Sunday Songs

Some of my hymns, http://rhiannonshymns.co.uk/  posted on Sundays

Mystery disclosed

I thought it would be nice to put up regularly on a Sunday one of my stock of Christian hymns http://rhiannonshymns.co.uk/ Many of these were written after helpful messages looking at Bible passages. People like to frighten, tease, speculate on mysteries …

He put a new song in my mouth

(Psalm 40:3) Lifted from mire that sucks and grips, set down to stand upon firm ground, he placed a new song on my lips, to sing of such a Saviour...

Access to God

Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays I stand amazed in the presence of God: Father, Spirit, Son. The Spirit brought me through Jesus right up to the Father’s throne. How marvellous, how wonderful:

Draw near, and pray

Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays Man can come to God almighty, draw near and pray; holy God of love and pity, draw near and pray...

"I was blind but now I see!"

Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays : The blind man could see: what amazed him the most – the colours, the animals, plants, sky and host of faces unknown (he had always been blind), – or, who this man was, with such skill and so kind? …

Sunday Song

As I cannot post this Sunday, I'm posting this now for my 'Sunday Songs' collection. It is a loose translation of a Welsh hymn: For you know I love you, Saviour …

The need for God’s revelation

Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays: Man, created in God’s image, knew communion with his Lord: earth’s Creator and Sustainer Adam...

"Don't Worry!"

Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays : That wretched thing called worry goes round and round and round inside my head, – I’m sorry...

Bad Memories

Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays : Bad memories can’t be erased, but Christ can quell all hate; can help us pity – make us see our own imperfect state.
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The Ugly and the Beautiful

Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays – 'They were filled with venom … Beautiful the contrast: perfume, love, outpoured … Rash their rushing judgement'

Comforted and comforting

Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays : Humdrum days can hum with praise, lonely time becomes sublime when, by God’s salvation blest...

Supporting Grace

Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays : Through faith the mouths of lions were shut, and fiery flame was quenched – the God all able...

"We cannot help speaking of what we have seen and heard."*

Continuing the idea of one of my hymns on Sundays : Imprisoned by mere men, God brought them out of jail to tell the way of life to all in public,...

Personal Instructor

Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays : I will praise the LORD, who counsels me … Instructor true within to train in ways of truth and right, exposing devious sin. … mould me to be more gentle, kind – and sorry when I fail …

His Sight, His Help

Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays : He glances through the galaxy, he scans me through and through … he helps all those who pray and ask – he hears.

Living between the two appearings

Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays : With one eye looking back to when the grace of God appeared, and one eye looking on to where all history is steered, we navigate our path through ‘now’, while treasured, guided here below …

The End and Beginning of the Day

Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays: … Upstairs I wander, sleepily wonder, “What will tomorrow bring? … … “When it is morning, while I am yawning, stretching, or getting dressed …

Rest for the weary

[Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays :] Weary from hunting truth and peace: empty each hoped-for thrill … rested your burdened soul will be

On the parable … (Luke 11:5–9)

If to a friend at midnight you went to ask for bread – ‘Another friend has come to stay, and I’ve no food,’ you said …

Journey

My life is like a railway – I travel on each day. The bit that’s gone before now for ever’s passed away …

The Praise Isaiah foresaw

[Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays] : Day of praise – … Day of joy for … Day of grace and exultation … Holy Spirit great within – irrepressibly we sing.

"… that by believing you may have life in His name."

[Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays :] (John 2:11, 20:31) The water was changed into wine, – a quiet, miraculous sign, and those...

Deep Love

[Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays :] Amazing, awesome, wonderful is God’s unspotted love. Its span we cannot fathom, its...

Deep Happiness (cf Psalm 1)

Who tastes real happiness? supported, blessed and strong to stand against the throng enticing to do wrong …
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Seasonal Provision

[Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays :] Through the winter’s cold and snows, trees are leafless, nothing grows, – God has promised...

