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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...

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...

Beneath the Cross of Jesus

Connie Sanchez

Tags Face of Jesus, generosity, hymns, Isaiah 32:1, Jesus, sunshine, tshirts

Elizabeth Clephane 1830-1869 Elizabeth grew up in Scotland. She was in poor health most of her life but still found time to the serve the poor and disabled.  It is told she once sold her horse and carriage so she would have money to share. Because of her joyful attitude and generosity she was affectionately known as the “ sunshine of Melrose.” She only lived 39 years but was able to write eight hymns.   In this hymn she uses words from Isaiah 32:1.  She understood the prophecy of a king that would come was fulfilled at the cross of Jesus. ...