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To God Be The Glory

​To God Be the Glory is one of ​ the most loved of the more than 2000 Hymns and songs written by Fanny J Crosby. This text is unique from Crosby’s other hymns because, rather than focus on our experience of God, the words are wholly about God and His perfect glory. In a sense, the […]

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Morning Has Broken

​The hymn, Morning Has Broken,​ was written in 1931 by Eleanor Farjeon. ​The tune it is set to, BUNESSAN, is a Gaelic tune that was first published (melody only) in Lachlan Macbean’s Songs and Hymns of the Gael (1888) as a setting for Mary Macdonald’s carol “Child in the Manger.” The tune is named after […]

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Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

​Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing…. ​​In 1752, a young Robert Robinson attended an evangelical meeting to heckle the believers and make fun of the proceedings. Instead, he listened in awe to the words of the great preacher George Whitefield, and in 1755, at the age of twenty, Robinson responded to the call he felt […]

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Because He Lives

​Because He Lives​ is a relative new comer to the modern hymnal. Written in 1971, it is just one of over 700 songs written by Bill & Gloria Gaither. Despite being less than 50 years old, it ​has become a favorite and is already published in at least 38 hymnals.  ​Because He Lives – Lyrics​God […]

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Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou My Vision ​is a very old Irish Hymn. According to mythology, when St. Patrick was a missionary in Ireland in the 5th century, King Logaire of Tara decreed that no one was allowed to light any fires until a pagan festival was begun by the lighting of a fire on Slane Hill. In a […]

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Doxology (Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow)

​Doxology, also known by it’s first line “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”​ is one of the most widely known hymns of all time. ​​​Written in 1674 by Thomas Ken, this hymn is sung to the tune “Old 100th”. It is often sung as a call to worship and it celebrated across almost all […]

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I Need Thee Every Hour

​I Need Thee Every Hour ​was written by Annie S. Hawks and Robert Lowry in 1872​​​.  ​When this hymn was first published in 1873, this Bible verse was included underneath the title: “Without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:5 KJV). Each of the first four stanzas of this hymn dwells on a different facet […]

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Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus

​’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, ​This classic hymn was written around 1882 by ​Louisa M.R. Stead.  Just two years prior Lousia Stead’s husband had died by drowning.  Two years later, this hymn was published. It is widely believed that she wrote this hymn in response to the peace she found in trusting Jesus despite […]

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Jesus Paid It All

​Written in 1818 by Elvina M. Hall, ​Jesus Paid It All has become one of the world’s best loved hymns appearing in over 700 hymnals!  It speaks of the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ on the cross at Calvary. ​​​ ​Jesus Paid It All – LyricsI hear the Savior say,”Thy strength indeed is small,Child of weakness, […]

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Leaning On The Everlasting Arms

​Leaning On The Everlasting Arms​, written in 1887 by E.A. Hoffman, was inspired by Deuteronomy 33:27, “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms” (KJV). As the hymn is sung, contemplate what it means to find refuge in our heavenly Father’s arms in times of fear and trial, and to allow […]

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