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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...

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. ...

Come Ye Sinners

Connie Sanchez

Tags Grace of God, hymns, Jesus, Sinners come, tshirts

Joseph Hart 1712-1768 Joseph Hart was a language teacher born in London. He wrote a track titled, “The Unreasonableness of Religion”.  He considered himself a backslider and rebel. He came under conviction and was afraid to sleep for fear he would “awake in hell”! He wandered from church to church looking for peace but only found more condemnation. He finally heard the words of hope at the age of 45 at a Monrovian chapel. Three years later he became a minister and began to write hymns.       The words of this hymn are from a heart that tasted...

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...