Well Known Hymns Writer And Composer Part One

Hymnology means there is the discipline concerned with the historical and scientific study of the hymn, from both a textual and musical point of view. Or the study of hymns, their history, classification, etc., the composition of hymns. The tribute is a song that honours God; a hymnist Is a hymn writer who composes the melodies.

Many hymn writers, when they compose their hymns, it centres around the traumatic circumstance around their lives, instead of examining their occurrence and throw a pity party. They trusted in God, and they compose theological melodies that stand the test of time. As Martin Luther started, If you want to change the world, pick up a pen and write.

For example, When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say It is well, it is well, with my soul. Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come, Let this blest assurance control, That Christ has regarded my helpless estate, And hath shed His blood for my soul. But Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait, The sky, not the grave, is our goal.

This hymn was written after traumatic events in Horatio Spafford’s life. The first two were the death of his four-year-old son and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which ruined him financially (he had been a successful lawyer and had invested significantly in property in the area of Chicago that was extensivel damaged by the great fire).[ His business interests were further hit by the economic downturn of 1873. He had planned to travel to England with his family on the SS Ville du Havre to help with D. L. Moody’s upcoming evangelistic campaigns. In a late change of plan, he sent the family ahead while he was delayed on business concerning zoning problems following the Great Chicago Fire. While crossing the Atlantic Ocean, The ship sank rapidly after a collision with a sea vessel, the Loch Earn, and all four of Spafford’s daughters died. His wife Anna survived and sent him the now famous telegram, “Saved alone …”. Shortly afterwards, as Spafford travelled to meet his grieving wife, he was inspired to write these words as his ship passed near where his daughters had died. Bliss called his tune Ville du Havre, from the name of the stricken vessel.

When passing where the Ville du Harve slipped beneath the dark waters of the Atlantia Once It Well With My Soul base on Philippians 4:7 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Note stances 2 and 4 My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought! My not in part but the whole Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more, Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul! Stance 4 & 5; But Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait, The sky, not the grave, is our goal; Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, the voice of the Lord!

Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul. And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight, The clouds be rolled back as a scroll; The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend, A song in the night, oh my soul!

When a follower of Christ goes through trouble waters, whether it death in the family or bad news from your physician, knowing Jesus is beside you during these times bring comfort to our souls since for It well with our soul.

Henry Francis Lyte, was an Anglican minister and poet. For most of his life was in poor health. He developed tuberculosis and, at the age of 54, Where he came near to the end of his life.

His family were surprised and almost alarmed at his announcing his intention of preaching once more to his people. His weakness and the possible danger attending the effort, were urged to prevent it, but in vain. “It was better”, as he used to say often playfully, when in comparative health, “to wear out than to rust out, Teddy Roosevelt wrote, “For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.”

What would Teddy say to president Joe Biden when he hurdling up in Home instead of campaign.How would Henry react if told to shut His church drown due to germ causing countless lives?

In the evening of the same day he placed in the hands of a near and dear relative the little hymn, ‘Abide with Me’, with an air of his own composing, adapted to the words.Just weeks later, while on holiday in Nice, France, Henry Lyte went to be with Jesus. It was November 20th, 1847.

Note Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;

The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.

When other helpers fail and comforts flee,

Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;

Earth’s joys grow dim; its glories pass away;

Change and decay in all around I see;

O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;

Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.

Heaven’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;

In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

It is also often sung or played at Christian funerals.

Or another poem;

Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken

Jesus, I my cross have taken, all to leave and follow Thee.

Destitute, despised, forsaken, Thou from hence my all shall be.

Perish every fond ambition, all I’ve sought or hoped or known.

Yet how rich is my condition! God and heaven are still mine own.

Let the world despise and leave me, they have left my Savior, too.

Human hearts and looks deceive me; Thou art not, like them, untrue.

And while Thou shalt smile upon me, God of wisdom, love and might,

Foes may hate and friends disown me, show Thy face and all is bright.

Go, then, earthly fame and treasure! Come, disaster, scorn and pain!

In Thy service, pain is pleasure; with Thy favor, loss is gain.

I have called Thee, “Abba, Father”; I have set my heart on Thee:

Storms may howl, and clouds may gather, all must work for good to me.

Man may trouble and distress me, ’twill but drive me to Thy breast.

Life with trials hard may press me; heaven will bring me sweeter rest.

Oh, ’tis not in grief to harm me while Thy love is left to me;

Oh, ’twere not in joy to charm me, were that joy unmixed with Thee.

Take, my soul, thy full salvation; rise o’er sin, and fear, and care;

Joy to find in every station something still to do or bear:

Think what Spirit dwells within thee; what a Father’s smile is thine;

What a Savior died to win thee, child of heaven, shouldst thou repine?

Haste then on from grace to glory, armed by faith, and winged by prayer,

Heaven’s eternal day’s before thee, God’s own hand shall guide thee there.

