Category Archives: The Christian Life And Mission

Saints Of Old Wrought Out Salvation

This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in the Second Edition of William Chatterton Dix’s “Altar Songs.” He gives it the heading “Lent and Passion-tide. The Journey to the Mount of God.” Saints of old wrought out … Continue reading

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My God, Accept My Heart This Day

My God, accept my heart this day, And make it always Thine, That I from Thee no more may stray, No more from Thee decline. Before the cross of Him who died, Behold, I prostrate fall; Let every sin be … Continue reading

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La Ballade de Jésus Christ

So I found the original French Carol (from the region of Picardy) from which we took the music for our hymn “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” It is called “La Ballade de Jésus Christ” – that is, “The Ballad … Continue reading

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I Love Thee, O Thou Lord Most High

I love Thee, O Thou Lord most high, Because Thou first hast lovèd me: I seek no other liberty But that of being bound to Thee. Refrain: My God; I here protest to Thee No other will I have than … Continue reading

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Jerusalem

True, I’m an American and not a Brit, and moreover I’m a Roman Catholic, but as a former Anglican very much in touch with his English Catholic roots, I have to say I love this hymn: And did those feet … Continue reading

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Take Up Thy Cross The Savior Said

“Take up thy cross,” the Savior said, “If thou wouldst My disciple be; Deny thyself, the world forsake, And humbly follow after Me.” Take up thy cross, let not its weight Fill thy weak spirit with alarm; His strength shall … Continue reading

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O Zion Haste

O Zion, haste, thy mission high fulfilling, To tell to all the world that God is light, That He who made all nations is not willing One soul should perish, lost in shades of night. Refrain: Publish glad tidings, tidings … Continue reading

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