Category: Music for Sunday

Heirs to Our Father’s House

NOT PART OF THE HOUSE In the eighth chapter of John, the scribes and Pharisees are (as usual) all riled up.  First they bring to Jesus a woman caught in adultery, hoping to trap Him into saying something they could use against Him.  Then Jesus tells them He’s the light of the world, they say …

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Music for Sunday 7/15/18

There is a higher throne Than all this world has known. — It helps, when watching the news, to remember this.  All the squabbling, all the bickering, all the foolishness–all the suffering and every disaster–the things and priorities and passions of the world–these are not eternal.  They’re not the endgame.  These are “the first things,” …

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Music for Sunday 6/17/18

Ye who are men, now serve Him Against unnumbered foes. Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus — Come sing some manly hymns this Sunday!  Our first two hymns are all about rising up and standing up…and being done with lesser things. — Rise up, O men of God! Have done with lesser things; Give heart …

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Music for Sunday 6/10/18

“I count it all loss,” Paul says in Philippians 3.  “I count them but rubbish.”  He’s talking about the value of all things–everything he once considered valuable or worthy–compared to knowing Jesus. — More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, …

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Music for Sunday 5/27/18

Pray, then, in this way. –Matthew 6:9 The Lord’s Prayer–the example of prayer Jesus gave His disciples–is not a prayer without context.  In Matthew 6:1-15, Jesus is talking about the right attitudes in service, giving, and prayer: Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them.  Jesus warns against making a show …

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Music for Sunday 5/20/18

Glory be to God on high!  Be sure to join us this Sunday as our children’s choir sings (and illustrates!) the glory of God and the wonders of His creation. O Lord, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; The earth is full of Your possessions. Let the glory of …

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Music for Sunday 5/13/18

For the joy of human love, Brother, sister, parent, child, Friends on earth and friends above; For all gentle thoughts and mild: Lord of all, to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise. –For the Beauty of the Earth — There aren’t a lot of Mother’s Day hymns–at least not that I approve …

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Music for Sunday 5/6/18

We praise You, O God, our Redeemer, Creator, In grateful devotion our tribute we bring. We lay it before You, we kneel and adore You, We bless Your holy name, glad praises we sing. We worship You, God of our fathers, we bless You; Through life’s storm and tempest our Guide You have been. When …

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Music for Sunday 4/29/18

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God, my Father; There is no shadow of turning with Thee. Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not; As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be. While the title line and chorus of Great Is Thy Faithfulness come from this beautiful passage in Lamentations 3:22-23: The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed …

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Music for Sunday 3/18/18

Who would have thought that a Lamb could Rescue the souls of men? –Wonderful, Merciful Savior The Jews of Jesus’ time were familiar with the concept of sacrificing a lamb to atone for sins.  This was part of the system of sacrifices God had set out for them in Moses’ time.  But as they looked …

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