Soon shall close thy earthly mission, swift shall pass thy pilgrim days;

Hope soon change to glad fruition, faith to sight, and prayer to praise.

Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken

Jesus, I my cross have taken, all to leave and follow Thee.

Destitute, despised, forsaken, Thou from hence my all shall be.

Perish every fond ambition, all I’ve sought or hoped or known.

Yet how rich is my condition! God and heaven are still mine own.

Let the world despise and leave me, they have left my Savior, too.

Human hearts and looks deceive me; Thou art not, like them, untrue.

And while Thou shalt smile upon me, God of wisdom, love and might,

Foes may hate and friends disown me, show Thy face and all is bright.

Go, then, earthly fame and treasure! Come, disaster, scorn and pain!

In Thy service, pain is pleasure; with Thy favor, loss is gain.

I have called Thee, “Abba, Father”; I have set my heart on Thee:

Storms may howl, and clouds may gather, all must work for good to me.

Man may trouble and distress me, ’twill but drive me to Thy breast.

Life with trials hard may press me; heaven will bring me sweeter rest.

Oh, ’tis not in grief to harm me while Thy love is left to me;

Oh, ’twere not in joy to charm me, were that joy unmixed with Thee.

Take, my soul, thy full salvation; rise o’er sin, and fear, and care;

Joy to find in every station something still to do or bear:

Think what Spirit dwells within thee; what a Father’s smile is thine;

What a Savior died to win thee, child of heaven, shouldst thou repine?

Haste then on from grace to glory, armed by faith, and winged by prayer,

Heaven’s eternal day’s before thee, God’s own hand shall guide thee there.

Soon shall close thy earthly mission, swift shall pass thy pilgrim days;

Hope soon change to glad fruition, faith to sight, and prayer to praise.

Jesus Love Me For The Bible Tell So

Anna Bartlett Warner. The lyrics first appeared as a poem in the context of an 1860 novel called Say and Seal, written by her older sister Susan Warner (1819–1885). In the novel, Sunday School teacher Mr. Linden comforts his student, Johnny Fax who was dying.

Jesus Love me, was published as a hymn in the hymn book.The tune and chorus were added in 1862 by Dr. William Batchelder Bradbury. After publication as a song it became one of the most popular Christian hymns in churches around the world,[4] especially among children.

When the were on military duty, the cadets would sing “Jesus loves me.”Anna outlived her sister by more than thirty years. The popularity of the song was so great, that both sisters were buried with military honors because of their contribution they made to the spiritual well being of the soldiers. They are the only civilians buried in the West Point Cemetery.Their home, Good Crag, was willed to West Point Academy and made into a National Shrine. Their home is now a museum in their honor.

“Jesus Loves Me” is the first hymn taught to new converts and children worldwide. Additional verses have been added throughout the years.

Many have reported that, during the Q & A time, a student asked Karl Barth, if he could summarize his theology in a single sentence. As the story goes, Barth responded by saying, “In the words of a song I learned on my mother’s knee: ‘Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.’

It based on on 1 Corinthians 6:19 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.

Jesus loves me—this I know,

For the Bible tells me so;

Little ones to him belong,—

They are weak

Jesus loves me—loves me still,

Though I’m very weak and ill;

From his shining throne on high,

Comes to watch me where I lie.

Jesus loves me—he will stay,

Close beside me all the way.

Then his little child will take,

Up to heaven for his dear sake

Jesus loves me, this I know,

for the Bible tells me so.

Little ones to him belong;

they are weak, but he is strong.

Jesus loves me he who died

heaven’s gate to open wide.

He will wash away my sin,

let his little child come in.

Amazing Grace was compose by John Newton and all around bad guy and took great delight in using foul mouth around Christian and took great delight in perverting them, demeaning and taunting them. According to Newton, “I made it my study to tempt and seduce others.

Although, he brought up in a religious home by his mother was a Godly woman. She would often would sing to him and pray with him, and, taught him the Bible at an early age, and ingrain the love of music. She died at the age of seven years He would renounce her Christian faith joined the royal navy following in his father footsteps

He was appointed to the Greyhound, a Liverpool ship. In 1747, and on its homeward journey. Where the ship and the crew suddenly encountered a violent storm. The crew work endless to keep the ship afloat and they were exhausted. Where he remember his mother who was a follower of Christ, and he sought the Lord in or fasting and prayer however, did not find God. Even thou the Lord guiding him through the storm eventually sparing his life.

In heart he believes in Christianity, nonetheless, he concluded that his sins were too great to be forgiven, and waited in fear.Reading Proverbs 1; 24, 26,24 But since you refuse to listen when I call I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you;I will mock when calamity overtakes you. Hebrew 6:4-6; 4 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age 6 and who have fallen[a] away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace and 2 Peter 2:20, 20 If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. 21 It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than to have known it and then to turn their backs on the sacred command that was passed on to them. 22 Of them the proverbs are true: “A dog returns to its vomit,” and, “A sow that is washed returns to her wallowing in the mud.”and nearly drove him to despair. John Calvin wrote, “The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.”