Love Unsparing

[Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays :] … a treasure rare, true concern by those who care, thoughtful, willing, generous, wise; powered by grace that God supplies …

Pure Heart (Calon Lân)

This is based on the Welsh hymn (‘Calon Lân’ by Mr Daniel James) often sung at Rugby Internationals. Do they think of the meaning of the words?? Do...

Longing for home

[Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays :] This life can seem a wilderness, with heaven far ahead – by grace, like manna, Christ can bless – he is the living Bread …

Look who Jesus is!

[Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays :] Look, see the Lamb! * … Look, see the man! ** … Look, see your King!*** … Look see, with faith the Lord above! **** …

Heavenly Praise

[Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays :] The Lamb who once was slain, the Lion is alive. He triumphed and will reign; he’s worthy to receive – all glory, praise that we can bring …

Acknowledge and Remember

Remember, give thanks for all endings of strife, remember the many who died, gave their life to help keep the safety of neighbours and kin, and...

Press On

[Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays:] Our insight into love divine incites to copy love sublime – incentive to be selfless, kind:...

Resurrection power

[Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays:] Jesus was raised by God’s great might, raised from the dead to realms of Light; Head of the church at God’s right hand, – mighty the power at his command. Power, help when I’m tempted, power, when I’m afflicted …

People say ‘the grace’ to each other

[Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays:]. (May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14) … we cannot understand his might, but love to learn and praise, tell of his gracious ways!

A Carol

"… See! See! the Son has come, the only perfect Saving One. Sing! Sing! the joy he’ll bring to all who find our Jesus. …" sung to 'Greensleves' https://soundcloud.com/rhiannon-weber/carolrec2greensleves

Mary’s Tale

No-one like him … and my heart was bleeding as his life was outpoured …

Baby born one day …

[Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays, though two hours early this week!] As it is set to an old Welsh Carol Tune, I have attempted to sing it again: https://soundcloud.com/rhiannon-weber/baby-born-one-day-a

Amazed!

[Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays, though again, about a couple of hours early, and as the rousing tune is probably unknown to many, I’ve attempted to sing it again. https://soundcloud.com/rhiannon-weber/the-angels-wonder-1] … for all that exists had its being from him whom the wise men adore! …

Look back, Look on …

[Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays: to the tune 'Auld Lang Syne'] 1. Look back – remember all God’s care, look on – the way ahead is known to him – he will be there, walk on in faith, not dread …

The transfiguration

[Continuing the idea of one of my old hymns on Sundays] Just once he showed his awesome majesty, unveiling of his shining deity … as Rescuer soon he would depart, and lead to freedom, blessings great impart …

Real prayer ?

So is it to yourself you pray, or words up to the ceiling say? do you just bow towards the ground, enacting for your friends around? …

Reasons to Praise

[Continuing the idea of a hymn on Sundays] Wholehearted praise, through all my days; reflective gaze, on all your ways: creation beautiful I see, and...

on Psalm 121

… For he is there who is my help forevermore, and now. The Maker of the heaven and earth keeps watch where’er I go … [Continuing the idea of a hymn on Sundays]

Catch a rising fear …

to the tune: of ‘Catch a falling star …’

King David’s Struggles

[Continuing the idea of a hymn on Sundays] … Whatever causes of his turmoil: his sin, his troubles, scheming Saul: however low, he’d still in prayer toil, and on the Lord of promise call …

"What is man that you are mindful of him?”

[Continuing the idea of a hymn for Sundays, but posted a day early this week] Stars of the universe remind us that the Lord is powerful, wise, and...

Mercy and Rule (on Psalm 110)

[Continuing the idea of a hymn for Sundays] Where is the kingdom of the Lord? the victory divine? accomplishing by powerful Word, immutable design?...

Patience, and Moses learning it

[Continuing the idea of a hymn for Sundays] Hebrews 11:24-29 Impatience gets a quick idea, but doesn’t check it out with scripture. Do I trust and pray? God’s wisdom do I doubt? And Moses …

He Pressed On, Though Knowing

[today a a hymn looking towards Easter] He had to go to Calvary to rescue me. He travelled to Jerusalem though knowing men would there reject and...

