Sunday, April 2, 2023

Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing #116

Welcome to the 116th 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 "Christ Arose" written & composed by Robert Lowry (1826-1899).  This featured author was a devout Christian starting at an early age - when he was a teenager he taught Sunday school and was part of the church choir.  Then in adulthood he became a professor and preacher. 

Today is Palm Sunday (see link below)
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 but I also wanted to draw your attention to the possible significance of today's date (give or take a few days):
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I have included 2 videos below the lyrics (the second video being a special acappella version) .      Enjoy!

Turn with me to number 157 in your hymnals and let's sing:

Christ Arose
written composed by Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

1. Low in the grave He lay - Jesus my Savior!  Waiting the coming day - Jesus my Lord!


2.   Vainly they watch His bed - Jesus my Savior!  Vainly they seal the dead - Jesus my Lord!


3.   Death cannot keep his prey- Jesus my Savior!  He tore the bars away - Jesus my Lord!



Up from the grave He arose, (He arose,) With a mighty triumph o'er His foes; (He arose)

He arose a Victor from the dark domain, And He lives forever with His saints to reign.

He arose! (He arose!) He arose! (He arose!)  Hallelujah!  Christ arose!

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

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


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