Archive for January 2nd, 2009

A violin string only makes music


                   when it has some cross-wise resistance.  –eab, 1/2/09

Written after hearing three of my granddaughters play their violins in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  

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When God sees one leaning,

A little toward what’s right,

He sends a little more

Grace and gospel light.  – eab, 1/2/08

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“Onward, Christian Soldiers”   (stanza 2,5)

At the sign of triumph Satan’s host doth flee;
On then, Christian soldiers, on to victory!
Hell’s foundations quiver at the shout of praise;
Brothers lift your voices, loud your anthems raise.

Crowns and thrones may perish, kingdoms rise and wane,
But the church of Jesus constant will remain.
Gates of hell can never gainst that church prevail;
We have Christ’s own promise, and that cannot fail.

Baring-Gould died this date 1/2/1924.  He is said to have written 30 novels and a 16 vol. Lives of the Saints.  He was born 1/28/1834.

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