Signs at the time of Christ’s crucifixion

[another Sunday hymn looking towards Easter] The soldiers fell: they sensed Christ's power, and should have bowed in awe, for willingly he faced this...

Examine the Evidence

[another Sunday hymn for Easter] People like a nice idea, comfortable things to hear. Surely we can’t really know Christ arose so long ago? What a...

God spoke, from the beginning (Poetry Monthly)

[another Sunday hymn, this time using the March Poetry Monthly repetition theme] ''In the past God spoke … at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son …"

Certain Hope Reliable

[The Sunday Song a day early this week:] Unfounded hope … to no avail – a hope as weak as me … of hope secure they shout!

"My times are in your hands" [on Psalm 31:15a)]

[Continuing the idea of a hymn for Sundays] … and the future I can face – excitement and expectancy … I am not self-employed, for …

The Journey

[Continuing the idea of a hymn for Sundays] Journeying onwards with vision of glory, steadily forward through thickets and thorns, clasping the hand...

The Allegory of Aslan’s Sacrifice

[Continuing the idea of a hymn for Sundays] As Aslan died instead of Edmund, who’d betrayed, so only Jesus could redeem each one who’d disobeyed...

“Get me out of here!”

They say you are not, or don’t care, no intervening Lord …

Two Kings, Two Feasts

[Continuing the idea of a hymn for Sundays] The Despot Herod held a feast, and showed himself a tyrant beast, gave to the dancer her vile wish of righteous John’s head on a dish. But, Jesus saddened, found a place of quiet, but crowds still sought his face, he had compassion on their need, and gave them truth and bread to feed …

A Child of the King

[Continuing the idea of a hymn for Sundays] Holy Spirit makes me know I’m a son of God, although sometimes I less conscious feel of my full adoption real:

Compassion

[Continuing the idea of a hymn for Sundays] They flocked to Jesus from afar, to hear him and be healed, and evil spirits fled before the power that...

‘… You will find rest for your souls. …’

[Continuing the idea of a hymn for Sundays] The bond that frees … With passion Christ invites us to his side, not for a brief quick-fix, but to abide...

The only stable foundation

[Continuing the idea of a hymn for Sundays] Political juggling may hurt and may fail, and medical help prove of little avail. All sorts of ideas …

Proffered Promise

[Continuing the idea of a hymn for Sundays] Real hope needs to be accepted, and it has a reality even better than here.

Real Riches

[Continuing the idea of a hymn for Sundays] … So wealth will leave you poor, if that is all you own, for greater is the treasure found when wisdom’s grace is known.

Through turmoil …

[Continuing the idea of a hymn for Sundays] Our God is our refuge, our shelter and strength, he’s with us wherever we are; he does not demand we...

Productive Word

[Continuing the idea of a hymn for Sundays] As rain comes down on earth and causes plants to grow, God’s word accomplishes the things he’s saying will be so.

Knowing Him

[Continuing the idea of a hymn for Sundays] We know him now, the One who must be blessed and praised – we overflow with joy, delight, amazed to view...

'Set a guard over my mouth'

[Continuing the idea of a hymn for Sundays] Little bit will turn the horse, little rudder sets the course, spark sets forest all aflame – tiny tongue is hard to tame! Sh! …

Trinity

[Continuing the hymn for Sundays series] … God the Father asked his Son to leave the glory, peace above. Glad submission – scourging borne to rescue us – what price such love? Son delighting to obey, though divine in every way …

Safe!

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] "Look, behold I have engraved you on my hands, upon my palms. I, your Saviour and Redeemer have you in my mighty arms." …

Reconciliation

Mighty glorious gospel message: holy God approached and cared, cared for enemies, and the broken bond repaired; and he drew us, recreated …

A friend of God?!

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] A treasured prize invaluable – it should seem quite incredible that God, Creator, holy, pure could...

Tender Care

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Christ promised me his Counsellor, Spirit of truth and life, his people’s blessèd Comforter … Reveal to us your love, Lord, tender and warm embrace, immeasurable love, Lord ….

on Psalm 121

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Look onward, up – the city goal: for them, Jerusalem; for me, the glory where my Lord dwells, and has bid me...

