "THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD"(Babcock 1901)

"This is my Father's World. Oh let me ne'er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the Ruler yet.
This is my Father's World; why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King; let the heavens ring! God reigns, let the earth be glad!"

11 posted on 10/13/2001 12:10:02 AM PDT by dandelion
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To: tuesday afternoon
I've always thought George Harrison was the most talented Beatle.
12 posted on 10/13/2001 12:10:10 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: tbeatty
Thnak you, these songs are bringing power.
13 posted on 10/13/2001 12:10:39 AM PDT by Varsity Flight
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To: Varsity Flight
As a Christian I can vibe with this thread but right now...?

I like DMX's "Y'all gonna make me lose my mind"

;o)
14 posted on 10/13/2001 12:13:24 AM PDT by VaBthang4
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To: dandelion; All
The third verse of "THIS IS MY FATHER'S WORLD".

Love that song. I forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder.

15 posted on 10/13/2001 12:16:12 AM PDT by Varsity Flight
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To: Varsity Flight
"HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW"

Why should I be discouraged. Why should the shadows come?
Why should I feel downhearted, and long for heaven and home?
When Jesus is my portion, a constant friend is He -
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.

I sing because I'm happy,
I sing because I'm free!
For His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.

Let not your heart be troubled, His tender word I hear
And resting on His goodness I lose my doubts and fear.
Though by the path He leadeth but one step I may see
His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me,
His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.

I sing because I'm happy
I sing because I'm free!
For His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.

Whenever I am tempted, whenever doubts arise
When songs give way to sighing, when hope within me dies
I draw the closer to him; from care He sets me free
For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me
His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me

I sing because I'm happy
I sing because I'm free!
For his eye is on the sparrow and I know he watches me...

16 posted on 10/13/2001 12:20:57 AM PDT by dandelion
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To: Varsity Flight
You might like this website. Move your cursor over "Online Hymnals" and select The Lutheran Hymnal from the drop-down menu. The hymns are alphabetically listed. You can click on the number to hear it or "lyrics" to read it. You can also click on the number and lyrics to hear and read simultaneously.
17 posted on 10/13/2001 12:24:13 AM PDT by Southflanknorthpawsis
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To: Southflanknorthpawsis
Cool!! In that vein, here is the midi for the song "This is My Father's World"...
18 posted on 10/13/2001 12:31:43 AM PDT by dandelion
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To: Southflanknorthpawsis
Thanks!! Just played:

5. Crown Him the Lord of Heaven, Enthroned in worlds above, Crown Him the King to whom is given The wondrous name of Love. Crown Him with many crowns As thrones before Him fall; Crown Him, ye kings, with many crowns For He is King of all.

"Crown Him with Many Crowns" by Matthew Bridges, 1800-1894

Thanks

19 posted on 10/13/2001 12:41:26 AM PDT by Varsity Flight
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To: Varsity Flight

Here is one of the most moving hymns you'll ever hear.
It always brings a tear to my eyes.
Click on the ribbon below:

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20 posted on 10/13/2001 2:53:48 AM PDT by ppaul
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To: Varsity Flight
I know this is probably not what you were looking for but soon after the terroist attack when I was feeling especially lost my 6 year old daughter started singing a song from Veggi-Tales...

"God is bigger than the boogie man, he's bigger than godzilla or the monsters on TV."

That made me feel better than just about anything i could think of.

21 posted on 10/13/2001 2:59:02 AM PDT by Mommyof3
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To: Varsity Flight
"I Have Seen the Light"

"The Battle is the LORD'S"

22 posted on 10/13/2001 3:02:28 AM PDT by connectthedots
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To: Varsity Flight
The Star Spangled Banner

Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, now conceals, now discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines on the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! O long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wiped out their foul footstep's pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner forever shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

23 posted on 10/13/2001 7:27:25 AM PDT by Maelstrom
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To: Varsity Flight
"Angels from the Realms of Glory" by James Montgomery, 1771-1854

1. Angels from the realms of glory, Wing your flight o'er all the earth; Ye who sang creation's story, Now proclaim Messiah's birth: Come and worship, Come and worship; Worship Christ, the new-born King.

2. Shepherds in the fields abiding, Watching o'er your flocks by night, God with man is now residing, Yonder shines the Infant Light: Come and worship: Come and worship, Worship Christ, the new-born King.

3. Sages, leave your contemplations; Brighter visions beam afar; Seek the great Desire of nations, Ye have seen His natal star: Come and worship, Come and worship; Worship Christ, the new-born King.

4. Saints, before the altar bending, Watching long in hope and fear, Suddenly the Lord, descending, In His Temple shall appear: Come and worship, Come and worship; Worship Christ, the new-born King.

24 posted on 10/13/2001 9:19:25 PM PDT by Varsity Flight
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To: Varsity Flight
You'll Never Walk Alone

When you walk through a storm hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark.
At the end of a storm is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark.
Walk on through the wind,
Walk on through the rain,
Tho' your dreams be tossed and blown.
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
And you'll Never Walk Alone,
You'll Never Walk Alone.

Elvis did a beautiful version of this song.

25 posted on 10/13/2001 9:30:31 PM PDT by Walkin Man
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To: Walkin Man
The one that has stayed in my head is, I believe, the last verse of the Battle Hymn of the Republic... In the beauty of the lillies Christ was born across the sea, With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me, As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free While God is marching on!
26 posted on 10/13/2001 9:35:37 PM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash
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To: Varsity Flight
And Can it Be

SING ALONG OF OUR SALVATION"

And can it be that I should gain
An in-terest in the Sav-ior's blood?
Died He for me, who caused His pain?
For me, who Him to death pur-sued?

