Tuesday, July 7, 2009

















For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” (Isaiah 30:15 , NKJV)

9 comments:

Avatar said...

MJ Memorial Service: if you didn't see it, search for Brooke Shields tribute. Poignant and revealing.

Izumi/JOY said...

On the backside of the desert, Moses said to himself: "Now, I'm going to turn aside and see this great sight."

Courage: backside and aside

It leads some in peculiar directions. Causes others to perceive mountains and landscapes differently.

Causes a few to hear a flame of fire speaking.

It summons us from our marsh arks; delivers us from the slimy pitch and tar.

Courage calls the barefoot shepherds and prophets to be fire place mantles.

"Will you be there?"

Courage assures, "I AM."

Larry Usher said...

Amen!

Son of Zadok said...

Remarkably powerful ceremony for Michael Jackson. Any failures and negativity were really washed away in the all the love. It was nice to see the Lord glorified so often in the service as well. Jesus, his blood, and his message were really on display, bringing forth a global and pluralistic grace and compassion for all mankind. Michael really did do so much in promoting a global vision of love and mercy in thought and deed.

At times watching, I was struck with the wonder and magic of life itself; a sense of those moments that transcend the monotony and tap into the childlike spirit that we are called into in Christ. M.J. seemed to tap into that at times in his life. In God's eyes we are all just wide eyed children filled with the wonder of it all.

Larry Usher said...

Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia!

Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Lo! the Sun’s eclipse is over, Alleluia!
Lo! He sets in blood no more, Alleluia!

Vain the stone, the watch, the seal, Alleluia!
Christ hath burst the gates of hell, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids His rise, Alleluia!
Christ hath opened paradise, Alleluia!

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!

Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!

Hail, the Lord of earth and Heaven, Alleluia!
Praise to Thee by both be given, Alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!
Hail, the resurrection, thou, Alleluia!

King of glory, Soul of bliss, Alleluia!
Everlasting life is this, Alleluia!
Thee to know, Thy power to prove, Alleluia!
Thus to sing and thus to love, Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains that He endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured, Alleluia!
Now above the sky He’s King, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

Erik said...

Bro Lar,

Excellent.

Anonymous said...

sweet Larry, sweet

Son of Zadok said...

Is that an ancient hymn or did you write that Larry?

If you did, wow, Pastor Jimmie should put some music to it, awesome.

Larry Usher said...

Christ The Lord

Words: Charles Wes­ley, 1739. Stanzas 8-10, au­thor un­known, 14th Cen­tu­ry; trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish in Lyra Da­vid­i­ca. This ex­ub­er­ant song is one of the most pop­u­lar East­er hymns in the Eng­lish lang­uage.

Music: Easter Hymn, com­pos­er un­known, in Lyra Da­vid­i­ca (Lon­don: 1708) (MI­DI, score).

Wesley’s words were writ­ten for use at the first wor­ship ser­vice at the Wes­ley­an Chap­el in Lon­don. The cha­pel, on the site of a for­mer iron found­ry, be­came known as the Found­ry Meet­ing House, and this hymn was in­clud­ed in the Found­ry Col­lect­ion.

Apologize for credit oversight! ;)