Knowing that God is Real

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] God is real - how can we know? Skies and flowers his prowess show; Christ, the Son, came here, revealing,...

God’s Wisdom

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Oh, the riches of God’s wisdom, – deep and infinitely wise; perfect knowledge, rich and splendid: who can fully realise … ways that we can never fathom: God of glorious surprise! …

The beginning and end of tears

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] This world, when all was brought to be – the beauty, wonder we still see was not yet marred in any way, and...

Harvest hymn

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Fresh green of spring, when blossoms spread, and bees passed round the pollen shed; fruit set and swelled –...

A Mediator

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Some own there is a god – his character invent by whim, and think we do not need a Mediator sent. …

Perfect Peace

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] We trust in him, we trust none else: we save our earnings, plan, but still it’s not in such we have our...

Absurd?

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Of Caesar’s conquests on the earth– there is no doubt that they occurred; and Jesus Christ defeated death – but some think that must be absurd. And yet the evidence is great for Caesar, and Christ Jesus, too …

Uniquely Important

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] It’s the greatest message, and it’s true. It’s for all the world, – and for me and you. It’s about the greatest King – and why, Why King Jesus came to die. [Tune of ‘He’s got the whole world in his hands’]

Amazing Galaxies, Nebulae and Earth

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] The heavens declare your glory, Lord, – the sun and stars of power and light; by telescopes observed,...

Beautiful!

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] No BANG! nor luck, could ever make a snail… Tune: Marching through Georgia

Filled with God’s Spirit

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Spirit of Christ, who opens up God’s Word, to teach the Way; and whispers I’m my Father’s child, constraining me to pray …

Pay Attention!

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Pay attention! God has spoken – of his great salvation learn! gospel offer can’t be broken, though his...

Even me

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Jesus, Jesus, I’m not worthy of your kindness or your pity, yet you left your realm of glory, all for me...

Noël: Good News!

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] There is a mighty Sovereign God transcendent, yet concerned for men and women, boys and girls, revealing...

God becomes touchable body

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] The Son of God, his final Word, now touched through incarnation; and through this man, observed and heard, was made the whole creation. …

Sunday Song for Christmas Day

Imagine a most famous king, rich royalty … would he his royal robes remove for menial chores, and, verbally abused, in love clean prison floors? …

2017 Personal Trainer

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Millennia scanned by eyes divine … Please be my Trainer Personal throughout this coming year

Supplies for the journey

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series ] Each day we have need of supplies of fresh grace, new problems confront us each lap of the race. New...

Why? What for? for who? for us

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series ] Jesus died upon a cross. Why? What for? for who? for us. We had nothing to commend, no desire to be God’s...

New Life Fruit

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series ] This life to which you have been born, bursts forth from deep within with fruit that nourish and adorn … When life loads on and weighs you down …

A perfect Father

He’s infinitely tender, he’s infinitely strong, he’s infinitely awesome …

Gifts Unvalued

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series ] Gifts “exchanged” and gifts "expected", grudging giving – price inspected: some thus hope to buy esteem,...
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Wanting things heavenly

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series ] Wanting life heavenly, feeling it hell, stress and frustration – nothing goes well: take short vacation,...

‘Every eye shall see him’*

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series ] We’re waiting for his coming, we do not know the hour – it may seem he’s delaying, but soon he’ll come with power – he’s patiently time given us to pray, anticipate the Landlord is returning: repent, be ready, wait.

God’s law and gift

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series ] The prophets and the law were teaching long before about true holiness, salvation from sin’s mess – much needed grace that God will bring: accept and honour Christ the King. How deep the love of God within the Trinity …

Proclaiming – ’til he comes

He gave them bread to eat to symbolise … The cup of wine he shared to symbolise …These emblems we partake should help remember him – proclaiming thus his death until he comes again, as King.

Out of the overflow of the heart …

… the mouth speaks* [Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series ] Life flows from the heart, guiding lips and eyes – do they help you do things that are good and wise?

Resurrection?

