Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Sunday

On Easter I miss the Traditional or Classical service. Don't get me wrong- I like contempory worship music (maybe not quite so loud) but I miss the hymns from when I was a kid. When my folks were in SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics- part of Wycliffe Bible Translators) on Sunday nights they often had hymn sings and we must have sang mostly Easter songs because those are the ones I know almost all the verses as well as the choruses. (I bet you can't read this post without singing these songs and going away humming)

Alas! and did my Savior bleed? And did my Sovreign die?
Would He devote that sacred hear For such a worm as I?
At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light,
And the burden of my heart rolled away
It was there by faith I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day!


On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffring 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.


Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood, from thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure, save from wrath and make me pure.


I serve a risen Saviour, He's in the world today;
I know that He is living, whatever men may say:
I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer,
And just the time I need Him He's always near.
He lives, He lives
Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life's narrow way.
He lives, He lives
Salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart.


Low in the grave He lay- Jesus, my Saviour!
Waiting the coming day- Jesus, my Lord!
Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o'er His foes;
He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever with His saints to reign;
He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!

And to show our completely heathen side we came home today to eat candy, lots of candy (there is tons more where this came from but we have to pace ourselves...)

1 comment:

  1. OMY! Yup I just busted out singin' At The Cross. Now don't go and get yourself a cavity, you!

    I hope you had a wonderfully blessed Easter.
    God Bless