Written for children in the 1920's by Harry Dixon Loes.
Friday, August 28, 2020
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
The poem was written by Anna B. Warren in 1859 to comfort a dying child. In 1862 William Bradbury put the song to music. Very soon, Jesus Loves Me became the first hymn taught by missionaries to converts and became the first hymn learned in Sunday School by little children across the world.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Last spring I ordered a paint by numbers kit for my niece and one for me! My thought was that we would work on them together. That hasn't happened. She got a job for the summer and then a boyfriend and now my sweet niece has no time for me. 😞
I took my supplies to my mom's and have decided that each time I spend the night, I will work on my masterpiece! It is nice to work on something that I don't have to think about what I am doing.
Monday, August 24, 2020
Sunday, August 23, 2020
The actual assigned song/block was, "I'll Fly Away". I hate to admit it, but it is not a song I am familiar with, so I changed it.
This is my Father's world,
And to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings
The music of the spheres.
This is my Father's world:
I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
His hand the wonders wrought.
The poem, My Father's World, was written in 1901 by Rev. Maltbie Davenport Babcock from New York.
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Friday, August 21, 2020
The altar call song for the Billie Graham crusades, this song was written by Charlotte Elliott in 1835. The night before a church bazaar fundraising event, Charlotte was unable to sleep, wondering if she was worthy of God's love and His saving grace. Her thoughts were written and continue to comfort so many years later.
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Block 3: What a Friend We Have in Jesus
The poem of comfort was written by Preacher Joseph Scriven in 1855 for his mother. Scriven lived a tragic life. On the eve of his wedding, his fiance drowned. Difficult family relations drove him from his homeland (Ireland) to Canada where he met Eliza Roche. Soon they were engaged to be married, but Eliza fell sick and died shortly before their marriage. I can understand why he suffered from depression.