Good Morning Saints!
Today’s Bible Reading & Verse
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. – John 15:9
Today’s Song Story
O Word of God Incarnate
William W. How, was born in Shrewsbury, England, on December 13,1823. He is considered to be one of the last of the outstanding English hymn writers of the nineteenth century. In addition to composing sixty hymns, of which twenty-five are still in use. William served as an Anglican Bishop for the eastern section of London, which was the poorest District of that city. In this capacity he was affectionately known as the poor man’s bishop for his tireless efforts in alleviating the poor social conditions in that poverty stricken area. He was also called the poor man’s bishop
because, unlike the typical bishop who lived in a palace and rode in a private coach, William always used public transportation and lived and worked with his people. Throughout his busy life he always maintained a keen interest in the hymns of the Church. The tune for this hymn is named after the German city “Munich”. It was adapted from a melody found in an old German hymnal of 1693. It was later also used by a nineteenth century German composer named Felix Mendelssohn
for “Cast Thy Burden on the Lord,” from his oratorio Elijah, first heard in England on August 26, 1846.
“O Word of God Incarnate” appeared in the 1867 supplement to Psalms and Hymns, edited by T. B. Morrell and William W. How. William How’s devotion to the word of God is clear. In the first verse of this hymn, he clearly establishes the Bible as the revealed Word of God. In the second verse he states the thought that the Church
(a body of born again believers) is the agency by which the Bible has been and still is transmitted to mankind. In verse three he uses a number of metaphors that describe the Scriptures in their relationship to daily living-banner, shinning beacon, chart and compass. Verse four concludes with a prayer that the Church (a body of born again
believers) may ever be the faithful custodian and administrator of this treasure in guiding men to Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour.
Today’s Worship Songs
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Let the Praises Ring – Lincoln Brewster
Bring It On – Steven Curtis Chapman
Be My Covering – Bebo Norman
What a Heart Is Beating For – Chris Rice
Over My Head – Brian Littrell
Will Justice Reign – Kathryn Scott
Found – Hillsong
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