The Old Rugged Cross

The Old Rugged Cross  On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross The emblem of suffering and shame And I love that old cross where the dearest and best For a world of lost sinners was slain So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross Till my trophies at last I lay down And […]

It Is Well with My Soul

Yet another old hymn that carries a powerful message is “It Is Well With My Soul.”

When at some of the hardest, most trying points in my life I have asked: How do I go on believing? How can I hold on to my faith when things are not going my way? How do I hang on when things look so bad?

I cannot help but wonder if perhaps the composer of this song felt the same.

Sometimes, it takes God’s holding our hand and seeing us through the fire for us to see how blessed we are. For we are not always delivered from the fire, but rather… by it.

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On The Wings Of A Dove

On The Wings Of A Dove On the wings of a snow-white dove He sends His pure sweet love A sign from above (sign from above) On the wings of a dove (wings of a dove) When troubles surround us, when evils come The body grows weak (body grows weak) The spirit grows numb (spirit […]

The Nail-scarred Hand

Growing up, there is another hymn that stayed rather close to my heart. Especially in times when my fairh waned. Much like doubting Thomas, this hymn showed me the truth time and time again when I was scared to believe.

Sometimes, even now, I think of this hymn when I’m feeling doubtful or afraid. For there is no one greater or unwaning than my Savior who has seen me through.

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Graphic Bob and Christmas Book (2)HOW TO USE THIS BLOG
1) The Almanac. Click on the month you want in the side-bar, then the specific date. The blog will tell you what happened in hymn history on that day.
2) Reflections. There is always a current article on a hymn. But you can find many others by clicking on the Index tab. (More being added all the time.)
3) Topical Articles are opinion pieces on many aspects sacred music.
4) To Donate. If you can help with the cost of developing and maintaining this site, click on the “Support” tab above and the page will show you how.

Also see 30+ Ideas for Promoting Hymn Singing in your church.

Words: Baylus Benjamin McKinney (b. July 22, 1886; d. Sept. 7, 1952)
Music: Baylus Benjamin McKinney

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Jesus Is Calling

  Jesus Is Calling Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling— Calling for you and for me; Patiently Jesus is waiting and watching— Watching for you and for me! Come home! come home! Ye who are weary, come home! Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling, Calling, O sinner, come home! 2 Why should we tarry when Jesus […]

Messages In Hymns

Messages In Hymns For centuries countless souls have been called to Christ through the inspirational words of hymns. It is in their soothing, heartfelt words we find comfort in the knowledge of a very present God. Especially when we lack the strength to form words. In these same songs we have felt His presence during […]