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156400_510988512252271_1743023291_nGOSPEL HYMN FOR DAILY STRENGTH-


Scenes of the world are shifting,
Friends are in time forgot;
But tho’ the mountains crumble,
He changes not.

Winter gives place to springtime,
Winds blow both cold and hot;
Only our God is stable—
He changes not.

Daily we grieve and wonder,
Over man’s changing lot;
Only our God remaineth,
He changes not.

How could we live each moment,
If ever we forgot
The loving God above us,
Who changeth not.

Words: Kath­leen R. Wheel­er, in His Worthy Praise, by Ed­mund Lor­enz & Ira B. Wil­son (Day­ton, Ohio: Lor­enz Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1915), num­ber 43.
Music: Ed­mund S. Lor­enz


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What does the Bible say about music? How can the hymns still be relevant today? Why should we not dismiss the hymns by filing them in the “only useful in church” file? It discusses the distinctiveness of the grand old hymns. They are grand because they enlarge our view and understanding of God. They are not grand because they are old but, because they are time tested by the church and have proven to be of value for believers. In studying them, we will uncover all the theology that they teach us. Christian music is crucial because there is a power and influence of God in this music that can affect our thinking and motivate the way we live our lives both now and in the future and even help carry us into eternity. Remembering and rethinking some of the old hymns will increase our love for them. It will also increase our love for the magnificent God about whom they speak. There’s richness in these songs from which we can gain strength and insight as the Spirit speaks to our soul. A blessings awaits us when we study the hymns. We gain a deeper appreciation of these grand old songs. The old English word succor captures the essence of what we mean. It signifies that we received comfort, especially in time of difficultly. Think of a child that gains both physical and emotional comfort from its mother. We Christians likewise receive succor from the hymns. They give us help from God when we sing and meditate on the powerful messages revealed in these songs.

I believe the Bible, it taught me how to pray,

Jesus heard and answered, took my sins away;

Gave me peace and pardon, wrote my name above,

Glory hallelujah! for His wondrous love.

I believe the Bible, O it is divine!
Heaven’s golden sunlight in its pages shine;
Lights my way to glory, and I’m surely going thro’;
I believe the Bible, for ’tis ever true.

I believe the Bible, it teaches me to sing,
Moses’ song of vict’ry o’er the tyrant king;
Or with Paul and Silas, midnight brings release,
Glory hallelujah! for His perfect peace.

I believe the Bible, of holiness it speaks,
Gracious gift of Jesus to the one who seeks;
Tells of keeping power, ’neath the cleansing flood,
Glory hallelujah! for the precious blood.

I believe the Bible, it teaches me to run
In this royal highway till the prize is won;
Shows the crown awaiting, if I win the race,
Glory hallelujah! for His saving grace.

I believe the Bible, and then the world will see
We have been with Jesus more like Him to be;
With His Word abiding in our hearts made new,
That will prove the blessèd Book is always true.

-Words: Ed­win S. Uf­ford & Wen­ford G. Schur­man (verse 3), 1909.
Music: Edwin S. Uf­ford


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Abide With Me


Here’s a rather solemn hymn. Did you know that this hymn was written just

3 weeks before the author died? Read more here :

The hymn is a prayer for God to remain present with the speaker throughout life, through trials, and through death. The opening line alludes to Luke 24:29,

“Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent”:

Lyrics: Henry F. Lyte
Music: William H. Monk

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
Earth’s joys grow dim; its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

I need Thy presence every passing hour.
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.


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545415_10151147626672903_1251332594_nAn Open Bible For The World


Here’s a great hymn to start 2013 with. Special thanks to Bro. Gregory for introducing this hymn to me.


Lyrics: Henry M. King
Music: William J. Kirkpatrick


An open Bible for the world—
May this our glorious motto be!
On ev’ry breeze its flag unfurled
Shall scatter blessings rich and free.


Blest Word of God! send forth thy light.
O’er every land and every sea,
Till all who wander in the night
Are led to God and heaven by thee.


Where’er it goes its golden light,
Streaming as from an unveiled sun,
Shall dissipate the clouds of night,
Undo the work that sin has done.


It shows to men the Father’s face,
All radiant with forgiving love;
And to the lost of Adam’s race
Proclaims sweet mercy from above.


It offers rest to weary hearts,
It comforts those who sit in tears;
To all who faint, it strength imparts,
And gilds with hope th’eternal years.




