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When in Our Music God Is Glorified

Hymn #309 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “When in Our Music God Is Glorified” [pullquote_center width=”60%”]So has the Church, in liturgy and song, In faith and love, through centuries of wrong, Borne witness to the truth in every tongue: Alleluia![/pullquote_center] I will admit it… I’m partial. I believe that the most enduring, penetrating, impacting method…

Gracious Spirit, Dwell with Me

Hymn #236 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “Gracious Spirit, Dwell with Me” [pullquote_center width=”80%”]Gracious Spirit, dwell with me, I would gracious be; Help me now Thy grace to see, I would be like Thee; And, with words that help and heal, Thy life would mine reveal; And, with actions bold and meek, for Christ my…

There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

Hymn #41 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” [pullquote_center width=”80%”]There’s a wideness in God’s mercy like the wideness of the sea; There’s a kindness in God’s justice which is more than liberty. For the love of God is broader than the measure of our mind; And the heart of the…

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Hymn #281 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” [pullquote_center width=”85%”]Finish then thy new creation, pure and spotless let us be; Let us see thy great salvation perfectly restored in thee: Changed from glory into glory, till in heaven we take our place, Till we cast our crowns before thee ,lost in…

In Christ Alone

Hymn #569 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “In Christ Alone” [pullquote_center width=”75%”]In Christ alone my hope is found; He is my light, my strength, my song. This cornerstone, this solid ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm. What heights of love, what depths of peace when fears are stilled, when strivings cease. My Comforter,…

Let Your Heart Be Broken

Hymn #658 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “Let Your Heart Be Broken” [pullquote_center width=”65%”]Let your heart be tender and your vision clear — See the world as God sees, serve God far and near. Let your heart be broken by another’s pain, Share your rich resources — give and give again.[/pullquote_center] I’ve heard it… have…

Because I Have Been Given Much

Hymn #665 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “Because I Have Been Given Much” [pullquote_center width=”95%”]Because I have been given much I too must give; Because of thy great bounty, Lord, each day I live I will give love to those in need, shall show that love by word and deed; Thus shall my thanks be…

Christ Is Risen! Shout Hosanna!

Hymn #206 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “Christ Is Risen! Shout Hosanna!” [pullquote_center width=”85%”]Christ is risen! Raise your spirits from the caverns of despair. Walk with gladness in the morning. See what love can do and dare. Drink the wine of resurrection, not a servant, but a friend; Jesus is our strong companion. Joy and…

All Glory, Laud, and Honor

Hymn #175 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “All Glory, Laud, and Honor” [pullquote_center width=”80%”]All glory, laud, and honor to Thee, Redeemer, King, To whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring. Thou didst accept their praises — accept the prayers we bring, Who in all good delightest, thou good and gracious King![/pullquote_center] Count on…

Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

Hymn #405 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us” [pullquote_center width=”80%”]We are Thine; do Thou befriend us, be the guardian of our way; Keep Thy flock, from sin defend us, seek us when we go astray; Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus, hear, o hear us when we pray.[/pullquote_center] The Sheep. This was…

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