The story goes that as he sailed across the area where their ship went down and they drowned, he wrote the popular hymn. When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul. Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come, Let this blest assurance control, That Christ has regarded my helpless estate, And hath shed His own blood for my soul. My sin, not in part but the whole, Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more, Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
What was the occasion for the poem that became a hymn poem? If we can know the cause which moved the writer to put pen to paper then it may well help us to identify with the personal or national situation at the time of the original poem.
We do not have to know who wrote the lyrics or when and why the song made it into our hymnals in order to sing with understanding. But it might help. Of course we can and should make applications of the message of the song to our personal and current needs. Majesty, worship His Majesty, Unto Jesus, be all glory, honor and praise!
Majesty, kingdom authority, flows from His throne, Unto His own, His anthem raise. So exalt, lift up on high the name of Jesus. Magnify, come glorify Christ Jesus the King.
Majesty, worship His Majesty, Jesus who died, now glorified, King of all kings. From the book, A Hymn a Day: We know the motivation behind the writing of the song because the author has written about it.
We traveled through England, Scotland and Wales the same year that Queen Elizabeth celebrated the 25th anniversary of her coronation. There were many symbols of royalty. He completed the song in California. As for interpretation Jack Hayford gives his insight. We are rescued from death, restored to the inheritance of sons and daughters, and qualified for victory in battle against the adversary, and destined for the throne forever in His presence.
Please read Hebrews 1:Origin of the Hymn: "Jesus Paid it All""How long Pastor's prayer is this morning," thought Elvina Hall.
Sitting in the choir loft, Elvina's mind turned to our need for salvation and the price Jesus paid for it. The Story Behind The Song "Majesty" by Graham McKay.
Words and Music: Jack W. Hayford “0 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth!”.
Psalm Anytime we know the story behind a great hymn it is worth noting. The History of Ancient Sumeria (Sumer) including its cities, kings, religions culture and contributions or civilization.
Topics. Abraham and Shinar. Horatio G. Spafford was a successful lawyer and businessman in Chicago with a lovely family - a wife, Anna, and five children. However, they were not strangers to tears and tragedy.
Story: The daughter of popular novelist Benjamin Farjeon and Maggie (Jefferson) Farjeon, Eleanor came from a literary family, her two younger brothers, Joseph and Herbert Farjeon being writers while the eldest, Harry Farjeon, was a composer.
Hymn Writing Is Alive and Well If you think hymns are so last century, and praise songs are totally where it's at now, Carl P. Daw, Jr. begs to differ. A feature story exploring how hymn writing is alive and well today.