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Written by William Whiting and John B Dykes   
Saturday, 13 March 2010 08:42

Eternal Father, Strong to Save

 

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walked'st on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

 

Article submitted by Harold Fink Christian Locksmith

Also known as "The Navy Hymn", there are many variations of the lyrics used with this popular hymn. The lyrics shown are believed to be the actual lyric written by William Whiting in 1860.

I am always fascinated to see exactly how a church will present this hymn in their hymnal. There are so many variations, and you should always respect the other members of the congregation of the church you are attending. Read the lyric carefully before attempting to sing this beautiful hymn from memory in any church. This helps to ensure that your delivery will be part of a concerted effort, and have much more impact for all who are listening.

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 March 2010 09:09
 
How Great Thou Art PDF Print E-mail
Written by Carl Boberg as "O Store Gud" and translated by Stuart K. Hine   
Saturday, 13 March 2010 08:09

How Great Thou Art

O Lord my God! when I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made,
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed:

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul! my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul! my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin:

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul! my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration,
And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul! my Savior God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!

 

Article submitted by Harold Fink Christian Locksmith

I have included the original Swedish folk melody, "O Store Gud" written by Carl Boberg, in Swedish:


"O STORE GUD"

O store Gud, när jag den värld beskådar,
Som du har skapat med ditt allmaktsord,
Hur där din visdom leder livets trådar,
Och alla väsen mättas vid ditt bord.

Då brister själen ut i lovsångsljud:
O store Gud! O store Gud!
Då brister själen ut i lovsångsljud:
O store Gud! O store Gud!


När sommarvinden susar över fälten,
När blommor dofta invid källans rand,
När trastar drilla i de gröna tälten,
Vid furuskogens tysta, dunkla rand;

Då brister själen ut i lovsångsljud:
O store Gud! O store Gud!
Då brister själen ut i lovsångsljud:
O store Gud! O store Gud!


När jag i bibeln skådar alla under,
Som Herren gjort se'n förste Adams tid,
Hur nådefull Han varit alla stunder,
Och hjälpt sitt folk ur livets synd och strid;

Då brister själen ut i lovsångsljud:
O store Gud! O store Gud!
Då brister själen ut i lovsångsljud:
O store Gud! O store Gud!


När slutligt alla tidens höljen falla,
Uti åskådning byter sig min tro,
Och evighetens klara klockor kalla,
Min frälsta ande till dess sabbatsro;

Då brister själen ut i lovsångsljud:
Tack store Gud! Tack store Gud!
Då brister själen ut i lovsångsljud:
Tack store Gud! Tack store Gud!


Last Updated on Saturday, 13 March 2010 08:33
 
Churches We've Visited PDF Print E-mail
Written by Harold Fink Christian Locksmith   
Wednesday, 17 February 2010 14:50

Our ChurchSacred Hearts Roman Catholic Church

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church

508 High Street

Chestertown MD 21620

Saturday Mass 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Mass 9:15 a.m.

Sunday Mass 11:30 a.m.

Daily Mass Mon, Tue, Thur & Fri at 8:30AM

 

 

 

 

St. John's Parish

W. Main Street

Rock Hall MD

Sunday 7:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trinity Lutheran Church

101 Greenwood Ave.

Chestertown MD 21620

Sunday 10:00 a.m.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2010 15:27
 
Our Church PDF Print E-mail
Written by Harold Fink Christian Locksmith   
Wednesday, 17 February 2010 14:06

Our ChurchSacred Hearts Roman Catholic Church

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church

508 High Street, Chestertown 21620

Saturday Mass 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Mass 9:15 a.m.

Sunday Mass 11:30 a.m.

Daily Mass Mon, Tue, Thur & Fri at 8:30AM

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2010 14:48
 
Broad Definitions of Christians and Christianity PDF Print E-mail
Written by Harold Fink Christian Locksmith   
Sunday, 14 February 2010 19:14

Christians and Christianity

 

What is a Christian?

A follower of Jesus Christ.

What is Christianity?

A religion based upon the teachings and miracles of Jesus Christ.

How many different forms of Christianity are there?

It is estimated there are over 30,000 forms of Christianity, or denominations, worldwide.

How many Christians are there worldwide?

It is estimated that today there are over 2 billion Christians worldwide, which represents roughly one third of the world's population.

How many churches and congregations practice Christianity?

It is estimated there are over 3.5 million congregations and churches practicing Christianity worldwide. If the number of Christians worldwide is indeed at least 2 billion, and the number of churches is about 3.5 million, then the average size of congregation of all these churches would be just over 570 members each. Recent trends in numbers of Christians worldwide include an estimated 100 million Christians in China alone, where in the 1960's there were believed to be only 5,000 Christians in all of China. In South Korea, there are churches that reportedly have tens of thousands of members each, and one church where over 800 thousand members meet each Sunday in several sittings

Estimates obtained from the World Christian Encyclopedia.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 09:49