Sunday, May 1, 2022

Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing #106

Welcome to the 106th 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 "Though Your Sins Be As Scarlet" written by Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915) & composed by William H. Doane (1832-1915). 

This author became blind at the age of 6 weeks old after an illness.  At the age of 15 she went to a school for the blind in NY and received a very good education.  Fanny always wrote poetry but it wasn't until 1864 (when she was 32 years old) that she wrote her first hymn.  This was her philosophy:
"She says that had it not been for her affliction she might not have so good an education, nor so great an influence, and certainly not so fine a memory. She knows a great many portions of the Bible by heart, and had committed to memory the first four books of the Old Testament, and also the four Gospels before she was ten years of age."

“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool."
Isaiah 1:18

I have included 2 videos below the lyrics.  The second video is a Capella.  Enjoy!

Turn with me to number 256 in your hymnals and let's sing:

Though Your Sins Be As Scarlet
written by Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915) & composed by William H. Doane (1832-1915)

1. Though you sins be as scarlet, They shall be as white as snow;  as snow;  Though they be crimson.  They shall be as wool;  Though your sins be as scarlet, Though you sins be as scarlet.  They shall be as white as snow, They shall be as white as snow.

2.   Hear the voice that entreats you, O return ye unto God!  to God!  He is of great........compassion, And of wondrous love;  Hear the voice that entreats you, Hear the voice that entreats you, O return ye unto God!  O return ye unto God!

3.   He'll forgive your transgressions, And remember them no more;  no more;  "Look unto Me........... ye people."  Saith the Lord your God;  He'll forgive your transgressions, He'll forgive your transgressions, And remember them no more, And remember them no more.

A special thanks to "The Browns - Topic" for sharing this with us!


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