Sunday, April 12, 2020

Easter & Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing #84

Before we start our Sunday Hymn Sing let's celebrate our risen Savior!!
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo SundayRisen5_zpsbxqrfpq6.jpg

Welcome to the 84th 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 "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" written by Samuel Medley (1738-1799) composed by John Hatton (1809-1886).    
The author of today's featured hymn lived a worldly and sinful life until 1759 when he was injured in a navy battle.  He almost lost his leg because of this injury but he prayed that God would save his leg & God did!  After that point, Samuel Medley changed his life and lived the remainder of his life for Jesus!

     "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."
John 1:14

I have included 2 versions of this lovely hymn (below the lyrics).  The second version is performed by a lovely young singer.  Enjoy!

Turn with me to number 162 in your hymnals and let's sing:

I Know That My Redeemer Lives
written by Samuel Medley (1738-1799)  composed by John Hatton (1809-1886)

1. I know that my Redeemer lives;  What comfort this sweet sentence gives!  He lives, He lives, who once was dead;  He lives, my ever-living Head.

2.   He lives triumphant form the grave.  He lives eternally to save, He lives all glorious in the sky, He lives exalted there on high.

3.   He lives to bless me with His love, He lives to plead for me above, He lives my hungry soul to feed, He lives to help in time of need.

4.   He lives to grant me rich supply, He lives to guide me with His eye, He lives to comfort me when faint, He lives to hear my soul's complaint.

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


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