[The evidence makes legal sense, the implications are immense] Jesus was beaten, crucified – the soldiers checked he’d really died with spear thrust deep into his side: some try to say he this survived …

The crux of all time

This all occurred – as man on earth God brought true Word and died our death … He then returned and showed the debt had been wiped clean – come, bow, and let him rule, redeem.

Authority, Goodness & Resurrection

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series ] Not ‘just another man deceiving for a span’, for, just as he before foretold, death did not keep its hold. They’d seen his goodness pure, and miracles galore …

Absolutely Unique

How many philosophies? but only one where God came as man, into history’s zone. How many men murdered? once only one killed returned back to life – as foretold, was fulfilled. How many injustices – none was like this, where one was condemned who’d done nothing amiss …

Doubt must examine evidence

[For Easter Sunday] He said he’d not believe, unless his finger in the holes could press. Jesus, unseen, observed all this … his friends had not been fooled, nor lied …

on Psalm 12

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series ] Strutting round with lies, deceit, flattery, and self-conceit – for authority, disdain, boasting falsehood...

on Psalm 16

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series, a day early this week, as I can't post for a few days ] O keep me sheltered safe, O God, my refuge and my...

Message Seen & Heard

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] We all observe the heavens, their awesome structure see: design, amazing power, how could such wonder be? … But clearer is the message …

Earth and Heaven

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] The earth, the world, belongs to God – and every person, thing … The holy place of God we seek … Only those holy may go in – forgive and cleanse me from my sin.

Guilt and Relief

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Have you a secret? Are you perturbed? Memories haunt, your spirit disturbed … Blessèd and happy, glorious relief, wonderful grace replacing the grief,

Safe

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] My heart now must sing, praise to him bring, this song he has placed in my mouth, I will sing …

Ten Days after the Ascension

[For Pentecost Sunday] With signs of power, of wind and flame, the promised Holy Spirit came. Jesus had promised when he left he would not leave them weak, bereft …

‘Come, buy … without money’

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Everyone who’s thirsty, empty, tired, lost – all you truly need is offered at no cost: satisfying ‘water’,...

Superb, and Sympathetic

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] We praise the God transcendent who dwells beyond, so high above the stars, resplendent, but notices a sigh...

Present Grace, Future Perfect

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Christ had compassion, not contempt upon a leper, ill, unkempt, He touched him – no infection passed, but for the leper, joy at last: … First, Jesus pardoned him, some sneered, ‘That’s blasphemy!’, their thinking jeered – he then healed this paralysis (– one day he’ll right all that’s amiss):

What will last?

Present needs can fill the mind: Jesus says what’s best to find is himself … Life-transforming offer this! on-call service do not miss! …

Three Festivals of Celebration

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series – this was inspired by last week’s inspiration point] *Sabbath **Passover *** Resurrection Day

The 3 ‘R's

Redeemed … Regenerated … Reconciled [Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series]

Persecution

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Why do so many hate to simply hear his name? Why do so many hate a life that’s kind, and clear of blame?...

From the heart

Life flows from the heart, guiding lips and eyes … Jesus, wash my heart, guard it well each day, let it cleanse my lips …
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Key Appointment

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] God made this Jesus, Christ and Lord, but by so many he’s ignored, or joked about, and scorned, they choose...

On the Road to Emmaus

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] They’re joined by one … – the risen corpse they talked about!

of Thorns and Sweat

When Adam sinned he had to sweat – his work a struggle – weed and thorn … When Jesus faced for us the cross he prayed in agony of sweat … One day we’ll have rich joy and peace, no troubles, thorns in work we do

Supernatural Source

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Focus of the universe – is he the focus of our thought? who existed long before it, long before our lives so...

Labour of Love

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Christ cherishes his church – what care … The pattern for our families …

Sure Joy

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Joy flows from Jesus through faith in his Word: Joy that is sure purchased inheritance safely is stored,...

Friendship

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Created not to be alone, my Maker did intend I love him with my heart and mind, be to my neighbours good and...

