Has It Come to This?

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

“We’d like for you to sing traditional carols at the Tree Lighting.” “Wonderful, that is just what we love to do.” Our homeschool history club advisor was glad when the organizers of our town’s tree lighting ceremony finally called. It was someone different this year and we needed to know how long they wanted us…
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Hymn of the Week: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation! O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salvation! All ye who hear, now to His temple draw near; Praise Him in glad adoration. Praise to the Lord, who over all things so wondrously reigneth, Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so…
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Hymn of the Week: O Worship the King

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

As you know if you have followed us awhile, we like to teach our children a new hymn every week. Now, we don’t always succeed, but here’s the idea: Each day of that week, we sing the same hymn all the way through. Each day, we explain a different verse of that hymn. There is…
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HOTW: Born This Happy Morning

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

O Come All Ye Faithful Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning; Jesus, to Thee be all glory given; Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing. What a happy day indeed that saw the promises fulfilled – a Savior born to a fallen world! This verse makes me think of Simeon and Anna…
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HOTW: Come and behold Him

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

   O Come All Ye Faithful   O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem. Come and behold Him, born the King of angels; Refrain O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord. The first verse of…
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HOTW: Second Adam from Above

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Welcome to the last post in our series on Hark the Herald Angels Sing. If this is the first one you’ve seen, you may want to begin with our Introduction. Come, Desire of nations, come, Fix in us Thy humble home; Rise, the woman’s conqu’ring Seed, Bruise in us the serpent’s head. Adam’s likeness, Lord,…
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Our Thanksgiving Traditions

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

We just love Thanksgiving! What a wonderful holiday! Leading up to the day, we teach our children great hymns of Thanksgiving, such as “We Gather Together,”  “Come Ye Thankful People, Come,”  “Count Your Blessings,” and “Now Thank We All Our God.” We particularly love “We Gather Together,” because it was a Dutch song of the proper…
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

This is probably the most popular of the Thanksgiving hymns! Come, Ye Thankful People, Come Words: Henry Alford, 1844 Music: George J. Elvey, 1858 Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home; All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin. God our Maker doth provide for our wants to be…
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We Gather Together

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

This is another favorite.  This is a Dutch hymn written in 1597 to celebrate a great victory, 23 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth!  Since the Pilgrims lived for a time in Holland, it’s especially appropriate to include in our Thanksgiving hymnbook. We Gather Together Words & Music: Adrianus Valerius English Translation: Theodore Baker,…
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Now Thank We All Our God

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

The next few Sundays we’ll be posting songs of thanksgiving.  I love the old German hymns which have made it into our songbooks here — this is one of my favorites for Thanksgiving or any time of year!  Be sure and read the background story on NetHymnal (follow the link): Now Thank We All Our God…
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