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P is for…

This Week’s Memory Verse: P is for…

“Praise him, sun and moon, praise Him all you shining stars!” -Psalm 148:3

(Last year, we memorized this whole chapter as a family and included portions in Hawaiian. This particular verse reads “E halelelu aku ia ia, e ka la, a me ka mahina, E halelu aku ia ia, e na hoku malamalama a pau.”)
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Hymn of the Week: “Beneath the Cross of Jesus” (Clephane/Maker)

Beneath the cross of Jesus I fain would take my stand
The shadow of a mighty Rock within a weary land;
A home within the wilderness, a rest upon the way,
From the burning of the noon-tide heat, and the burden of the day.

Upon that cross of Jesus mine eye at times can see
The very dying form of One who suffered there for me;
And from my smitten heart with tears two wonders I confess-
The wonders of redeeming love and my unworthiness.

I take, O cross, thy shadow for my abiding place;
I ask no other sunshine than the sunshine of His face;
Content to let the world go by, to know no gain nor loss,
My sinful self my only shame, my glory all the cross.

(E halelu aku oukou ia Lehova!)

J is for…

This week’s memory verse: J is for…

Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children.”
-Matthew 11:25

A special Thanksgiving Hymn: “Still, My Soul Be Still” (Getty)

This is a newer hymn by the authors of “In Christ Alone” and might be unfamiliar so I wanted everyone to hear the beautiful tune. The lyrics are included in the video so I won’t be typing them out. Given the current state of things in our country, it’s even more crucial for us to take time to be still before our God and to be thankful that He is ruler over all things, Lord of heaven and earth. Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

I is for…

This weeks memory verse: I is for…
“I made the earth and created man on it;
it was my hands that stretched out the heavens,
and I commanded all their host.” -Isaiah 45:12

I love how this verse verse goes right along with our Hymn of the Week, which was especially encouraging to our family this week considering our national situation. Pay special note to the last verse and as usual, please visit our “Hooray for Hymns” spot at the top of the page and add your own favorites to our list.

Hymn of the Week: “This is My Father’s World” (Babcock/Sheppard)

This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas –His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father’s world, O let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world: Why should my heart be sad?
The Lord is King: let the heavens ring! God reigns: let earth be glad!

The last post included a video of the sound of Earth’s song as recorded recently from space by NASA. Reminded me of another video about “the music of the spheres” we had posted a while back that’s worth revisiting…