Saturday, April 11, 2009

Let's Remember Isaac Watts....Happy Easter -My Friends....

Isaac Watts wrote such hymns as Joy to the Word and

When I survey the wondrous cross on which the prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss and pour contempt on all my pride.
Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast save in the death of Christ, my God;
All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to his blood.
See, from his head, his hands, his feet, Sorrow and love flow mingled down.
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet or thorns compose so rich a crown?
Were the whole realm of nature mind, that were a tribute far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all!

He also wrote :
Am I a soldier of the Cross, A follower of the Lamb,
And shall I fear to own his Cause Or blush to speak his name?

Must I be carried to the skies On flowery beds of ease,
While others fought to win the prize, And sailed through blood-y seas?

One can see why our militia men-during the FIRST Revolution - when backed against a church-and having run out of wadding for their muskets-tore the pages from the hymnals to use as wadding and shouted a new battle cry "


Watts did not write wimpy hymns!

We serve a BOLD Savior >>>>

Thank you Z for this:



midnight rider said...

Battle of Springfield:

no, I didn't know it but it's pretty interesting and I had to look it up of course :)

I like the lyrics, the style a little less so, but that's just personal taste. When it comes to hymns I personally prefer either a mountain/bluegrass style or acapella.

Great post CS! & I learned somethiing new today.

midnight rider said...

& Have a Happy and Blessed Easter My Friend & Fellow Infidel Warrior!

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Happy Easter!

christian soldier said...

To dinner--thank you both -MR and WD--for stopping by...