Category: Christian Praise Songs

Christian Praise Song: Day by Day

Day by Day, is a beautiful Hymn that I put together a few months ago. I didn’t have very good equipment so please take that into consideration when listening 🙂

The reason I am adding it here today, even though it is not a great copy, is because I received some very bad news today. I have a friend that is dying of cancer and he was told a few weeks ago that he had 3 months to live. Sadly, after taking a biopsy, the results came back today and they told him that he only had a week at the most.

I am very saddened by this turn of events and very discouraged about it all. I remembered this particular song “Day by Day” and remembered how it has always gotten me through the tough times before. It puts my eyes on Jesus and reminds me that He is in control. This gives me some peace and I hope it will do the same for you no matter what you may be going through.

Day by Day

Words by: Karolina Sandell-Berg (1865) Translated to English by: A.L. Skoog
Music by: Oskar Ahnfelt

1 Day By Day And With Each Passing Moment
Strength I Find To Meet My Trials Here
Trusting In My Father’s Wise Bestowment
I’ve No Cause For Worry Or For Fear
He Whose Heart Is Kind Beyond All Measure
Gives Unto Each Day What He Deems Best
Lovingly, Its Part Of Pain And Pleasure
Mingling Toil With Peace And Rest
2 Ev’ry Day The Lord Himself Is Near Me
With A Special Mercy For Each Hour
All My Cares He Fain Would Bear, And Cheer Me
He Whose Name Is Counsellor And Pow’r
The Protection Of His Child And Treasure
Is A Charge That On Himself He Laid
As Thy Days, Thy Strength Shall Be In Measure
This The Pledge To Me He Made
3 Help Me Then In Every Tribulation
So To Trust Thy Promises, O Lord
That I Lose Not Faith’s Sweet Consolation
Offered Me Within Thy Holy Word
Help Me, Lord, When Toil And Trouble Meeting
E’er To Take, As From A Father’s Hand
One By One, The Days, The Moments Fleeting
Till I Reach The Promised Land

Christian Praise:Christian Praise and Worship Songs in a Minor Key

Christian Praise Jesus Name above All NamesChristian Praise and Worship Songs in a Minor Key

Ever since writing the blog post on “The Horse and Rider” song I have had many emails asking me if I know of other Christian Praise and Worship songs in a minor Key. The funny thing about this is that after answering these emails the same question came up on Yahoo Answers and so I was able to answer the fellow there also. Who would have thought that Christian Praise and Worship Songs in a Minor Key would have been so popular?

To make a long story short here are the answers that I wrote to the query on Christian Praise and worship songs in a minor key on Yahoo Answers:

(p.s. I go by the name of Cyberscribe on Yahoo Answers)

Q. What are some good Christian hymns or praise and worship songs that are in a minor key?

Best Answer – Chosen by Asker

“You Are my Hiding Place” is a lovely worship song, although it is a bit old. We used to sing it a lot at the church in the late 80’s early 90’s, but worship is not easily dated. It is still an awe inspiring song.

Here are some other Christian Praise and Worship Songs in a Minor Key for you:

“When The Spirit of the Lord is Upon My Heart I will Dance as David Danced”
“Blow a Trumpet is Zion”
“Awake O Israel, Put Off Your Slumber”
“This is the Year of Jubilee”
“Jehovah Jireh My Provider”
“Through Our God We Shall Do Valiantly” (has a lot of minors in it)
“King of Kings and Lord of Lords Glory Hallelujah” (has a lot of minors in it)
“I Exalt Thee” (has some minors in it)
“We Are Standing on Holy Ground” (has a lot of minors in it)
“See His Glory” (has some minors in it)
“When I Look Into Your Holiness/I worship You” (has a lot of minors in it)
“Surely the Presence of the Lord is in This Place” (has a lot of minors in it)
“Blessed Be the Name of the Lord” (has a lot of minors in it)
“What A Healing Jesus I’ve Found in You” (has a lot of minors in it)
“I Believe in Miracles” (has a lot of minors in it)
“Give Thanks” (has a lot of minors in it)
“I Sing Praises to Your Name O Lord” (has a lot of minors in it )

I Hope This Helps

Source(s):

I am a Song Leader in the Church
I am the Author of Christian Praise Blog

 (Originally posted February 12, 2010)

Christian Praise: How Great Thou Art

How Great Thou Art

 Christian Praise

How Great Thou Art

In Christian Praise, the lyrics to the Christian Song “How Great Thou Art” are very familiar even to those who are non Bible Believing Christians. It is a close runner up with the song “Amazing Grace” and for good reason.

As I have explained in other blog posts, Christian Praise is all about bringing our attention to the great things God has done in our lives. We need to focus on the great things God has done FOR us before we can worship Him for who He is. This is the distinction between Christian Praise and Worship.

