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  • 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AGFcLF-Eik

    06/01/2016 1:49:15 PM PDT · by Liz · 23 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AGFcLF-Eik | youtube.com
    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 Air.com ^ | 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,...
  • Hardy Perennial: Some Prog Sissy Whines that the Star Spangled Banner is Too Militaristic

    09/15/2014 5:50:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | September 15, 2014 | Ace
    In Politico Magazine, but discussed at the National Review. Our anthem is too militaristic? Um, we're not even in the top fifteen. Here are the first few stanzas of the French national anthem. I've bolded my favorite parts. Let's go children of the fatherland, The day of glory has arrived! Against us tyranny's Bloody flag is raised! (repeat) In the countryside, do you hear The roaring of these fierce soldiers? They come right to our armsTo slit the throats of our sons, our friends! (Refrain) Grab your weapons, citizens! Form your battalions! Let us march! Let us march!Let their impure...
  • Contemporary Christian Music's Sinking Witness: Lack of depth and reverence to the Almighty

    08/04/2014 8:38:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 343 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/04/2014 | BY CHELSEN VICARI
    Admitting the problem is the first step towards recovery. So let's admit it: if we swop the lyrics of a Taylor Swift ballad with some of today's contemporary Christian worship songs, no one would know the difference. Others have noted the "Jesus-is-your-boyfriend" style worship songs clogging the airwaves of contemporary Christian radio and Sunday morning worship sets lack depth and reverence to the Almighty. They're right. But there's an even bigger problem when contemporary Christian songs downplay, even scold Christian's public witness for the sake of couch-potato Christianity. Last week a fellow pro-life, pro-family activist turned on his local "family-friendly"...
  • Reaching the Sleeping Soul Through Music

    07/21/2014 3:51:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 7/20/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I have learned in my life, that music is powerful beyond words, and often does what words alone can never do.Historically, when my soul was asleep morally, it was music that called me back. I joined the church choir to meet girls, but through the music, the Lord showed me a deeper desire in my heart, for goodness, beauty and truth, indeed, my desire for God Himself. The music awoke my sleeping soul to God.More recently and in a particular way, music often awakens my soul to the deeper meaning of Sacred Scripture. I have often heard or read a...
  • Dust on the Hymnal: Pondering the Decline of Hymn Singing in American Denominations

    06/02/2014 1:42:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 127 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 6/1/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the more prominent features of Protestant denominations over the decades was hymn singing. Get in your time machine go back 50 years, to any Protestant denomination, and you would find every member of the congregation on their feet, hymnal in hand, singing quite loudly, even harmonizing the old familiar hymns: Onward Christian SoldiersÖ.Amazing GraceÖ.When the Roll is called up YonderÖ.More About JesusÖ.Praise God from Whom All Blessing Flow!Catholics congregations were rather different. Low Masses in Latin were common where there was little or no singing. High mass featured complex music that a trained choir largely handled. And the...
  • The Tone Deaf Singer

    05/28/2014 6:41:33 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 26 replies
    challies.com ^ | May 28, 2014 | Tim Challies
    The prosperity gospel has not produced a new generation of great Christian hymns. Neither have Positive Thinking or Progressive Christianity. There is a reason we would not expect them to. The fact is, the deepest songs come from the deepest truth. The most faithful songs come from the most faithful expressions of the Christian faith. The richest songs come from the richest understanding of who God is and what God has done. As Christians we are told to sing from the gospel, for one another, to the Lordóa ten-word summary of Colossians 3:16 which says, ďLet the word of Christ...
  • The Christmas Scale

    12/12/2013 9:04:58 AM PST · by reegs · 4 replies
    Igniter Media ^ | 12/3/2012 | Igniter Media
    It's hard to believe that the greatest message the world will ever hear is contained in one simple scale. (Voice over by Willie Minor.)
  • We Gather Together

    11/28/2013 5:08:34 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 15 replies
    Presbyterian Hymn Book ^ | 1626 | Netherlands Folk Song; Adrianus Valerius' Nederlandtsch Gedenckclanck
    1 We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing; he chastens and hastens his will to make known; the wicked oppressing now cease from distressing. Sing praises to his name; he forgets not his own. 2 Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining, ordaining, maintaining his kingdom divine; so from the beginning the fight we were winning; thou, Lord, wast at our side; all glory be thine! 3 We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant, and pray that thou still our defender wilt be. Let thy congregation escape tribulation; thy name be ever praised! O Lord,...
  • Blake Shelton on 'The Voice' 'Will the Circle Be Unbroken?': 'That's not the version I grew up with'

    11/27/2013 11:51:49 AM PST · by Kazan · 20 replies
    Zap2It ^ | November 27, 2013 | Molly Chance
    On Tuesday night's (Nov. 26) "The Voice" live show, the Top 8 contestants performed "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?," backed by Seattle's Starbucks Chorus, a vocal group that raises money for local charities. But after the performance, the Twitterverse erupted with complaints that the word "Lord" was dropped from the lyrics. Backstage, "Voice" coach Blake Shelton was still trying to get to the bottom of why it happened. "I don't know what, uh -- how it happened, or -- I'm learning about it just like you guys are," Shelton tells Zap2it. "I was sitting in my chair singing that song...
  • Why Don't We Use "Yahweh" In Mass Any More?

