Archive for February 7th, 2015

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament

from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

Gen 1.7

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“Custom is called a second nature

but we often mistake it for nature itself.”

– Isaac Watts, from his book Logic

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If you can have False prophets

you can have False prophecies

AND – – –

False interpretations of true prophecies

– eab, 8/17/11

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We’ve steeled ourselves to think

That we can be AT, even, “over the brink,”

And still be “OK” in God’s sight.

Things that used to be considered sin,

Are blatantly done by women and men.

Darkness is being  called “light.”

– eab, 2/7/09

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Samuel Wolcott, on this date, penned the words to “Christ for the World We Sing.”   He was born 7/2/1813 at South Windham, CT. After attending both Yale (AB 1833) & An­do­ver The­o­log­ic­al Sem­in­ary, he was briefly a mis­sion­ary in Syr­ia. He held pastorates in the east but also pastured in Chicago and Cleveland. While in Ohio he served as sec­re­tary of the Ohio Home Mis­sion­ary So­ci­e­ty and pastured the Ply­mouth Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church of Cleve­land.

He wrote, “It was on my way home from this serv­ice [a YMCA evangelistic service] in 1869, walk­ing alone through the streets, that I put to­ge­ther the four stan­zas of the hymn.” Some 200 hymns are at­trib­ut­ed to the Congregational clergyman Wolcott, who died 2/24/1886, back east in MA.       

Stanza 1 (of 4)

Christ for the world we sing, The world to Christ we bring, with loving zeal,

The poor and them that mourn, the faint and overborne, Sin sick and sorrow worn, whom Christ doth heal.

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