Hymn of the Month

Wonderful Grace of Jesus

Author & Composer – Haldor Lillenas, 1885 – 1959Written in 1918 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich.II Corinthians 8:9 Haldor Lillenas was born on the Island of Stord in the fjord […]

My Country, ‘Tis Of Thee

Author – Samuel Frances Smith, 1808- 1895 Music – Source Unknown. From Thesaurus Musicus, 1744 Psalm 33:12 – Blessed is the nation whose God is the lord; and the people whom He hath chosen for His own inheritance. Samuel Francis Smith was a Baptist preacher and patriot of the past century. He graduated from Harvard […]

Praise Ye The Lord The Almighty

Author – Joachim Neander, 1650 – 1680 English Translation – Catherine Winkworth, 1827 – 1878 Tune – “Lobe Den Herren” Psalm 67:3 – Let the people praise Thee, O God; let all the people praise Thee. Joachim Neander was born in Bremen, Germany. He wrote approximately sixty hymns and composed many tunes. Nearly all of […]

Take My Life And Let It Be

Author – Frances Ridley Havergal, 1836 – 1879 Composer – H.A. Cesar Malan, 1787- 1864 I Corinthians 10:31 – Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. Frances Ridley Havergal, born in England, is often referred to as “the consecration poet.” It has been said that […]

Blessed Assurance

Author – Fanny J.Crosby, 1820 – 1915 Composer – Phoebe P. Knapp, 1839- 1908 Hebrews 10:22 – Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Fanny Crosby, the blind American poetess, has often been called […]

Christ The Lord Is Risen Today

Author – Charles Wesley 1707-1788 Composer – not identified Matthew 28:6 – He is not here: For He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. This hymn was written by Charles Wesley for the first service in the chapel called the Foundry Meeting House in 1739. This hymn was […]

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

Author – Isaac Watts, 1674 – 1748 Music – From a Gregorian Chant Arranged – Lowell Mason, 1792-1872 Galatians 6:14 – But God forbid that I should boast save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world was been crucified to me, and I to the world. This hymn by Isaac […]

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Author – Thomas O Chisholm, 1866-1960Composer – William M Runyan, 1870 – 1957 Thomas Obadiah Chisholm was born in a humble log cabin in Franklin, Kentucky. Without the benefit of high school or advanced training, he began his career as a school teacher at the age of 16 in the same country school where he […]