Early Methodists were persecuted and lived lives of hardship. Charles Wesley, who with his brother John started the Methodist movement, wanted to encourage his followers. He wanted them to be a singing, joyful people and not get discouraged and lose hope.
Folliot S. Pierpoint published this hymn in 1864. It’s one of my favorites. Enjoy!
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Lyrics from the 1987 Psalter Hymnal 1 For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, for the love which from our birth over and around us lies.
The real God has provided an owner’s manual which explains everything you need to know in a language you can understand. It’s sane and logical. His Book confirms everything we’ve observed about scientific and physical reality.
“Abide with me” is a great Anglican hymn written in 1847 by Henry F. Lyte. It is a comfort not only to sailors and those left at home, but to all those who - touched by the trials and difficulties common to this life - reach out to the One who has promised never to leave nor forsake His own.
Many years have passed since Richard Teel was profiled on The 51st State, a long-forgotten local interest program about New York City. Here’s the story of a real-life, everyday hero. May he be an inspiration to you, too.