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

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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?