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is like a [wise] man which built a house, and digged deep, and laid the foundations on a rock:
and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it:
for it was founded upon a rock (Luke 6:47-48)
Let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
For other foundation can no man lay that is laid, which is Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 3:10b-11)
If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3)
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July 2022 ~ This Month's Favourite Hymn
Nearer My God To Thee
"Nearer to Thee, e'en though it be a cross that raiseth me..."
"But it is good for me to draw
near to God:
I have put my trust in the LORD God" (Psalm 73:28)
Favourite Hymns and the Stories Behind Them
The hymns and songs
chosen here are all ones which focus on God the Father and on the Lord Jesus
and on what He has done for us on the cross, what He does for us as we walk with
Him day by day,
and His eventual return in glory to take us home to be with Him. They are hymns
and songs which words are rich in doctrine and biblical truth,
which music soars our spirits and restores our souls, which melodies
are simple and beautiful, contemplative and rousing,
The Effects of Different Kinds of Music: Is Music Neutral? (10 November 2015)
"What constitutes music? Is there good music and bad music? Or is it merely a matter of individual taste? Isn't music just notes and chords, etc? How can notes be 'good' or 'bad'?..."
The Effects of Different Kinds of Music: On the Health of the Body and Mind (10 November 2015)
"Music influences and manipulates us more than we know... the human body and mind can be controlled and altered with music..."
The Effects of Different Kinds of Music: Some Examples (10 November 2015)
"Examples of music that have proved healthful / Examples of music that have proved harmful."
The Effects of Different Kinds of Music: Some Experiments (10 November 2015)
"Many scientific and medical studies have proved conclusively the tremendous effects of music upon the human physiology and anatomy..."
The Effects of Different Kinds of Music: Two Kinds of Music (10 November 2015)
"There are really only two kinds of music:..."
"Beware the 'Christian' song, Lord, I Lift Your Name on High:...""I Love This Tune!" (1994/2020)
"As the pianist started to play the first notes of the next hymn, I turned to the lady next to me and said excitedly, 'I love this tune!' She smiled at me, and gently replied, 'When you are older, Elizabeth, you will realise that the words of the hymns are more important than the nice tunes.' I was ten years old, and I have never forgotten that lady's wise words to me that Sunday morning in the Elim church in Clapham, South London..."
YOUTUBE: Dwelling Place (21 May 2018)
"King David's declaration in Psalm 132 that he wouldn't let himself rest until he had made a dwelling place for the Lord" A song by Sarah Begaj.
YOUTUBE: Vessel of Truth (16 March 2018)
"A song written by Ruth Hill to reflect God's refining work in shaping us as vessels of truth and light."
YOUTUBE: The Battle Belongs to the LORD (02 November 2017)
"Based on the passage in 2 Chronicles 20." A song by Sarah Begaj.
YOUTUBE: Be Still (29 July 2017)
"By your grace I boldly come, by faith receive what you have done..." A song by Sarah Begaj.
YOUTUBE: Something Stolen (02 October 2016)
"Lord, only you know the days long ago, filled with shame and darkened with sorrow. Heal this broken heart..." A song by Ruth Hill and Sarah Begaj.
YOUTUBE: Eagles (19 April 2016)
"I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself" (Exodus 19:4b). A song by Ruth Hill and Sarah Begaj.
YOUTUBE: Hide Me in the Secret Place (18 April 2016)
"A beautiful ballad with gorgeous strings. In English, some Hebrew" A song by Christene Jackman.
YOUTUBE: Fear Not My Child (31 January 2016)
"He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty" (Psalm 91:1-2). A song by Ruth Hill and Sarah Begaj.
YOUTUBE: Peace (06 November 2009)
"Peace, be still, lay all your worries down. Be still oh my soul, for our GOD is in control..." A song by Sherri Youngward.
YOUTUBE: G.F. Handel: Messiah (Recorded on 21 August 2011)
Collegium & Collegium Vŕclav 1704. Director - Vaclav Luks;
Viewers' comments: "That is surely the most joyous, even riotous, performances I have ever heard or seen! The tenor is magnificent; he is not just singing words but rejoicing in the story of the Messiah" / "Every now and then, I bump into something so unimaginably wonderful I forget the dark side of humanity and lose myself in awe, beauty, and inspiration" / "This has to be the most beautiful presentation of the most beautiful, faith-filled, Oratorio by Georg Handel ever" / "It is the glorification of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world and how He is felt in this. My soul is overwhelmed by His Majesty and the wonders of the prophecies of the scriptures that have come together to announce Him in this grand masterpiece by Handel" / "...the exquisite melodies and the pure 'sola scriptura' which gives this Oratorio its power to touch the hearts of believers as well as those who have chosen to disbelieve" / "Truly a wonderful performance" / "All honour and praise and worship to our Messiah Jesus" / "Herein is love, not that we loved, but that God loved us" / "Magnifico. Glory to God. Worthy, worthy, worthy, is the Lamb" / "And He shall reign for ever and ever"
Thus saith the LORD,