Archive | May 2021

God, Our Help

On this Memorial Day Weekend we take time to remember, and say a prayer of gratefulness for the many who have been willing to pay a great price for our freedom. We also stop to thank God for the freedom He has given to us, and for the price that was paid by Christ so that we could live free. We remember today. The cost of it all. The great sacrifice for freedom

O God, Our Help In Ages Past

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.

Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defence is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.

A thousand ages in Thy sight
Are like an evening gone;
Short as the watch that ends the night
Before the rising sun.

Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while life shall last,
And our eternal home.


Lyrics: Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
Music: William Croft (1678-1727)
Photo: Marge McCoy

hope traversed

“Spring drew on…and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.” — Charlotte Brontë

Photo by Cheryl Cook

Glorious Things

Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken

Glorious things of Thee are spoken,
Holy city of our God;
He whose word cannot be broken
Formed Thee for His own abode;
On the Rock of Ages founded,
What can shake Thy sure repose?
With salvation’s walls surrounded,
Thou may’st smile at all Thy foes.

See the streams of living waters,
Springing from eternal love,
Well supply Thy blessed members,
And all fear of want remove;
Who can faint, when such a river
Ever flows their thirst t’ assuage?
Grace which, like the Lord, the giver,
Never fails from age to age.

Lyrics:John Newton (1725-1807)
Music:Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Photo: Bob McCoy