Hymn of the Day

“Jesus is the Sweetest Name I Know”

There have been names that I have loved to hear,

But never has there been a name so dear

To this heart of mine, as the Name divine,

The precious, precious Name of Jesus.

Refrain

Jesus is the sweetest name I know,

And He’s just the same as His lovely Name,

And that’s the reason why I love Him so;

Oh, Jesus is the sweetest name I know.

There is no name in earth or Heav’n above,

That we should give such honor and such love

As the blessèd Name, let us all acclaim,

That wondrous, glorious Name of Jesus.

Refrain

And some day I shall see Him face to face

To thank and praise Him for His wondrous grace,

Which He gave to me, when He made me free,

The blessèd Son of God called Jesus.

Refrain

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/j/i/jisnikno.htm

Hymn of the Day

“His Eye is on the Sparrow”

Early in the spring of 1905, my hus­band and I were so­journ­ing in El­mi­ra, New York. We con­tract­ed a deep friend­ship for a cou­ple by the name of Mr. and Mrs. Doo­lit­tle—true saints of God. Mrs. Doo­lit­tle had been bed­rid­den for nigh twen­ty years. Her hus­band was an in­cur­a­ble crip­ple who had to pro­pel him­self to and from his bus­i­ness in a wheel chair. De­spite their af­flict­ions, they lived hap­py Christ­ian lives, bring­ing in­spir­a­tion and com­fort to all who knew them. One day while we were vi­sit­ing with the Doo­lit­tles, my hus­band com­ment­ed on their bright hope­ful­ness and asked them for the se­cret of it. Mrs. Doo­lit­tle’s re­ply was sim­ple: “His eye is on the spar­row, and I know He watch­es me.” The beau­ty of this sim­ple ex­press­ion of bound­less faith gripped the hearts and fired the imag­in­a­tion of Dr. Mar­tin and me. The hymn “His Eye Is on the Spar­row” was the out­come of that ex­per­i­ence.

Civilla Martin

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/h/i/hiseyeis.htm

Go to this link for the words and music.

Hymn of the Day

Because He Lives

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVdEdIDyeaA

Because He Lives

http://www.my.homewithgod.com/heavenlymidis2/helives.html

Words and music by William J. Gaither
© 1971

Matthew 28:6
“He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.
Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”

          • Chorus
            Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
            Because He lives, all fear is gone;
            Because I know He holds the future,
            And life is worth the living,
            Just because He lives!
            Chorus
            Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
            Because He lives, all fear is gone;
            Because I know He holds the future,
            And life is worth the living,
            Just because He lives!
            Chorus
            Because He lives, I can face tomorrow,
            Because He lives, all fear is gone;
            Because I know He holds the future,
            And life is worth the living,
            Just because He lives!
        • God sent His son, they called Him, Jesus;
          He came to love, heal and forgive;
          He lived and died to buy my pardon,
          An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives!
          How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
          And feel the pride and joy he gives;
          But greater still the calm assurance:
          This child can face uncertain days because He Lives!

          And then one day, I’ll cross the river,
          I’ll fight life’s final war with pain;
          And then, as death gives way to vict’ry,
          I’ll see the lights of glory and I’ll know He lives!

Saturday – Hymn of the Day

http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/w/a/f/wafwhij.htm

I highly recommend you go to this site and listen to how the music might have sounded at the time the hymn was written.

What A Friend We Have in Jesus

What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield you; you will find a solace there.

Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised Thou wilt all our burdens bear
May we ever, Lord, be bringing all to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright unclouded there will be no need for prayer
Rapture, praise and endless worship will be our sweet portion there.

Prayer: It Jesus if not your “friend”, ask someone how He can be your best friend and more.  If He is you “friend”, take time to thank him and to visit with him.