Sunday, January 3, 2021

Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing #92

Welcome to the 92nd 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 "Sing Them Over Again to Me" written & composed by Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876).    
At a very young age, today's featured writer/composer worked on farms and lumber camps to support himself (all while continuing his schooling).  He was 12 years old when he became a Christian at a revival meeting.  These revival meetings inspired him and eventually he was the music leader for traveling tent revival meetings.  He traveled with Major D. W. Whittle in the southern states.  Unfortunately, he and his wife were killed in a tragic train crash (he was only 38 years old).  His first book of Gospel songs was published in 1874.   

"Then Jesus declared, 'I am the bread of life.  Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.' 
John 6:35

I have included 2 versions of this lovely hymn (below the lyrics).  Enjoy!

Turn with me to number 447 in your hymnals and let's sing:

Sing Them Over Again to Me
written & composed by Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876)

1. Sing them over again to me, Wonderful words of Life;  Let me more of their beauty see, Wonderful words of Life.  Words of life and beauty, Teach me faith and duty; 


2.   Christ the blessed One, gives to all, Wonderful words of Life;  Sinner, list to the loving call, Wonderful words of Life.  All so freely given, Wooing us to heaven;


3.   Sweetly echo the gospel call, Wonderful words of Life;  Offer pardon and peace to all, Wonderful words of Life.  Jesus, only Savior, Sanctify forever;



Beautiful words, wonderful words, Wonderful words of Life..........

Beautiful words, wonderful words, Wonderful words of Life.

A special thanks to "Hal Leonard & Shawnee Press Church Choral" for sharing this with us!


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