Sunday, April 3, 2016

Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing #40

Welcome to the 40th Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing!

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 "Praise Him! Praise Him!" written by Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915) & composed by Chester G. Allen.  
This author had such a difficult life but glorified God through her talent of writing.  Fanny was blind and lost her sight when she was only 6 weeks old due to a medical mishap.  And then, her father died when she was only 1 year old!  However, she wrote over 9,000 hymns in her lifetime and what makes that number even more unbelievable is that she didn't begin writing until she was 44 years old!!  It's never too late when God is in control.

I have included 2 YouTube videos of this fantastic hymn!  The "r" rolling of the Scottish accent makes the second version even more special.  Listen closely for that beautiful Scottish brogue.

Turn with me to number 190 in your hymnals and let's sing:

Praise Him!  Praise Him!
written by Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915) & composed by Chester G. Allen 
1. Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus our blessed Redeemer! Sing, O Earth, His wonderful love proclaim! Hail Him! Hail Him! highest archangels in glory;  Strength and honor give to His holy name!  Like a shepherd, Jesus will guard His children, In His arms He carries them all day long:


2.   Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus our blessed Redeemer!  For our sins He suffered and bled, and died;  He our Rock, our hope of eternal salvation, Hail Him! Hail Him!  Jesus the Crucified.  Sound His praises!  Jesus who bore our sorrows;  Love unbounded, wonderful, deep and strong: 


3.   Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus our blessed Redeemer!  Heavenly portals loud with hosannas ring!  Jesus, Savior, reigneth forever and ever;  Crown Him!  Crown Him!  Prophet, and Priest, and King!  Christ is coming! over the world victorious, Power and glory unto the Lord belong:


Praise Him! Praise Him! tell of His excellent greatness;  Praise Him! Praise Him! Ever in joyful song!

A special thanks to "TheHymnClub" for sharing this with us!

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo Day_zpsb50f87c9.jpg


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