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“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16

Jesus, lover of my soul (new tune)

November 29th, 2011 Categories: singing... 7 comments

I forgot to add this to my post yesterday about the University Conference. Which is probably a good thing, because it was so long as it was!

Anyway, after the group times in the evening I enjoyed singing with the sisters, and one evening we sung “Jesus Lover of My Soul” according to the new tune. I thought I’d post it for you, but hymnal.net, my go-to place for hymns and melodies, only had the original tune.

So I did a search on YouTube and eventually found this :)

1. Jesus, lover of my soul,
Let me to Thy bosom fly,
While the nearer waters roll,
While the tempest still is high:
Hide me, O my Savior, hide,
Till the storm of life is past;
Safe into the haven guide;
O receive my soul at last.

2. Other refuge have I none,
Hangs my helpless soul on Thee;
Leave, oh, leave me not alone,
Still support and comfort me.
All my trust on Thee is stayed,
All my help from Thee I bring;
Cover my defenseless head
With the shadow of Thy wing.

3. Thou, O Christ, art all I want;
More than all in Thee I find;
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint,
Heal the sick and lead the blind.
Just and holy is Thy name,
I am all unrighteousness;
Vile and full of sin I am,
Thou art full of truth and grace.

4. Plenteous grace with Thee is found,
Grace to cover all my sin;
Let the healing streams abound;
Make and keep me pure within.
Thou of life the fountain art,
Freely let me take of Thee;
Spring Thou up within my heart,
Rise to all eternity.

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Are you speaking?

October 29th, 2011 Categories: enjoying..., singing... 6 comments

I had such a great time at the Young People’s meeting tonight. I’m so glad I went! And because the clocks go back tonight, I have an extra hour of time and can make this post :)

It’s great when everyone speaks!

We had a really sweet time: eating together, singing together, pray-reading together, reading together, and then speaking together! I really enjoyed all the speaking from the saints after our reading time, and it is so good that we have been getting into this topic on Drinking and Flowing for the past few weeks. Every Saturday night, I receive a fresh reminder that I need to both drink and flow!

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Come along and call, “Lord Jesus!”

October 28th, 2011 Categories: singing... Be the first to comment

I enjoyed singing with the sisters at our mini-home meeting tonight. Here’s one of the songs we sung. Click on the play button in the widget to hear how it goes.

1. There’s a man who died to set us free.
Everybody knows it’s Jesus;
He came down from heaven just to live in me.
Everybody knows it’s Jesus!

Jesus, Jesus,
Everybody call on Jesus!
Just open your heart and open your mouth,
Yes, everybody call on Jesus!

2. There’s no other name on which to call,
So open up and call on Jesus;
Stop your doubting and start to call,
Just open up and call on Jesus!

3. Jesus fills the empty places with Himself,
Come along and call, “Lord Jesus!”
Listen closely while we tell you ’bout His wealth,
Come along and call, “Lord Jesus!”

4. God’s been waiting just to get inside of you,
So turn to Him and call, “Lord Jesus!”
Open up your heart and let Him into you
By calling on the name of Jesus!


Late nights, early mornings, & long days :)

September 28th, 2011 Categories: reporting..., serving..., singing... 2 comments

A Double-Barrel Man of God has informed me that I have not made a post for a while.

In part that is because things have been pretty busy recently, and amazingly, when we are almost to the peak of the busy-ness, here I am writing a post! So, what has been keeping me, and everyone around me, so busy?

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To go, or not to go, that is not the question

September 20th, 2011 Categories: pondering..., singing... 6 comments

Just thought I’d write a quick post about something I learnt today…

Well, I was having a particular inward dilemma. What should I do? Should I go or not go? What are the reasons I should go, and what are the reasons that I should not go? Why was I so quick to say I shouldn’t go? Maybe I should go? Am I only thinking this because others are going? Why am I so bothered by making this decision?

I don’t know if you experience such conflicting thoughts often. Actually the last time I had a similar thought was yesterday! Do I buy it or don’t I? Do I give up and go home, or keep trying? Is it becoming so complicated because the Lord doesn’t want me to buy it? Is this the sense of life and peace within me, telling me I shouldn’t buy it? Am I just being silly and I should go ahead and get it?

Thinking so much is tiring. (Here’s an interesting article about decision fatigue.) But praise the Lord, I received some help!