Today’s Worship–March 7th, 2013

Good Morning Saints!

Today’s Bible Reading & Verse

Numbers 31-32

Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. – Psalm 119:1

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Today’s Song Story

Praise, my soul the King of heaven

Henry Francis Lyte, the author of this hymn, didn’t have an easy life. His father abandoned the family while Henry was still a boy. Then Henry’s mother and brother died, leaving Henry an orphan at age nine. A Christian couple, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Burrows, learned of his circumstances, took him in, and provided for his education.

Lyte studied for the ministry, was ordained, and served several small churches –– the last in Brixham on the English Channel –– a pleasant fishing village where he served for 23 years. While at Brixham, he formed a Sunday school that enrolled 800 children.

While at Brixham, Lyte wrote a great many hymns based on the Psalms. "Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven," based on Psalm 103, is one of those. Queen Elizabeth had it sung as the processional for her coronation. Another of Lyte’s hymns, "Abide with me," was the favorite hymn of King George V.

Lyte suffered ill health for most of his life, and died at age 54. He had never been anything but a village pastor, but he enriched the lives of all those in his community –– and the 800 children in his Sunday school –– and the sailors to whom he carried on a special ministry ­–– and all of us who enjoy his hymns.

I suspect that no one would have been more surprised than Henry Lyte to learn that one of his hymns was the favourite of King George and another was sung at Queen Elizabeth’s coronation. But that is often how God works –– using people whom we might think to be ordinary to give us extraordinary blessings.

Today’s Worship Songs

Playlist

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3zeFIWkPsyIRNu6EsCY4g1tsUGyLMnc7&feature=mh_lolz

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Holy Moment – Matt Redman

Unfailing God – New Life Worship

Song of Reconciliation – Ashton. Dente & Becker

I Believe – Lenny Leblanc

I Stand Amazed – Glassbyrd

Deeper In Love – Don Moen

Here I Am to Worship – Chris Tomlin

Today’s Worship is a ministry of The Servant’s House, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Come visit our Facebook page –

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For information concerning our place and time of our Sunday worship call us at 514-451-4385 or 514-929-6098 or email me @ worshipper_777@hotmail.com
May Christ richly bless you!
Gerry Desjardins
Worship Pastor
The Servant’s House
9641 Blvd. LaSalle,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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