“And Are We Yet Alive?”

And are we yet alive, And see each other’s face? Glory and thanks to Jesus give For His almighty grace! What troubles have we seen, What mighty conflicts past, Fightings without, and fears within, Since we assembled last! Yet out of all the Lord Hath brought us by His love; And still He doth His […]

Posted at 8:23 pm on August 16, 2013 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Uncategorized | Continue reading

“The Strife is O’er, The Battle Won”

The strife is o’er, the battle done; The victory of life is won; The song of triumph has begun: Allelui! Allelui! Alleluia! The powers of death have done their worst; But Christ their legions hath dispersed; Let shouts of holy joy outburst: Allelui! Allelui! Alleluia! The three sad days are quickly sped; He rises glorious […]

Posted at 9:30 pm on July 30, 2013 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Uncategorized | Continue reading


There’s a cool little lyric from a song I like a lot called “Sailing the Veil-Boat” about going from being led by the “belly” to abiding daily with God. It goes, “Then Savior front door, knock knock open wide / Despite being poor, we’re rich as his Bride / Danger to us, no more dangerous / He fashioned a sail, made out of the veil / And so now I’m his Bride, but then so is my wife / And daily to abide, he keeps us on the ride!” In the Bible, the curtain in the temple (or the ‘veil’) is a symbol of the separation between us and a holy and loving God, and it was torn when Jesus was crucified, paying for our sins and giving us free access to him, all the time. Lately I’ve been meeting with God in hymns–sails made out of the sacrifice, love, and energy of Christian writers throughout the ages. I thought it would be cool to invite others along for the ride!

Hymn Titles:

1. Be Still My Soul  2. Children of the Heavenly King  3. O Zion Haste  4. Jesus Spreads His Banner O’er Us  5. Sometimes a Light Surprises  6. Immortal Love, Forever Full  7. Day Is Dying in the West  8. Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies  9. O Master of the Waking World  10. Dear Master in Whose Life I See  11. The Lord Will Come and Not Be Slow 12. Outside the Holy City 13. Thou Lord of Hosts, Whose Guiding Hand 14. May the Grace of Christ Our Savior 15. Tell Me the Stories of Jesus I Love To Hear 16. Jesus, Thine All-Victorious Love 17. What Shall I Render To My God? 18. O Come and Dwell in Me, Spirit of Power Within 19. See How Great a Flame Aspires 20. The Strife is O’er, The Battle Done 21. And Are We Yet Alive?

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