A-maz-ing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?
A-maz-ing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me!

He left His Fa-ther's throne a-bove,
So free, so in-fin-ite His grace!
Emp-tied Him-self of all but love,
And bled for all His cho-sen race!

'Tis mer-cy all, im-mense and free,
For, O my God, it found out me.
A-maz-ing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me!

Long my im-pris-oned spir-it lay
Fast bound in sin and na-ture's night.
Thine eye dif-fused a quick-ening ray;
I woke-- the dun-geon flamed with light!

My chains fell off, my heart was free,
I rose, went forth, and fol-lowed Thee.
A-maz-ing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me!

No con-dem-na-tion now I dread:
Je-sus, and all in Him, is mine!
A-live in Him, my liv-ing Head,
And clothed in right-eous-ness di-vine,

Bold I ap-proach th'eter-nal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own.
A-maz-ing love! how can it be
That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me!

Charles Wesley

27 posted on 10/13/2001 9:38:26 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: Clintons Are White Trash
Yeah, isn't that great?
28 posted on 10/13/2001 9:41:00 PM PDT by Walkin Man
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To: Varsity Flight
If your request was Christian Praise songs, I would have two or three really great ones!
29 posted on 10/13/2001 9:44:11 PM PDT by Walkin Man
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To: ppaul
Awesome
30 posted on 10/13/2001 9:48:24 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: Varsity Flight
MIDI

O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
our shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal home:

Under the shadow of thy throne,
thy saints have dwelt secure;
sufficient is thine arm alone,
and our defense is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,
or earth received her frame,
from everlasting thou art God,
to endless years the same.

A thousand ages in thy sight
are like an evening gone;
short as the watch that ends the night
before the rising sun.

Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
bears all its sons away;
they fly, forgotten, as a dream
dies at the opening day.

O God, our help in ages past,
our hope for years to come,
be thou our guide while troubles last,
and our eternal home!

31 posted on 10/13/2001 9:54:33 PM PDT by austinTparty
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To: Varsity Flight
Abide With Me; 'Tis Eventide

Abide with me, 'tis eventide. The day is past and gone.
The shadows of the evening fall; The night is coming on.
Within my heart a welcome guest; Within my home abide.

Abide with me, 'tis eventide. Thy walk today with me.
Has made my heart within me burn, As I communed with thee.
Thy earnest words have filled my soul And kept me near thy side.

Abide with me; 'tis eventide, And lone will be the night.
If I cannot commune with thee, Nor find in thee my light.
The darkness of the world I fear, Would in my home abide.

[chorus]
O Savior, stay this night with me; Behold, 'tis eventide.
O Savior, stay this night with me; Behold, 'tis eventide.

Text: Lowrie M. Hofford; Music: Harrison Millard, 1830-1985; see Luke 24:29 (13-32)

32 posted on 10/13/2001 9:58:17 PM PDT by EverOnward
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To: Varsity Flight
Where Can I Turn For Peace?

Where can I turn for peace? Where is my solace?
When other sources cease to make me whole?
When with a wounded heart, anger, or malice
I draw myself apart, Searching my soul?

Where, when my aching grows, Where, when I languish,
Where, in my need to know, where can I run?
Where is the quiet hand to calm my anguish
Who, who can understand? He, only One.

He answers privately, Reaches my reaching.
In my Gethsemanie, Savior and Friend.
Gentle the peace He finds for my beseeching.
Constant He is and kind, Love without end.

Text: Emma Lou Thayne, 1973; Music: Joleen G. Meredith, 1973; See John 14:27, 16:33

----------- There are so many wonderful songs. On Eagles Wings is a favorite and is known to many as a warrior's hymn. When I find the words to that song, I'll post them.

May we all find peace in our hearts and homes. Thanks Varsity Flight for thinking of this. My mother had a very, very hard life, but found solace and courage in music -- especially hymns.

33 posted on 10/13/2001 10:18:01 PM PDT by EverOnward
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To: Varsity Flight
One I have found comforting in recent weeks in addition, of course, to "America the Beautiful" and "God Bless America" and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" is the following. (I prefer it sung to the Early American Tune):

"How Firm a Foundation, Ye Saints of the Lord" by "Keen," 1787, alt.

How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord,
Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word!
What more can He say than to you He hath said
Who unto the Savior for refuge have fled?

In every condition, -- in sickness, in health,
In poverty's vale, or abounding in wealth,
At home and abroad, on the land, on the sea, --
The Lord, the Almighty, they strength e'er shall be.

"Fear not, I am with thee, oh, be not dismayed,
For I am thy God and will still give thee aid;
I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand,
Upheld by My righteous, omnipotent hand.

"When through the deep waters I call thee to go,
The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow;
For I will be with thee thy troubles to bless
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress.

"When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,
My grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply.
The flames shall not hurt thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.

"E'en down to old age all My people shall prove
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love;
And when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn,
Like lambs they shall still in My bosom be borne.

"The soul that on Jesus hath leaned for repose
I will not, I will not, desert to his foes;
That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,
I'll never, no never, no never, forsake!"

34 posted on 10/14/2001 12:58:16 AM PDT by djreece
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