One of the best things about being in France is learning a whole number of new hymns and worship songs - and being able to use those to learn more actual French as well! Venez, divin Messie (Come, divine Messiah) is a lovely French song which perfectly demonstrates how we wait in hope, especially during … Continue reading Hymns: Venez, divin Messie!
"Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken." - Psalm 62:2 Faithful one, so unchanging Ageless one, you're my rock of peace Lord of all I depend on you I call out to you, again and again I call out to you, again and again You are my … Continue reading Song: Faithful One
"God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning - the sixth day." - Genesis 1:31 Since I'm in France I thought talking about a French song would be appropriate. Infiniment Grand is a modern song, which is a reminder of God's creation, God's power, and … Continue reading Song: Infiniment Grand
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” - Matthew 11:28-30 One of my favourite things … Continue reading Hymns: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
"Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." - Lamentations 3:22-23 As I so often seem to do, I'm coming back to the theme of God's enduring faithfulness. I know some people who don't particularly like this hymn. Those who find … Continue reading Hymns: Great Is Thy Faithfulness
There is a worrying amount to do before September. It's very tempting to just stick my head in the sand but I've done that enough already. When I finally dare to take my head out of the sand I always worry that I'll be surrounded by paperwork. Fortunately, it's mostly under control. But try telling … Continue reading Hymns: I Will Sing The Wondrous Story
This choice might be surprising. My general preference for hymns and songs is that they are traditional. And most usually don't have choruses. And most aren't written by Hillsong. To be fair, this song has a lot of what makes a good hymn or song. Words that speak of the Gospel. A song through which … Continue reading Song: O Praise The Name (Anástasis)