Today’s Bible Reading & Verse
Ezekiel 42-43 and Hebrews 2
Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. Hebrews 2:14-15
People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. It is emphatically no sacrifice. Say rather it is a privilege. David Livingstone
Today’s Song Story
Alas! And Did My Saviour Bleed
Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748) wrote as many as 600 hymns, including Joy to the World and Alas and Did My Saviour Bleed. The stories behind many of his songs are unknown, but the singing of his beautiful music over the past four centuries, has resulted in several heart-warming tales being documented. Below are two of those accounts.
John Vassar (1813-1878) was a lay pastor and missionary. He had the habit of going from house to house to distribute tracts and tell people about Jesus. At one particular house, when a woman slammed the door in his face, Mr. Vasser wearily sat down on her doorstep and began to sing the Isaac Watts song, Alas and Did My Saviour Bleed. Upon hearing the beautiful words of the hymn, the woman opened the door, opened her home to the evangelist, and opened her heart to Jesus, accepting Him that day as her Saviour.
During her lifetime, Fanny Crosby (1820-1915) was one of the best known women in America. She is still well known today as the blind woman who wrote more than 8,000 hymns, including Draw Me Nearer, Blessed Assurance, and Take the World but Give Me Jesus. In 1851, when Fanny was 31, she attended a Methodist revival meeting. It was there while the congregation sang the last line of Isaac Watt’s song, Alas and Did My Saviour Bleed, that Fanny prayed the words of the hymn "There Lord, I give myself away…" and found herself a changed woman. From that day until this, many souls have found their way into the Kingdom because of Fannies songs.
Today’s Worship Songs
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Light Shine In – Vertical Church
The Struggle – Tenth Avenue North
The Anthem – Jesus Culture & Jake Hamilton
After All (Holy) – Crowder
I Desire Jesus – Hillsong
Everything to You – Bethel
I Will Rise – Chris Tomlin
Hallelujah – Hillsong Chapel
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