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Rescue the Perishing

Connie Sanchez

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Rescue the Perishing Fanny Crosby 1820-1913 Someone suggested to Fanny that she write a song about rescuing the perishing from the scripture in Luke 14:23. While speaking to the boys at a rescue mission in New York City she pleaded with them to come to her after the service if anyone there had wandered from home and  the teaching of their mother. After the service a young man approached her and asked, “Did you mean me”?  A few days later the words of this song came to her.  This song says a lot. It shows that Fanny Crosby had a...

Battle Hymn

Connie Sanchez

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Battle Hymn of the Republic Julia Ward Howe 1819-1910 This hymn was written during the height of the Civil War. The Atlantic Monthly paid her five dollars for the song.  Abraham Lincoln heard it and asked to have it repeated so he would hear it again.  The song was written to be sung to the tune “ John Brown’s body”. The hymn reminds us that God’s truth is eternal.   Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord; He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful...

Nearer My God to Thee

Connie Sanchez

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Nearer My God to Thee Sarah Adams 1805-1848 Sarah’s mother died when she was five. For a while she was an actress in London but hard to leave the stage at age thirty two due to poor health. Her sister was also in poor health and Sarah began wo question God. Her pastor asked her to write a hymnal and with her sister’s help they wrote sixteen new hymns. Most of us know this song from the story of the Titanic but the words of this hymn were written to go with her pastor’s sermon on Jacob’s ladder. It helps...

Nothing But The Blood of Jesus

Connie Sanchez

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Nothing But the Blood of Jesus Robert Lowry 1826-1899 Robert Lowry was a literature professor and pastor of several churches during his lifetime. He enjoyed writing music for gospel songs.  He worked with Fanny Crosby as well as writing some hymns himself.  The music is simple with only a five note range and two basic chords for the guitar. The music reflects the simple message , “ What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.”  What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus; What can make me whole again? Nothing but the...

O Happy Day

Connie Sanchez

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O Happy Day Philip Doddridge 1702-1751 This song has been popularized over the years in several different arrangements. The writer would probably not recognize it! Philip Doddridge was an orphan at the age of thirteen and later became a Congregational minister. He wrote many hymns but most were never published.  This hymn was published four years after his death.  The chorus we know was not part of the original hymn but added by an anonymous author over a hundred years later. We find not only happiness but joy in knowing that Jesus blood washed our sins away!!!   O happy...