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Ah, Holy Jesus by Fernando Ortega

Ah, Holy Jesus is Robert Bridges’ translation of Johann Heermann original lyric.
It also features on Fernando Ortega’s The Crucifixion Of Jesus album.


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Stricken, Smitten, And Afflicted by Fernando Ortega

I’ve been listening to Fernando Ortega’s new album The Crucifixion Of Jesus for a few weeks now.
A grouping of songs and readings dealing with the portions of the Gospels that recount the passion of Jesus, the album as a whole is a very satisfying listen, and the sum of the whole enhances appreciation of the various facets.
Ortega has collected the tracks very thoughtfully.
Which is to say that songs like Thomas Kelly’s lyrics and the tune O Mein Jesu, Ich Muss Sterben, better known in English as the hymn Stricken, Smitten, And Afflicted are even better when you hear them in their album context.
Here’s a lyric video of the album track.


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Only The Sick Need A Physician by Caroline Cobb

My copy of Caroline Cobb’s new album, Home & A Hunger: Songs of Kingdom Hope should be arriving soon, ahead of its general release in early September.
Only The Sick Need A Physician is the first single.


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A Basic Rule Of Parenting

A basic rule of parenting: No one wants to play with it, until someone wants to play with it; then everyone wants to play with it, but not together.
To illustrate:


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For The Cause – Getty Music’s Worldwide Singalong Video

During June 25 over half a million people in 67 countries sang Getty Music’s song For The Cause.
This video features the song as a series of clips of some of those gatherings singing the song.


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Pandas Falling Over

Watching this I wonder how pandas made it this far.
Mind you, they are the right shape to take to take a fall.


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More About Jesus – Sunday Songs

Attended the final service of a colleague in a neighbouring town this morning.
He and his wife are retiring to a warmer climate.
The sermon was from Acts 2 on the true power and hope of a growing church.
The hymn he concluded the service with was More About Jesus.

Here’s Gary Chapman’s rendition, with a little bit of background info.

Here’s a four part harmony by the Blackwood Brothers.

The lyrics.
1.
More about Jesus would I know,
More of His grace to others show;
More of his saving fullness see,
More of His love who died for me.
Refrain.
More, more about Jesus,
More, more about Jesus;
More of His saving fullness see,
More of His love who died for me.
2.
More about Jesus let me learn,
More of his holy will discern;
Spirit of God, my teacher be,
Showing the things of Christ to me.
Refrain.
3.
More about Jesus in His Word,
Holding communion with my Lord;
Hearing his voice in ev’ry line,
Making each faithful saying mine.
Refrain.
4.
More about Jesus on his throne,
Riches in glory all His own;
More if His kingdom’s sure increase;
More of His coming, Prince of peace.
Refrain.
Baptist Hymnal, 1991