Sunday, February 7, 2021

Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing #93

Welcome to the 93rd 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 "Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts" written by Anonymous (11th Century).    
I found conflicting information on who actually wrote this hymn.  In my hymnal, the author is unknown (Anonymous).  However, online I found reference to Bernard of Clairvaux.  Bernard was born in France to wealthy parents.  After his mother passed away when he was 17 years old he then decided to become a monk.  He entered a Benedictine monastery and served God there for the remainder of his life.   

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. 
John 8:12

I have included 2 versions of this lovely hymn (below the lyrics).  The second version has been modernized in a very classy way.  Enjoy!

Turn with me to number 414 in your hymnals and let's sing:

Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts
written by Anonymous, Latin, 11th Century
translated by Ray Palmer (1808-1887) & composed by Henry Baker (1824-1877)

1. Jesus, Thou Joy of loving hearts, Thou Fount of life, Thou Light of men, From the best bliss that earth imparts  We turn unfilled to Thee again.

2.   Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood;  Thou savest those that on Thee call;  to them that seek Thee Thou art good.  To them that find Thee All in all.

3.   We taste Thee, O Thou living Bread, And long to feast upon Thee still:  We drink of Thee the Fountain-head  And thirst our souls with Thee to fill.

4.   Our restless spirits yearn for Thee, Where'er our changeful lot is cast:  Glad when Thy gracious smile we see, Blest when our faith can hold Thee fast.

5.   O Jesus, ever with us stay, Make all our moments calm and bright:  Chase the dark night of sin away, Shed o'er the world Thy holy light.

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


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the feature of my Valentine Ideas post. I really appreciate it and wish you a blessed day!


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