This Music Monday, “Grace” is found in the hymn, “Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross” -arr. Mark Albrecht
Stacy Hakanson, Flute
Joshua Lindgren, Piano
Jesus, keep me near the cross,
there’s a precious fountain;
free to all, a healing stream
flows from Calv’ry’s mountain.
In the cross, in the cross
be my glory ever;
till my ransomed soul shall find
rest beyond the river.
Near the cross I’ll watch and wait,
hoping, trusting ever,
till I reach the golden strand
just beyond the river.
Permission to stream and reprint music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-722492. All rights reserved. Jesus, Keep me Near the Cross – arr. Mark Albrecht Music – ©2001 Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Amazing grace! – how sweet the sound –
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
and grace my fears relieved;
how precious did that grace appear
the hour I first believed!
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
than when we’d first begun.
As today marks the last day of summer and tomorrow, September 22, 2020 marks the first day of fall, we already notice each day the sunlight struggling to break forth in the morning and yawning earlier and earlier in the evenings. Even while the daylight hours dwindle more quickly as we make our way toward the winter solstice, we never stop Marching in the Light of God!
Enjoy this festive arrangement of SIYAHAMBA: We are Marching in the Light of God, by John Carter as God’s light burns constant and bright in our hearts.
Refresh Thy people on their toilsome way .
Lead us from night to never ending day.
Fill all our lives with love and grace divine;
And glory, laud and praise be ever Thine
When in our music God is glorified,
and adoration leaves no room for pride,
it is as though the whole creation cried:
How oft, in making music, we have found
a new dimension in the world of sound,
as worship moved us to a more profound
So has the church, in liturgy and song,
in faith and love, through centuries of wrong,
borne witness to the truth in ev’ry tongue:
Let ev’ry instrument be tuned for praise;
let all rejoice who have a voice to raise;
and may God give us faith to sing always:
Text: Fred Pratt Green, 1903-2000