Hymnwear Blog — Saviour

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?...

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...

Be Still My Soul

Connie Sanchez

Tags Be Still, hymns, Jesus, Psalm 46, Saviour, tshirts

Katharine von Schlegel 1697 One hundred years after Martin Luther Europe was in sad shape because of the Thirty Years War that divided Catholics from Protestants. The churches were filled with formalism and people had abandoned attending services. The Pietist movement began to draw people back to the churches through music, personal holiness and a zeal for mission Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side. Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain. Leave to thy God to order and provide; In every change, He faithful will remain. Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heav’nly Friend...

All the Way My Savior Leads me

Connie Sanchez

Tags Fanny Crosby, Hallelujah What a Savior, hymns, Jesus, joy, Savior, Saviour, tshirts

The blind hymn writer Fanny Crosby is well known for writing hundreds of hymns. Many of them are still favorites today. The story is told that one day she needed five dollars and didn’t know where she would get it. After praying about it, there came a knock at her door.  At the door was a man with a five dollar bill.  He handed it to her and left. God doesn’t always answer our prayers in such practical ways. It could be that we don’t ask or that what we pray for is not a need but a want.  The...

Sweet Hour of Prayer

I found several stories about this song’s author. All agree the writer is William Walford  1772-1850. Most accounts say he was a preacher in England well known for his memorization of scripture .Some say this was because he was blind .  He likely wrote the words to this poem during a time he was away from the pulpit due to a lengthy illness. For some reason he was unable to write down the words and asked  another minister to write them down . The minister submitted the words to a newspaper in New York and they were published.  In 1849...

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