Amen to that hymn! Yes, the Irish know the tune. Pastor Craig Ledbetter Ireland -----Original Message----- From: Steven G. Rockhill [mailto:revrock@...] Sent: 30 August 2004 23:15 To: pastorsforum@... Subject: Re: [PastorsForum] Compare CCM with an Old IRISH Hymn! How about this one Craig: To the tune of "America the Beautiful" - Do the Irish know that tune? 1 God is our refuge and our strength, In straits a present aid; And, therefore, tho' the earth remove We will not be afraid; Tho' hills amidst the seas be cast, Tho' troubled waters roar, Yea, tho' the swelling billows shake The mountains on the shore. 2 A river is whose streams make glad The city of our God, The holy place wherein the Lord Most High has His abode. Yea, God is in the midst of her; Unmoved she stands for aye; And God will surely grant her help Before the break of day. 3 The nations raged; the kingdoms moved; And when the earth had heard The mighty voice He sent abroad It melted at His word. The LORD of hosts is on our side Our safety to secure; The God of Jacob is for us A refuge strong and sure. 4 O come, behold what wondrous works Have by the LORD been wrought; Come, see what desolations great He on the earth has brought. To utmost ends of all the earth Wars into peace He turns; The bow He breaks, the spear He cuts, In fire the chariot burns. 5 Be still and know that I am God; Among the nations I Will be exalted; I on earth Will be exalted high. The LORD of hosts is on our side Our safety to secure; The God of Jacob is for us A refuge strong and sure. Not only inspiring but Inspired. From the Book of Psalms for Singing (Psalm 46A). Say what you will, but ain't nothing going to be more edifying and God honoring than the Word of God. Peace, Steve Craig Ledbetter wrote: >Oh Man! > >I just saw this comparison on another list and had to "share" it with you >guys! > >The question is, which kind of song would you think (opinion based I know, >but let's just see) would be more God honouring, and soul edifying? > >Pastor Craig Ledbetter >Ireland > > > >THE STONE >(CCM song) > > >the stone that the builders rejected >has become the cornerstone >hallelujah > >ascribe greatness (x 3) >to the rock so high > > >you are a sanctuary >a shelter in the shade >from the heat of the day >and you are a hiding place >a tower and a refuge >from the storm and the rain >my rock and salvation >you have become my salvation > > > >BE THOU MY VISION >(Old Fashioned IRISH Hymn) >(No drums by-the-way) > >Be Thou my vision, oh, Lord of my heart >Naught be all else to me, safe that Thou art >Thou my best thought by day or by night >Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light > >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 > >(How many of you guys are actually singing this hymn right now as you are >reading it? It's good isn't it?) > >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 > >(I don't know if it is possible to read it without singing it!) > >High King of heaven, my victory won >May I reach heaven's joys, oh, bright heaven sun >Heart of my own heart, whatever befall >Still be my vision O ruler of all! > >-- >To unsubscribe, send ANY message to: pastorsforum-unsubscribe@... > >"In essential things, unity; in non-essential things, liberty; and in all things, charity." > > > > -- To unsubscribe, send ANY message to: pastorsforum-unsubscribe@... "In essential things, unity; in non-essential things, liberty; and in all things, charity."