• Christian Praise and Worship,  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 and Worship,  Christian Praise Songs

    Christian Praise: 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”

  • Christian Praise and Worship,  Christian Praise and Worship songs in a minor Key,  Christian Praise Songs

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

    Christian Praise 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)

    1. 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

  • Christian Praise and Worship,  Christian Praise Songs

    Christian Praise: Not all Christian Praise Songs are Created Equal

    Not all Christian Songs 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?

  • Christian Praise and Worship,  Christian Praise Songs,  Leading Christian Praise and Worship,  Song Services

    Christian Praise: Are Our Song Services Too Long?

    Song Services Too Long

     

    Christian Praise is a subject that is very close to my heart and so I was curious this morning when I received a message telling me of a certain website which was asking the question: Who Wants All That Music! He said,

    “Here’s my question: Who wants 30-40+ minutes of music in worship? Who? Why? I mean…explain this to  me. I seriously do not get it.”  

    My interest was certainly peeked by this question and the answers that followed. It was so peeked that I almost was late for my own Christian Praise and Worship Service   and yes, we had about 30 minutes of Christian Praise and Worship and I loved every moment of it.

    In reading the responses from many of the people it was clear to me that most do not understand the purpose of spending 30-40 minutes singing in a church service. They do not realize that this is actually a very short period of time.

     

    The Psalmist David said in Psalm 84:1-4

    1 How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty!

    1. My soul yearns, even faints,for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out

    for the living God.

    1. Even the sparrow has found a home,and the swallow a nest for herself,where she may have her young—a place near your altar,O Lord Almighty, my King and my God.
    2. Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.

    Then verse 10 says: Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.

    David loved being in the presence of God. His heart and soul yearns for the courts of the Lord. He says better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere.

    Why can’t we be like David, why don’t we all yearn for the presence of God? Where is the presence of God? In the praises of His people! Psalm 22:3

    What about Zephania 3:17 that says that God rejoices over us with singing.

    What about the fact that the Levites were commissioned to praise God on musical instruments…Do you think they did this for 5 minutes and then gave up?Do you think that the Glory of God would come into our presence without our praises?

    Do you think that the worship in the temple lasted only 1 hour so that people could get home to make their roasts for Sunday dinner?

    God says to keep the Sabbath and that it is Holy unto Him…We work for 8 hours every day, do we complain about spending time in God’s presence for 30-40 minutes?

    I really don’t understand how people are complaining about praising God. Maybe I’m missing something here but I think we need more people like David who wished he could spend more and more time in God’s presence singing Praises to God.

    Just in case you wish to read the comments that were made then I will give you the link:

    http://www.internetmonk.com/archive/open-mic-at-the-imonk-cafe-who-wants-all-that-music/comment-page-2#comment-518334

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