“The Holy Ghost over the bent world broods…”

A hymn by Gerard Manley Hopkins: The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod? Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;...

“He invaded death’s abode.”

A hymn by Anne R. Cou­sin:                                                            To Thee and to Thy Christ, O God, We sing, we ever sing; For He the lonely wine press trod, Our cup of joy to bring. His glorious arm the strife maintained, He marched in might from...

The Vision of the Godhead

Here’s a way to contemplate the Trinity–sing about Him. Mike Focht turned me on to this hymn by Frederick William Faber: Unchanging and Unchangeable, before angelic eyes, The Vision of the Godhead in its tranquil beauty lies; And, like a city lighted up...

“Claim the crown, through Christ my own.”

Seriously, have you read this? A hymn by Charles Wesley: And can it be that I should gain An interest in the Savior’s blood? Died He for me, who caused His pain— For me, who Him to death pursued? Amazing love! How can it be, That Thou, my God, shouldst die for me?...

“Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven.”

A hymn by Hen­ry F. Lyte: Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven; To His feet thy tribute bring. Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven, Evermore His praises sing: Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise the everlasting King. Praise Him for His grace and favor To our fathers in...

“The Lord of all ages is here”

A hymn by Charles Kingsley: The Day of the Lord is at hand, at hand: Its storms roll up the sky: The nations sleep starving on heaps of gold; All dreamers toss and sigh; The night is darkest before the morn; When the pain is sorest the child is born, And the Day of...