Tuesday, October 14, 2008

How Great Thou Art - Tribute to a great hymn!

How Great Thou Art - Tribute to a great hymn!

How Great Thou Art - a Most Popular Christian Hymn - by Carl Gustav Boberg

(From Squidoo.com)

href="file:///C:%5CDOCUME%7E1%5Cwalter%5CLOCALS%7E1%5CTemp%5Cmsohtml1%5C01%5Cclip_filelist.xml">How Great Thou Art - a Most Popular Christian Hymn - by Carl Gustav Boberg. I have been building lenses on some of the most popular hymns of old times. How Great Thou Art is one of my most favored. This tribute goes into this hymn in some detail and offer several links I think you will find useful.

How Great Thou Art Lyrics

how great thou art hymn

Most Popular Used English Lyrics
  • Verse 1:
O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the works Thy hands have made.
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.


Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee;
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee:
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
  • Verse 2:
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:

(Repeat Refrain.)

  • Verse 3:
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:

(Repeat Refrain.)

  • Verse 4:
When Christ shall come with shouts 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!

(Repeat Refrain.)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Old Rugged Cross Lyrics and Tribute!

The Old Rugged Cross Lyrics:


On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,

The emblem of suffering and shame;

And I love that old cross where the dearest and best

For a world of lost sinners was slain.


So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,

Till my trophies at last I lay down;

I will cling to the old rugged cross,

And exchange it some day for a crown.

O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world,

Has a wondrous attraction for me;

For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above

To bear it to dark Calvary.

In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,

A wondrous beauty I see,

For 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,

To pardon and sanctify me.

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;

Its shame and reproach gladly bear;

Then He'll call me some day to my home far away,

Where His glory forever I'll share.


I love the words to this old hymn.

What is your favorite hymn? One of the most popular song is "The Old Rugged Cross". It was written in 1912 by George Bennard (1873-1958).

From Wikipedia:

"George Bennard, was a native of Youngstown, Ohio but was reared in Iowa. After his conversion in a Salvation Army meeting, he and his wife became brigade leaders before leaving the organization for the Methodist Church. As a Methodist evangelist, Bennard wrote the first verse of the gospel song, "The Old Rugged Cross" in Albion, Michigan, in the fall of 1912.Bennard himself said that it was 1913. Kenneth W. Osbeck, 101 Hymn Stories (Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1982), 255. Charles H. Gabriel, a well-known gospel-song composer helped Bennard with the harmonies.William J. Reynolds, Songs of Glory: Stories of 300 Great Hymns and Gospel Songs (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1990), 219-20. The completed version was first performed on June 7th, 1913, by a choir of five in Pokagon Michigan. Published in 1915, the song was popularized during Billy Sunday evangelistic campaigns by two members of his campaign staff, Homer Rodeheaver (who bought rights to the song for $500) and Virginia Asher, who were perhaps also the first to record it in 1921. The Old Rugged Cross uses a sentimental popular song form with a verse/chorus pattern in 3/4 time, and it speaks of the writer's Christian experience rather than his adoration of God. Bennard retired to Reed City, Michigan, and the town maintains a museum dedicated to his life and ministry.Reed City Museum"

Monday, October 6, 2008

Voter Fraud Acorn - and my right to vote!

I have been reading much about ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and the many alleged abuses and voter fraud within this organizations.

I believe in our right to vote, but I see it more as a privilege and responsibility than a "right." Frankly, I do not believe everyone should have this right. For example, felons and illegals and some who cannot make rational decisions should not be allowed to vote. Society has always placed limitations on voting.

Those who oppose this sound more patriotic, but in truth they are helping to diminish the voting power of others. Our founding fathers recognized this, although they were not perfect in their enforcement and interpretations as well.

When anyone (like ACORN) is accused of voter fraud it must be taken seriously. The right to vote of all society in the U.S. is at jeopardy!

Voter Fraud Acorn - Could An Election be Stolen?