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Would you like to know how the first Christians worshiped? IWhat did they sing before there were Christmas carols? For the first time in 2000 years, the first Christian hymns...

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What did Christians sing before there were Christmas carols? These ancient hymns date back to a time when the Apostle John would have been worshiping. Hear what they may have sounded like.

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Would you like to know how the first Christians worshiped? What did they sing before there were Christmas carols? For the first time in 2000 years, the first Christian hymns have been set to music.

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When I was young….

“When I was young I was sure of many things; Now there are only two things of which I am sure: One is, I am a miserable sinner; and the other, that Christ is an all sufficient Savior. He is well taught who learns these two lessons”- John Newton-TWO THINGS , former 18th century slave trader and the author of the hymn “Amazing Grace”


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Thank You, Lord

Lyrics and Music: Seth and Bessie Sykes

Thank You, Lord


The Evangelists Seth & Bessie Sykes were well-known in Springburn, the U.K, and even in the United States. In 1929 Seth, who was a tram conductor, resigned in 1929, and both of them travelled to mission churches throughout the length an breadth of Britain with a barrel organ, singing, preaching the gospel and retelling stories from the Bible with lantern slides.

This is a favourite hymn amongst residents of Ju Eng Home Singapore. It reminds to be thankful to our God and creator who provides and sustains our lives. Through this Chinese New Year, let us remember the LORD who is the true provider of peace, harmony and prosperity. Amen.

Some thank the Lord for friends and home
For mercies sure and sweet
But I would praise Him for his grace
In prayer I would repeat

Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul
Thank you, Lord, for making me whole
Thank you, Lord, for giving to me
Thy great salvation so rich and free

Some thank Him for the flow’rs that grow
Some for the stars that shine
My heart is filled with joy and praise
Because I know He’s mine

I trust in Him from day to day
I prove His saving grace
I’ll sing this song of praise to Him
Until I see His face

Traditional Hymns PodcastThis entry was posted on Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 at 9:51 am and is filed under hymns

15 Responses to “Thank You, Lord”

  1. Leon Estes says:

    February 5, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    THank you for printing these lyric on this site, and for the music. I learned this Chorus as a child in the 1950′s in the USA. I did not know it had verses until tonight!


    “Wonderful, Wonderful, Jesus is To Me”

  2. purpleheart says:

    Thank you for the lyrics and music. Quite lovely! During my morning devotion, I remembered the chorus to this hymn. It lightened my heart to hear the song.

  3. I absolutely love this hymn. For Thanksgiving, tomorrow I am going to sing the chorus of “We Give Thanks to You Lord” then this complete hymn, ending the the chorus of We Give Thanks to You Lord again, to our small congregation, where my husband is the Pastor. We have so much to be thankful for.

  4. Thank you so much for the lyrics to this hymn. I plan on singing it tomorrow for our little congreation at our church where my husband is the new Pastor, starting out with the lyrics to “We Give Thanks to You Lord” followed by this whole hymn, “Thank You” and ending again with the lyrics to We Give Thanks to You Lord. What a great hymn to sing for Thanksgiving.

  5. Paul Fourshee says:

    Does anyone have the sheet music to this arrangement? My mother taught a Sunday school class of small children in Kentucky in the early 60′s and I remember her singing this with the children. She has been dead for over 30 years. This song means so much to me on different levels.

  6. I was out riding my bicycle today when this wonderful old chorus began
    running through my mind. I’ve known it since I was a child in the 1950s.
    I’m sending the lyrics out to my 23,500 subscribesrs tonight. I didn’t know who had written it until i found this web site. Thank you and God Bless You!

  7. Alden Sindac says:

    Thank You, Lord ….. my mom’s favorite song, the last song we sung in her funeral service 3 weeks ago. In everything, give thanks to God.
    Happy Thanksgiving Day To All.

  8. Jane Carter says:

    I am the church organist at the Mount Sinai Congregational Church in Mt. Sinai, Long Island, New York. I have a request to play Thank You Lord by Seth & Bessie Sykes at a funeral. I need the music for this hymn. Can you help me? Thank you!
    Jane Carter

  9. Jerry and Joyce Donnelly says:

    I and my wife used to Hear this Great Hymn-Message Years ago, of a Believer by Faith in Jesus Christ…of God’s Love For Us…and our Love for God… For Saving our Soul… and Now we Don’t !

