Posts from — July 2012
“Grace in the soul is as much from Christ, as the light in a glass, held out in the sunbeams, is from the sun. But this represents the manner of the communication of grace to the soul only in part; because the glass remains as it was, the nature of it not being at all changed; it is as much without any lightsomeness in its nature as ever. But the soul of a saint receives light from the Sun of Righteousness, in such a manner that its nature is changed, and it becomes properly a luminous thing; not only does the sun shine in the saints, but they also become little suns, partaking of the nature of the Fountain of their light. In this respect, the manner of their derivation of light is like that of the lamps in the tabernacle, rather than that of a reflecting glass; which, though they were lit up by fire from heaven, yet thereby became themselves burning shining things.”
- Jonathan Edwards, Religious Affections
July 15, 2012 No Comments
I’m quite enjoying St. Andrews Hymns: Safely Home, a new album of retuned and rearranged hymns. What stands out to me with this collection is that all the arrangements are singable for a typical congregation (I believe they were developed for corporate worship). And while the original tune for Come Thou Fount is still tops in my book, the St. Andrews version is tasteful and lovely. See their accompanying website for chord charts and background info on most of the hymns.
Favorite tracks on initial listen: You Came To Us, Always, Down At the Cross.
July 12, 2012 No Comments