Welcome!  Hymns have been and continue to be a real source of inspiration to me.  My desire in this blog is to share special hymns with my readers hoping that the words will minister to them, especially in times of great personal need.  If one of these hymns ministers to you, please take time to leave a comment so that I know that my blog is helping others as much as it helps me. Sometimes I will also provide a link where you can go to hear the hymn played.  So, please join me here each week and sing along as we praise God together.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

WHAT WONDROUS LOVE IS THIS


          There have been so many great hymns written over the years about the love of God.  His love is so amazing and powerful that we should never tire of worshipping and thanking Him by singing these songs.  The one I've chosen this week is one without much written history.  The author is said to be unknown.  It is classified as a Christian folk hymn, sometimes described as a "white spiritual" because it is believed to have come from the American South.  The text was first published in 1811 in Lynchburg, Virginia in a camp meeting songbook. Its melody is derived from a popular English ballad.  In an 1848 hymnal the text is attributed to a Methodist pastor from Georgia named Alexander Means, but there is really no historical confirmation of this.  It is interesting to note that In 1952, American composer and musicologist Charles F. Bryan included "What Wondrous Love Is This" in his folk opera Singin' Billy. In 1966, the United Methodist Book of Hymns became the first standard hymnal to incorporate this hymn.  But no matter who wrote it, the words remind us of how wondrous is God's love to us.  The author wriote how the Lord came to bear the dreadful curse for our souls. He shares how Christ laid aside His crown for our souls when we were sinking down beneath God's righteous frown.  We were hopeless without this wondrous sacrifice from God's love.  He concludes by reminding us that we should sing and thank God and the Lamb, the great "I Am", and join the millions whose lives have been transformed by this wondrous love.  Whether we sing this powerful hymn or a simple chorus such as Jesus Loves Me, our praise and thanksgiving for the gift of His love and salvation should be on our lips every day.  "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."  John 3:15.  "God demonstrated His love in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."  Romans 5:8  What wondrous love is this!


1    What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this, that caused the Lord of bliss
to bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,
to bear the dreadful curse for my soul.

2    When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down,
when I was sinking down, O my soul!
When I was sinking down beneath God's righteous frown,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul, for my soul,
Christ laid aside His crown for my soul.

3    To God and to the Lamb, I will sing, I will sing;
to God and to the Lamb, I will sing.
To God and to the Lamb who is the great "I AM,"
while millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing,
while millions join the theme, I will sing.

You can listen to it here.   WHAT WONDROUS

Sunday, February 3, 2019

LORD YOU'RE HOLY (TH)


TIMELESS HYMN  - Another revised and repeated blog of one of the great hymns of the faith - Lord You're Holy  - originally shared on January 3, 2016.


          This week I have chosen to feature a praise song that really speaks to my heart every time that I hear it.  I first heard this shared in a concert by a group called "Calling Levi" at a concert at the Pinebrook Bible Conference. It has been a favorite of mine ever since.  Maybe because it is relatively new, I have been unable to find any reliable information about its author or the story behind its writing.  I think it was probably written by Eddie James who accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at the age of eight.  Just a year later he began to minister to others through music.  It is said that God placed a special burden on him to minister to those who are hurting and lost, with an extraordinary emphasis on youth and young adults.  Now this week's song is a tremendous song of worship and praise featuring the many names and attributes of our holy Lord.  And there is really nothing that I can add  in this blog since the words speak for themselves.  I just ask this that you listen to the link that I have provided.  And if you can listen to it, especially the parts about the attributes and names, without being stirred and touched, then there must be something missing in your relationship with  the Lord.  The truth and power of the message may cause you to raise your arms in praise and make tears of joy, praise and thanksgiving flow.  May this song be our daily prayer and testimony.  Lord you're holy!

As I look around and I see 
all the works, your hands have made, 
the awesomeness of you
and how your love will never fade. 
Mere words cannot express what I feel inside,
I can't even describe Your glory divine;
but as a token of my love, this is what I'll do,
I'll lift my hands and cry.
Lord, you're holy, Lord, you're holy
and we lift you up and magnify your name.

There's not enough words that I can say
to tell you how much I appreciate,
all of the wonderful things You've given me,
Your love, Your kindness, Your tender mercies
It's my desire to praise you
And tell you how much I love you
Your worthy of all the honor
And your worthy of all the praise

I don't know how you can love me
Why you give me so much mercy and 
How you would suffer and die for me 
way back on Calvary
But I thank you 
Your worthy of all the praise

Your Wonderful, glorious, holy and righteous,
victorious conqueror, triumphant and mighty,
healer, deliverer, shield and defense,
my strong tower and my best friend,
Omnipotent, Omnipresent, soon coming King,
Your Alpha, Omega, Lord of everything;
holy, holy, holy is Your name.

