"Relief of poverty, relief of illness; relief of doubt, relief of ignorance--relief of all that hinders the joy and progress of a woman."
--John A Widtsoe

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Learn a New Hymn: 279 Thy Holy Word

Here are the hymns for next Sunday (30 June). Some are familiar, one, Thy Holy Word, is new. Click on the links to go to the Interactive Music Player to listen to these hymns.

216 We Are Sowing

A lot of people think this a missionary hymn (sowing seeds of the gospel), but rather, it's a hymn about the consequenses of our own actions. Give a read through the lyrics and ponder their meaning.

182 We'll Sing All Hail to Jesus' Name

When you read the lyrics of this hymn, you get the sense not only of Christ's sacrifice and atonement, but its importance to us.

279 Thy Holy Word NEW!

It's a shame we don't sing this beautiful hymn more often. The music and the lyrics are thoughtful and motivating. It is not enought to just hear the gospel, but we must take it into ourselves and receive its rewards.

If you're not familiar with this hymn, go listen to it.

251 Behold! A Royal Army

This stirring hymn is very different in mood from the intermediate hymn. This is a call to action! Go forth and do. It's also very much about courage, going up against something that might normally cause you to reconsider, or think twice. Reflect upon yourself; how bold are you?