    09/27/2013 7:11:44 AM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies
    Aggie Catholic ^ | September 26, 2013
    Q - A few years ago, it was announced that the term "Yahweh" is no longer to be used (removed from all songs). It seemed like an odd decision and with all that is going on in the world, a huge waste of time to make a big deal about. Why did we do this? A -†Thanks for the question! I know this is a point of confusion for many. I hope I can adequately explain the reasoning behind the decision, but let me first point out something else. Don't think the Church isn't doing those other more important...
  • Today in 1735

    09/27/2013 8:33:48 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 20 replies
    Birth of Robert Robinson, English clergyman and author of the hymn, "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing." He was converted at age 20 under the preaching of revivalist George Whitefield. As sung in most modern hymnals Come Thou Fount of every blessing Tune my heart to sing Thy grace; Streams of mercy, never ceasing, Call for songs of loudest praise Teach me some melodious sonnet, Sung by flaming tongues above. Praise the mount! I'm fixed upon it, Mount of God's unchanging love. Here I raise my Ebenezer; Hither by Thy help I'm come; And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,...
  • Getting closer...Hank Williams...[ video - 2:12 min }

    08/23/2013 7:47:08 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 12 replies
    "Oh, dont you know that Jesus died to wash your sins away Oh, please heed His call, in sin dont fall Were getting closer to the grave each day Were getting closer to the grave each day Mortal man, wont you stop now and pray Leave the road of sin alone, let Jesus lead you home Were getting closer to the grave each day They nailed His hands, they pierced His sides On His head the thorns did lay Be prepared to go, one thing we know We're getting closer to the grave each day On the judgment day, when...
  • Substitutionary atonement debate sparked by editorial on 'In Christ Alone' lyrics

    08/12/2013 3:23:20 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 38 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Aug 12, 2013 | Erin Roach
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The centrality of the doctrine of substitutionary atonement is being emphasized by Southern Baptist leaders after a state newspaper editor wrote that he does not sing certain words of a popular hymn due to its mention of God's wrath. Substitutionary atonement refers to the belief that Jesus died in the place of sinners, taking on Himself the wrath of God that they deserved. Bob Terry, editor of The Alabama Baptist, in an Aug. 8 editorial, paralleled the angst expressed by a Presbyterian Church USA hymnal committee in rejecting the song "In Christ Alone" because of the line...
  • PCUSA rejects popular hymn ďIn Christ AloneĒ

    07/30/2013 5:30:30 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 69 replies
    I saw this over at Denny Burkís blog today. Apparently the reason the Presbyterian Church USA doesnít like ďIn Christ Alone (one of my favorites), is because of that unpopular, un-politically correct word, ďWrath.Ē As weíve pointed out many times here at SUFTT, the more sin is watered down, the less we have of the true Gospel. In other words Ė no sin = FALSE gospel. The PCUSA has been going down a concerning path for quite some time now, and it appears that this is just another symptom of the problem the devil delights in: a departure from Truth...
  • Perspective: Why I sit out "God Bless America"

    06/05/2013 12:08:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    StAugustine.com ^ | 06/02/2013 | JAMES P. MARSH JR.
    Special to The Washington Post I am a Methodist minister and a Washington Nationals fan. I was there on Opening Day in 2005 at old RFK Stadium in Washington, and I try my best to plan my summer around Nats home games. I have only one issue with the ballpark experience, and itís not with the beer prices. Itís with ďGod Bless America.Ē In his May 15 column, Washington Post writer John Kelly described the odd feeling of not knowing whether to stand during the singing of this song in the middle of the seventh inning. Like Kelly, I donít...
  • Why We Sing Old Testament Psalms

    05/19/2013 7:24:57 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 5-19-13 | Daniel R. Hyde
    We sing the Psalms because the people of God have been doing so since as early as Moses (Ps. 90) and especially during the days of David, when the Psalter became the ďhymnalĒ of Israel. When we sing them, we identify with our most ancient forefathers and offer transcendent praise, applicable in all times and in all places.
  • Nashville Couple, the Gettys, Revive Lost Art of Hymn Writing