Your Omnipotent, Omnipresent, soon coming King,
Your Alpha, Omega, Lord of everything;
holy, holy, holy is Your name.

Holy is your name
We cry holy
You are Holy 
Holy is your name

Wonderful, glorious, holy and righteous,
victorious conqueror, triumphant and mighty,
healer, deliverer, shield and defense,
strong tower and my best friend,
Omnipotent, Omnipresent, soon coming King,
Alpha, Omega, Lord of everything;
holy, holy, holy is Your name.

Omnipotent, Omnipresent, soon coming King, 
You're Alpha, Omega, Lord of everything; 
holy, holy, holy is Your name.

Holy, You are holy 
Holy is your name

You are holy 
We cry holy
Holy is your name

Please take time to listen to this powerful rendition.  

Sunday, January 27, 2019

MY HOME SWEET HOME


          Many of us have wonderful memories of our home while we were growing up.  We remember the safety and warmth of those days and the love of our parents and family.  There was something special about home and I guess at times we may even wish that we could live those days once again.  But we can't.  My home where I lived while growing up has been sold.  Mother and dad and my brother are now in heaven.  All that I have now are the wonderful memories.  And if you don't have such memories, you probably at east have had experiences of vacations and trips and the joy of again coming home.  Home is where you belong.  Home is a special place.  But as we travel as pilgrims through our days here on earth, we should have a longing for our future home in heaven - a place that is being prepared for us where we will be with Jesus and where there will be no more pain or suffering.  It will be a place of eternal joy. "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof." (Revelation 21:23).  Rev. N. B. Vandall (1896 - 1970)  recognized the longing for heaven when in 1926 he penned the words of "My Home Sweet Home".  He was an evangelist with the Church of the Nazarene and was converted to Christ at a camp meeting in Ohio in 1920.  He also wrote the song "After" ("After the toil and heat of the day".)  In his second stanza of this week's hymn choice, Rev. Vandall noted two of the joys that await us in the heavenly city. First, we will be reunited with loved ones who have gone before (I Thessalonians 4:17; 2:19). And, second, we will participate with them in a ceremony of worship and praise described in the book of Revelation (Rev. 4:10-11). The final stanza reflects upon the brevity of this human life. Our pilgrim journey will soon end and believers will move on to our new home.  That is certainly an important event for the unsaved to  consider. Will your future home be the sweet home of heaven?  That is a choice which you must make today while you still can.   Will we see you in that beautiful, beautiful home with Him who loved you so?  I certainly hope so.


1.     Walking along life's road one day,
I heard a voice so sweetly say,
"A place up in heav'n I am building thee,
A beautiful, beautiful home."
Home, sweet home, home, sweet home –
Where I'll never roam!
I see the light of that city so bright  –
My home, sweet home.

2.     Loved ones upon that shore I'll meet,
Casting their crowns at Jesus' feet;
I'll worship and praise Him for evermore
In my beautiful, beautiful home
Home, sweet home, home, sweet home –
Where I'll never roam!
I see the light of that city so bright –
My home, sweet home..

3.     Life's day is short – I soon shall go
To be with Him who loved me so;
I see in the distance that shining shore,
My beautiful, beautiful home.
Home, sweet home, home, sweet home –
Where I'll never roam!
I see the light of that city so bright –
My home, sweet home.

Listen to it here.     HOME

Sunday, January 20, 2019

I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL



        Those of us who are believers and have lived our lives in the United States have seldom faced any real opposition or persecution for our faith.  Over the years Christianity has generally been accepted or at least tolerated here.  But in recent years things have begun to change as the culture has begun to adopt and support numerous non-Biblical principles.  And Christians who object to these are called intolerant, bigoted and divisive.  Sometimes it is now very hard to take a stand. for the truth of the Bible.  But we shouldn't be surprised for Paul talked about this many years ago in 1 Corinthians 1:18- 24. "For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart." Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God."  This week's song reminds us of the world that we live in but also of God's great faithfulness and love for us.  He bore pain, ridicule and persecution for us as He went to Calvary to provide our redemption and our eternal life with Him.  How then can we not boldly stand for and with Him and not be ashamed?   "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. "  Romans1:16.  Is that verse your testimony and experience?