Until he read, Thomas Kempis The Imitation of Christ

He read Saul conversion in Acts 9 and the reception of the prodigal son in Luke15;21-23 21 “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’22 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23 Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate.

Before their arrival in Ireland he had trusted his soul to Christ, whose precious blood had power to cleanse away his every sin.

Newton returned and to married his childhood Mary Catlett, in St. Margaret’s Church, Rochester on February 01 1750. Prior to proposal her he was hard pressed to utter the necessary words. John wrote these words,” ‘My heart was so full it beat and trembling.

Where he lack in speech, however, he able to express elegantly in his letters, Later he wrote poems, letters and pamphlets “You will not be displeased with me for saying, that though you are dearer to me than the aggregate of all earthly comforts, I wish to limit my passion within those bounds which God has appointed. Our love to each other ought to lead us to love him supremely, who is the author and source of all the good we possess or hope for. It is to him we owe that happiness in a marriage state which so many seek in vain, some of whom set out with such hopes and prospects, that their disappointments can be deduced for no other cause, than having placed that high regard on a creature which is only due to the Creator. He therefore withholds his blessing (without which no union can subsist) and their expectations, of course, end in indifference.After 34 years Newton spoke about the slave trade business he and the horrific conditions of the slave ship, and became an ally William Wilberforce, campaigning to abolish the African slave for trade. “In 1797, he stated, “If the trade is at present carried on to the same extent and nearly in the same manner, while we are delaying from year to year to put a stop to our part in it, the blood of many thousands of our helpless, much injured fellow creatures is crying against us. The pitiable state of the survivors who are torn from their relatives, connections, and their native land must be taken into account.” Furthermore he penned these words, “a confession, which … comes too late … It will always be a subject of humiliating reflection to me, that I was once an active instrument in a business at which my heart now shudders.” He had copies sent to every MP, and the pamphlet he sold so well that it swiftly required reprinting. He keep a log his life on board a slave ship. Where he describes a graphically described the horrors of the Slave Trade and his role in it. Accorrdly his he following, 28th JUNE. … Put the boys in irons and slightly in the thumbscrews to urge them to a full confession.

He wrote in log following, “…Buryed a girl slave (No 92). In the afternoon while we were off the deck, William Cooney seduced a woman slave down into the room and lay with her brutelike in view of the whole quarter deck, for which I put him in irons. l hope this has been the first affair of the kind on board and I am determined to keep them quiet if possible. If anything happens to the woman I shall impute it to him, for she was big with child. Her number is 83…” “…ln the morning examined the men slaves and punished 6 of the principal, put 4 of them in collars.” … Buryed a man slave (No.84) of a flux, which he has been struggling with near 7 weeks …

He compose Amazing Grace in 1759. It drew on Newton’s own experience as a slave trader — specifically, from a near-death experience he’d had decades earlier, when the slave ship he was on encountered a violent storm, prompting him to convert to Christianity.

Note the following;

Amazing How Grace the sound

That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost, but now I am found

hour I first believed

Through many dangers, toils and snares

We have already come

‘Twas grace has brought us safe thus far

And grace will lead us home

With the message that forgiveness and redemption are possible regardless of sins committed and that the soul can be delivered from despair through the mercy of God, “Amazing Grace” is one of the most recognisable songs in the English-speaking world.

The song is also well-known anthem of the civil rights movement. It was sung at many Martin Luther King Jr. Obama himself sang it during the funeral for the South Carolina state senator killed in the 2015 Charleston church shooting.

Between 1970 and 1972, Judy Collins’ recording spent 67 weeks on the chart and peaked at number 5. Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Elvis. Ironically, this touching song, was closely associated with the African American community.

He died 1807, on a gravestone, it is written, “Once an infidel and libertine A servant of slaves in Africa, Was, by the rich mercy of our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST, restored, pardoned, and appointed to preach the Gospel which he had long laboured to destroy.

Toward the end my dad life he was physical blind due to inhaler he put on inhaler and side effect was his vision. He was a self made man with a lot pride and hardworking who provided for his family and love wife. Yet he was a marginalizes followers of Christ and attend church off and on throughout his life. He experiences several nightmares where he was in hell in which vividly frightened him One time he had nightmare, nonetheless Jesus came along told he was in the lamb book life and Jesus took his hand. After that he experience no any more nightmares.One day my cousin Rick ask him if he knew Jesus Christ his responds was I once was blind now but know I see. Even thou he physical blind, however, he had spiritual sites. At the funeral, they sang Amazing Grace, For it well with the soul when he died.

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lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the Lord.

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