Category: Christian verse

In Sin and Guilt

May 1st, 2011
In sin and guilt, I stood condemned Before the throne. No hope remained, For Justice came, unsheathed his sword, Then to inflict my sin’s reward. “Give him to me, without delay, He now must die, his debt to pay.” But Jesus stood, God’s Son divin… more »

See in Yonder Manger Low

December 26th, 2010
See! in yonder manger low, Born for us on earth below, See! the Lamb of God appears, Promised from eternal years. Lo! within a manger lies He who built the starry skies, He who, throned in height sublime, Sits amid the cherubim. Say, ye holy she… more »

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

April 4th, 2010
Christ the Lord is ris'n today, Alleluia! Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia! Sing, ye heav'ns, and earth reply, Alleluia! Love's redeeming work is done, Alleluia! Fought the fight, the battle won, All… more »

Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted

April 1st, 2010
I heard and sang this hymn of Thomas Kelly for the first time last Sunday. It is fitting for Passion Week as we consider the death of our Savior. Stricken, smitten, and afflicted, See Him dying on the tree! ‘Tis the Christ by man rejected; Yes, my… more »

Holy God, We Praise Thy Name

March 28th, 2010
This hymn, translated from the German Grosser Gott, comes from the venerable Te Deum. I regret that I learned it only recently. It should be better known. Holy God, we praise thy Name; Lord of all, we bow before thee! All on earth thy scepter claim,… more »