    04/14/2013 4:10:46 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 35 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 4-14-13 | Bob Smietana
    Kristyn and Keith Getty specialize in writing modern hymns for churches Most songwriters in Nashville want to get their songs on the radio. Keith and Kristyn Getty hope their songs end up in dusty old hymn books. The Gettys, originally from Belfast, Ireland, hope to revive the art of hymn writing at a time when the most popular new church songs are written for rock bands rather than choirs. Theyíve had surprising success.
  • Faith Of Our Fathers (Prayers in Song for Pope Francis) [Catholic Caucus]

    03/17/2013 3:45:54 PM PDT · by Heart-Rest · 10 replies
    St. Augustine said that when we sing sacred music, we pray twice. † This post is meant as a brief collection of those "double-prayer" hymns for our new Holy Father.Here's the first link to one such song, for Pope Francis. A Timeless Classic Hymn Link Faith of Our Fathers
  • Um, I, I, Um What Is It ?

    02/18/2013 6:36:39 AM PST · by Revski · 7 replies
    Revski's Youtube Videos ^ | 2-18-20013 | Revski
    This animated video of a US Northwestern rough legged hawk and itís cry, brook fish, farm pig, Galapagos tortoise and bullfrogs singing the chorus to the hymn, "Revive Us Again", are to inspire faith in Jesus our Lord. The voices of this video are myself and grandchildren; Elijah, Megan, Taylor and Jamee.
  • What does "kumbaya" mean?

    08/22/2012 12:39:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The Straight Dope ^ | September 11, 1998 | Cecil Adams
    Dear Cecil: This has probably been answered somewhere before, but I was getting my teeth drilled that day. Just what does kumbaya mean? ó F. Pierson, via the Internet
  • Choreographer angry that NBC cut segment (Christian hymn was cut out)

    07/28/2012 7:30:59 PM PDT · by marthemaria · 23 replies
    The choreographer of a somber segment in the London Olympics opening ceremony said Saturday he's disappointed that NBC decided not to show it to an American audience. Spectators were asked to display photos of loved ones who could not be there during the segment. The music, a hymn called "Abide With Me," was described in the ceremony's program as an "honest expression of the fear of approaching death." NBC producers did not air it, instead showing American viewers Ryan Seacrest's interview with swimmer Michael Phelps. "I am disappointed," said Londoner Akram Khan, who choreographed and danced in the segment. "I...
  • The Catholic Case for Protestant Hymns

    03/16/2012 7:53:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    First Things ^ | 3/16/12 | Nathaniel Peters
    Should Catholics sing hymns at Mass? Given the state of Catholic liturgical music, itís a fair question. In the last century, Catholics exchanged their musical solid food for milkóusually skim and on the edge of going sour. Hymns at Mass are a recent addition to the liturgy. Hymns were used in the daily office, rotating by day or by season, but the Tridentine Mass had chants for particular daysóthe propers of the Massónot hymns. Protestant congregations who were departing from medieval practice in other ways introduced hymns into the liturgy itself, and, as many Christians of all kinds acknowledge, Catholic...
  • JEREMY HAS LINSANELY BAD TASTE IN MUSIC...[Bashed because he enjoys Christian music]

    02/16/2012 9:36:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    the daily swarm ^ | 2/15/2012 | smug web writer
    The phenom explains his favorite musical acts to FuseÖ
  • {A&E} 'Favoritest' Hymn of All Winner! [Two Fave Lds Hymns penned by Baptists!]

    12/29/2011 12:57:25 PM PST · by Colofornian · 43 replies
    LDS Living.com ^ | June 30, 2011 | Ashley Evanson
    The votes are in and we have a ďfavoritestĒ hymn. Congratulations to Ö I Know that My Redeemer LivesIím not really surprised this classic hymn won, but I am intrigued with the first runner-up, Come, Thou Fount. It only lost by one percent of the total votes, so clearly itís a popular hymn. But the funny thing is, itís not actually in the current hymnbook. Come, Thou Fount was the most requested write-in hymn from round one of voting, so we added it to the list of others. But if itís not even in the hymn book, why is it...
  • Best Advent Hymn

    12/02/2011 2:24:22 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 1, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I have published on this Hymn before but want to post on it again at the beginning of Advent in hopes that a few of you who have the influence and ability may see that this hymn in used in your parishes for Advent at some point.For my money the best Advent hymn ever written is Veni Redemptor Gentium (Come Redeemer of the Nations) written by St. Ambrose in the 4th Century.One of the beautiful things about the ancient Latin Hymns is how richly theological they are. Not content to merely describe the event in question, they give sweeping theological...
  • Is Christian Music 'Genreless' and 'Unoriginal'?

