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Archive for December 10th, 2009

You are not a part of

 

                CHRIST’S  kingdom

 

unless you acknowledge

 

                CHRIST  as  King.

- eab, 12/3/09    

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It is a little like God to give.

He gave the greatest Gift of all,

(Knowing when taxation would fall)

Allowed birth in crude stall –

What a place to start to live.

 

God gallantly gave – showing all,

How to humanly rise and share,

To extend hands that confirm care,

Sometimes, the gift of “being there.”

Giving is much more “fun” than ball.

 

Some, when pantry is nearly bare,

Find a gift within their large heart,

Service is gift’s most costly part.

They find more, once they really start

Giving, giving all that they dare.

 

God’s where all giving has its start.

He gives and gives, gave and He gave,

Life to sovereign, life to the slave.

His Gift should cause a greater rave.

Giving is a bit like God’s heart.

                – eab, 12/10/2008

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We’ve a story to tell to the nations,
That shall turn their hearts to the right,
A story of truth and mercy,
A story of peace and light,
A story of peace and light.

Refrain

For the darkness shall turn to dawning,
And the dawning to noonday bright;
And Christ’s great kingdom shall come on earth,
The kingdom of love and light.

We’ve a song to be sung to the nations,
That shall lift their hearts to the Lord,
A song that shall conquer evil
And shatter the spear and sword,
And shatter the spear and sword.

We’ve a message to give to the nations,
That the Lord who reigns up above
Has sent us His Son to save us,
And show us that God is love,
And show us that God is love.

We’ve a Savior to show to the nations,
Who the path of sorrow has trod,
That all of the world’s great peoples
Might come to the truth of God,
Might come to the truth of God.

Henry Ernest Nichol was born this date 12/10/1862, at Hull, York­shire, Eng­land.  

He had planned­ to be an en­gin­eer but changed to mu­sic, grad­u­at­ing from Ox­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty (BM 1888).  Most of his hymn tunes were writ­ten for some Sun­day School an­ni­ver­sar­y.  Nichol died 8/30/1926, at Skir­laugh, York­shire, Eng­land.  He is best remembered today for “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Na­tions” (1896).  Some of his work may be found under the name Colin Sterne (an an­a­gram made from the let­ters of his name).

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