1.     We're an anchor for those who are hurting
Seems we're a harbor for those who are lost
And sometimes its not always easy bearing Calvary's cross
We've been ridiculed by those who don't know Him
Sometimes we're mocked by those who don't believe
Still I love standing up for my Jesus
'Cause of all that He's done for me
(Chorus]
That's why I am not ashamed of the gospel
The gospel of Jesus Christ
No, I am not afraid to be counted
But I'm willing to give my life
See I'm ready to be
All He wants me to be
Give up the wrong for the right
No, I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ
No, I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ

2.     For every moment His hand has held mercy
And for all the love that He's shown all my life
A simple thanks doesn't say how I'm feeling
I get tears in my eyes
So as for me, I've made up my mind to keep on believing
In the One who's been so faithful
I'm not out to please this whole world around me
I've got my mind on eternity
(Chorus]
That's why I am not ashamed of the gospel
The gospel of Jesus Christ
No, I am not afraid to be counted
But I'm willing to give my life
See I'm ready to be
All He wants me to be
Give up the wrong for the right
No, I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ
No, I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ

I've got too much behind me
To let this world blind me
To some He's just a name
But to me, He's my everything
I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ
No, I am not ashamed of the gospel
Oh, I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ

Listen to it here     NOT ASHAMED

Sunday, January 13, 2019

HE'S BEEN FAITHFUL


          While there is always a danger of living in the past, sometimes it is important to look back and remember how God was always there when you needed Him.  He is a faithful God and being reminded of how He has been faithful to you can be an encouragement as you face the challenges of tomorrow.  He has promised never to leave us or forsake us and He never has.  He has promised to lead us and provide all that we need, and He always has. This was the experience of Carol Cymbal, especially as she and her husband Jim established a ministry in a tough inner-city neighborhood in New York City.  Despite being shy and never learning to read music, she wrote many great Gospel songs while leading the famous Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.  But life was filled with many difficult challenges for them. The Cymbalas prayed and praised and preached their way through a personal two-year nightmare. Their teenage daughter Chrissy had turned her back on the God they loved and served so faithfully. And before her daughter's dramatic return to the Lord, Carol wrote "He's Been Faithful".  Carol refers to it as "a song of hope born in the midst of my pain".   While hurting deeply, Carol said that her song "became like a balm to my heart, strengthening me once again." The words she wrote during that time helped her to move forward. Although her daughter had not yet come back to the Lord, Carol could praise Him for His loving faithfulness in her own life.   Later, when Chrissy showed up at home and fell to her knees begging forgiveness, the truth of Psalm 119:90 ("Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.") became real to Carol. God is faithful not just to our generation, but to all generations! Carol also experienced in a new way a line of her own song that has blessed so many: "What I thought was impossible, I've seen my God do!"  Are you facing some impossible situations?  Then remember how God has worked in your life over the years and how, as a loving Father, He will continue to be faithful to you as you trust Him.  Meditate on these powerful words of Carol's testimony and remember that this should also be your testimony.


In my own suffering
Through every pain every tear
There's a God who's been faithful to me
When my strength was all gone
When my heart had no song
Still in love He's proved faithful to me
Every word He's promised is true
What I thought was impossible
I've seen my God do
He's been faithful
Faithful to me
Looking back He's love and mercy I see
Though in my heart I have questioned
And failed to believe
He's been faithful, faithful to me

When my heart looked away
The many times I could not pray
Still my God was faithful to me
The days are spent so selfishly
Reaching out for what pleased me
Even then God was faithful to me
Every time I come back to Him
He is waiting for open arms
And I see once again
He's been faithful
Faithful to me
Looking back He's love and mercy I see
Though in my heart I have questioned
Even failed to believe
Yet He's been faithful, faithful to me

Listen to it here.    LISTEN

Sunday, January 6, 2019

BE THOU MY VISION (TH#26)


 TIMELESS HYMN #26 - Another revised and repeated blog of one of the great hymns of the faith originally shared on January 6, 2013..

