Sunday, July 5, 2015

Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing #32

I miss the old hymns that I remember from my childhood - there were no drums, no electric guitar and no mind numbing beat. It was just voices and maybe a piano or an organ. The choir led the congregation in singing - and the words of these hymns are poetic. I realize that there is a need for the modern "seeker oriented" worship music - but it is also necessary to have deeper songs (no offense intended to anyone who prefers the newer church songs).

I decided to have an "Old Fashion Sunday Hymn Sing" once a month on this blog.
I personally do NOT have a great singing voice - I used to play the guitar & piano but my voice is NOT an instrument. That's the great thing about this digital hymn sing, you can warble along without being embarrassed or without offending anyone else.

The hymns that we will be studying are taken from an old hymnal from a Baptist church that is no longer in existence - "The North American Hymnal" published in 1956 by "THE ROGER WILLIAMS PRESS"

I will also try to find a version of the featured hymn on "YouTube" to share with you each month.


 

Today's featured hymn is "God Bless Our Native Land" written by John S. Dwight (1752-1817) composed by F. Giardini (1716-1796).  There was a little bit of conflicting information on the history of this hymn.  In the "North American Hymnal" it states that the author is John S. Dwight, however, in my online research it seems that John S. Dwight translated this hymn from German and the original author was Siegfried A. Mahlmann.  Whatever the truth, please enjoy this hymn.




Please take the time to listen to the YouTube video below the lyrics & enjoy!



Turn with me to number 517 in your hymnals and let's sing:

God Bless Our Native Land
written by John S. Dwight(1752-1817) composed by F. Giardini(1716-1796)
1. God bless our native land;  Firm may she ever stand Thro'storm and night;  When the wild tempests rave, Ruler of winds and wave.  Do Thou our country save By Thy great might.


2.   For her our prayers shall rise To God, above the skies;  On Him we wait;  Thou who art ever nigh, Guardian with watchful eye, To Thee aloud we cry, God save the state.










A special thanks to "#TheNew101StringsOrchestra" for sharing this with us!
 
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365 Days of Being THANKFUL - DAY#221

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A few months ago I decided that I would start a new series on this blog called: "365 Days of Being THANKFUL".  The more I thought about it the more I felt led by God but then at the same time I started wondering if I would be able to do this for a whole year!  One month of being thankful is measurable let alone hundreds of days!
So, I am more than half of the way through my challenge - I must be able to find something each day that I am thankful for, since I am so blessed.
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DAY#221 Today I am thankful for God's gift of free will

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DAY#220

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Fourth & The Great Blog Train 31 (Dining Car)

To all our American Travelers:
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Appetizer:  Breaded Zucchini Strips
Soup: Garden Vegetable
Salad: Micro-Greens with House Dressing  
Main Dish:  Caramelized Onion Chicken Burger Wrap with Arugula & Spicy Sour Cream (click HERE for recipe)
Sides:  Corn on the Cob or Fresh Green Beans
Dessert:  Blueberry Pie
Beverage: Coffee, Tea or Blackberry Soda

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Grab your meal, take a seat and enjoy the train ride!
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If you link up that means your blog will be seen on 8 different blogs!!!


Please meet our Destination Co-host:
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This month we will be travelling to L'Île Perrot, QUEBEC!
Also, remember to visit the DINING CAR on one of the Engineer's blogs!

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Remember to join the fun even if you are running a little late.  The last entry will receive the Caboose Feature! 

June's Caboose and featured blog happens to be:

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Introducing Week#2 Cohosts for the JULY 2015 #ChainLinkyCLIMB

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WELCOME!
It's the month long Networking Blog Hop 
Networking means helping each other grow!! 
If you want to promote a CLIMB link, then use #ChainLinkyCLIMB on Twitter or Google+ so that we can all help each other grow!
Here's how the Giveaway & Co-hosting works - the co-hosts from the previous month's CLIMB will have the opportunity to participate in a Giveaway during the next CLIMB - that gives co-hosts 2 months in a row of blog growing fun!!  (If you would like to co-host please sign up at the end of this post using the last "Linky")
Please welcome The July 2015 Chain "Linky" CLIMB week#2 co-hosts:

Anna from "Cuddlebug Cuties"
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Miranda is one of our permanent "fill-in" cohosts.  Checkout what's been happening on "The Myrabev Life" lately:
Personal Confessions - Debt is no Small Matter
Health & Exercise Monthly Update- Three
Personal Confessions - Finding the Good in Goodbye
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(Checkout this month's wonderful Sponsor!) 
Cynthia from "ShorelineDesigned"
Handmade one-of-a-kind jewelry & beads made from beautiful beach stones from the Great Lakes Shoreline.
Travel along the shoreline with Cynthia via her blog (click HERE to view her blog)

Shoreline Designed
(Please click on the ad above to view her shop)

365 Days of Being THANKFUL - DAY#220

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A few months ago I decided that I would start a new series on this blog called: "365 Days of Being THANKFUL".  The more I thought about it the more I felt led by God but then at the same time I started wondering if I would be able to do this for a whole year!  One month of being thankful is measurable let alone hundreds of days!
So, I am more than half of the way through my challenge - I must be able to find something each day that I am thankful for, since I am so blessed.
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DAY#220 Today I am thankful for freedom

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click to read:
DAY#219

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