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Glorious Day


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The last few weeks at my church we’ve been singing this song Glorious Day. I love it. However, when I try to sing it at home I keep mixing it up with the old honky tonk hymn tune here. (I don’t even know where it was I used to sing that version – must have been

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Wondrous Love – Marilynne Robinson Pt 2


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Here is another paragraph from the same chapter, ‘Wondrous Love’, of When I Was a Child I Read Books, by Marilynne Robinson. The last couple of sentences are interesting (and lovely). The story of Christianity is definitely history, but it is also so much more than history. There is a great old American hymn that

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O heart bereaved and lonely


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O heart bereaved and lonely, Whose brightest dreams have fled Whose hopes like summer roses, Are withered crushed and dead Though link by link be broken, And tears unseen may fall Look up amid thy sorrow, To Him who knows it all. O cling to thy Redeemer, Thy Savior, Brother, Friend Believe and trust His

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O Love That Will Not Let Me Go – on Guitar


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This is going to be my next guitar song. The strum and arrangement here is a little too “upbeat” for the lyrics in my opinion. George Matheson wrote this hymn when, after learning that he was to go blind, his fiance called off their engagement (he penned it later on the eve of his sister’s

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Guitar woes


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Last night I gave up with the internet freebies and paid for a guitar chord download. You know what’s frustrating me? How many different ways there are to play each chord. I know that is supposed to be an advantage, but at this point in my guitar “career”, I would just like to know one

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