Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Happenings and Music History

Well so far I am doing ok with wendys tho I would like saturdays off, because thats when everything happens that needs doing. Chris and Nate are trying to get a place of there own. and Chris is also trying to get a new job that won't take such a high toll on his body. He was going to stay home today but his boss asked him to stay.


I've had chances to talk to more people on salvation this last weekend. They told me they wanted to know more the next day and the next. so I've had good times of witnessing. They asked questions about Death, creation, the cross, Where God came from, How are we saved, and am I a sinner. So I told them about creation and the cross I opened up to Ephesians and Revelations. On how we are saved and How he is coming again and where his people will be going. so it was good. They said they would like to know more. Praise God. I've had something like 6 different people who I've had chances to speak to. and most received it well. I've been talking to the Scott(mormon friend) He asked more questions about the Trinity. Keep Praying for Scott and Kev my other friend who is also a Christian. there are a few more that dont give names. but that I would know what to say.

About the person who made Moment by Moment........ All the I's is meaning Dr. Murray I do believe I could be wrong.....

While I was at­tend­ing the World’s Fair in Chi­ca­go [Il­li­nois], Hen­ry Var­ley, a lay preac­her from Lon­don, said to Ma­jor Whit­tle: “I do not like the hymn ‘I need Thee ev­ery hour’ ve­ry well, be­cause I need Him ev­ery mo­ment of the day. Soon af­ter Ma­jor Whit­tle wrote this sweet hymn…[He] brought the hymn to me in man­u­script a lit­tle lat­er, say­ing that he would give me the co­py­right of both the words and mu­sic if I would print for him five hund­red co­pies on fine pa­per, for dis­trib­ut­ing among his friends. His daugh­ter, May Whit­tle, who lat­er be­came the wife of Will R. Moo­dy, com­posed the mu­sic. I did as Mr. Whit­tle wished; and I sent the hymn to Eng­land, where it was co­py­right­ed on the same day as at Wash­ing­ton.

In Eng­land the hymn be­came ve­ry pop­u­lar. Fall­ing in­to the hands of the well-known Rev. An­drew Mur­ray, of South Af­ri­ca, then vi­sit­ing Lon­don, he adopt­ed it as his fa­vo­rite hymn. A year lat­er Mr. Mur­ray vi­sit­ed North­field [Mas­sa­chu­setts], and while hold­ing a meet­ing for men in the church he re­marked, “If Sank­ey on­ly knew a hymn which I found in Lon­don, and would sing it, he would find that it em­brac­es my en­tire creed.”

I was very anx­ious to know what hymn it was, and when he had re­cit­ed it I said to him: “Doc­tor, that hymn was writ­ten with­in five hun­dred yards of where we are stand­ing.”

For years Dr. Mur­ray had his wife sing this hymn in near­ly all his meet­ings. It al­so be­came a great fa­vo­rite in South Af­ri­ca dur­ing the war.


Dying with Jesus, by death reckoned mine;
Living with Jesus, a new life divine;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine,
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

Refrain

Moment by moment I’m kept in His love;
Moment by moment I’ve life from above;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine;
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine.

Never a trial that He is not there,
Never a burden that He doth not bear,
Never a sorrow that He doth not share,
Moment by moment, I’m under His care.

Refrain

Never a heartache, and never a groan,
Never a teardrop and never a moan;
Never a danger but there on the throne,
Moment by moment He thinks of His own.

Refrain

Never a weakness that He doth not feel,
Never a sickness that He cannot heal;
Moment by moment, in woe or in weal,
Jesus my Savior, abides with me still.

Refrain

3 comments:

zorg said...

Thats nice you've been able to witness to all those people. I kinda wish I had that opportunity, well maybe I do with all my neighbors. But you've got people who listen, not laugh or whatever.

Thats an interesting way to right a new hymn, definitely need Him every moment.

prudence said...

Chris is getting a break from work to rest the joints and then back at the same job. His boss isn't letting him go and he doesn't really want to leave. There is talk of him working in Manotick some for a change.

genaral said...

Did you look up "Work for the night is coming"yet?