          When beginning a new year, many folks like to make resolutions for the year ahead.  They vow to lose weight, to exercise more, to follow a budget, to get out of debt, to spend more time with loved ones, and a variety of other interesting goals.  Unfortunately, many of these resolutions are quickly broken or forgotten as the weeks pass.  But for those who do have the discipline to follow through, their lives can be enriched and improved.  Whether you make resolutions or not, let me suggest that this week's hymn choice might be an appropriate prayer or goal for your spiritual life during 2019.   St. Patrick (385-461 AD) as a missionary was a man zealous for the things of God.  Among other things, he chose to defy a king's edict that restricted the lighting of candles on Easter Eve. The king had decreed that no one was allowed to light any fires until a pagan spring festival was started by the lighting of a fire on Slane Hill. But Patrick decided to honor God in spite of  the threat of death. It is said that the king was so impressed with Patrick's brave devotion that he let him continue his missionary work unhindered.   An 8th century monk, Dallan Forgaill, penned the words to Be Thou My Vision, as a tribute to St. Patrick's loyalty to God. The hymn was translated from Irish to English in 1905 by Mary E. Byrne. In 1912, Eleanor H. Hull arranged the song into the verses most commonly found in English hymnals today. The music to accompany the lyrics is an ancient Irish folk tune called Slane.  The words of each verse are powerful reminders of what our desires as Christians should be each day of our lives. They would make good goals for each of us. Meditate carefully on each verse this week and make them your prayer today and throughout 2019.  May He indeed be your Vision.

(1)   Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

(2)   Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

(3)   Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soul's Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

(4)   Riches I heed not, nor man's empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

(5)   High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven's joys, O bright Heaven's Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

Listen to it being sung here.   BE THOU

Sunday, December 30, 2018

WHAT A WONDERFUL SAVIOR


          As we come to the end of another year, many of us will take time to review the past year and make plans or resolutions for the coming year.  Much of that review will probably involve looking at our finances, especially as we begin to prepare for completing our annual income tax forms. Often we will then make adjustments in our investments, our budget, and our plans to pay off bills.  But sometimes reviews will include other things such as our health, our relationships, our work and our dreams.  And out of these reviews will often come resolutions for the following year. Annual reviews can be very helpful.  But, unfortunately these annual reviews often miss an evaluation of our spiritual growth and of our many spiritual blessings.   Let me encourage you to include a spiritual evaluation of your life this year.  And maybe Elisha Hoffman's (1939-1929) great hymn, "What a Wonderful Savior", might provide a good starting point.  Hoffman was a pastor and a prolific hymn writer with more than 2,000 hymns credited to him.  Some of his more familiar hymns include,  "I Must Tell Jesus," "Is Thy Heart Right With God?", "Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb?", "Glory To His Name," and "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms."  In this week's hymn choice, written in 1891, he highlights several of the spiritual blessings that we have through Christ, our wonderful Savior.  Stanza 1 refers to His redemption, stanza 2 to His cleansing blood, stanza 3 to His reign, stanza 4 to His guidance, stanza 5 to His power and stanza 6 to His influence.  What a great beginning outline this could be in our review of what He has done for us, not only in the past, but also what He has promised to do for us in our present and future.  And as we begin a new year let's remember to thank our wonderful Savior and praise Him daily.  Remember that "He walks beside me in the way" and "keeps me faithful day by day." "He gives me overcoming power", and "triumph in each trying hour."  May our testimony be, "To Him I've given all my heart ... the world shall never share a part". Let's resolve in the coming year to daily live more thankful lives as we recall all that He has done for us.  "What a wonderful Savior is Jesus, my Jesus!  What a wonderful Savior is Jesus, my Lord!"


1     Christ has for sin atonement made -
What a wonderful Savior!
We are redeemed, the price is paid -
What a wonderful Savior!
Refrain
What a wonderful Savior is Jesus, my Jesus!
What a wonderful Savior is Jesus, my Lord!

2     I praise Him for the cleansing blood -
What a wonderful Savior!
That reconciled my soul to God -
What a wonderful Savior! [Refrain]

3     He cleansed my heart from all its sin -
What a wonderful Savior!
And now He reigns and rules therein -
What a wonderful Savior! [Refrain]

4     He walks beside me in the way:
What a wonderful Savior!
And keeps me faithful day by day;
What a wonderful Savior!

5     He gives me overcoming pow'r -
What a wonderful Savior!
And triumph in each trying hour -
What a wonderful Savior! [Refrain]

6.     To Him I've given all my heart:
What a wonderful Savior!
The world shall never share a part:
What a wonderful Savior!