    09/14/2011 9:19:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/14/2011 | Jeff Schapiro
    While some have sought to make Christian music more relevant by adding an electric guitar or a hip-hop beat to it, others prefer to listen and worship through more traditional forms of music, such as hymns. But should Christian music be limited to a designated genre, or can faith-based themes be effectively portrayed through any number of styles? Though people may disagree on which style they like best, there's no denying that Christian or Gospel music is widely sought after. A 2009 report from the Gospel Music Association indicates that Christian music sales total about half a billion dollars per...
  • Some Well Loved HymnsÖ.

    05/05/2011 10:51:53 AM PDT · by sussex · 32 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 05/05/11 | the Aged P
    A minority of the musical elite are always sniffy about popular hymns forgetting they are popular because the tunes and the words have such a widespread appeal to ordinary folk Ė they communicate an electricity that runs deep into the very essence of our souls. As The Reverend Rowland Hill, pastor of the Surrey Chapel in London said in the early 19th century ďThe Devil Should Not Have All The Best TunesĒ So here is a purely personal choice of hymns that always make the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end
  • Jesus is Risen song (Beirut Flash Mob)

    04/25/2011 10:32:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 70 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/21/2011
    City Mall - Beirut, Lebanon - Easter 2011 (Click on "CC" for English subtitles)
  • Medley of Hymns

    01/17/2011 6:55:39 PM PST · by Revski · 3 replies
    Revski's Youtube ^ | 1-17-2011 | Revski
    The wonderful hymns in this video are, Precious Memories, In The Garden, Precious Lord, Softly and Tenderly, Lord Iím Coming Home and are arranged in autumn scenic views!
  • A new perspective on devotional music

    12/25/2010 2:34:29 AM PST · by RJR_fan · 15 replies · 3+ views
    Christmas 2010 | self
    We have so much sentimental claptrap offered to God as worship in the typical charismatic church. Some of it is so sickly saccharine, that a guy would consider it inappropriately homoerotic. I can get excited about my wife and me lying in each others' arms, gazing soulfully into each others' eyes -- but my God and me? On this Christmas morning, let's ponder a thought-experiment: how can we write worship songs that systematically and deliberately eschew romantic imagery? How can we use other forms of love as metaphors for our walk with God? Imagine the enduring gratitude and affection, for...
  • A hymn and a tribute to my Grandfather. This was his favorite...

    10/12/2010 9:07:53 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 13 replies
    My grandpa Johnson was the best. He was not a large man in stature. He was a gentle man. He taught me how to shoot the bee bee gun at the snapping turtle noses when the turtles were eating his bait. At his retirement home in Arkansas, He was a regular worker. A pattern maker. He was a super duper handy man. He was a man of God and a modest one. I don't know why he came to my mind today...but he did. He had a wicked sense of humor. During his last days he lived in my parents'...
  • Never forget our soldiers...(Vanity)

    09/14/2010 5:46:22 PM PDT · by Celtic Cross · 1 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WDrbbtaO0E
  • One of my Fav Hymns from Church today (LDS Caucus)

    08/22/2010 2:09:54 PM PDT · by Paragon Defender · 28 replies
    One of my Fav Hymns from Church today. Do you have a fav? In Humility, Our Savior 1. In humility, our Savior, Grant thy Spirit here, we pray, As we bless the bread and water In thy name this holy day. Let me not forget, O Savior, Thou didst bleed and die for me When thy heart was stilled and broken On the cross at Calvary. 2. Fill our hearts with sweet forgiving; Teach us tolerance and love. Let our prayers find access to thee In thy holy courts above. Then, when we have proven worthy Of thy sacrifice divine,...
  • Revealed: the tired, trendy, dated music planned for the Papal Mass in Coventry

    05/17/2010 3:15:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies · 280+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/17/2010 | Damian Thompson
    A ghastly discovery today: plans to subject Pope Benedict XVI to trendy musical tripe when he celebrates the Beatification Mass for Cardinal Newman at Coventry Airport on September 19. According to Nick Baty, a supporter of the little gang of composers who have liturgical commissions sewn up in this country, the music for the Mass will include:ē Eucharistic acclamations by Fr Peter Jones, who wrote the tiresome Coventry Gloria for John Paul IIís visit in 1982. Yes, heís still going strong;ē Christ be our Light by Bernadette Farrell, one of the inner circle of old trendies whose work is forced...
  • Sacred Music and Your Parish

    02/01/2010 3:36:39 PM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies · 397+ views
    CatholicExchange.com ^ | Trent Beattie
    Sacred Music and Your Parish February 1st, 2010 by Trent Beattie One can walk into nearly any parish today and hear almost any type of music, from Gregorian chant to folk music to heavy metal.† While most parishes offer one type of music within a given Mass, some parishes even provide a musical contrast within the same one.† I actually attended a funeral Mass in which an electric guitar was used alternately with a harp.† Figure that one out if you can.Unusual combinations aside, isnít it a good thing to have something different for everyone?† The old people can listen...