Sunday, August 2, 2020

Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing #88

Welcome to the 88th 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 "From Every Stormy Wind That Blows" written by Hugh Stowell (1799-1865) composed by Thomas Hastings (1784-1872)   
Today's featured author graduated from Oxford and then immediately went on to work in the church.  He held many different positions in his church.  He edited and published many volumes of hymns.

    "Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."
Hebrews 4:16

I have included 2 versions of this lovely hymn (below the lyrics).  The second is A Cappella.  Enjoy!

Turn with me to number 401 in your hymnals and let's sing:

From Every Stormy Wind That Blows
written by Hugh Stowell (1799-1865) & composed by Thomas Hastings (1784-1872)

1. From every stormy wind that blows, From every swelling tide of woes, There is a calm, a sure retreat;  'Tis found beneath the mercy seat.

2.   There is a place where Jesus sheds The oil of gladness on our heads;  A place of all on earth most sweet:  It is the blood-bought mercy seat.

3.   There is a spot where spirits blend, Where friend holds fellowship with friend;  Tho' sundered far, by faith they meet Around one common mercy seat.

4.   O may my hand forget her skill, My tongue be silent, cold and still.  This bounding heart forget to beat, If I forget the mercy seat.

A special thanks to "SE Samonte" for sharing this with us!


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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful.!!!! I go to a church where there is just a piano and us singing!!! So much more beautiful than lots of distracting instraments.


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