Listen to it here.  WONDERFUL

Sunday, December 23, 2018

O HOLY NIGHT



        To me it really isn't Christmas until I hear a good soloist sing the traditional Christmas carol "O Holy Night".   For decades we had a Christmas Eve service and "O Holy Night" was the last special number sung by a soloist before we closed singing Silent Night while lighting the candles.  That is a tradition that I really miss.  The hymn reminds us of how this world was in sin and error until Christ came and a new and glorious morn broke for mankind.  It shares how the King of Kings lay in a lowly manger, born to be our Fiend and Savior.  It reminds us of how He taught us to love one another.  Truly His law is love and His gospel is peace.  It is an old carol. The words and lyrics of the old carol were written by Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure in 1847. Cappeau was a wine seller by trade but was asked by the parish priest to write a poem for Christmas,  even though he had never showed any interest in religion  He obliged and wrote the beautiful words of the hymn. He then realized that it should have music to accompany the words and he approached his friend Adolphe Charles Adams (1803-1856) who agreed and the music for the poem was composed by Adams. The carol was later translated into English by John Sullivan Dwight (1812-1893), giving us this powerful carol which has been sung for years.  And so at this Christmas season may we claim the closing words of the final verse, "Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we, with all our hearts we praise His holy name.  Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,  His power and glory ever more proclaim!   His power and glory ever more proclaim! 

1.     O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining, 
It is the night of the dear Savior's birth. 
Long lay the world in sin and error pining. 
Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth. 
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, 
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. 
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices! 
O night divine, the night when Christ was born; 
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine! 
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine! 

2.     Led by the light of faith serenely beaming, 
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand. 
O'er the world a star is sweetly gleaming, 
Now come the wisemen from out of the Orient land. 
The King of kings lay thus lowly manger; 
In all our trials born to be our friends. 
He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger, 
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend! 
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend! 

3.     Truly He taught us to love one another, 
His law is love and His gospel is peace. 
Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother. 
And in his name all oppression shall cease. 
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we, 
With all our hearts we praise His holy name. 
Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we, 
His power and glory ever more proclaim! 
His power and glory ever more proclaim!

Listen to it here.  HOLY NIGHT

Sunday, December 16, 2018

THOU DIDST LEAVE THY THRONE (TH #25)


TIMELESS HYMN #25 - A special feature in which I highlight some of my favorite hymns that I have featured previously in this blog.  These entries are revised and expanded and shared again for your encouragement and challenge. This hymn was first shared on December 28, 2008.         

I love the month of December for many reasons.  I especially enjoy once again hearing the beautiful Christmas music which is played and sung throughout the month.  Sadly the music usually ends on December 26, and is gone for another year  One of my favorites is "Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne", written by Emily E. Elliott in 1864, for the children and the choir in her father's parish, St. Mark's in Brighton, England.   Elliott wrote her hymn to clarify for children the meaning of Advent and Nativity.  The text takes its theme from Luke 2:7, "but there was no room for them in the inn." The first four stanzas of Elliot's hymn employ the technique of antithesis, placing the poverty of Jesus's birth in contrast to the splendor of heaven. Elliott achieves this contrast by beginning in heaven with the first two lines of each stanza, and then by using "but," contrasts Christ's lowly estate during his life on earth. In heaven Christ had a "kingly crown," but on earth "no room" in stanza one. While the "angels sang" in heaven, Christ was born in "great humility" in stanza two.   While the animals all had homes, Christ wandered the "deserts of Galilee" in stanza three. In stanza four, Christ came as the "living word" but was offered "mocking scorn" and a "crown of thorn" instead. The fifth stanza calls us to look to heaven where Christ will say, "There is room at my side for thee."  The brief refrain includes a clever play on words. While there was no room for the Holy Family at the inn, the refrain invites Christ into the heart of the singer.  What a beautiful and meaningful message this hymn shares of the real and incredible meaning of Christmas. This Christmas season may we  remember that we have an eternal home because, in amazing grace, Jesus was willing to leave his home, then have no home, so that He could pay the penalty for our sin and provide for us an indescribable eternal home.



(1)   Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy kingly crown,
When Thou camest to earth for me;
But in Bethlehem's home was there found no room
For Thy holy nativity.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

(2)   Heaven's arches rang when the angels sang,
Proclaiming Thy royal degree;
But of lowly birth didst Thou come to earth,
And in great humility.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

(3)   The foxes found rest, and the birds their nest
In the shade of the forest tree;
But Thy couch was the sod, O Thou Son of God,
In the deserts of Galilee.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

(4)   Thou camest, O Lord, with the living Word,
That should set Thy people free;
But with mocking scorn and with crown of thorn,
They bore Thee to Calvary.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

(5)   When the heav'ns shall ring, and her choirs shall sing,
At Thy coming to victory,
Let Thy voice call me home, saying "Yet there is room,
There is room at My side for thee."
My heart shall rejoice, Lord Jesus,
When Thou comest and callest for me.

Listen to it here.   LISTEN