Category Archives: Sabbath Rest

Sabbath Rest – Grace Alone

One of the best parts of the Montrose Christian Writers Conference I attended last week was the way each morning began with a time of reflection and worship. Always a beautiful start to the day. This is just one of the hymns that spoke to my heart –

Grace Alone

Every promise we can make
Every prayer and step of faith
Every difference we can make
Is only by His grace.

Every mountain we will climb
Every ray of hope we shine
Every blessing left behind
Is only by His grace

Grace alone Which God supplies
Strength unknown He will provide
Christ in us, our cornerstone
We will go forth in grace alone.

Every soul we long to reach
Every heart we hope to teach
Everywhere we share His peace
Is only by His grace.

Every loving word we say
Every tear we wipe away
Every sorrow turned to praise
Is only by His grace.

Grace Alone: 1998 Maranatha!
Words and music by Scott Wesley Brown and Jeff Nelson
Video by 1BelovedSon

 

Sabbath Rest – The SOWER Song

I guess I should clarify – the title of this hymn is actually “Our Best”, but in our circle we call it the SOWER Song. It was written in 1912 by Salathiel C. Kirk and Grant C. Tullar, and I confess that I had never even heard it before we began our SOWER journey. It’s not the peppiest of songs, and truthfully is not even one of my favorite songs. But when a room full of SOWERS gathers at the end of devotions and this song is sung – well, it sets the tone for the day. I’ve included a video of just the melody since maybe (probably) you’ve never heard it before either. One of these days I’ll have to record a SOWER group giving this hundred year old hymn our best!
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Our Best
Hear ye the Master’s call, “Give Me thy best!”
For, be it great or small, that is His test.
Do then the best you can, not for reward,
Not for the praise of men, but for the Lord.
Refrain:
Every work for Jesus will be blest,
But He asks from everyone his best.
Our talents may be few, these may be small,
But unto Him is due our best, our all.

https://youtu.be/tEik3rdFixI

What Grace is Mine – Sabbath Rest

Grace. Something that we need afresh each and every day. Here is familiar tune with powerful words. Another beautiful hymn from the Getty Music team.

What Grace is Mine
What grace is mine that He who dwells in endless light
Called through the night to find my distant soul
And from his scars poured mercy that would plead for me
That I might live and in his name be known

So I will go wherever He is calling me
I lose my life to find my life in Him
I give my all to gain the hope that never dies
I bow my heart, take up my cross and follow Him

What grace is mine to know His breath alive in me
Beneath his wings my wakened soul may soar
All fear can flee for death’s dark night is overcome
My Saviour lives and reigns forevermore

So I will go wherever He is calling me
I lose my life to find my life in Him
I give my all to gain the hope that never dies
I bow my heart, take up my cross and follow Him


Words: Kristyn Getty
Traditional Melody arranged Rob Mathes
Video: Bob Marshall

Sabbath Rest – Come thou Fount of Every Blessing

This morning in church, we sang a modern version of the hymn – Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. And while I appreciated the updated version, I still needed to go back to the original, because these are the words that my heart needs to hear. So blessed by these words written in 1758 by Robert Robinson.

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy, never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it
Mount of Thy unchanging love

Here I raise my Ebenezer
Here there by Thy great help I’ve come
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home
Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wandering from the fold of God
He, to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be
Let that grace now, like a fetter
Bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy, never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it
Mount of Thy unchanging love