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Archive for January 13th, 2015

“Which were born, not of blood,

nor of the will of the flesh,

nor of the will of man, but of God.”

John 1.13  

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“In the spiritual realm in this day you can find many who have left Sodom,

but God could never get Sodom out of them.”

– Glenn Griffith, from his book  I Sought for a Man

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“Sport is the opium of the people” Karl Marx could have said

  * AND * BEEN * RIGHT. 

– eab, 12/6/14

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FIREPLACE

 

The damp dark bark down below

And the wind whipping through above

Make me glad for a fireplace glow

About a hearth with ones I love.

– eab, 1/13/76

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ON THIS DATE

This is the date, 1/13/1936, Baylus Benjamin “B B” McKinney wrote words and tune to “Wherever He Leads, I’ll Go.”  B B was born 7/22/1886 at Heflin, Louisiana.  He at­tend­ed Lou­i­si­a­na Coll­ege and South­west­ern Bap­tist Sem­in­a­ry in Ft. Worth.  He taught school, was mu­sic ed­it­or at Rob­ert H Cole­man com­pa­ny, pas­tored in Fort Worth, and in 1935, be­came mu­sic ed­it­or for the Bap­tist Sun­day School Board in Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see.  He died 9/7/1952, Bry­son Ci­ty, NC, in an au­to ac­ci­dent. 

Mc­Kin­ney wrote “He Lives on High” sung to the Music of Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii (see http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/h/l/i/hliveson.htm for tune – arranged by B B.)

“Christ the Savior came from Heaven’s glory, To redeem the lost from sin and shame;

On His brow He wore the thorn-crown glory, And upon Calvary He took my blame.

Refrain

“He lives on high, He lives on high, Triumphant over sin and all its stain;

He lives on high, He lives on high, Some day He’s coming again.”

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