Harassed sheep

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] … Are you wandering all astray, can’t make sense of life today? Jesus hears you when you speak – strength and wisdom, guidance seek.

The Craftsman’s Character

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Autumn flowers, sheaf of wheat, garden veg and tins of meat – all reminders of God’s power – he designed the fruit and flower, formed their structure, every cell, and each active organelle …

Poetic Praise

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Mind assenting thoughtfully, heart consenting feelingly, mouth presenting audibly praises to our Lord. Hymns recording faithfully scripture truths poetically teach of pardon, grace so free, peace now with our Lord. …

Good news meets the lack

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Why did Jesus say he’d come bringing news that’s good? beaten, scorned though he had done nothing ever bad...

Frustrating world

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Birth and death, and peace and war – life on earth flows back and for' …

For all

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series – a few hours early this week] The young, the old, cash-strapped, work-stressed: all everywhere aware of void within, a cry, a quest for God who is somewhere …

Abraham

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] … God promised Abram that through him all nations would be blessed, and Jesus, Saviour, came to them, but all in him can trust …

Remembering

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] While men invade, and loot, oppress, there will be times of war, but then in war’s confusing mess … wars become log-jammed …
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on Psalm 56

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] They hotly pursue with slander and lies, they press their attack, proud plottings devise. When I am afraid,...

Praise

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Recreated by God’s Holy Spirit to be to the praise of his glorious grace; and the fruit of true praise should be borne from those lips which confess him and know his embrace …

The 2 Advents

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Christ’s advent changed the world, and brought anticipation – a second advent soon for wonderful completion...

Father Precious

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Not just a jolly image who’s bringing gifts galore (guffaws that shake his rib-cage ring out around the store), but one who is …

Present Presence

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] No babe in Bethlem, the manger’s bare, the cross is empty – he is not there: he’s gone to heaven from where … your Guest now within your heart.

The Best

God made a special star one day, and wise men came from far away. They understood a wonderful thing – a baby had been born our King … At Christmas time we have a lot of presents, fun, but we must not forget that Jesus is the best …

Is the Truth out there?

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] … all-knowing, willing to make known what we as people on this earth needed to know of life and death, of …

Refugees

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] … soon in great danger: Herod would kill. God sent a warning – take them to Egypt, don’t wait ’til morning, stay there until …

Dethroning ‘I’

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] In your heart you feel a pull of pride, a powerful pull of pride, from way down deep inside … forget your God …

A Fountain in the Desert

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Pleasures and philosophies, cannot last or deeply please. Life is dark, a desert drought – Christ brings hope – the light shines out. Come for water, come for life …

on Psalm 10

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Arrogant, they scheme, … make no room for God at all in their thinking – ‘I’ll not fall, happy I will always be – God forgets, and does not see.’

Credible Creation

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] I look at a flower or feather, I look at the fish in the seas: my heart says there’s Someone far greater – Designer, Creator of these. I look at a small protozoa …

Unselfish Love

In a world so full of greed, love gives time to others’ need … When the way of life is rough, days are weary, times are tough …

Do what you like?

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Land trespassers are given fines, but also might get harmed or hurt – for dangers lurk beyond the signs –...

The sailors in Jonah's boat

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] The sailors, frightened in the storm, found idol-gods dead, deaf to cries. The real, true God they had not known, and guilty Jonah sleeping lies … Must they throw Jonah overboard? – surprising will of One who saves …

Strife, War

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Always, everywhere strife found, – workplace, nations: splits abound; home and friendship’s irritations grow...

Waking a neighbour …

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] If to a friend at midnight you went to ask for bread, – ‘Another friend has come to stay, and I’ve no food...

Jesus raises his people

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] … will meet him, fully made anew, the universe made glorious too.

Spirit's thirst

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] I’m thirsting for the love you bring, as in a lonely land … they turn a blind eye to your face and do not grasp your grace.

Alive now!

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Jesus died upon a cross so he could be friends with us, and forgive unrighteousness, help us live like him...

Who has believed our report … (Isaiah 53:1)

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] How unbelievably foretold 700 years before – born quietly to humble home to bear such suffering sore. And...

