Sunday, March 5, 2017

Old Fashion Sunday Hymn Sing #50

Welcome to the 50th 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 "O God of Love! O King of Peace!" written by Henry W. Baker (1821-1877) & Composed by Henry K. Oliver (1800-1885).  
Henry Baker was born in London and was educated at Trinity College in Cambridge.  He became the vicar of Monkland, Herefordshire and remained there until he died.  He wrote many hymns.

"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.  And be thankful."  Colossians 3:15

Please enjoy todays featured hymn by listening to the YouTube videos below the lyrics!

Turn with me to number 525 in your hymnals and let's sing:

O God of Love! O King of Peace!
written by Henry W. Baker (1821-1877) composed by Henry K. Oliver (1800-1885)

1. O God of Love! O King of peace!  Make wars throughout the world to cease;  The wrath of sinful man restrain;  Give peace, O God, give peace again.

2.   Remember, Lord, Thy works of old, The wonders that our fathers told;  Remember not our sins' dark stain;  Give peace, O God, give peace again.

3.   Whom shall we trust but Thee, O Lord?  Where rest but on Thy faithful word?  None ever called on Thee in vain;  Give peace, O God, give peace again.

4.  Where saints and angels dwell above, All hearts are knit in holy love;  O bind us in that heav'nly chain;  Give peace, O God, give peace again.

A special thanks to "Thomas Tallis - Topic" for sharing this with us!
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo Day_zpsb50f87c9.jpg


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