Category: Hymn of the Week

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Original Latin, translated by John Neale (1851), arrangement by Thomas Helmore (1856) What are you looking forward to this Advent? “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” is a popular advent carol, translated from the series of ancient Latin prayers known as the O Antiphons. Advent is the season in the church calendar leading up to Christmas, […]

Take My Life

“All of life is the outshining of what you truly value and cherish and treasure. Therefore all of life is worship. Either of God, or something else” – (John Piper) I don’t know if you experience this, but it seems to me that despite my deepest desire for God to be the number one thing, […]

Down by the Riverside

I adore the energetic refrains and the soulful effect of a good gospel melody.  The blend of African rhythm with the English language, and the difficult season of prayer and worship which was the era of the slave plantations in America gave rise to extraordinary songs and hymns.  Some were songs of emancipation and freedom […]

We Plough The Fields And Scatter

We plough the fields, and scatter the good seed on the land; But it is fed and watered by God’s almighty hand: He sends the snow in winter, the warmth to swell the grain, The breezes and the sunshine, and soft refreshing rain.   All good gifts around us? Are sent from heaven above,? Then […]