Love … protects, trusts, hopes, perseveres

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] … And show that you really believe that it’s possible they could reach a bit better standard of loving …

His face shone, transfigured … Why?

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] His face shone like the sun, his clothes as white as light - his deity and glory shown: an awesome, dazzling...

Miracles of fact and fiction

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] There’s a God who can do mighty wonders, and his miracles showed his skill; not thus often displaying his...

God’s Gracious Call

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] … Is your religion a sham, hiding your sin, and pretending, lying to God and to man? … but when admitted, forgiven, Jesus brings joy as you meet …

The Battle

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] The One and only God, so holy, Creator of the universe; but evil spirits stir up hatred … keep them (people) running from his friendship … He’ll send them (the evil spirits) packing to their prison …

Pentecost Sunday (a week ago)

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] … Whoever could expect that God to our created mind be fully understandable? – our thoughts are too confined.

Man-made images hinder

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] How can we worship One unseen? No man-made idol-image can ever nourish true esteem – distortion is an...

Awe and Blessing

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Have I the fear of God, that humble, reverent awe …

Cleansing

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] The leper came on bended knee, with great desire, humility, believing Christ’s ability: Christ touched him,...

Prepared for danger

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Wise words to treasure, hoard – keys from the Super-Lord: keep constantly in thought life-tools to use as...

on Psalm 103

… Tender compassion, love immense, sins far removed, guilt banished hence …

Is God your problem or ‘Christians’?

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Do you reject this news that’s really good because of me? D’you feel I’m hypocritical, and should more...

Poor, with riches to share

Lacking in coins, owning riches to give … Cash can be stolen, economies collapse, banks can go broke – suffer swindles, perhaps …

on Psalm 90

"For a thousand days in your sight are like a day that has just gone by … The length of our days is seventy years — or eighty, if we have the strength …" Psalm 90:4,10

Rescue!

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Boys in Thailand deep inside a cave – needing rescuers who can save coming in from far to find each boy –...

Reward for the persecuted

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] … "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me …"

Why Jesus told the story of the Good Samaritan

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] ‘What must I do?’ the lawyer asked, ‘eternal life to have?’ … – will I live beyond the grave? … Jesus … sets the standard very high, and when we realise how much we fail, we then may ask his grace …

Council in heaven

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] The God who is and ever was knew well before creation that those he made would fall … the only way would be to rescue… for One untaintable to take … It was the Son of God himself who took the task upon him, and came to Bethlem …

I have God

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] More than mercy, more than insight, more than comfort, love and grace … Through all turmoil, through all pressure, and when foolishly I fall … I have God, and with him all.

Lasting Light

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] So many think enlightenment will come with education. They’re itching for excitement but often find...

Not fear, but love

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] The pattern of doctrine revealed in God’s Word is treasure essential to life in this world – a gospel to...

A perfect Father?

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Good fathers, bad fathers – can the ideal of fatherhood perfect be tasted for real? Compassionate, loving,...

The Lord’s Supper

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] … direct your memory – God’s love in sending us his Son who understood what must be done, aware how great the agony … Remembrance, not with doleful grief, but with triumphant joy, relief, a Saviour risen, who will care …

Materialism

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] As you think of provision abundant, As you thank the Provider omnipotent, do the things he has sent grip your heart to prevent your seeing the things more important? …

What unites us all

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Pressure groups and cliques abound bind and bully speech and mind cause divisions deeper than 'class' or finance ever can. …

Journeying through life

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] [on Psalm 121] On the hills around the road enemies can hide, mockers pounce to scorn or goad – God is at my side. Help for ever from the Lord, Maker of the earth …

Paradise?

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] What would be paradise to you? material luxury, content, and sumptuous satisfaction sensed, no work, no law, no argument? … we long for heaven – not to be idle, or there free of pain, and meet departed friends, – but to enjoy God’s company.

Jesus’ Joy and Ours

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Created to rejoice, but not in trivial things, in knowing God’s rich grace, the comforts Jesus brings. Joy...

