Tag: hymn of the week

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.”)

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!)

O is for…

This Week’s Memory Verse: O is for…
“Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, but you are the same, and your years have no end.” -Psalm 102:25,26

Hymn of the week: Fairest Lord Jesus (Seiss/Willis)

Fairest Lord Jesus! Ruler of all nature, O thou of God and man the Son!
Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor, Thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown!

Fair are the meadows, Fairer still the woodlands, Robed in the blooming garb of spring: Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer, Who makes the woeful heart to sing.

Fair is the sunshine, Fairer still the moonlight,
and all the twinkling starry host;

Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shined purer, Than all the angels heaven can boast.

Beautiful Savior! Lord of the nations! Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor, Praise adoration, Now and forever more be Thine!

N is for…

This Week’s Memory Verse: N is for…
“Night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.” -Revelation 22:5

Quasar Image curtesy Yahoo News
Quasar Image curtesy Yahoo News

While we were studying relatively small and unassuming space rocks this week Astronomers were being wowed by the discovery of the largest known structure in the universe now dubbed the “Huge Large Quasar Group.” It’s so big that scientists say according to the Cosmological Principle it shouldn’t even exist. This particular cluster of 73 Quasars is some 4 billion light years across. Compare that to the distance from our galaxy, The Milky Way, to our nearest neighbor, The Andromeda Galaxy, which is a mere 2.5 million light years away. Gives us even more reason to sing the following hymn with gusto!

Hymn of the Week: “O Worship the King” (Robert Grant)

O Worship the King, all glorious above,
O gratefully sing His power and His love;
Our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days,
Pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise.

O tell of His might, O sing of His grace,
Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space.
His chariots of wrath the deep thunder clouds form,
And dark is His path on the wings of the storm.

Thy bountiful care what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air, it shines in the light;
It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
And sweetly distills in the dew and the rain.

Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
In Thee do we trust, nor find Thee to fail;
Thy mercies how tender! how firm to the end!
Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer and Friend.