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Twelve Simple Hymns


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I should point out, for folks who appreciate such things, a link to a free download of Twelve Simple Hymns. It’s the music from the 2014 Bishop’s Cathedral Convention here in Canberra, but is recorded by some friends from my previous church in Sydney, which is a weird overlap of worlds (and it was only

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Some Shakespeare for Saturday


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It’s been a while since there’s been Shakespeare here, so here a little snippet that seems apt to recent events: Each new morn     New widows howl, new orphans cry,     New sorrows strike heaven on the face. Macbeth, Act 4, Sc 3. Spoken by Macduff. I actually found this in Walking with God through Pain and

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Be still my soul


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Page CXVI is giving away their entire catalogue of music free for the month of March. Incredible. They do modernised versions of the great old hymns. You can download it all via here. As some will know, I recently finished reading Trusting God by Jerry Bridges, in which a major theme is learning to truly

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Poetry Day – Hannah’s prayer


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Today’s poem is actually a hymn. We are having a series of sermons for January on characters from the bible, and what we can learn from them (with the qualifier that it’s not an “exegetical” series). Last Sunday night was Hannah: the great woman of prayer from 1 Sam 1:1-2:10. You can listen to it here. At

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O for grace …


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We had the final sermon in a series on Joshua on Sunday night, from chapters 23 and 24. The closing point was taken from 23:11: Be very careful, therefore, to love the Lord your God. Great verse. We were then cautioned against the offering of cheap words. Our minister quoted someone (didn’t catch the name)

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