Hymnnotes: An Evening Prayer.

December 8, 2014. As another installment in my running, though intermittent, hymnnote series, today I would like to comment on the hymn entitled “An Evening Prayer.” This title is quite fitting, though these words never appear in the text, for it is a humble prayer to the Lord asking for forgiveness of the foolish sins…

Hymnnotes: The Love of God.

December 6, 2014. Today I would like to comment on a beloved hymn that is actually one of my sister’s favorites. The hymn has a deep message of the everlasting, profound love of God and details it in such beautiful language. When I was younger, I could not help but imagine what the writer was…

Hymnnotes: Follow Me.

December 3, 2014. Today I am going to write on a hymn that is probably less known than the other ones I have chosen so far, but still has so much meaning. As with many songs, I have sung this for a while, but didn’t really think too deeply about the words until the last…

Hymnnotes: How Great Thou Art.

December 1, 2014. Today I would like to make another installment in the hymnnotes series with a song that has grown a lot on me over the past few years. This is a song that we often sung growing up, and I can vividly remember hearing it on some movie we were watching in the…

Hymnnotes: When My Love to Christ Grows Weak.

November 28, 2014. For a while now I have wanted to do a series on some of my favorite hymns with a running commentary on the verses as they unfold. I believe singing to be one of the best ways to worship our Lord, and music has throughout the centuries both captivated and touched the…

Why I don’t care too much for contemporary Christian music.

November 13, 2014. I read an article the other day regarding someone’s thoughts on contemporary Christian music in comparison to the older hymns and why he had a higher affinity to hymns. Many of you who know me know that I tend to shy away from contemporary Christian music as well. Other than the fact…

Singing.

July 27, 2014. I have been to two different singings in the past three days and they were both really good. Over the years I have learned to appreciate why God loves singing so much. There is something almost mystic when it comes to music. It has been studied for many, many years and captivates…

Come, Thou Fount.

January 11, 2014. “O to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be! Let thy grace, Lord, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee. Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love; here’s my heart, Lord, take and seal it, seal it for thy courts…