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Studies in Agape Love

Agape is the New Testament Greek word for the strongest form of love. It describes that infinite love that God has for us in that he gave hs only begotten Son that we might have eternal life.

After Simon Peter bragged about his own love for Christ, Jesus told him that he would repeatedly deny his LORD. The Gospel of John records this denial. However, after the resurrection of Christ, Jesus appears to the disciples and asks Peter, "Do you love (agape) me?" Twice Jesus used this word and twice Peter answered now with a lesser from of the word love (phileo - deep friendship). Now, Jesus asks Peter the third time, "Do you love (phileo) me? There was no more bragging in Peter, although Simon greatly loved Jesus! Peter wasw now ready to serve Christ.

Many times our love falters,but agape love abides forever!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Prediabetes and Diabetes and the work place!

One of the most difficult places to keep your diabetes in check is on the job. The stress dose strange things to your blood glucose readings. Another problem is peer pressure. Competition cause us may times to try to hide our disease, or , at least, to minimize its dangers. Don't be stupid. (I used to be stuck on idiot street!). Follow your doctor and nutritionist advice. Resource:
Diabetes Awareness: Diabetes On The Job
Pre-Diabetes: Check Engine Warning Light

Green-teaOne of my best discoveries was that of Green Tea!

After hearing this news on a national health report I became very interested in the use of green tea for diabetes. Below are some of my articles.

Green Tea Extracts and Type Two Diabetes
Discover Green Tea Iced or Hot
Green Tea Healthy Best Tea For Diabetics!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Do you need to be wearing a medical alert bracelet?

A few years ago my wife's father had passed away and my wife and I were both under heavy stress. I overdosed my insulin, and about 2 A.M. fell into a diabetic coma (sugar leve was 20 - dangerous). My wife called the paramedics and the first thing they checked was the medical info on my diabetic bracelet. I am so glad that I wear mine. It is a real lifesaver.

Read more:

Friday, September 12, 2008

Are You Worth Your Salt

"Worth your salt" is an interesting term and full of ancient meanings. I just finished a hub page where I combined this concept with the words of Jesus:

Mathew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot.

I invite the reader to check:

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sarah Palin Vice President?

Is it possible? Palin, a woman, vice president, in the United States of America?

She is beautiful; she is a hunter and fisherwoman; she is smart; she is articulate; she is full of energy; and most important, she is conservative!

I am jazzed over this pick! Go McCain / Palin and anybody but the liberal Obama!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sarah Palin Vice President?

Sarah Palin Vice President?

I am jazzed over this choice of McCain! Check out my hub and lens on Sarah Palin! She is a conservative woman with credentials. Her resume is thin but not as thins as Obama. She is far more fit and qualified than he!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Is laughter the best medicine?

I recently dealt with this subject and have updated it with the following articles:

As a retired pastor, my wife and I have have personally seen the many benefits of laughter. It is very healthy indeed. I als watched an impressive article on the Science channel TV the other day and thye stated that laughter adds years and quality of life to you.

So, laugh, and again I say, laugh!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

U S Flags and patriotism

I just updated my American Flag lens on Squidoo.com.

U S Flags - Our Salute To Patriotism

This lens offers many links and resources concerning the Old Glory!
It is filled with pictures and clip art and history. I hope you will read it!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Dealing with Criticizers

I just posted Condemners: Why do people have a condemning nature? What to do with/when this happens?
This article by Jeff Lowe is well thought out and researched. I highly recommend everyone to read it!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Diabetics and Heart Attacks

We are very familiar with diabetes. Walter, my husband, is an insulin dependent diabetic. He has had many health complications. However, so far there is not heart complications of diabetes.

He recently wrote a hub on the subject, Diabetes Heart Disease, I invite you to check it out and give us your opinion. We also have a kin Squidoo lens: Diabetes Heart Disease - Diabetes Heart Attack .

Diabetes is one condition that should be treated as soon as it is detected, even though in its early stages it doesn't impair, and everything may appear to the patient as ok.