"Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." - Psalm 23:4 Psalm 23 is probably among the best-known Bible passages. And it's easy to see why. It's beautiful, it's evocative, it's reassuring. I will admit, Year Abroad … Continue reading Hymns: The Lord’s My Shepherd (Townend)
"Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise." - Psalm 47:6-7 The GBU weekend last weekend was hugely valuable to me. It encouraged me to be more disciplined. It taught and reminded me about the connection … Continue reading Forgotten Joys
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