Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Praise Him for the Old Hymns

Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
Sing, O Earth, His wonderful love proclaim!
Hail Him! hail Him! highest archangels in glory;
Strength and honor give to His holy Name!
Like a shepherd, Jesus will guard His children,
In His arms He carries them all day long:

Praise Him! Praise Him!
Tell of His excellent greatness.
Praise Him! Praise Him!
Ever in joyful song!

Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
For our sins He suffered, and bled, and died.
He our Rock, our hope of eternal salvation,
Hail Him! hail Him! Jesus the Crucified.
Sound His praises! Jesus who bore our sorrows,
Love unbounded, wonderful, deep and strong.
 
Praise Him! Praise Him! Jesus, our blessed Redeemer!
Heav’nly portals loud with hosannas ring!
Jesus, Savior, reigneth forever and ever.
Crown Him! Crown Him! Prophet, and Priest, and King!
Christ is coming! over the world victorious,
Pow’r and glory unto the Lord belong.

Today I want to praise the Lord for giving us beautiful hymns written in days gone by that teach us so much about who He is, His majesty, His love, and His provision.  I had originally planned to write on a different topic, but as I worked through the morning this song kept playing in my head!  It was written by the blind hymn writer, Fanny Crosby.  The song was first published in 1869 in the Sunday school hymnal, Bright Jewels.  "Praise, Give Thanks", was the original title of the song. 

Take the time to read the lyrics and really think about them.  This song teaches us so much about the love of God.  He is our shepherd, our redeemer, our strength, our king. our salvation...so much in such a short song!  Hallelujah for a Holy and Awesome God!!  Take time to Praise Him today!

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