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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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Whate’er My God Ordains Is Right

The words of this old hymn are very pertinent for me right now – in a number of ways – and perhaps they may minister to you, too.  Samuel Rodigast (1649-1708), the son of a Lutheran minister in Germany, wrote this … Continue reading

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