Category Archives: Music

A Gospel “Hallelujah”

Our son Michael shared his first public solo in church this morning, and Cheryl & I were extremely proud of how well he did. He taught himself to play the guitar this past year and has been developing both vocally … Continue reading

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“Here I Raise Mine Ebenezer”

The second verse of the hymn, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”, begins, “Here I raise mine Ebenezer” — a reference which escapes some who sing it. The Biblical source for these words is in I Samuel 7. The prophet … Continue reading

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Fairest Lord Jesus

The hymn “Fairest Lord Jesus” has an uncertain origin. It was first published in a German Roman Catholic publication in 1677, without attribution to an author. It is interesting that Samuel Rutherford, the Scottish Puritan pastor who was exiled in … Continue reading

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My “Holy Saturday” Tradition

I attended a Good Friday service at Trinity Baptist, Norman last night and really enjoyed the service. It included some public worship singing, a series of scripture readings, and several choir anthems. I had not been in the habit, as … Continue reading

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“Lord We Come To Hear Your Word”

Cheryl & I have visited Trinity Baptist, Norman OK, with pastor Ronnie Rogers, for a couple of weeks, and both Sunday mornings they have sung the song, “Lord We Come To Hear Your Word” just before the message. I visited … Continue reading

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