Sunday, January 1, 2023

Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing #113

Welcome to the 113th 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 "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken" written by John Newton (1725-1807) & composed by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809).  Today's featured author had a difficult start in life.  His mother passed away when he was only 7 years old and then he was forced to work with his father at sea when he was only 11 years old.  Things only became worse after that - he became captive to a slave trader in West Africa.  He eventually escaped and then became a serious abolitionist.  He became a Christian at age 23 and his faith continued to grow and deepen.  Many of his lyrics/hymns have a personal history behind them. 

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I have included 2 videos below the lyrics.    Enjoy!

Turn with me to number 429 in your hymnals and let's sing:

Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken
written by John Newton (1725-1807) & composed by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

1. Glorious things of thee are spoken, Zion, city of our God;  He, whose word cannot be broken, Formed thee for His own abode;  On the Rock of Ages founded, What can shake thy sure repose?  With salvation's walls surrounded, Thou may'st smile at all they foes.

2.   See, the streams of living waters, Springing from eternal Love, Well supply thy sons and daughters, And all fear of want remove;  Who can faint, while such a river Ever flows their thirst t'assuage?  Grace which, like the Lord, the Giver, Never fails from age to age.

3.   Round each habitation hovering.  See the cloud and fire appear For a glory and a covering, Showing that the Lord is near;  Glorious things of thee are spoken, Zion, city of our God;  He, whose word cannot be broken, Formed thee for His own abode.

A special thanks to "Fountainview Academy" for sharing this with us!

A special thanks to "Classic Hymns" for sharing this with us!


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