Thinking about all of the wonderful things God has done for us and how he has created all good things for us helps us to concentrate on what a wonderful God we serve.

Read the lyrics and listen to the video and see if it doesn’t help you turn your attention away from your problems and onto God who is above all of these daily turmoil’s. Your daily problems will not seem so big when you realize how big your God is.

This song was originally a Swedish folk melody, called “O Store Gud” by Carl Boberg (1859-1940) It was translated in 1899 by Stuart K. Hine.

Here are the lyrics for “How Great Thou Art”

Verse1:

O Lord My God!

When I In Awesome Wonder Consider All The Worlds Thy Hands Have Made,

I See The Stars, I Hear The Rolling Thunder,

Thy Power Throughout The Universe Displayed:

 

Chorus:

Then Sings My Soul, My Savior God, To Thee

How Great Thou Art, How Great Thou Art!

Then Sings My Soul! My Savior God, To Thee

How Great Thou Art, How Great Thou Art!

 

Verse 2:

When Through The Woods And Forest Glades I Wander

And Hear The Birds Sing Sweetly In The Trees

When I Look Down From Lofty Mountain Grandeur

And Hear The Brook And Feel The Gentle Breeze

 

Chorus:

Then Sings My Soul, My Savior God, To Thee

How Great Thou Art, How Great Thou Art!

Then Sings My Soul! My Savior God, To Thee

How Great Thou Art, How Great Thou Art!

 

Verse 3:

And When I Think That God, His Son Not Sparing,

Sent Him To Die, I Scarce Can Take It In

That On The Cross, My Burden Gladly Bearing,

He Bled And Died To Take Away My Sin

 

Chorus:

Then Sings My Soul, My Savior God, To Thee

How Great Thou Art, How Great Thou Art!

Then Sings My Soul! My Savior God, To Thee

How Great Thou Art, How Great Thou Art!

 

Verse 4:

When Christ Shall Come With Shout Of Acclamation

And Take Me Home, What Joy Shall Fill My Heart!

Then I Shall Bow In Humble Adoration,

And There Proclaim, My God, How Great Thou Art!

 

Chorus:

Then Sings My Soul, My Savior God, To Thee

How Great Thou Art, How Great Thou Art!

Then Sings My Soul! My Savior God, To Thee

How Great Thou Art, How Great Thou Art!

 

Enjoy this beautiful rendition by Yolanda Adams!

(originally posted Oct.6, 2009)

Christian Praise: Not all Christian Praise Songs are Created Equal

Christian Praise All Songs are Not Equal

Christian Praise:

Not all Christian Praise Songs are Created Equal

Not all Christian Praise Songs are created equal. In fact, there are many so called “Christian Praise Songs” which I would not even consider appropriate to sing in churches today. A few years back, in the 90’s there was a song that people liked to sing which really bothered me tremendously. It was called “I Command Thee Satan”

Here are the lyrics:

I Command Thee Satan

In the Name of the Lord

To Drop Your Weapons and Flee

For the Lord Has Given Us Authority

To Walk All Over Thee

 

I do realize that we have full authority over Satan so that really does not bother me, what does bother me is that by singing this Christian Praise Song or Chorus, aren’t we singing to Satan?

I believe that if we are to offer Christian Praise it should be actual Praise to God. I can see how we can rejoice in the fact that Satan has no power over us, and it is a very peppy tune and fun to sing, but to sing this song, in my opinion is singing to Satan and I really don’t feel that it should have a place in the church because of that.

I am sure you can think of many Christian Praise Songs, which can be doctrinally sound, but not really appropriate to be singing in church.

What do you think?

(Originally posted Nov.22, 2009)

Christian Praise: I Shall Not Be Moved

I Shall Not Be Moved

I Shall Not Be Moved

 

The Christian Praise Song “I Shall Not Be Moved” is based on Psalm 1 from the Bible. I have written out the words to this famous gospel hymn below. Enjoy

I SHALL NOT BE MOVED

Jesus is my Savior, I shall not be moved

In His love and favor I shall not be moved

Just like a tree that’s planted by the waters Lord

I shall not be moved

 

CHORUS:

I shall not be, I shall not be moved

I shall not be, I shall not be moved

Just like a tree that’s planted by the waters Lord

I shall not be moved

 

In my Christ Abiding, I shall not be moved

In His love I’m hiding, I shall not be moved

Just like a tree that’s planted by the waters Lord

I shall not be moved

(chorus)

If I trust Him ever, I shall not be moved

He will fail me never, I shall not be moved

Just like a tree that’s planted by the waters Lord

I shall not be moved

(chorus)

On His Word I’m feeding, I shall not be moved

He’s the one that’s leading, I shall not be moved

Just like a tree that’s planted by the waters

I shall not be moved

(chorus)

 

Here is a nice version of the song sung by “The Gaithers”

(originally posted February 12, 2010)