Praising Creators

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Admiring paintings: … sublime music moves us – we honour the name … On beauty excelling all else, we should gaze – the Author, Designer of nature then praise: its complex construction must awe and amaze …

Safe!

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] … you will not fear terrors of the night, or weapons, illnesses that threaten near. … only that allowed when he will walk with you in trouble’s day. …
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Don’t misuse his name.

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Saddened when you use his name in exasperation … we too must speak with truth, not lies … or we’d thus his name misuse …

Saul/Paul of Tarsus

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] O Saul, why can’t you stop to see the One you hate is really He the prophets said would come?” Soon Saul...

The Witness

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Jesus told us of his Father – heaven’s witness come to earth. We repeat his words, great treasure – keys for us of …

“I did it my way”

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] 'I liked to drink and mess about, with no-one to restrain, I did it my way, soon found out it led to sadness...

“Santa(?)”’s ‘Naughty’ list

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] If Santa really watches all, then every single name would fall not in the ‘nice’, but ‘naughty’ list – for...

Blessed Rapport

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] We know about so many folk, acquainted with so few; many who read about you, Lord, … don’t personally know you, for that fellowship is something more…

Press On!

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] No lingering look at failures past, no longing glance at follies cast away, nor on successes dwell, press on...

Freed to …

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Free to follow rule of love – we’ve received love far above all that we dared think to pray – now he helps us love his way.…

Vital

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] There’s nothing on earth as important as closely to walk with your God. For so many things can distract us,...

To whom praise is due

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] [on Psalm 103] Angels, praise your Maker’s worth, praise him all who here on earth serve him; all of nature shows beauty that his skill bestows. And my …

Withered or Well-Watered

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Rejecting prayer, rejecting God, self-confidence is high, or confidence in others, who can little help...

They were adding their own rules

… the Scriptures that God had revealed beneath human rules were concealed …

on Psalm 32

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Have you a secret? Are you perturbed? Memories haunt, your spirit disturbed … Blessèd and happy, glorious relief …

Not just a pleasant homily

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] … not to pander to our folly, not leave us lost and jolly.

‘the blood of the martyrs …

… is the seed of the church’. … Stephen stoned … Stephen peaceful and in prayer… for it’s thus this gospel’s spread everywhere those Christians fled …

Trinitarian Love

What a wonderful plan of God for me … What a wonderful grace of Christ to say he would come and shed his blood … Spirit lives within, keeps us …

'Let my people go!'

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Living well in Egypt’s land; growing soon a mighty band; Egypt’s king began to fear, chose to make their...

Confused Thinking

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Satan clouds their thinking – so becoming blind: cannot see things clearly, sluggishness of mind. Tricked...
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Weekly Holiday

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] All long for a day free to fill with nothing – or whims of their will, – so often depressing, the emptiness pressing – God’s precepts can satisfy …

How should we pray?

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] Our Father in heaven so holy, may many more honour you wholly, your good kingdom come, your perfect will...

The reason why

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] What thing amazing, what is this? The supernatural, only Source of all, Creator of mankind — this God, upon...

Certainty of Hope

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] To God, Source of hope, gladly singing – he promises, capably bringing real hope for the hopeless, releasing...

The World was Rocked

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] [re Thomas] ‘I can’t believe, I won’t believe until I see and feel that he is now alive again, his...
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Thoughts from Psalm 123

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] When travelling to Jerusalem, they lift their eyes to see their place of worship afar off, but higher still...

on Psalm 130

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] When desperate, to Jesus call, for nothing else can help at all: don’t want to quit, give up, so cry – ‘I...
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on Psalm 28

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] With hate in heart, they speak of peace, don’t care to ask for mercy, grace. But I do ask – don’t close your...

Family Care

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] A happy home with honour, love … No heavy-handed, harsh regime, but patient teaching, discipline … And when we’ve failed, and faults confess … And then in age, reversal comes – care for the parents by the sons and …

Mission Impossible!

[Continuing the hymn-for-Sundays series] [Last Sunday was Pentecost Sunday] Mission Impossible: go out – eleven disciples poor, without...