    Have both Mankind and the World…

    FORGOTTEN… The ONE True GOD in EMMANUEL… “Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour”, Thee I AM and Creator God of All… Once Again ?

    Few Body of Christ Churches give the Salvation Message anymore. AND THAT MESSAGE IS WHAT THE BODY IS ALL ABOUT. God’s Love and The Great Commission we were Asked to Do seems to Have Been Forgotten ! Thank You for Reminding Us ! May God Bless the Work You Do ! *

    * In the Name above All Jesus…For We are Saved by Grace through Faith in Jesus Christ, God’s Gift to us Only ! ( Romans 3 : 23; 6 : 23 … John 8 : 31_36 … Ephesians 2 : 8_10 … Galations 4 : 4_7; 5 : 1 ) A-men’

    Jerry and Joyce Donnelly, 1143 Reed Circle Drive, Columbus, Ohio. 43224-1067 Phone 614-268-6525. E-mail JGODJ_NOVAJOYDIST@wowway.com J GOD J

  10. Andrew says:

    Does anyone have the sheet music for this Hymn? I would like to use it in Church.


  11. […] great to get up in the morning…”) One song he especially loved to sing was “Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul.” These songs have stayed with me my entire life, reminding me of proper behavior as both his […]

  12. […] great to get up in the morning…”) One song he especially loved to sing was “Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul.” These songs have stayed with me my entire life, reminding me of proper behavior as both his […]

  13. Ruth Pullen says:

    For months I have had these lyrics in my head and could not remember the rest of the hymn. This was taught to me by my grandmother when I was a child. Thank you for your help.

  14. Ruth says:

    Mr Seth Sykes and Mrs Bessie Sykes came to Guernsey in the Channel Islands several times. Both my parents were saved under their ministry in 1935, and I too was saved in 1939. Praise the Lord.

  15. Steven White, PA-C says:

    November 21, 2011 at 1:58 am

    During this week of Thanksgiving, my pastor reminded us to especially take the the time to thank God for his providence (I had to look that one up) and for His gift of salvation. Thank you Lord for saving my soul. Thank you Lord for making me whole.



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Fanny Crosby

Biography – Composer of over 8,000 hymns





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Fanny Crosby, 1820-1915
Fanny Cros­by was prob­ab­ly the most pro­lif­ic hymn­ist in his­to­ry. Though blind­ed by an in­com­pe­tent doc­tor at six weeks of age, she wrote over 8,000 hymns. About her blind­ness, she said:
It seemed in­tend­ed by the bless­ed prov­i­dence of God that I should be blind all my life, and I thank him for the dis­pen­sa­tion. If per­fect earth­ly sight were of­fered me to­mor­row I would not ac­cept it. I might not have sung hymns to the praise of God if I had been dis­tract­ed by the beau­ti­ful and in­ter­est­ing things about me.
In her life­time, Fan­ny Cros­by was one of the best known wo­men in the Unit­ed States. To this day, the vast ma­jor­i­ty of Amer­i­can hymn­als con­tain her work.
Read more and listen to over 400 of her hymns here http://cyberhymnal.org/bio/c/r/o/crosby_fj.htm
Fanny’s most famous hymn (music composed by her friend Phoebe Knapp

Blessèd assurance, Jesus is mine!
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.


This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior, all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels descending bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.


Perfect submission, all is at rest
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.



Fanny Crosby's Life-Story (1903)

Fanny Crosby’s Life-Story (1903) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Go Ye Into All The World

February 5th, 2012


Lyrics and Music: James McGranahan

Far, far away, in heathen darkness dwelling,
Millions of souls forever may be lost;
Who, who will go, salvation’s story telling,

Looking to Jesus, heeding not the cost?

“All power is given unto Me,
All power is given unto Me,
Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel,
And lo, I am with you always.”

See o’er the world wide open doors inviting,
, arise and enter in!
Christians, awake! your forces all uniting,
Send forth the Gospel, break the chains of sin.

“Why will you die?” the voice of God is calling.
“Why will you die?” re-echo in His Name;
Jesus has died to save from death appalling,
Life and salvation, therefore go proclaim.

God speed the day, when those of every nation
“Glory to God!” triumphantly shall sing.
Ransomed, redeemed, rejoicing in salvation,
Shout “Hallelujah, for the Lord is King.”


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