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: 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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HOTW: Born that man no more may die …

Monday, December 6th, 2010

This is the third stanza in our Hymn of the Week series. To read the whole story, start with the introduction from Sunday or the second stanza, Monday. * * * * * Hail the heav’nly Prince of Peace! Hail the Sun of Righteousness! Light and life to all He brings, Ris’n with healing in…
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HOTW: Veiled in Flesh …

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Usually, teaching the first stanza of familiar hymns means correcting misunderstandings about the language (like angels singing, “Hark!”). The second stanza is where you usually find the first totally new lyrics. It’s where you often find new insights, too, since the words are are fresh and we haven’t grown complacent from hearing them a hundred…
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Hymn of the Week: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

This is one of those hymns that we think we all know, but usually only sing the first verse. This is like nibbling on the salad and walking out on the feast. Charles Wesley packed so much Biblical truth into this carol, you not only don’t want to miss it, but you ought to make…
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