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Advent is a wonderful time of year to both remember the prophecies regarding Christ’s first coming and anticipate his coming again. If all of the prophecies concerning his first coming were fulfilled with complete literalness, we can have confidence that …

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The coming of Christ has long been a focus of celebration in the church’s corporate worship life, both his first and second comings. Since early times, Christians have celebrated Christ’s incarnation on December 25 and the subsequent twelve days. Similarly, …

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The German Lutheran tradition has a rich heritage of Christmas hymns. “Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light” comes from Lutheran pastor, Johann Rist in 1641. He originally wrote a 12-stanza poem on the incarnation that was later paraphrased and adapted …

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“Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence” is one of the oldest, if not the oldest Christian hymn still in common use today. Adapted from the fourth-century Liturgy of St. James, which is still used by Eastern Orthodox churches today, this hymn text …

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Words and Music: Jillian McNeely and Laramie Minga, 2020 Sheet Music: Hymn | Lead Sheet | Piano Recordings: Demo | Piano Accompaniment | Organ This hymn of adoration seeks to display the emphases and structure of Psalm 33. The first two …

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Because we believe that worship forms the believer and that God knows best how he wants to be worshiped, at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, LA, we desire to be driven by God’s Word in worship. As a result, …

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Words: Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady, 1696 Tune: KINGSFOLD Folk tune from English Country Songs, 1893 Sheet Music: Hymn | Piano | Lead Sheet Recordings: Demo | Piano Accompaniment | Organ Hymnary.org Page O Lord, my rock, to Thee I …

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The true God of Scripture is unique among all false gods of other religions in that the Bible teaches him to be Triune—one God in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Focusing an entire service on this often neglected, …

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Why do we sing hymns in Christian worship? Is the singing of hymns optional? Is it something churches do simply because it is an enjoyable to affirm biblical truth that way? If a congregation or an individual doesn’t want to …

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Words: Christian H. Bateman, 1843 Tune: MADRID Traditional Spanish melody; arr. David Emlyn Evans, 1927 Hymnary.org page mp3 | PDF Come, Christians, join to sing Alleluia! Amen! loud praise to Christ our King; Alleluia! Amen! Let all, with heart and voice, before …

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