Lagniappe – Joseph M. Scriven (1855)
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 7:00 AM

This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! ~ Psalm 118:24

What a Friend We Have In Jesus

Sung by Roberta Martin (1950)

What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!
Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged—
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful,
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Are we weak and heavy-laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge—
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.
Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised
Thou wilt all our burdens bear;
May we ever, Lord, be bringing
All to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright, unclouded,
There will be no need for prayer—
Rapture, praise, and endless worship
Will be our sweet portion there.

Art of Eternity – Part I
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 11:05 AM

Part One – Painting Paradise

An interesting 3-part series by BBC4 on Ancient Christian Art, with good views of some rarely-seen early Christian art. Although the perspective of art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon is western and secular—sometimes ill-informed—the overall tone is respectful. Worthwhile just to see the art.

Keep warm!

Lagniappe – Wesley
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 7:00 AM

This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! ~ Psalm 118:24

O Thou Who Camest From Above

O Thou Who camest from above,
The pure celestial fire to impart,
Kindle a flame of sacred love
Upon the mean altar of my heart.

There let it for Thy glory burn
With inextinguishable blaze,
[or, Unquenched, undimmed, in darkest days,]
And trembling to its source return,
In humble prayer and fervent praise.

Jesus, confirm my heart’s desire
To work and speak and think for Thee;
Still let me guard the holy fire,
And still stir up Thy gift in me.

Ready for all Thy perfect will,
My acts of faith and love repeat,
Till death Thy endless mercies seal,
And make my sacrifice complete.

Sung by the choir of Rochester Cathedral

Christian Art Series V
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 8:00 AM

Lagniappe – Conception to Birth – Visualized
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 7:00 AM

“Using art and technology, image-maker Alexander Tsiaras shares a powerful medical visualization, showing human development from conception to birth and beyond. (Some graphic images.)”

“Et in terra pax hominibus” (And on earth peace to all men) from Gloria In D RV 539 by Vivaldi.

Brit Hume’s Epic Pro-Life Rant
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 9:43 AM

“At 20 weeks, we now know, these tiny creatures can hear, even recognize a mother’s voice. Their toenails are growing and their hearts beat loud enough to be heard by a stethoscope.”

Pass it on.

Christian Art Series IV
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 8:00 AM

March for Life 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014, 9:33 AM

Father Paul Nicholson on Holy anger.

Christian Art Series III
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 8:00 AM

Lagniappe – Stopford
Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:00 AM

This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! ~ Psalm 118:24

Ave Verum

Ave verum corpus, natum
ex Maria Virgine,
vere passum, immolatum
in cruce pro homine,
cuius latus perforatum
fluxit aqua et sanguine:
esto nobis praegustatum
in mortis examine.
O Iesu dulcis, O Iesu pie, O Iesu, fili Mariae.
Miserere mei. Amen.

Hail, true Body, born
of the Virgin Mary,
who having truly suffered, was sacrificed
on the cross for mankind,
whose pierced side
flowed with water and blood:
May it be for us a foretaste [of the Heavenly banquet]
in the trial of death.
O sweet Jesus, O pious Jesus, O Jesus, son of Mary,
have mercy on me. Amen.

Sung by Ecclesium in Belfast Cathedral, conducted by Philip Stopford.

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