Special Easter Programming
In addition to Easter music during the regular music segments there will be some special Easter programs on KHCB.
"Journey To Bethany"
March 19 – April 3
“Journey to Bethany is a dramatization of the life of Christ from Bethlehem to His return to Heaven. It will be aired March 19th thru Good Friday April 3rd on weekdays at 4am and 8pm Central, in place of “Unshackled”. This is a KHCB tradition. This program has been aired for many years but the message never changes! We serve a Risen Savior!
The complete “Messiah” will be aired and all other programming is preempted between Palm Sunday, 1pm – 4pm Central. The program will also include background information about the music and themes of Handel’s composition. The “Messiah” was written by George F. Handel in 24 days.
"Nick Guy and the Empty Tomb Affair"
March 30th - April 1
The program is from the producers of the Children’s program, “Reality Check”. It features Nick Guy and Dr. DeSoto who will scientifically and logically look into the different theories of the Resurrection. It will air Monday – Wednesday at 4pm Central.
We trust the music and programs will be a blessing to you this Easter as you celebrate the Resurrection.
"Keeping the Hymns Close By"
Be Thou My Vision
– Irish hymn, c. 8th century
Mary E. Byrne, 1880 - 1931
Eleanor H. Hull, 1860 - 1935
– Irish Melody
Proverbs 29:18 – Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
This eighth-century, anonymous, Irish hymn text expresses the ageless need of man to have a heavenly vision and to experience God’s care and personal presence throughout this earthly pilgrimage. The author’s high regard for God is evident in the various titles ascribed Him: Vision, Lord, Best Thought, Wisdom, Word, Great Father, High King, Inheritance, Treasure, Sun Ruler, and Heart.
Another interesting verse often omitted in our hymnals is:
Be Thou my breast-plate, my sword for the fight,
Be Thou my armour, and be Thou my might;
Thou my soul’s shelter, and Thou my high tower,
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my Power
Mary Byrne’s translation of this ancient Irish poem in English prose first appeared in the journal Erin, Volume Two, published in 1905. Later the prose was put into verse form by Eleanor H. Hull and published in her Poem Book of the Gael, 1912. The tune, “Slane” is a traditional Irish air from Patrick W. Joyce’s collection Old Irish Folk Music and Songs, published in 1909. The tune was originally used with a secular text. Its first association with this hymn text was in the Irish Church Hymnal of 1919.
Mary Elizabeth Byrne was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1880. She received her education at the University of Dublin and became a research worker and writer for the Board of Intermediate Education in her home town. One of her most important works was her contribution to the Old and Mid-Irish Dictionary and the Dictionary of the Irish Language.
Eleanor H. Hull was born in Manchester, England on January 15, 1860. She was the founder and secretary of the Irish Text Society. She authored several books on Irish history and literature.
May we as believers be characterized as people of vision – “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…” Hebrews 12:2
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