Sunday, August 6, 2023

Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing #120

Welcome to the 120th 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 "In Heavenly Love Abiding" written by Anna L. Waring (1820-1910) & composed by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847).  The author of this beautiful hymn was a Welsh poet and hymn writer for the Anglican church.  It is interesting to note that most of her work was not published until after her death.

I have included 2 videos below the lyrics (the second video is a cappella) .

Turn with me to number 356 in your hymnals and let's sing:

In Heavenly Love Abiding
written by Anna L. Waring (1820-1910) composed by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

1. In heavenly love abiding, No change my heart shall fear;  And safe is such confiding, For nothing changes here.  The storm may roar without me, My heart may low be laid, But God is round about me, And can I be dismayed?

2.   Wherever He may guide me, No want shall turn me back;  My Shepherd is beside me, And nothing can I lack.  His wisdom every waketh, His sight is never dim;  He knows the way He taketh, And i will walk with Him.

3.   Green pastures are before me, Which yet I have not seen;  Bright skies will soon be o'er me, Where the dark clouds have been.  My hope I cannot measure, My path to life is free;  My Savior has my treasure, And He will walk with me.

A special thanks to "Martijn de Groot" for sharing this with us!

A special thanks to "One In Him" for sharing this with us!


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  1. Oh, WOW, enjoyed the a cappella version! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 124. Pinned.

  2. I was having this conversation with a woman in our small group about a month back about the gift of finding worship services that suit one. I happen to be one that does enjoy the more modern music but for a while I did attend and participate in music ministry for a Church that had multiple services that covered everything from the early morning crack of dawn service with no music for those who wanted to come and be gone to more modern services for those who liked it to always one traditional service with the old organ hymns. I'm not sure any music is more right than another it is about what helps you find God in worship.


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