Hymnwear Blog — hymns

I Am Thine O Lord or Draw Me Nearer

Connie Sanchez

Tags draw me nearer, Fanny Crosby, hymns, saved to the uttermost

Fanny Crosby 1820-1915 and William Doane 1932 -1915 Fanny Crosby wrote the words to this song after visiting with William Doane in his home. They were discussing the nearness of God.  She was inspired to write the words of this hymn.  He composed the music.  They both had a love for God and Christian music and throughout their lives both wrote and composed thousands of hymns some we still sing today. I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice, And it told Thy love to me; But I long to rise in the arms of faith And be...

Alas and did MY Savior Bleed

Connie Sanchez

Tags celestial light, Fanny Crosby, hymns, Isaac Watts, Saviour, sinners, tshirts

Alas and did MY Savior Bleed  Isaac Watts 1674-1740 Isaac Watts points out the contrast between the unworthy sinner and the marvelous sacrifice Jesus made on the cross.   The question, “Was it for crimes that I have done?” has lead sinners to say, “Here Lord I give myself away tis all that I can do”. At the age of 30 a blind woman heard the choir sing this hymn and gave her self away. She said her soul was “flooder with celestial light”.  Her name – Fanny Crosby. Alas! and did my Savior bleed And did my Sov’reign die?...

He Giveth More Grace

Connie Sanchez

Tags burdens, Grace, hymns, tshirts

He Giveth More Grace Annie Flint 1866-1932 Annie’s mother died in childbirth and not long after her father was diagnosed with a terminal illness. He took Annie and her baby sister to a childless Christian couple who adopted them. Her desire was to be a teacher but she developed severe arthritis and was unable to walk. She was sent to a sanatorium but doctors could not help her. Because of her painful swollen joints she often could only write a few lines of poetry at a time, Often people would donate money to her care after reading her poetry published...

In Times Like These

Connie Sanchez

Tags anchor, hymns, perilous times, Saviour, solid rock, tshirts

In Times like these Ruth Caye Jones Ruth Caye Jones was the mother of five and wife of a pastor. In 1943 she was reading 2 Timothy where it reads that “perilous times shall come”.  As she read the paper she understood the discouragement facing the people due to the casualties of the Allied troops during WW11 and the prospect of facing even more rationing. Instead of letting the discouragement get her down she took a notepad out of her apron pocket and stated writing words of a melody that came to her. It was not long until people around...

Wonderful Peace

Connie Sanchez

Tags Father above, hymns, Jesus, wonderful peace

Wonderful Peace W.D. Cornell 1858- 1930s Warren Cornell was born in Michigan and traveled to Texas when he was 19 to teach in the “colored” department of the new Dallas Public Schools. He later was licensed by the Methodist church to preach and spent a couple of years preaching in North Texas before moving to Wisconsin. By 1894 he was no longer preaching and appears to have been attracted to politics where he continued until his death. It is told by a local historian that this hymn was written in around 1892 at the close of a camp meeting Cornell...